I just realized that I have been extremely inactive on DA. My last journal was from the 10th of March. I have been busy though, I have been a so called artist in residence in a town called Königswinter for some time now. Just left the other week. Now I am in Schwerin and I will soon head for home. And the everyday dreary reality; the hassle which belong in this sphere, making money etc. This is a rather long journal – so if you want to you can scroll down to the pictures right away.
During my stay in Köningswinter I have been working hard on making a short film. But I did not have any program to use, After effects would no longer run on my computer, and beside is was a bit compacted to work with. So I settled for a simple and as I thought reliable program. But after two weeks I just could not use it, it was to erratic and hours of work quite often just disappeared. So after a nervous search (I had a deadline) on internet I downloaded Apples Motion a very cool, complicated and powerful program that I tried to do what I wanted i shortest possible time. In the end I could present a decent film called The way of all flesh. Then I went to Italy with Kathrin Diestel and did absolutely nothing artistic for three weeks. Just charging my batteries for a new version of the film I was planning to show in an old bridge.
My last journal was named Under the bridge. derkert.deviantart.com/journal… This time I move into one , or rather the remains of a bridge by the Rhein: The Ludendorf Brücke between Erpel und Remagen. Half an hours drive from Bonn. There is actually an american war film it: The bridge at Remagen from 1969. The old train bridge were destroyed, not by bombs, but from the American convoys crossing it. Or so the story goes. Anyway is not there anymore – just two towers on each side of the Rhein.
Right now there is an exhibition there called Gewaltige Bilder, which means something like powerful and violent pictures. It will be open until the 21th of September. Great show and great building. If you have the chance you must visit the exhibition. And see my film. web address: 2013.aktion2t.de/?page_id=694
Anyway prior to the exhibition I was there taking photographs inside the towers which I used to put together the Kafka like picture The stairs of Erpel. derkert.deviantart.com/art/The… Very Photogenic rooms indeed. Hope you like them. You can see this montage slighly bigger here: derkert.deviantart.com/art/Pic…