"I set off for Yue today and came there yesterday." Hui Shi

Nadie está solo y nada es sólido: el cambio se resuelve en fijezas que son acuerdos momentáneos.
Octavio Paz, El mono gramático.

Mittwoch, 3. Februar 2010

August, 15 - cello concert

July, 8th

At five in the afternoon we are in the wagon. We go out from the train at twelve.
We invite a mathematician and we speak about the perception of time inside these wagons. One artist make a game with the passengers about The Little Prince.
We have seen the Hertha BSC fans going to the match, some of them opening bottles with their mouths, and we have seen the same fans at the end taking the Ring home: they were the losers today and we felt it in their faces.

April, 8th

We want to start at the point we left off the last session: six in the morning. We travel nine hours. The waking up of a big city and the beginning of one more day.
One little German girl going to the school is counting to twenty in Italian in front of her mother. One invited artist –today is his birthday-offers cake to the passengers.

April 3rd - Night session

After a work day inside the Ring we want to now spend a long Friday night partying here. We complete the normal week in this way. We begin at ten and we finish the next morning at six. During the night we speak with two cops out of service –one retired- they met in a cops' event that night. We see a fire from the window of the wagon and we can appreciate the evolution of fireman's work.
Everything is fine at the beginning: make up ready, clean shoes, good dress, laughs and happy faces. Very different landscape at four in the morning. We make our own pub: vodka, friends and video.

Dienstag, 19. Januar 2010

March 30rd - First day

We dress like insurance company employees. Nine in the morning ready for an eight hour work day with only the permitted breaks. We start in conversation with one sad-eyed old man who was in the Wehrmacht seventy years ago, and we finish with two young girls with their heads in Mexican fighting masks.
We feel tired at the end: Ring’s perception of time and tirelessness is something totally different for us. After this, here or in a office, a work day is a work day.

Everything started on March, 20th

Prenzlauer Berg, around midnight. Valeria has the first impulse of traveling in circles.
On the March 23 rd Valeria went up to the fifth floor to have a tea with Alex. He proposed her a game which we called "República Azarosa". The goal was to spent all day traveling by metro or/and train without going out the stations and without repeating any line.
After listening to such a crazy game, Valeria didn´t hesitate in telling him her idea: just traveling in circles around Berlin. So they first started with "República Azarosa" on March 25th. It was a really stressfull day. During 8 hours we travelled by train and metro, changing all the time. We ate, drank, went to the toilets inside the stations.
On March 30 th we started with the I ring project.