IL DAILY JETZT – the daily now / l’adesso quotidiano / das tägliche jetzt
The mind has to be empty to see clearly.
There are only 2 days of the year in which nothing can be done.
One is called yesterday and the other one is called tomorrow .
Il Daily Jetzt is a fruit of what i am doing since years on calcaxy homepage: an exercise on spontaneity and re_spons_ability in close cooperation with daily life. moments which are choosing me, more than the other way around. if an image is taken before the ‘word-mind’ can interact with its moment and construct the conflict of deciding on ‘point of view’, ‘detail’,
etc., than taking an image is not a decision, but a “free act”, a response to now: now says: “now?” and the finger on the trigger says: “now!”. of course this doesn’t always work as present and free as it sounds, but this v-blog is literally reflecting on this practice. Living in Italy, having german as my mother-tongue and giving you ‘the taken’ in English brought me to this sites title.
..writing this on the 27th of November 2015 there are only 5 dailies missing and the project is finished, then I’ll have done 1001 photographs and it’s enough. when we founded VA BENES radical books Lukas made it a condition that we – one day – will also do a book on the ‘dailies’, i’m looking forward to it, also because i’d like to write about this experience and what it did with me. for 2016 i’m planing the weekly_then_and_when – il weekly hin + wieder, another exercise on spontaneity and re_spons_ability in close cooperation with daily life, but this time taking the two parts of photo_graphy more in consideration.
– 28 randomly chosen images