Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Pati Makowska

Source Daily Mail and internet

Pati Makowska captures the beauty of what were once some of the continent's most vibrant locations. The now-dilapidated buildings still feature hints of their heyday - from intricately painted ceilings, to renaissance architecture and grand halls. The photographer said that tracking down such wonders takes a lot of time, as she has to study man old maps and ask those with local knowledge. Pati plans to continue taking pictures of ruins, but also hopes to expand her photography into natural wonders. She said: 'I first photographed ruins a medieval castle in Muszyna in Poland a few years ago. 'Later, while living in the UK and Iceland, I found other magic and forgotten places. The memory of the power of magic and climate remained my inspiration to be found in places like Poland. LINK dailymail LINK pinterest


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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mime Wave


Mime Wave is a theater collective of young Ukrainian and Dutch authors. The performance is inspired by their personal experiences with war and corruption in Ukraine. The theater collective Mime Wave was founded by Anastasiia Liubchenko, a multi-talent from Kiev who lives in Amsterdam since 5 years. Every year they make with Mime Wave a theater with Ukrainian and Dutch artists. Metamorphosis  shows the need for a transformation of a corrupt system, in motion, animation and music. Seen Sunday 24 04 Rotterdam @ Maas theater Rotterdam.
LINK Mime Wave 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Nick Nicolai sings At Last from Etta James

@ Holland gots talent

Etta James her debut album, At Last!, was released in late 1960 and was noted for its varied choice in music from jazz standards to blues numbers to doo-wop and rhythm and blues (R&B).The album also included James' future classic, "I Just Want to Make Love to You" and "A Sunday Kind of Love". In early 1961, James released what was to become her signature song, "At Last", which reached number two on the R&B chart and number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100. Though the song was not as successful as expected, it has become the most remembered version of the song. James followed that up with "Trust in Me", which also included string instruments. Later that same year, James released a second studio album, The Second Time Around. The album took the same direction as her previous album, covering many jazz and pop standards, and using strings on many of the songs spawning two hit singles, "Fool That I Am" and "Don't Cry Baby". 
LINK Song by Nick Nicolai

Friday, April 15, 2016

Dieper graven, vorm zoeken, verhaal maken. Digging deeper, shape search, create story.

Lisa Weeda 
Read, listen @ tumbir

Until a year back I knew none of that platform, a year before anything specific about the journey she made, a year before my grandmother was Ukrainian woman with a funny accent and some small anecdotes about the past. If her life only existed in the Netherlands. A large part of my family lives in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. "As if my life consists Netherlands!" I realize more and more. I am from here, but my heart is still there anymore. When the stories, the history, the sights, scenery and culture. In conflict, civil war, corruption and strange aftertaste of the Soviet Union, I still only understand a tenth. When the vodka from the freezer and the bread in each dish. From now on, public links below, you can read along always and everywhere, watch or even listen in to my research. 

Tot een jaar terug wist ik niets van dat perron, een jaar daarvoor niets specifieks over de reis die ze maakte, een jaar daarvoor was mijn grootmoeder de Oekra├»ense vrouw met een grappig accent en wat kleine anekdotes over vroeger. Alsof haar leven alleen in Nederland bestond. Een groot deel van mijn familie woont in Oekra├»ne, Rusland, Wit-Rusland en Kazachstan. ‘Alsof heel mijn leven uit Nederland bestaat!’ bedenk ik me steeds vaker. Ik ben wel van hier, maar mijn hart ligt steeds meer daar. Bij de verhalen, de geschiedenis, de gezichten, het landschap en de cultuur. Bij de conflicten, de burgeroorlog, de corruptie en de vreemde nasmaak van de Sovjet-Unie die ik nog steeds maar voor een tiende deel begrijp. Bij de wodka uit de vriezer en het brood bij elk gerecht. Vanaf nu is onderstaande links openbaar en kan je altijd en overal meelezen, meekijken en soms zelfs meeluisteren met en naar mijn onderzoek. 
LINK interview Sasja Temnikova (in Dutch)
LINK interview Dolf Pauw (in Dutch)

Friday, April 08, 2016

Portraits of 50 (51) Artists and Their Cats

Karel died yesterday and Sparky a few years earlier

Editor Alison Nastasi writes in the book’s introduction, “Many artists buck notions of a stereotypical temperament, but researchers have long speculated that creative individuals share common attributes - which mirror those of cats.” More than 50 pairs are highlighted throughout the book - cats perched on laps, desks, and even atop heads. Included in the cat compendium is everyone from Basquiat to Matisse with images of Picasso and Georgia O’Keeffe in-between. Salvador Dali himself graces the cover with cane and noted Colombian ocelot Babou. Note Dolf and Patia’s cats on TPG Post stamps 2003. LINK Artists and Their Cats

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Yes or No

Thread, or, Ukraine is a story by Lisa Weeda (in Dutch)

Lisa Weeda writes, makes literary programs at Beautiful Words in Utrecht, teaching and gives workshops. Her work has appeared among others in Das Magazin, De Titaan, The Optimist and Hard // Hoofd.
LINK athenaeum
LINK Lisa Weeda

Saturday, April 02, 2016


Before World War II there was experimented with multi-channel recording and playback. An example is the recorded music of Disney's Fantasia, which made use in 1938 of seven audio channels, which were required for playback in the cinema dozens of speakers. Philips used stereophonic recording and playback in 1948 for an experimental "duplicate concert" of the Great Hall in the Kleine Zaal of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. When all stereophony was deemed necessary in order to achieve a realistic reproduction of the concert. No less interesting were the findings of the listeners, including orchestra members, the majority of whom were very positive about the accuracy of the display and some even thought they are - thanks to the darkness in the Small Hall (since no orchestra to see was) - to concentrate even more on the music. LINK stereostack