It has been a while from last the time that I updated my Etsy shop. So today I uploaded this vintage dish, made in DDR, I painted it last year with a hippie-gipsy-woman illustration, with her delicate flowers crown.
What? You were just thinking about a bohemian touch for your kitchen? Then you definitely need this dish 😉
I’m writing from my family house in Catania. I came here to visit my family because tomorrow my mother will have a medical operation and I wanted to be here to support her.
I am very happy to visit my family and my beautiful Sicily, also because now there are about 20 degrees more than Berlin… By the way every time I come here I order a bit the stuff I left here, behind me; many things go into the garbage, something has been donated and something else stays here, waiting for me to have one day a house in Berlin big enough to bring it with me.
Beside my bed there is, since always, a silver tube that once contained a bottle of Chivas whisky. I had even forgotten what was inside when today I opened it and found a bunch of old markers. Most of them are consumed and useless but, before throwing them away, I wanted to do the last drawing.
I thought about the just started winter that I will find in Berlin next week, once I will be back…
I collaborated with Yukihiro at this project; it started in the 2013 with the building of a little house in a empty area in Kreuzberg (Berlin); we built the first house in the Cuvry Brache and have lived there for almost 2 years, observing how it developed and changed from a waste-land to a chaotic town concentrated in a area big as a soccer field.
On the 18th September 2014 a big fire was started in Cuvry and the police used the occasion to evict the area. On the 22nd September the bulldozers started to destroy everything. We managed to get the authorization to disassemble their house and save it as art artifact. Now it is standing in the square in front of the KØS museum in Denmark, we will live here until the 19th June and make two house-party events, on the 9th and 18th June.
Our experience, work, action and life concentrate around the house in the Berlin’s squatted village are expressed by the stop-motion video created by Yukihiro and showed inside our house during the museum’s opening time.
If you are in Denmark by chance, come to visit us!
This time we are creating also a small urban-garden beside our house, planting some japanese vegetable and flowers.