AGermanInParis
37 Vienna, Austria
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My self-summary
I believe in instinct and the corporal presence.
I took up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu again this year after two years during which I stopped because I sort of broke a rib. Update: Stopped again because I moved to another city. Now doing Badminton and Volleyball (again). I also swim. I'm a lake person.
I love theory, and beauty in art and life.
What I’m doing with my life
Which life?
I used to be a Chief Communications Officer in one of them. I used to write about (open) innovation.
In some others I used to teach at Fashion and Art Schools, was invited to speak about pictures in TV shows and about digital and drawing at Drawing Rooms and I took photos of billboards that came down.
Right now I'm a doctor. But that's not a job.
Update: Luckily postdoc is a job though, short-time, but still a job.
I’m really good at
Making Differences
The first things people usually notice about me
In the last four weeks I have been approached by people saying I looked like...
(in order of descending glamouresness)
...Brad Pitt
...a German football trainer whose name I always forget
...I was an actor in a Woody Allen movie
...Harry Potter

...oh, and French.
If we take into account earlier comparisons, we consistently get
...Kurt Cobain,
...German
and
Jesus.
I'm worried now.
Update: Since I moved to Vienna, got a hairdresser and worked more than going out, this has stopped. All of it. Do I have to worry now?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Texts
Pushkin: Onegin, Lermontov: A Hero of Our Times, Bronte: Wuthering Heights, Stendhal: Chartreuse de Parma,
Wittgenstein: Philosophische Untersuchungen, Karl Kraus: Die Fackel, Roland Barthes: Les Mythologies, etc.
Comics
Jirō Taniguchi, A man who walks; David Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp; Frank Miller, Sin City, Peter Kuyper, The System
Films
Batalla en el Cielo (Battle in the Sky), Ghost Dog, Felicia's Journey, Exotica, The Adjuster, Don't Look Now, L'homme qui aimait les femmes, Existenz, Das Leben der Anderen;
Music
The White Stripes, Molotov, Cafe Tacuba, Brooklyn Funk Essentials, Chinese Man, Brazilian Girls, Mos Def, Asheru, Band of Horses, A Tribe Called Quest, Faithless, The Tiger Lillies, Concha Buika, 2raumwohnung, Gramatik, Matthew Herbert,
Art
the Late Andy Warhol, René Magritte, Lucian Freud, Saul Steinberg, David Hockney, Pieter Brueghel, Konrad Witz, Caravaggio and, of course (but not exactly for the same reasons) Helmut Newton.
The six things I could never do without
Smiles
Thinking
Writing
Talking
Reading
(in variable order)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Pictures, photography, storytelling, encounters, art.
On a typical Friday night I am
Trying not to go out
- and getting better at it.
That being said: I love dancing and other futile activities.
You should message me if
You are a somebody with a mind and a body.
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