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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Dinners, Dinners and Luncheons, Luncheons! Scumpteous feast of roast duckling at Wilhelm Hein´s studio on Kopenhagener Str in Prenzlauberg, prepared with much love by his gifted art photographer girlfriend Annette Frick. Joining forces at the Hein table the young and vivacious artists Julia Pfeifer and Rosaline Rannoch who run the art space Montgomery in Wedding. There was a strong whiff in the air that Herr Hein´s new neighbour might make a special guest starring appearance during desert. The neighbour in question is gorgeous Ossip, the radiantly youthful son of artist Katharina Sieverding and photographer Gwenn Thomas. Mr. Thomas along with Birgit Hein have an opening at Exile Gallery Saturday Oct 10th 7-10pm that is part of the Live Film! Jack Smith! Five Flaming Days in a Rented World festival, curated by Susanne Sachsse, Marc Siegel and Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus. My film and performance “Memory Island” that features Joel Gibb of the Hidden Cameras and the Chocolate Grinder Kollective boys premieres Oct 30th at HAU at 9pm. So don’t forget to mark your calendar.
Monday lovesexy Yusuf Etiman, the art guru of Basso in Kruezberg held an intimate supper at his amazing Leipziger Str penthouse compound that has some of the most devastingly beautiful views of Berlina. The menu consisted of pototo leak soup, lamb stew with quince and a semen lovelle desert---divine! Seated at the Turkish prince´s rectangular table Brazillian art star Eli Sudbrack of Assume Vivid Astro Focus, flanked by a handsome South African and a manlische ash blonde German. I didn´t realize that the wonderful Mr. Astro Focus has been living in Berlin for over a year. I guess I sometimes live in my own bubble.
Was treated to a power lunch at WAU Café by the delightful Hannah Hurtzig the curator and creator of the famous Mobile Akademy and Black Market projects. Hannah was looking stunning in a post modern sailor suit that she picked up while in Israel. I wish I had her boundless energy and enthusiasm, she must do yoga to keep such a tantalizing spirit and zest.
This Saturday morning I will take part in Frau Hurtzig´s latest vision an omnibus recycling of Artur Schnitzler´s La Ronde (Reigen in German) which i think she is calling Shadow Cinemic and will feature Susanne Sachsse, Marc Siegel, Diedrich Diedrickson, Daniel Hendrickson, Tan Bihn Nguyin, Christophe Chermin, Richard Gershe and others. Should be spectacular.
The Australian spoken word charmer Lady Gaby who has lived in Berlin for decades is always doing something playful and alluring. Lady Gaby and I were in the play Daddy a few months back, and she was marvy in it as a cult leaders wife. Got a cute emug from her about some upcoming events, but alas my server was done for a few days so I wasn´t able to do any updates, so make sure you go to her website at to find out the latest with her. She also operates a Kreuzberg salon called The Wonder Bar. Gotta run off to a rehearsal and then to the Arsenal Institüt für Film und VideoKunst to see their Syrian program. Ta!