Experiences archive

Experiences archive

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Experiences

Librettist-in-residence

Now they live in Tessin, but for three years on a row writer Mascha Kurtz and composer Nadir Vassena worked together in German residential arts centers such as Akademie Schloss Solitude and in Höfgen Denkmalschmiede. One of their mutual 'products' has been the musical performance Schlaflos, for which Vassena composed the music and Kurtz the libretto. In using residence opportunities they took a practical stance.

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Week 3: The correct sounds for the instruction of the people

"Yes You can learn Korean language structure in 40 minutes". This is one of the books I've been studying the last week. The Korean alphabet Hangeul is one of the most efficient and easy languages in the world. Though I seem to have a blind spot for the phonetic order and spelling, so these 40 minutes seem a bit optimistic.

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Week 4-5: The countryside

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Week 6-7: Fleeting time

In the race of becoming a first class economy the different textures of urban development in Seoul are disappearing rapidly. Offices, shopping malls, officetels (office+hotel, implying an apartment with a few more amenities at a bit of a higher cost), rise in hasty optimism. Few places are left that contain a different feel of past time.

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week 8: Night views

I believe the night has something truly special in Seoul. At night the streets look more spacious and the neon lights shine their gloomy colors. The weather is getting warmer, people gather before café?s and tent bars make space for long night drinking.

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Week 9-10: Counting the Days

The presentation last thursday was well visited by Seoul curators and critics. While picking numbers to decide the order of presentations by the artists, it appeared that at the end of the day the critics become critical when the atmosphere loosens up.  Well, it was a long day listening presentations in Korean.

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Week 1: Introduction

This is the first week of a three-month residency at SSamzie Space in Seoul. I arrived the 4th of April, the time of spring and so the time of the blossoms.

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week 2: A refreshing drink

Already after one and half week, blossoms are making place for fresh green leaves. The streets are changing their looks. As I heard it is unusually warm for the time of year. Many knots are bursting and bright pink, red and white flowers are coming up in the parks. And there you find many young couples.

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'Rose Marie' a photographic portrait by Christel Boertjes

Christel Boertjes was selected as one of the Dutch artists of the 7th Pépinières for Young Artists is working at the Centre Méditeranéen de la Photographie on the island of Corsica. 2006

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Life after the Pépinières: Sara Pape

Sara Pape Garcia shows in Kosovo - September 2006

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