Category Archives: vienna

Stuttgart, Vienna, London

Started the new year in Stuttgart (Germany).

Then off to Vienna (Austria) to do some Bodypainting at a Chinese New Year’s Party by AsianNight Vienna, painting the zodiac sign of 2012 – the dragon:

Asian Night Vienna

Posca Test

testing posca brush markers…

Shodo in February 2012

testing new brushes with some shodo in vienna…

Stencils

… and came back to london for a week, met some old friends and saw some cutting edge art galleries during the firstthursdays art event… this inspired me to paint some old vinyl records at the kitsite office, which were still sitting in a corner at the hackspace in london.

Germany

It’s two weeks now since i left London… time goes by so quickly…
I spent some days with my family recharging my batteries and had lots of conversations about my life in the uk and are dealing now with the situation to be back to my home country again.

Last saturday i did a last minute job as a stage hand at an event of the turkish community in stuttgart who celebrated the 50th anniversary since turkish guest-workers and their families came to live and work in germany. i helped to move sound and light equipment into the building, set up the stage for 3 traditional turkish bands and moved it all out again (until 3am in the next morning.) The line-up and music was rather exotic and not the tracklist i would play or dance to – but it was interesting to hear them perform live.
why not stay open minded… it was a new experience and almost like a day in turkey. 😉

Yesterday i decided to register officially with a new address in Stuttgart and start soon to run a small business organising and helping out at events in germany and making webdesign, flyers etc. to raise some money for the next journeys.

And apart from that i’ll keep on doing my art and music on the side and really need to brush up some skills in FL10, HTML5, CSS3 and Kanji. keep on reminding me and ask for some updates… 😛 i’ll keep on posting here and on twitter.

My next stops are:
Vienna  – planned for November 2011
Berlin – definitely in 2011

Tokyo – End of Dec 2011/Jan 2012
meeting lots of friends and hopefully the tokyo hackspace and peaceboat to help out with some volunteering in tohoku

Taiwan – 2012
Turkey – ?

Day 37 – 16/6/11 – Vienna (Austria) > Berlin (Germany)

went by carshare from vienna to berlin.

Time: 13.00~22.00 with some cigarette breaks
costs: 25 Euro

a bit strange but interesting ride with a piano teacher, 2 girls who are digital artists/sculpturists and an ibwl student. lot’s to talk about, got a bit of an insight into the flat situation in vienna and had a chat about the asian students who come to vienna to study classical music. funny as i just met 2 of them during my stay. and even more funny they were not fulfilling the typical stereotype of japanese classical music students/artists.
面白い!

finally we arrived safe and sound in berlin, i got the key to my friends flat in prenzlauer berg and relaxed with a falafel and the local cheap but tasty sternburg export beer.

on my way i met the first old chap on the road who recognized me from times ago, but for him nothing has changed – he looked at me and said “you haven’t changed – just more skinny.” as if nothing has happened at all since i left berlin more than 4 years ago. 😛

i must say, i had a wonderful time in vienna and miss the city and my (new) friends already… mmm. have to come back soon!

Day 36 – 15/6/11 – Vienna (Austria)

last day in vienna.
having a shower – with some chopin. how classic. 😉
brushing up my knowledge at this occasion about the golden number 1.618  phi (\varphi \,)

and the golden ratio. aha.

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making more art connections in vienna.
went to japanologie institute at universität wien and had a chat with people from AAJ about their way to work with artists.

recommend contacts:
bogdan melinte about street art in japan / PDF Link

ROA coming soon at inoperable gallery

“japan now” poster exhibition at zeitvertrieb

more links:
betonblumen | quartier21 artist residency

 

 

 

 

Day 35 – 14/6/11 – Vienna (Austria)

leaving vienna on thursday, next stop: berlin.
chat with a new friend who is also a professional piano player and korrepetitor in vienna.
after work drinks at schikaneder as usual. tomorrow last day in vienna (for now).

finished piece at esterhazy park with cripo. fotos: (c) 2011 mpdesign