“the Angel in the House”

After a perfect morning with Sebald, I had to put other parts of myself to work: I had to wash my windows … Not my favorite job at all, but a view like this deserves to be seen.  About: The Angel in the House is a narrative poem by Mr. Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore (23 July 1823 – 26 November…

New encounters within the everyday

I’m continuing my study of art and everyday life & today I discovered something fantastic! Just have a look at what I found: Kurt Perschke: RedBall Project Kurt Perschke is an artist who works in sculpture, video, collage and public space. His most acclaimed work, RedBall Project, is a traveling public art project that has taken…

By the sea

I have a lovely house in the countryside. Its a perfect place for reading and writing – and for walking. Here is an attempt to capture an impression from todays walk: A rather dramatic sky, as seen through the lens of my iphone

Library Lust

As mentioned before, I really love Claire’s series on how to live with books. As it happens, I am about to build a new reading-room for myself. I will need ca. 20 m of shelving (roof-to-floor). And I have just discovered a perfect system: This is string®, designed by the Swedes Kajsa & Nisse Strinning in…

A town by the sea

All these strange & beautiful hidden places to discover … ugly in an attractive way, tempting … I really should spend much more time as an explorer of my own city – .

Home?

Beili Liu (US): Recall, Hå Gamle Prestegaard (2011) A house made of waxed threads. Liu has re-created her parents’ house in Northern China in the gallery space. It’s a simple one-room building. Thin strands are hanging from the ceiling, wax is a fluid material, and it will very slowly be running down the strings. In…

Urban Ruins

I do love the grand European cities; Rome, Paris, Vienna, and Barcelona. The old centers of knowledge like; Heidelberg, Oxford, Edinburgh… Museums, churches and parks … cultivated interiors and exteriors  But then there are all these messy in-between-areas. Forgotten by the urban planners. Places which contains a kind of magical and frightening charm… like the…