030 Shiny, sparkles and glitter
Licorice Pizza, The Body Is Not A Machine and Die Künstlerinnengruppe Erfurt
wishing you a joyful and wonderful new year!
Let’s get ready slowly and crawl gently into this blank canvas of opportunities. I am always such a fan of review and outlook lists, so I enjoyed compiling cornerstones of 2021 into Notion (see their templates here) and am waiting to transfer my wishes and goals for 2022 into my Full Focus planner once it arrives.
P.S. Thanks to your valuable feedback, the structure for links below has been adapted for a better reading and selection experience.
📝 LINKS - BITS (easy to digest snippets)
Habits I Will definitely try to increase my books made out of paper time slots, now that my brain has recovered from C-mode. Inspired by Luisa Weiss aka The Wednesday Chef and her book list from 2021 (IG Post), I will try the Good Read Challenge to read 12 books this year - join me! (LINK)
Habits II The app Not less but better supports you to reduce your screen time by 20% in just 3 weeks*. You can make your pledge here and learn about your phone usage behavior that enables you optimization to life in the real world, be more creative and turn more attention to your wellbeing and physical and mental health (LINK)
Habits III My last major self experiment in neuroplasticity circles back to March 2021, when I first joined Michi Aue and her online meditation course “The Art of Being You”. As of tonight, for four weeks, you can still take part in creating your Inner Vision 2022 - be quick, it will be worth it to hop on the mat everyday but in your own rhythm (LINK)
Trailer Did you know that director Paul Thomas Anderson has directed several videos for the three sister band Haim? (LINK) 💖 This might explain why Alana Haim gives her acting debut in a leading role in his newest and ninth movie Licorice Pizza which will be screening in German cinemas January 27th. Next to Cooper Hoffman, son of belated Philip Seymour Hoffman, she stars in a coming of age comedy with a sharp debunking of classic Hollywood myths and heroes (LINK Trailer, LINK Review)
Innovation On my mission to mindful drinking, I learned about the existence of a “pomquette”, which is a cider-like beverage with 4,5% alcohol that comes from a second usage of the pomage while creating wine - in this case from apples, pears and roasted plum kernels. Thank you, Mindful Drinking Club, for sharing your knowledge (LINK)
Music To more dancing in 2022! This Felix da Housecat/Thee Maddkatt Courtship blast form the 1999 past might help you to get started (LINK)
🤓 LINKS - PIECES (deep dives and longer reads)
Article Zadie Smith writes about Joan Didion in the NYT: “(…) I remain grateful for the day I picked up “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” and realized that a woman could speak without hedging her bets, without hemming and hawing, without making nice, without poeticisms, without sounding pleasant or sweet, without deference, and even without doubt.” A brilliant read on how you can celebrate someone as a great and important influence but in the end decide against doing it in their but in your own way (LINK)
Article Modern biomedicine sees the body as a closed mechanistic system. But illness shows us to be permeable, ecological beings. In The Body Is Not A Machine, Nitin K Ahuja, an assistant professor of Gastroenterology elaborates on how “classical” medicine opens up about the recent microbiome findings (LINK)
App Storytelling enters a new dimension, says the FT about Alexander, an app that curates long reads in a visually appealing way. Famous actors read enticing essays for you - audio book and short film combined if you will (LINK)
“Hosen haben Röcke an – Die Künstlerinnengruppe Erfurt 1984-1994” showcases a radical GDR women’s collective presented for the first time for a wider audience with unique archive material at Berlin-based nGbK.
Founded in 1984 by Gabriele Stötzer, the Women Artists' Group pursued a radically creative lifestyle in contrast to the everyday routines of the GDR for ten years. New and unheard-of for East German standards, they positioned themselves decisively as a subversive collective using the means of art to create spaces for themselves that otherwise hardly existed within East German conditions. Their Super 8 films, photographs, performances, fashion object shows, manifestos, and sound experiments celebrate female self-empowerment, gender justice, artistic freedom as a universal human right, and radical social criticism. Even today, the solidary, creative and politically fearless artistic realization of their ideas, fears and desires is highly topical.
Impressed by these women and their determination, lack of fear and playful approach to express themselves despite all obstacles.
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