visual diary part 7 – i was never the one you wanted me to be (but i wanted)

art and music are two things that touch my heart. they’re a part of  my everyday life. i love spending time with my headphones, my art books and i also love going to museums. it was fantastic to see all this great art at paris (and the very special architecture of the centre pompidou). it’s always a pleasure to discover new art or music. when i’m on a concert dancing between many other people i feel so alive. when i feel sad one song can rescue my day. some art can ask questions that are so important but they were never on my mind. as kafka said “ein buch muss die axt sein für das gefrorene meer in uns.” (a poor translation: a book has to be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.”).

i would like to show you the photo essay “a series of question” by l. weingarten. a very interesting photo essay that asks important questions about identity and identification especial refering to gender. the people on the pictures are transgender, transsexual, queergender, gender-variant and gender non-conforming people. the questions they ask offer an intimitate view of what it means to be in gender trouble in a binary programmed matrix. for me the pictures also show how difficult relationships are and that there is no identity without relation to other people (what makes things often more difficult).

some music i can get lost in (and that reminds me of some times far away) sonic youth – pink steam.

there are so many art projects and music to discover. maybe you can post a commet to share some of yours. and i’m very interested in your opinion about the photo essay.

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