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Berlin, 28. Mai 2020

COVID-19/India | Pandemic Highlights India’s Class Divide as 1.3 Billion Lock Down | By Amy Goodman & Nermeen Shaikh, Democracy Now! | truthout [dot] org | Link

COVID-19/Brazil | Brazil’s Reckless COVID Response Threatens Indigenous Survival | By Amy Goodman & Juan González, Democracy Now! | truthout [dot] org | Link

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COVID-19/USA | One Hundred Thousand Dead From The Coronavirus. What Happens Next? | theintercept [dot] com | Link

COVID-19/USA | Government COVID-19 failures are unsurprising—the system is built to fail. | Center for Constitutional Rights | ccrjustice [dot] org | Link

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Berlin, 24. Mai 2020

COVID-19/New York Times Front Page | May 24, 2020 | Link [PDF]

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Homelessness Could Rise 45 Percent in One Year Due to Unemployment Crisis | truthout [dot] org | Link

How the Street Homeless of New York ‘Shelter in Place’ | By Phil Penman | The New York Review of Books | nybooks [dot] com | Link

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COVID-19/Lidl (ruthless and irresponsible German company)

Lidl in den USA: 'Vielleicht muss erst einer sterben' | Wirtschaft | DW | Link

NY Grocery Store Workers Say Parent Company (Lidl) Is Putting Their Lives At Risk | gothamist [dot] com | Link

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Berlin, 22. Mai 2020

Weltweit verschwinden von der Erde rund zehn Millionen Hektar Wald pro Jahr.

FAO/Vereinten Nationen UNEP | Globaler Waldzustandsbericht 2020 | unenvironment [dot] org | Link

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Climate Change Multiplies the Threats of Infectious Diseases | By Daniel Ross | truthout [dot] org | Link

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Sisyphus [Gouache on paper] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 14. Mai 2020

Michael Gordon | Every Stop On The F Train | michaelgordonmusic [dot] com | Link

Michael Gordon | Last Stop on the F Train — The Bang on a Can Archives | canland [dot] org | Link

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Telling the Stories of the Dead Is Essential Work | newyorker [dot] com | Link

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Our Uniquely American Virus - The American Prospect | By Nick Hanauer | prospect [dot] org | Link

[America’s ability to contain the coronavirus has been compromised by decades of neoliberal ideology. And it is literally killing us.]

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Deforestation and Monoculture Farming Spread COVID-19 and Other Diseases | truthout [dot] org | Link

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Berlin, 12. Mai 2020

Trump Death Clock | trumpdeathclock.com | Link

Trump’s covid-19 inaction killed Americans. Here’s a counter that shows how many. | medium [dot] com | Link

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Trump = Plague [Chalk on black paper] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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'COVID-19 Has Been Racialized': Black Scholar Jill Nelson Arrested for Chalking 'Trump = Plague' | democracynow [dot] org | Link

'Economic Viruses Were Already at Work Before Coronavirus': A Conversation with Dr. Cornel West | The Takeaway | wnycstudios [dot] org | Link

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Calling for a COVID-19 One Health Research Coalition | thelancet [dot] com | Link

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Berlin, 5. Mai 2020

Abwrackprämie stoppen | Fridays for Future [Autogipfel] | fridaysforfuture [dot] de | Link

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NY/Homeless | The Homeless Will Soon Be Forced Out Of The Subway Overnight. Where Will They Go? | gothamist [dot] com | Link

We connect homeless New Yorkers to people in power to uplift their voices. | human [dot] nyc | Link

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Berlin, 4. Mai 2020

CanLand - The Bang on a Can Archives | canland [dot] org | Link

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Berlin, 3. Mai 2020

NY/global village | Bang on a Can Marathon 2020 | Live Online | youtube [dot] com | Link [from 3pm-9pm ET]

[The Marathon is FREE to stream, but you can buy tickets, now or at any point during the show, to support the artists, composers, and staff that make this all possible.]

