Category Archives: history

on learning history through people’s personal expiriences.

I was 11, in Leipzig, and it was a very confusing time. The year before it was just normal to go marching flags in hand for days like this (1st of may ndr). And then, all at the sudden, there … Continue reading

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Spinning art into a fine thread

The story goes Leipzig had the biggest cotton-spinning plant of continental Europe. At the time 4,000 people worked in a 10 hectares complex which included worker’s homes, allotment gardens and the factory’s kindegarten. After the fall of DDR the factories … Continue reading

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On setting up Bio-art

“No please, don’t refer to us as environmental artists”, Caretto-Spagna said in one of the many exchanges we had in the past 6 weeks. You worked with them in a mentorship program in Cambiano, Italy, getting ready a major new … Continue reading

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On the big long white cloud

Pic by Senor Lebowski You left Christchurch, New Zealand. The flight gave you the chance to see the landscape from a fantastic advantage point, you had a window seat on a clear day. You where impressed by the width of … Continue reading

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on finding quotes

photo taken by Bmdavll You found a cafe’ where you get access to a modest library, and came across ‘The Natural History of Canterbury’ published by the Canterbury branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand and edited by A.W.Reed … Continue reading

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on new spaces, same neighborhood

You just took over a studio in Chippendale, next burb from where you live. For 3 months you have been granted a studio residency as part of a pilot exercise by Fraser Property Australia, FraserStudios. The developers purchased the brewery … Continue reading

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about what happen to the people who know this land better than anyone about a culture which lasted for longer then any other about a colonialist attitude to land and its inhabitant. every time i step a foot on the … Continue reading

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it got rained out, but that’s sub-tropical sydney for you

From The Weather Channel Gang Festival got rained out, luckily a great plan B was in place and the whole crowd got moved to Bill n George.. A while back a friend of yours from a farm down south told … Continue reading

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on environmental footprints

From Sam Hofmann’s blog: Politics aside – the questions for me was and still is : ‘How do cultures modify landscapes’ ; ‘How do we recognise ourselves in an increasingly globalised world?’ ; ‘ What is the ‘real’ Australia? . … Continue reading

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