Smashed

I am living and working as a freelence illustrator in Berlin-Kreuzberg, near Oranienplatz.
My office is in a former bakery with a nice old tile floor.
I call it “Zeichnerei Kull” (Kull Drawery), because providing a service of illustration often feels more like beeing a craftsperson than an artist.
I really love my working place and the neighbourhood and I guess most of my time I spent here.

But sometimes having a little office facing the street can lead to really annoying encounters one could do well without.
Like on that Sunday night, when my office’s door window was smashed by some… well, some whoever… I had no idea who had done it.

Until next morning when I spotted the broken windows of two shops in my neighbourhood. I read that there had been several right-wing attacks against alternative/left-winged places in Kreuzberg.

Compared to the big shop windows of the other shops my broken door window was a fairly minor attack. Propably just smashed when passing by. And maybe because I had hung up this rainforest donation certificate with the toucan on it…

https://www.regenwald.org/


Left: The glazier puts in a new glass – it’s a safety glass now
Right: the provisional covering I did in the night of the window attack

Day 1 – Hello World!

Why english? – you are german, some may ask.
Well, I really felt like doing this in english, because most of the influences and creative inspiration that brought me here, was by films, comics and books in english.
Besides I hope it gives me the freedom to keep track of a less limited approach to my creative roots…

Beloved Murderer (S8 Film Trailer, 1992)

Super 8, Film Noir

“Beloved Murderer” (7 min) is one of my oldest animations.
It was made in Super 8 and is a “Film Noir” story about two female contract killers who fall in love – not knowing that both of them were hired to kill each other…

It was made as a contribution for a “Murderer” Women’s Film Festival in Vienna where it won the first prize.