Monday, June 27, 2016

Francesco Cascavilla -- Between you and me by Richard Schemmerer

Francesco Cascavilla -- Between you and me at The Ballery

Between you and me, between us, between what we see and what we think are worlds that need to be daily united. What happens on the way from observation to expression and who is the director of our thoughts and allows us to make the right decision that benefit all of us and not just a few even if we are part of the few. It is more then ever important to asked ourselves about our own intentions and motivations and to align them with the higher good of society a society that is as multifaceted as Nature allows it.

Francesco Cascavilla invites us with his photography exhibit to refine our questions so we can find and deeper togetherness rather then to drift further apart.
Our reality is a place of intimacy and to cut out others in the process is against human nature and inflicts great harm not just on the individual but also on the group consciousness resulting in psychologically damaged offspring.

We all can be part of this new healing that is called for by starting with our own personal relationships, starting within ones own shell to extend the partnership to our next of keen and loved ones. This is a calling to be more than ever a loving and kind being worth its time span on Earth.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

BREXIt -- Queen England or it is not the exit or why stupid people should still be allowed to vote by Richard Schemmerer

BREXIt -- Queen England or it is not the exit or why stupid people should still be allowed to vote by Richard Schemmerer

"Don't brexit if its not broken"

photography and copyright by Richard Schemmerer

BREX-it is not the exit or why stupid people should still be allowed to vote
even if it means twice or until they get it right because the lies of the liars take a little to come to the surface

Queen England

my lady though has made a vopah
not because you don't like you know
the way things went down with you and
the lords of the United Europe
almost nobody's voice was heard
but the faces dared to yell in discussed
in disbelieve that the frustration
could boil over like bangers in hot water
or soccer fans in a foreign stadium
the masses yelling burn it down
before you Brexit but what now
the game is lost the buzz worn off
nothing the Queen can't fix you think
as you pray to survive the hangover
but no the Lords are mad about the fools
no return ticket is offered as a token
of understanding your Prime's plunder
not to talk about the right to oppose
like a boy that ejaculated to early
you inserted your brain into your ass
and now its dark there and smelly
and the spoiled brat is having a tantrum
a sorts of buyers regrets in this case
it's the losers but who cares but the winners
with the billions that you helped shuffle
from the global Kabal to stiff you once more
the small minded men who don't understand
that Brexit means post Europe, means post Future
means suck on your own limp willy for pleasure
the apocalypse seems closer in the rare view mirror
and still they never have enough of it the right wingers
whose ashen wings have long burned to rubble
in the hell of their own making in their own minds
all left over Imperialists now worried what comes home
to roost next to the pristine hypocrisy and its hierarchy
entertained for to long by the power hungry few
who spew hate like cream cheese on canap├ęs for high tea
so you broke what was not broken and now what
you think the Fairy God mother is real
and the Queen still a Queen with power to lead
but the empire is long dead and was build
on the killing fields you seem to so admire
in your foolish blindness seeing only race and color
while you still let bombs drop like slogans
for a high minded culture that eats its own young
to be able to keep in denial of ones own failure
to be the kind of human worth the title humankind
so stop behaving like an entitled outmoded queen
and share the wealth you stole from other far away places

Akademie Der Kuenste, Berlin -- Children in Exile -- by Richard Schemmerer

Akademie Der Kuenste, Berlin -- Children in Exile -- by Richard Schemmerer

Children in Exile

Exile is when we are displaced from our birth place for whatever reason and forced to experience a different culture. This in it self is not a bad thing but it becomes more complicated if it happens because our home land becomes a war zone. In this case the exhibit talks about the past and the damage or challenges the children of now considered famous parents were exposed to.

Life is not always fair and maybe some of us think that leaving in exile has some romantic components and gives us room for growth. In truth it sets a psychological nightmare in gear that transforms the human from its destined path onto a detour and the original person is forever lost in the process.

This presentation highlights the true victims of war namely the children and many of todays children don't have famously talented parents that are welcomed in their new homelands with prestige but more the opposite they are seen as intruders in a shark tank and only observed us invaders but as the past teaches us we don't know the potential of each individual and in that regard we need to see them as treasures to our society rather then as a diminishment even if we lose some of our own heritage. The price is that we gain in humanity because in todays world borders are artificial as we had towards the understanding that the Earth belongs to all. What is called for is hearts without borders and minds free of prejudice.

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photography and copyright by Richard Schemmerer

Thursday, June 23, 2016

9th Berlin Biennale -- upstaging the digital revolution -- by Richard Schemmerer

9th Berlin Biennale -- upstaging the digital revolution -- by Richard Schemmerer

No it was not the venue, the exhibit, a hot art fresh talent, a sexy German blond or a new gadget but an old man in a simple postal yellow suit that stole the show and made the drag that the art world has become all to obvious. What a great joke on the jokers the DIS collectives of the world the art monger and auction house whores, pardon my English.

He didn't care sure possible empower by a few schnapps but who is counting who cares because nobody got the joke because they have given up their sense of self irony at the temple of art snobbery. Hail to the rebels who don't give a fuck if it matters.
My hats up for the mellow man in yellow at the biggest night in the German art year.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Andrea Galad -- The Ivory Tower -- Berlin by Richard Schemmerer

The Ivory Tower

What is it, who is in it, who wants to be in it or needs to be rescued from it. Beauty can be an ivory tower so can be hate or religion even intelligence.

"You seem all here so hideously rich" is an approach that could be used for todays western world who makes a mockery of the old values that once dominated the culture but has now been devalued by contemporary society with its greed for quick fixes.

These tableaus show us beauty uncovered from the remnants of the daily vulgarity that surrounds us. The dressed down society has lost its drive for the superlative, the true essence of our core which is to become not enlightened but awake to the self judgments that hinder humanity to find its center and the connective tissue that blends the mind with the heart.

Andrea Galad dives onto the depth of the spiritual waters to bring visual treasures to the surface of consciousness. He paints with his camera so we also can become aware of the magical, sensual world that is available through our power of observation.

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photography and copyright by Richard Schemmerer

Monday, June 20, 2016

Miss Read Art Book Fair Berlin -- the faces of the book art world by Richard Schemmerer

Miss Read Publishing Affair-- the faces of the book art world by Richard Schemmerer

This is a three ring circus and marathon of the minds a laundry list of vices --
this is the culmination of tenacity in the eyes of insta-memories. In a word world, an insta-world -- the word in print matters more than ever before in history. We are on the brink not just on losing our currency of trade namely money as a tangible object but also the words that have informed us and led us out of the darkest ages.

The disposable on-line avatars have replaced the writers of truly mind altering sentences the ones that informed the information age. What if we hadn't these new pioneers the ones that set out anew to make actual reading fashionable enough again to inspire us to become stewards of books and owners of such treasured remnants that feed our intellect rather then numbing it with trivialities.

Faces are behind that wonder and the minds that guide them to such lofty pursuits as to organize and participate in art book fairs as this wonderfully located and organized one named aptly Miss Read to remind us unless we engage in reading we will never learn to miss it and by that miss out on one of the essential pleasures modern life can offer us fairly freely.
The ages of censorship are mostly over and we lost the understanding on how precious the open availability of literary creations are.

So please don't mis-read the online tabloids as for what they are just mere distractions from the true value the word in print has to offer. Go out and don't just buy a book but contemplate what foresight and courage it took each author and the time that was spend so you too could be an informed and literate citizen of this world to come. Small publishing houses are the life line for the writers and without them the true word, the free one dies like an exotic species and will be forgotten with the arrival of the next easy gadget to steal our depth of thought and shorten our attention span even more.

photography and copyright by Richard Schemmerer