I had popcorn too.
It was pretty great, i tell ya.
I watched Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry and while i liked the movie a lot, and admire Ai Weiwei a whole lot as a person and activist, i'm still not sure how i feel about him as an artist.
Or how i feel about any artist who basically hire other people to create their art for them.
I know it's nothing new, but it still weirds me out!
There was one guy in the movie, i think he was working on what appeared to be a pretty complex dragon sculpture, and he described himself as as an assassin, a hired gun, just carrying out his boss' orders.
And he seemed very content, but still, what he was creating was very detailed, and i'm not sure Ai Weiwei could ever do that?
Like, when you're an artist at that level, aren't you more of a... designer? Or a highly imaginative businessman?
And if the very existence of your multi million dollar art empire depends on the work of a lot of other people besides yourself, couldn't you maybe call it an art collective? An art family, instead of one persons name, one person getting all the glory?
I don't know.
It was a good movie.
It actually reminded me of this French documentary about the fashion industry, where you get a look behind the scenes of a Chanel collection, i think.
I remember being completely shocked at how little Karl Lagerfeld actually did.
He came by the seamstresses workshop, dropped off a pretty, but vague, sketch, and left everything up to a group of experienced ladies.
Everything; the fabric, draping, beading, all the things that make a fantastic couture dress, was left up to these women who got absolutely no credit for their extremely hard work.
I tried googling the documentary, and i think it might be this one, if anyone cares, but i'm not 100% sure.
I don't know where i was going with that rant.
Maybe i just wanted to post something besides "this is what i did today and here are some pictures".
Anyway, here are some pictures!
The day after i watched Moonrise Kingdom with Nick and Allan
My first solo bread-making adventure
Old trusty and a good cup of coffee
Schöneberger wilderness adventure
No dogs allowed... ahem
Nature taking over
Lucifer has many friends in the neighborhood, and this one always carries treats
Sunday flea market date with Allan and Sarah
Presents all the way from Hong Kong
Cats for a diorama project i'm working on... why can't i be obsessed with making something serious and profitable?
For the same project... pretty tiny stuff!
My apple tree (have i even posted pictures of the apple tree i bought and planted in the garden?! I hope so!) made tiny, but delicious apples... i'm very proud of it for delivering the goods!
Nick drew me a Trek-paca
That day i bought a kind of expensive penguin sweater and put on red lipstick