Virus Pushes the Bang on a Can Marathon Online | nytimes [dot] com | Link

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Berlin, 2. Mai 2020

COVID-19/NY | Stark Symbol of Pandemic in N.Y.: Homeless People Huddled on the Subway | nytimes [dot] com | Link

Mayor Bill de Blasio Says NYC Can't Afford Hotel Rooms for the Homeless | theintercept [dot] com | Link

Mapping the Sidewalks of New York City for Social Distancing | newyorker [dot] com | Link

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COVID-19/California | [...Yes, we see the discourse on 'the health of the nation' slide into another on 'the health of the economy.' But Social Darwinism has taken hold in some circles, especially in the discussions of 'herd immunity.' Some argue that the economy must be reinvigorated even if the virus is left more free to circulate, threatening the lives of the most vulnerable people. That those who are most likely to survive the virus (imagined as young, equipped with health care from the onset of life, able-bodied, white and without pre-existing conditions) would go back to work and the university while the rest of us stay sheltering in place rests on a particular kind of lie. — Judith Butler]

Judith Butler: Mourning Is a Political Act Amid the Pandemic and Its Disparities | truthout [dot] org | Link

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Berlin, 30. April 2020

Jon Hassell Fund | gofundme [dot] com | Link

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A CALL BY MUSICAL ARTISTS FOR BASIC FAIRNESS IN THE DIGITAL MARKETPLACE | actionnetwork [dot] org | Link

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Berlin, 29. April 2020

Can artists find a silver lining in the cloud of COVID-19? Peter Sellars is looking | latimes [dot] com | Link

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Covid-19/USA | Coronavirus Has Killed More Americans Than Vietnam War | theintercept [dot] com | Link

Take Care of Yourself and Your Family. Do Not Listen to the President. | By William Rivers Pitt | truthout [dot] org | Link

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Berlin, 27. April 2020

Cosmos/Wave [Gouache on paper] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 17. April 2020

Brushes II [studio] [ink pen on paper] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Brush I [studio] [ink pen on paper] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 14. April 2020

NYC | Two Weeks as an NYC Nurse During Coronavirus Pandemic | theintercept [dot] com | Link

Detroit | Wash Your Hands? Despite Pandemic, Thousands Still Have No Water in Detroit, a Coronavirus Hot Spot | democracynow [dot] org | Link

COVID-19 Entwicklung, Deutschland, Berlin und Frankreich [Tabelle] | Quelle: COVID-19 information - JHU HUB - Johns-Hopkins-Universität | Berliner Morgenpost - Coronavirus-Monitor | [pdf] · download [28 KB]

 

Berlin, 13. April 2020

Minimum-Wage Workers Are Dying to Keep Everyone Else Alive. They Deserve More. | By William Rivers Pitt | truthout [dot] org | Link

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Exposing the Plague of Neoliberalism | By Henry A. Giroux | truthout [dot] org | Link

 

Berlin, 11. April 2020

Black box [aporia] [Gouache on book page] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 7. April 2020

How to Make Your own Face Covering | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) | youtube [dot] com | Link

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pandemic [Collins Concise English Dictionary] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 6. April 2020

We face a new virus with uncertain epidemiology that threatens illness, death, and disruption on an enormous scale. Precisely because every commentator sees the pandemic through the lens of his or her preoccupations, it is exactly the right time to think critically, to place the pandemic in context, to pose questions. The clearest questions are political. What should the public demand of their governments?

— New Pathogen, Old Politics | By Alex de Waal | bostonreview [dot] net | Link

 

Berlin, 5. April 2020

Two snakes [toxic] [Gouache on book page] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Allan Sondheim | Plague Journey | youtube [dot] com | Video [31:22] | lung lung blossom | youtube [dot] com | Video [02:25]

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Closing the Distance: New Spaces for Community | BOMB Magazine | Link

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Stay home. Stay safe. Save lives.

 

Berlin, 4. April 2020

New Music Solidarity Fund | New Music USA | newmusicusa [dot] org | Link

Resources and Emergency Grants for Artists Affected by COVID-19 | Cultured Magazine | Link

New York Foundation for the Arts | nyfa [dot] org | Link

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How the Coronavirus Will Transform the Art World | vulture [dot] com | Link

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Berlin, 3. April 2020

The New York Times | Free E-Book: Answers to Your Coronavirus Questions | nytimes [dot] com | Link

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Comment les masques stoppent les virus | lefigaro [dot] fr | Link

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Antenna for François Truffaut [two] [l'antenne] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Antenna for François Truffaut [one] [l'antenne] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 1. April 2020

Alone Against the Virus | Decades of neoliberal austerity will make it harder to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, we must rebuild our social safety net and forge a New Deal for public health. | By Amy Kapczynsky, Gregg Gonslves | bostonreview [dot] net | Link

N.Y. | Amid Pandemic, Homeless New Yorkers Demand Refuge in Vacant Apartments, Hotels | Interview | HUMAN RIGHTS | truthout [dot] org | Link

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Berlin, 31. März 2020

Der Staat/die Regierung hat die Pflicht, seine Bürger bestmöglich zu schützen. [Grundrecht auf Sicherheit]

· Sofortige Bereitstellung von Schutzmasken [FFP2 und FFP3] für jeden Bürger.

