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Friday, January 18, 2013


For those of you visiting Berlin looking for something off the beaten path to do below are some hot little items that may float your proverbiliac boateng

DANCING WITH WORDS a Weekly Writing Workshop at the Kotti-Shop

by Amelia Bande

8 sessions begin January 29th /

Every Tuesday from 19:00 to 21:00

All writers and their unique styles are welcome:

Poets, Narrative, Broken Language, Essays, Scripts & Plays, Lyrics for Music.

No previous experience required.

Language: English, but you can write in any language you want.

Register early, there is a limited number of participants.

at the Kotti-Shop - Adalberstr. 4 -

50 € for all 8 sessions.

Contact me with any questions:

Every week we will work with a specific theme or assignment leading to a piece of written material. We will experiment with various types of writing while learning about rhythm, tone and the power of what we write about. During the workshop we will run a series of simple and practical writing exercises to help develop personal style and voice in the creation of powerful texts from things we observe, experience or imagine. We will also write collectively, using cut-and-paste techniques.

This workshop wants to offer a safe space to write while learning how to give and take useful feedback. It doesn't matter if you already have a specific project you are working on, or if you just want to come and develop fragmented ideas. This will be 8 weeks of hard work mutating into a fun and experimental choreography of words.

At the end of the workshop we will produce a printed anthology of the texts written during this time in collaboration with Copyroboter, the Kotti-Shop's print workshop.

"It is the experience of writing that matters. I am driven to write, compelled by a constant longing to choreograph, to bring words together in patterns and configurations that move the spirit. As a writer, I seek that moment of ecstasy when I am dancing with words".

bell hooks in Remembered Rapture: Dancing with Words.

Other upcoming Kotti-Shop events are:

Samstag 9. Januar - Copyroboter Zine Workshop - 12-18:00

Mitwoch 30. Januar - ANABLOG (Print Workshop) as part of Post-digital Publishing Workshop: DIY Publishing, Transmediale 2013 BWPWAP - 17-20:00

Samstag 9. Februar 2013 - GET DONE: Tape Bar celebrates the Chinese New Year with the arrival of the Black Snake & Laura Bande - from 20:00

The delightful Paula Winkler of Hugs and Kisses Magazine is in a group show that opens next week. Below are details:

I´m happy to invite you to Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin where I will show my work Exceptional Encounters.
Opening on Friday, January 25 at 6 pm at Galerie Tanja Wagner, Pohlstraße 64, 10785 Berlin Schöneberg.

Monday, January 14, 2013


As most of you know I don´t have a computer anymore so my blog posts are going to be somewhat irregular.  The internet cafe closest to my flat doesn´t  keep their machines in such good running order so cutting and pasting is sometimes quite difficult so please be patient with me when posting items sent to me from a third party. 

Couldn´t recopy and post the release sent to me so I am paraphrasing a bit, and I also missed the deadline for the opening but want to tell those of you who will be in New York to go see my former student Jonathan Berger´s brilliant show "On Creating Reality, By Andy Kaufman" which runs from Jan 12 to Feb 16th at Maccarone Inc. Gallery 630 Greenwich Street New York, New York 10014.  The show will feature an ever changing array of live guests from Kaufman´s life so you need to visit the show often.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Had a lovely birthday breaky with the handsomest man in all of Europa Uli Ziemons and his 
beautiful girlfriend Juliane. They are Berlins hottest young power couple. Joining us at
East London-God Save Brit Food was writer Travis Jeppeson just back from a long visit in the 
States with his patrician parents. Travis was also in Los Angeles taking meetings with film 
directors who want to bring his novel Wolf at the Door to the silver screen. Travis also has
a new book coming out on Semio Texte.
After breaky I rushed across town to Susanne Sachße's compound to borrow some filmic
reading material for an essay I am writing for another art catalogue.  Susanne prepared a 
scrumpteous feast for bruncheon which included minced meats stuffed in savoy cabbage, quayle beans and bacon bits, sun dried tomatoes, dill, onion, parsely, sweat potato mousse nestled
in fresh herbs & saffron butter.  This was all complimented with a rote begge-apple feta 
salad.  Beyond lecher smecher!!!!  Joining us for luncheon and gossip session was film
historian Marc Siegel.
Later in the evening i ran into Susanne and Marc again at Daniel Hendrickson's little 
birthday soiree at his Neu Kölln manner where i got to hear all about what is planned for 
the Berlinale's Forum Expanded from Arsenal Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus. I am not 
going to give anything away but I will say that one should expect the unexpectedly sublime 
this year. Enjoying Champagne lather and snacks Nanna Heidenreich, DJane Olga Damnitz, 
Angela Anderson who constructs most of the installations for Forum Expanded, set designer
Senol Senturk, and ItaloGerman fashion guru Piero Bellomo.