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
testing posca brush markers…
Shodo in February 2012
testing new brushes with some shodo in vienna…
… 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.
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
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.
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!
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