Berlinale treasures: Difret
One of the most attractive features of the film festival Berlinale is the rare opportunity it provides to watch films from almost any corner of the world, including countries with no film industry to speak of. My first choice at this year’s festival was “Difret”, one of the few 35mm movies ever made in Ethiopia.…
Inside Berlin: New chic?
When it comes to the the attention economy specific to Berlin, fashion is a key factor. People got their very own ways to create distinctiveness without exactly screaming for attention. In no other city have I seen its dwellers “inventing” themselves at less monetary costs and to more surprising effects. It’s a matter of re-contextualizing…
Let your body talk: 24 hours of high spirits
Something about Pharrells 24 hours of happy-Video is hypnotizing, in a good way. To let a diversity of people dance to the same, simple tune reveals so much of their personal moods, yet by switching from one to another you can see the beauty of it all. To make it happen in different places tells…
Sharing outcomes: Visual storytelling
After leading a workshop, I rarely have the time to pause for a review, following projects and deadlines in queue. Yet a growing reservoir of teaching experiences calls for closure, be it only momentarily. So I’ll go with a fragment for now, resuming some of the recurrent key issues I often address with the participants…
Drawing together, getting better at it.
All of the images shown above were done by participants of my workshops. I added gray shading and texture to enhance the visual effect. Special thanks to Kilian, Ania, Kasia, Pavel, Ricardo, Danica and many, many others for inspiring, great contributions! Upcoming workshops in Berlin @ VHS Tempelhof Schöneberg: manga illustration (09.11.2013 – 10.11.2013) storyboarding…
Close ups: A journey in between
Sometimes, the most delicious moments in life manifest themselves in small pauses. Singing birds hidden in the greenery of trees beside your window, the humming and clicking sound of a skateboard roaming the heated asphalt, a light summery breeze patting the leaves and drawing luminous movements through the shadows of things. When the concert hasn’t…
… to an inspiring new year.