New Years - nice! Alex, Lotta, Clara, Karro & Co, a spectacular joyful swedish infestation in my flat. Tried going to Brandenburger Tor for the fireworks, but it was blocked off and Lotta nearly exploded from almost having to celebrate the new year in front of police barricades. We eventually found a good, satisfyingly dangerous and loud spot though. Then on to punk parties, full nudity and utter obscenities!
New flat - again. Tatis friend Katty hooked me up with a fantastic little 1 room apartment close to the canal in Kreuzberg. I got to do some wonderful culinary shopping at the turkish market just the other day. Fist place of my own in Berlin, and first time outside Prenzlauerberg / Mitte! But probably only until August.
Transmediale. The annual Media Arts Festival. Lots of crap, and some awesome stuff:
Institut FATIMA - Everybody can be a wireless artist Controlling music by holding up strange signs. The best thing was having kids playing electronica by waving footballs and horses.
Trevor Paglen is tracking secret military projects through codenames in the military budget, tracking C.I.A/Guantanamo flights by looking up bogus sounding air companies, and collecting military patches for secret projects - the latin in the one above translates to "Tastes like chicken". Read more at We Make Money Not Art.