· Sofortige Bereitstellung von Schutzmasken [FFP2 und FFP3] für Klinik-Personal, Krankenpfleger, Altenpfleger, Notfallsanitäter, Labor-Personal.

· Sofortige Bereitstellung von Schutzmasken [FFP2 und FFP3] für die Polizei und Sicherheits-Personal.

· Sofortige Bereitstellung von Schutzmasken [FFP2 und FFP3] für Verkäuferinnen und Verkäufer.

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Berlin, 30. März 2020

Coronavirus Resource Kit | google docs | Link

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists | working gathering teaching online | covid19freelanceartistresource [dot] wordpress [dot] com | Link

CREO Manual - resource for event organisers responding to Coronavirus | google docs | Link

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E-Mail an Frau Dilek Kalayci, Senatorin für Gesundheit, Pflege und Gleichstellung, Senat/Berlin [Betreff: Kritik, COVID-19-Krise/Senat in Berlin] | [pdf] · download [28 KB]

Forderung: Sofortige Bereitstellung von Atemmasken für die Bevölkerung. Jeder einzelne Bürger hat ein Recht auf Atemmasken zum Schutz seiner Gesundheit und zum Schutz der Gesundheit anderer Menschen.

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Altenpfleger, Verkäuferinnen und Verkäufer, Krankenhauspersonal: Viele Beschäftigte, die derzeit das System aufrechterhalten, müssen Sozialleistungen in Anspruch nehmen. | zeit [dot] de [coronavirus pandemie liveblog] | Link

[... Demnach stockten in der Altenpflege mehr als 17.000 Beschäftigte auf, ein Zehntel davon in Vollzeitbeschäftigung. Auch mehr als 1.600 Beschäftigte in der Krankenpflege oder in Rettungsdiensten verdienten mit ihrer Vollzeitstelle nicht genug, um Wohnung und Lebensunterhalt für ihre Familie zu bezahlen. Bundesweit waren 2018 etwa 200.000 Vollzeitbeschäftigte auf solche Hilfen angewiesen, ein Drittel davon Auszubildende.]

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COVID-19 in Europe: the Italian lesson. | We urge all countries to acknowledge the Italian lesson and to immediately adopt very restrictive measures to limit viral diffusion, ensure appropriate health-system response, and reduce mortality, which appears to be higher than previously estimated, with a crude case-fatality rate of almost 4%.

— The Lancet | Published Online, March 23, 2020 | thelancet [dot] com | Link [full text]

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Berlin, 29. März 2020

Antwort E-Mail von Benedikt Lux, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Mitglied des Abgeordnetenhauses/Berlin [Betreff: Kritik, COVID-19-Krise] | [pdf] · download [16 KB]

E-Mail an Herrn Benedikt Lux, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Mitglied des Abgeordnetenhauses/Berlin [Betreff: Kritik, COVID-19-Krise] | [pdf] · download [20 KB]

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E-Mail an Herrn Jens Spahn/Bundesministerium für Gesundheit (BMG) | [Betreff: Kritik, COVID-19-Krise/Bundesgesundheitsministerium] | [pdf] · download [28 KB]

Aus dem E-Mail-Text:

(...) Die jetzt offensichtlichen, extrem schlechten Zustände im Gesundheitswesen Deutschlands sind unerträglich. Daß in einem angeblich so fortschrittlichen, aufgeklärten und reichen Land, in einer globalen Gesundheitskrise nun die Kliniken die Bevölkerung und Unternehmen um Materialspenden bitten müssen ist ein Skandal.

Die Ignoranz und Arroganz der Regierung hat diese Krise unnötig verschärft. Diese Inkompetenz der Politik wird Leben kosten. Ich hoffe Ihnen und Ihrer Behörde wird das endlich bewusst und Sie erhöhen endlich das Tempo und die Geldmittel um eine solche globale Katastrophe adäquat zu bewältigen. (...)

