Yesterday I was thinking, my posts are exactly like a meeting with like-minded people: I usually cook/get something delicious to eat, Ro puts in an eclectic soundtrack and then we chat about art in general and about inspiring books, films, series, and music as well. It’s always pretty entertaining, fun, and sometimes mind-blowing as well. So welcome to my world. ;-)
#foryoursoul: This summer, Ro and I were invited to our friends that are masters when it comes to homemade sushi. So I was thinking to bring some Asia-style salad I came up with that includes any kind of root veggies (I used carrots), cucumber, sesame oil, rice vinegar, sesame, and coriander.
#foryourears: On Sep 12, Inner Demons from Florida/USA released “IND047” by Signalstoerung. It’s a 3” hand-stamped CD-r containing pretty dark and heavy noisy tunes. I am so proud of Ro, since this is his second release this year on a cool independent label and he keeps creating and creating the coolest stuff I ever heard… He really has a flow now (and I am secretly hoping it will infect my creative power soon).
#foryoureyes: A few weeks ago, I got a very friendly invitation from the makers of Monumenta to come and see this contemporary art and music festival in Leipzig. Since I am always on the hunt for something I haven’t seen before that prevents my mind from getting bored, I went with Ro on one fine Friday evening to the old industrial area called Pittlerwerke where Monumenta takes place until Oct 13. May it be my lack of seeing interesting visual arts lately or my non-existing muse to create something myself this year or may it be something totally different, but I have to say that Monumenta really is something you should see. Ro and I discovered many fascinating things and got the one or other inspiration. Besides seeing amazing sculptures, huge paintings, and pretty cool installations, we both agreed that we liked most the works of Hans Peter Adamski. He e.g. shows black squares on a natural-white black-sprinkled ground with squares slap written on the bottom. Pretty cool but confusing, isn’t it? Which brings me to…
#foryourmind: This summer, I really wanted to find out and understand everything about Zen. So besides some other books on this topic, I read “Die große Befreiung” by Daisetz T. Suzuki, an introduction to Zen Buddhism. After reading this book, I first found the answer why Zen teachers in kung-fu movies usually act so weird. ;-) I also figured out, that even Zen seems to be the easiest thing to do, it might be the hardest thing to do at the same time. Well, I won’t explain how Zen works now, but for me, it is a perfect match to discovering Adamski’s art, to Ro’s music and to my attempt to live an easier and more minimal/essential life in general. So when you get behind Zen, I think it’s really as cool as my wooden scarf after a night walk in a song. Or something like that (at least I tried). ;-)