The Interns Diary (part 4)


Dear Diary,

This is already week 6 of my life as a Berliner. Life is running fast, and it's getting harder to keep up.

On Tuesday we had Bob Rutman's opening at Atelierhof Kreuzberg.
Todays note: People don't like openings on Tuesdays…
Luckily the Möbel Olfe saved some beers for me but it made waking up on Wednesday morning not that easy.

Last Thursday I saved my dancing shoes for the Planning to Rock at Berghain, but how was I supposed to know that I had to buy a ticket before? Sold out! So my dancing shoes had to wait till 03:00 to dance the night away. They didn't mind...

On Friday a film crew was installing at Atelierhof Kreuzberg to make a movie for their exam. I still don't really get what it was about, but I thought it had something to do with a nude mini sculpture of a man. It was great to have them there… especially because of the catering bus with a lot of food...

(Marcel van Eeden at Galerie Zink)

In the evening Despina called me to go to an opening at Galerie Zink. After looking hours for my keys I arrived unfashionably way too late at the gallery. There were still some minutes left to see the great exhibition called 'Der Reiz der belanglosen Geschicht' with artists like Marcel van Eeden, Nedko Solakov, Ante Timmermans and Rinus Van de Velde. As you can see there were a lot of Dutch people, but strangely we all spoke in English in stead of Dutch or German. I think that's better for me because otherwise I start mixing up my Dutch with English and German and that's impossible to understand. Besides my German speaking is even more impossible to understand…

Saturday we had the finnisage of Bob Rutman at Atelierhof Kreuzberg were I learned that finnisage is a nonexistent word. It comes from vernissage (varnishing day) which comes from vernis (varnish)… so you know..

(Bob Rutman at Atelierhof Kreuzberg)

Andreas came to me that evening and said: "We are going to do something fun… please take care of the volume of the microphone, Bob will sing" "Hey Bob, come on let's sing the Murphy song"…. and Bob started singing without stopping. It was fun.



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