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Berlin, 28. März 2020

E-Mail an die BVG, Frau/Herr Moldenhauer (BVG) | [Betreff: Desinfektion, S-Bahn, U-Bahn, Bus] | [pdf] · download [24 KB]

Antwort E-Mail von Frau/Herr Moldenhauer (BVG) | [Betreff: Desinfektion, S-Bahn, U-Bahn, Bus] | [pdf] · download [24 KB]

E-Mail an die BVG, Herr Dr. Rolf Erfurt (BVG) | [Betreff: Desinfektion, S-Bahn, U-Bahn, Bus] | [pdf] · download [24 KB]

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E-Mail an die Redaktion des Tagesspiegel Berlin | [Betreff: Kritik an ihrer COVID-19 Berichterstattung] | [pdf] · download [40 KB]

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Berlin, 27. März 2020

Pandemic Journal | Sue Halpern, Michael S. Roth, Ben Mauk, Martin Filler, and Eula Biss, et al. | The New York Review of Books | nybooks [dot] com | Link

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(...) Globally, many people are afraid, angry, uncertain, and without confidence in their national leadership. (...)

It is imperative that the global community takes advantage of this spirit of cooperation to avoid repeating this error in more vulnerable countries. (...)

— The Lancet | VOLUME 395, ISSUE 10229, P1011, March 28, 2020 (Editorial) | COVID-19: learning from experience | thelancet [dot] com | Link [full text]

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Berlin, 26. März 2020

Sound/head [disintegration] [Gouache on book page] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 25. März 2020

Clock/stone [Gouache on paper] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 24. März 2020

Hilfen für Freiberufler und Künstler während des #Corona-Shutdowns - Online-Petition [von David Erler] | openpetition [dot] de | Link

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Berlin, 23. März 2020

Spreading [dissémination] [Gouache on book page] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 22. März 2020

CLOV: Well .. .sooner or later I'd start to stink.
HAMM : You stink already. The whole place stinks of corpses.
CLOV: The whole universe.

— Samuel Beckett, Endgame (1958)

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Berlin, 21. März 2020

Es ist lästig, bei offenkundigen Dingen noch Beweise beizubringen. — Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

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Berlin, 20. März 2020

[“Much of the global community is not yet ready for COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]”. This is arguably one of the most resonating phrases in the Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019, released publicly on Feb 28, 2020. Major transmission hotspots were brought under control in China, but subsequently others sprouted across the globe. Since late February, 2020, the daily number of new cases has been higher in other parts of the world. New major epicentres have established in South Korea, Japan, Iran, and Italy. By mid-March, 2020, Europe was declared the world's major epicentre.

China implemented extraordinary public health measures at great socioeconomic cost, moving swiftly and decisively to ensure early identification of cases, prompt laboratory testing, facility-based isolation of all cases, contact tracing, and quarantine. In the community, mobility was at a near standstill, with social distancing implemented at a grand scale. China's massive transmission rates called for extreme measures, and the measures were successful.

The call is now for the rest of the world to ramp up its response, but regrettably, it is evident that the global community is not ready in its mindset or capacity.]

— thelancet [dot] com | Link [full text]

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Berlin, 17. März 2020

Stay at home — rester à la maison !

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Berlin, 16. März 2020

Window [fenêtre] [France] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 2. März 2020

Chair [Gouache and ink pen on paper] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 23. Februar 2020

Tree/Clock [one] [Gouache on book page] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 21. Februar 2020

Sound [one] [Gouache on book page] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 19. Februar 2020

Gap [Lourmarin, Provence] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 16. Februar 2020

Cooking [France] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 3. Februar 2020

Movement [Water] [Gouache on paper] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 2. Februar 2020

Object [Carpentras] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 16. Januar 2020

Tree [with ladder] [Gouache on paper] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 14. Januar 2020

Cathédrale Saint Siffrein [Carpentras] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Cathédrale Saint Siffrein [Carpentras] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 13. Januar 2020

Movement [mélanger] [Gouache on paper] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 12. Januar 2020

(...) You'll walk that floor - and wear out your shoes
When you feel your heart break - you're learnin' the blues (...)

— Learnin' the Blues [Song written by Dolores 'Vicki' Silvers; recorded by Frank Sinatra with Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra in 1955]

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Shoes [dignity of shoes]

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Berlin, 9. Januar 2020

Movement [Water] [Gouache on paper] | vergrössern © 2020 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Berlin, 1. Januar 2020

I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least - and it is commonly more than that - sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements. — Henry D. Thoreau, Walking (first published in the 'Atlantic Monthly' in 1862)

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Shoes [dignity of shoes II] [Gouache and ink pen on paper] | vergrössern © 2019 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

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Shoes [dignity of shoes]

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