17/12/2014

ARTSY | +msum

The museum of contemporary art Metelkova in Ljubljana is well nice. It features a lot of artists coming from the former Yugoslavian area; and likewise as the graffiti on the streets of Ljubljana, the artworks have quite a strong philosophical / political undertone. Cool.

The exhibition that caught my attention the most was called Mature Woman, displaying the art of a Croatian artist Vlasta Delimar. Very intimate, very feminine, very interesting. I loved how the nude self-portrait photos were jazzed up by pink paint, glitter, a shattered mirror, lace and more stuff. One part of the exhibit was all about pale pink curtain dividing the space into several sections, each one having an altar-like installation of almost a life-sized photo of the artist. Unfortunately, I was so astonished by the all the works that I didn't take as many pics as I wished, but you should all check out Vlasta Delimar online, seriously!

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Jenny Holzer ♥
10/10 health goths recommend.

VLASTA DELIMAR: MATURE WOMAN

16/12/2014

GRRRL POWER | down on the street

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end of November, after a concert, approx. 40 mins after midnight:
'How are you getting home?'
'By train, and then I have to walk home from the station. Not the safest thing to do in this region, eh.'
'Do you get hassled a lot?'
'Yeah, I do.'

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I seriously do.

I have been followed by a car for 5 times.

I have been followed by a cyclist once.

I have been honked at for countless times.

I have been asked 'How much' for probably 10 times.

I have been touched by random men many times.

I have been forced to move somewhere else on a concert because of guys trying to feel my bum.

I have been forced to cross the street because of being catcalled.

I have used my pepper spray once to scare the potential offenders off.

I have been called nasty names and asked if I would have had sex with random men.

I have punched a guy because of his inappropriate behaviour.

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Sometimes I feel like there is something inside of me that makes men want to hurt me, either sexually or causing me pain in general. I feel scared a lot.

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STREET HARASSMENT IS A REAL THING.

And it is so utterly wrong and sad and disgusting. NO ONE SHOULD EVER BE WALKING DOWN THE STREETS WITH THE FEAR OF BEING HURT.

And no, no woman, not a single one, is ever asking for it. Who would be voluntarily asking for being reduced to a sexual object without any power its own body / decisions? Explain, please.

15/12/2014

ESCAPE | den alpen

Long-distance bus rides are generally an awfull, exhausting and unpleasant experience but the one connecting Munich and Ljubljana was the complete opposite. I mean, I still strained my neck and droolled over myself and probably slept on my neighbour's shoulder for a bit (he was strangely smiling at me for the rest of the way, huh), but the view made up for it completely.

3 out of 5 hours are all about riding inbetween the snow-topped peaks of the Alps; and also passing a completely mint green river at the Slovenian border. When our bus had a 20 minutes long break ('WC und raucher pause') near Villach, Austria, I almost wanted to cry how beautiful the view was.