I write, therefore I am – In the city

I have been away most of the day. I got up early and at eigth I was at the supermarket to buy my weekly groceries. On my way to Li-Xia (http://www.iwriteiam.nl/LiXia.html), I went to Laura (from All Laura (https://www.all-laura.com/), to pick up the meditation pillow that I had ordered. After having visited Li-Xia, I went to the hairdresser to have my haircut. It has been over nine month ago that I had a haircut. Recently, I have noticed that my hair stays at a certain lenght, probably due to the hair failing out before they grow any longer.

Next I went to Concordia to see the exhibition How on earth should this be art? with Tinkebell (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinkebell) as curator. I bumped into the mobile named “Pig Heaven, installation, 2017” by Sjef Meijman (http://www.sjefmeijman.nl/en/sjefmeijman.html), which made the mobile move. I went to the second floor to look at the exhibition of the B93 art collective (https://www.b93.nl/). They were still building up the exhibition for the opening later in the afternoon. I went to see the rest of the How on earth should this be art? exhibition. I view the pedigree of the chickens by Koen Vanmechelen (http://www.koenvanmechelen.be/). The final rooster of the breeding program with chickens from all over the world, looked impressive. I noticed that after twenty minutes the mobile was still moving very slightly. I was impressed by the work “Little Delft Street” by Rob Scholte (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Scholte). Over the years he has bought home made embroidery from secondhand shops and flee markets. At the exhibition it shows sixteen pictures of the back of such embroidery representing The Little Street (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Street)painting by Johannes Vermeer. It is interesting to see all the different colours of wool that were selected by the unknown women who made them.

At bookshop Broekhuis (http://www.iwriteiam.nl/Bookshops.html#BHE), I looked around the newly second hand books and went to opening of the exhibition with works by Hermine Sanders (https://www.herminesanders.nl/). In the past years, she worked with templates that she cuts out herself. I was impressed by the very realistic looking human figures that she can make by cutting paper. She also had a large number of posters on sale for just € 25.00. I immediately decided to pick on and buy it.

At TETEM art space (http://www.iwriteiam.nl/Various.html#tetem), I talked a long time with Tom, who I had met twice before. Not so strange that I met him again, because he is doing his internship for his vocational training photography study at TETEM. He told me that he has been experimenting with Max (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_(software)) lately. Before I left, I had a second look at the Sandim Mendes: panu terra | terra panu exhibition. I had seen it two weeks ago, but today, I was much more impressed with it. I must not have been in the right move to view it two weeks ago. I had a look at the book Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design (http://shop.design-museum.de/en/Publications/Making-Africa-A-Continent-of-Contemporary-Design.html), which I found quite impressive.

I went back to city center, where I brought a short visited to the art galery Beeld & Aambeeld and also met woman I know, who was working on a painting on two garage doors of a show. To me it looked almost done, but she still pointed out some details that she was not happy with. Look, that is the right attitude for an artist.

In the evening, I visited the demonstration of a home made singing tesla coil (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singing_Tesla_coil).

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I write, therefore I am, Saturday, April 15, 2017