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I believe that this evening gave jan the idea of naming his gallery after me - at least the photo is taken this evening in the end of june, sitting outside Gorky Park in Berlin and playing speed chess, I won. Other participants were jan himself (), Lars Morell (), Mr. Kowalski (), and Eve Tremblay ().

I did also play a game against Michele Robecchi at the Berlin Art Forum, he checkmated me in 5 moves -two times in a row. to embarrassed to tell you how. then the third game went into a remiss due to lack of time.


and... that's it.



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Hotel Leipzig 
Sabine Lang and Daniel Baumann are installing their hotel project Hotel Everland at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig these days, and it might just be, as the slogan says; the coolest hotel room on earth.
I would very much like to test out the romantic myth and place it in Lofoten (can you imagine; Hotel Everland in No Mans Land ?).



It is just that Carsten höller is working on a more site spesific project for Artistic Interruptions not far from my home town, I think I cannot.

Anyway, I wisited the hotel room today and I would very much like to test it, but I have to see if any magazine might be interested to reimburse me for it.




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take a walk on the wild side...  
those crazy swedes/danes/french or what ever they are -- not only did they decide to learn Esperanto (who takes time to do such a thing?) and apply the idea of the language to other subjects and transform them into Esperanto Style (A Sit Com, A fast food restaurant etc.), no -- they also had to start a football team;
The Esperanto Team:


© La Loko (Olof & Daniel)








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back again 
about a year after I started this blog, and after my second 4 months pause, What We Talk About When We Talk About Art - are back.
There have been no greater changes, but let me update you anyway:

I am working on a project for Manifesta. Me and artist Heman Chong are going to do a seminar where the students are going to write a science fiction novel. Looking forward to this. For that I we are doing a small READER called Untitled (Excerpts #01) - And we are looking for people with science fiction interest. If are interested, or know anyone that are, do not hesitate to contact me.

I will keep you updated on this.

Further, I have started a small non-for-profit kunstverein here in Leipzig called D21 (web page will be up and running in a few days). The first exhibition will be Obscure Yourself.

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blog away - a blog exhibition? 
Karl Nyberg - the second half of Sarts - A Critical Point of View pointed out in his more or less last post in their blog project is that the project was ment to be a low-tech, or rather low prestige (as in no prominence and importance). The debates on the blog have becommed more and more serious and this makes me think:
what is a blog for the contemporary art world? - do you really want a blog to be seen? if not, then why put your thoughts online?
but it seems that many uses the publishing tools that the blog's can offer to do certain projects and that is acctually interesting. I would like to do a blog-project.
not so much into contemporary art is tryign to understand net-art, or make net art do bad contemporary art (a interview I did with him, Anton Vidokle of e-flux, pointed out to me that a lot of net art is not very interesting - and what they did - and are doing at e-flux is relating to other subjects but on the net ).
also the german Kunst Blog is using these tools to do something else (more or less a magazine for texts on art).

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