Met with Marcuse Siegelstein, Daniel Hendrickson, Piero Bellomo my former students Glee Brevard, Acme Singt, Christophe De Rohan Chabot and Chrome Chastain at the Communist Pizza Parlour on Schonhauser Allee for din din before going to the ICI Kulturelabor Institute to hear a talk on the Theory of the Gimmick by visiting scholar Sianne Ngai. Ms. Ngai is a glamorous delight bringing much needed pizazz to Berlina as she lectured wearing Vivienne Westwood. Ms. Ngai’s research on the gimmick as a sometime failed special effect within the literary canon is in its earliest stages as she introduced some of her work-in-progress findings and observations. Can’t wait to see how she furthers this discourse through race via Richard Wright’s The Outsider and Samuel R.Delaney’s Babel-17.
It’s been over a year since I last had a rendezvous with my sometime fuckbuddy the Scientist I call Saarbrucken who is from said German/French border town. On this visit we met at his Charlottenburg hotel for goodies and then he took me to the cute and very authentic Italian boite Pasta & Basta at Knesebeckstrasse 94 where I gorged on white bean soup and Linguini with Lachs. I am always famished after a bit of longoverdue sexing. Saarbrucken retired this year from his stressful job with the German government and wants to buy an apartment in Berlin. Maybe I can get him to buy a flat for me as he’s loaded coming from a prominent German industrialist family.
Went to a birthday breakfast with the handsomest man in all Europa Uli Ziemons of Forum Expanded. Uli was happy to take a little time off from work on the ten year anniversary of The Berlinale’s Forum Expanded planning. The Vagimule Davis doll and kollektiv CHEAP will be a part of the celebration which will start on Feb 3rd at the Akademie de Kunst. I love the theme this year, “To The Sound of the Closing Door” which for me is very Nora of A Doll’s House.