DIARY

Google Street View, Image collage, Sonnenallee, Berlin. Excerpts from: Artist unknown, Freya and her Cat Chariot, 1886; Fresco of Edigna in the Linden, c. 1800, St. Sebastian in Puch Kirche.

Unter den Linden

I turned the laundry hamper upside down, shaking the quivering body into the planter. A rat, fugitive found in the bathroom of my shared flat, tumbled into the mess of cigarette butts and weeds growing near the trunk of the tree that separated the sidewalk from the parked cars. I’m sorry, I thought, following the rat’s ecstasy as she fled to the faintly fissured gray bark. I couldn’t find a wild place to bring you. A siren howled, blue and white light lit up the underside of the branches that graced the first floor of the apartment building where I took shelter.

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A surreal watercolour painting of a black sky, red sea, and green creatures. Many planets seem to rise in the sky, and there appear to be gohsts and amoebas coming out of the sea.

Poem 1, 2, 3

Poems by Inky Lee.

I knew of an asian man. His body was small and he was going blind. He quit his office job and was training to become a masseur – to see with his hands while his eyes cease to see. He was a devout christian and was known to pray for many hours every day. People called him a holy man. One time, I went to his place to get a massage. After the massage, he prayed for me. As I was about to leave, he smirked and told me to never bring a black man home because that would make my mother go into a long fast.

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WORK WEEK SAMPLE #2

As part of COVEN BERLIN’s current issue LABOR OR LABOR, we asked freelancers and artists to share their weekly working routine with us following Louise Trueheart’s work week sample, a detailed description of one…

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SUCH A FLOOD

* 4 CARD SPREAD Okay, so you’ve only got €4 left in your bank account and it’s annoying that they won’t let you take that out. But are you even…

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WORK WEEK SAMPLE

A few weeks ago I set out to write about being a freelancer for COVEN’s current theme LABOR OR LABOR. I wanted to share a sample of my workday, or maybe some highlights from…

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