PAMPIG & LOST

Nihilist Penguin

An excerpt from “Encounters at the End of the World” by Werner Herzog, 2007.

100 Dead Men

When executing people, groups like ISIS like to film these murders. Very often the scared, humiliated and tortured victims are shown and “interviewed”, shortly before being killed. This here is an excerpt of a video showing 100 men in total, that have been shot, beheaded, burned, drowned, blown up, run over by tanks, dragged to death, thrown off buildings. The number 100 is arbitrary.

Women are killed by these groups as well, but there faces disappear, since their killing is not recorded.

Watch ‘100 dead men’ by Simon Menner.

Enter the Void

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For those few poor people that might not have seen Gaspar Noés epic masterpiece Enter the Void yet, it’s in full length up on Youtube right now.

A drug dealer becomes interested in death and re-incarnation after reading “The Tibetan Book of the Dead”. Suddenly dead, his soul floats through Tokyo observing the dramas of his friends and foes. An oath determines his next step ‘as a soul’.

Waves & Particles

It happens that we live across the street of an old crematorium with cemetery. That’s pretty decent and gives you a warm cozy feeling when falling asleep and even more when waking up again the next morning. Today we noticed an exhibition called ‘waves & partciles‘ starting there from Feb 6th as part of the Berlinale Forum Expanded.

The itself impressive building is now filled with all kinds of different morbid video installations. Nice hangout. Don’t know how long it will last. So make sure to drop by and take a nap in the huge hall watching some dove-action projected on the cathedral like ceiling called ‘Spirits Still’ by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Vérena Paravel. I shot a video that can transport the vibe, i hope.

Music taken from Dronaements ‘Allein unter Menschen‘ album.

The 8th edition of Forum Expanded opens on February 6 with the “Waves vs. Particles” group exhibition at Silent Green Kulturquartier (former Crematorium Wedding). The opening starts at 6 pm; the exhibition will then be open daily from 11 am to 7 pm. Another exhibition with works by Marie-Hélène Cousineau in the Marshall McLuhan Salon of Canada’s embassy will be opened on February 7 between 5 and 7 pm and will then be open daily from 2 to 8 pm. In the Filmhaus installations by Basma Alsharif and Lucien Castaing-Taylor/Véréna Paravel can be seen from February 8, and an exhibition with works by Hélio Oiticica runs from February 6.

Facts:
February 7th – February 17th 2013
Daily 11:00 to 19:00
silent green kulturquartier
Gerichtstr. 37/38
13347 Berlin

Nico

Performing @Shibuya Live Inn,Tokyo, 1986

Nico (born Christa Päffgen, 16 October 1938 – 18 July 1988) was a German singer, lyricist, composer, musician, fashion model, and actress, who initially rose to fame as a Warhol Superstar in the 1960s. She is known for both her vocal collaboration on The Velvet Underground’s debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967), and her work as a solo artist from the late 1960s through the early 1980s.

On 18 July 1988, while on holiday with her son on the Spanish island of Ibiza, Nico had a minor heart attack while riding a bicycle and hit her head as she fell. A passing taxi driver found her unconscious

and had difficulty getting her admitted to local hospitals. She was incorrectly diagnosed as suffering from heat-exposure and died at eight o’clock that evening. X-rays later revealed a severe cerebral hemorrhage as the cause of death.

I am in the whole world at home now – R.I.P. Conrad Schnitzler

Since some time, I globalize me.
Why just living in one country,
why just sleeping in one country,
why just being buried only in one country,
now that we think and live globally.

I would like to be at beautiful places in the world,
without to move me from my place here.
I send my DNA (my hair) to different places in the world.
This means I’m all over the world.
I’m everywhere, even when I’ll be dead.
Nobody must come to my grave in Berlin.
My friends can visit me in the whole world now.

So if friends want to give me a place…., welcome.
I’ll send a DNA sample to bury me.
I am in the whole world at home now. I love this feeling.

Conrad Schnitzler, * 1937 in Düsseldorf; † 4. August 2011

Global Living.