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This is the Happy House

Sunday is in gerenal not my day.
I feel depressed and i am all in all not satisfied with the -doesn't matter what situation i am in.
Yesterday way different. 

I was happy to get out of my "i has no friends" mood to - hey! life can be awesome if i let it.

My dear friend Lilly and Isabella invited me to join them for a flea market stroll - it was actually a very old apartment in the 6th district. The Woman who used to live there passed away years ago and her lovely notanymore-children decided to sell basically everything left in the apartment.

Here are some impressions of what the place looked like.
Lilly and Isabella also had their hands full of stuff - Isi even scored a original 70s kitchen! its SO adorable!!









After this super retro trip back to the 70s and 80s and a good Handwash (we had no idea the place would look like this and be that dirty) we walked down through "Margareten" the 5th district to BRUT.

Brut is one of my favourte places in Vienna, i go there a lot.
Superfun people there who you can always be silly with ;)
So they had their SUMMERFEST there and that always means dressing up and eating way toooo much ;)







HAIRBRUSH KARAOKE TIME


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MB

Probably one of the best Festivals this summer....

.... the ELECTRIC PICNIC festival in Ireland caught our attention as we were wondering what event to cover this summer.

For all of you who know my taste in music it should be no secret that a festival of this sort is why i love my job.
I'm trying to get tickets to the festival so that i can keep you guys updated with all the details and as usual when i visit a festival you can also check out the everyday diary right here.

For more exclusive content i'll be writing for the FAUX FOX MAGAZINE - check out their page for exclusive photos/interviews and reviews on the concerts and happenings at the ELECTRIC PICNIC.
One of my best friends and photographers Karin is super extraordinary talent when it comes to picturing Bands on stage and impressions of events.

So please my friends fingers crossed because there are some complications because of me being foreign press (i think).


Why attend the ELETRIC PICNIC?

the mix of genres and bands are the reason why i think this festival will be the next big thing in europe!

You can purchase your tickets right HERE on their Homepage!


MB

I'm working on....

two weeks ago i got a phone call from a man who works in publishing.
Over mutual friends of ours he heard about my past growing up in a institutional christian community and the struggles i had to face back then - and still am.

He told me that he'd be interested in publishing a Book about my story.
I have to admit i was afraid of doing a thing like this but it is exactly that reason why i have decided to write this book.

I will tell the story about how i grew up going to churches - having God as an omnipresent topic in my everyday life and what effect it had on me in the way i thought about other people/genders/sexual orientations and specially the way i was told to think and treat people who are "different".

Not everything about my childhood and going to a community like that was negative. I will give my best to show only the truth and let the reader be the judge.
I guess i am still scared of doing this and also afraid of what Friendships will end as soon as this book is published. But i have something to say and i went trough enough disappointment.
And i got out of things which without the help of my friends and (my) God i would have not been able to accomplish.

So this will be interesting! and i'll keep you updated on it!

MB

Portable Body - Knowledge.




PORTABLE BODY - KNOWLEDGE By Sergio Valenzuela Valdés
MA Art & Science. 
Diploma exhibition. 
June, Monday16th. 10.30 am. 
Sala Terrena.

The performance-installation explores the sharing of methods and tools as portable knowledge. 
The main topics examined are body and text: each in relation to art and science, and also as a metaphor of the body as a book-object. The theoretical background at the core of the project is a dialogue between cognition, performance studies and body art





The exhibition invites the audience to experience the body as a type of knowledge. Through scanning inscriptions on the artist’s skin the audience creates a collage of information, echoing the laboratory rituals of scientists extracting information from samples. 



The printouts are portable, shareable and deliverable ‘body copies’ that can be read aloud, posted on a wall or left on the gallery floor. The exhibition also presents micrographs of the printed skin and a book on the body containing 100 close-ups but no text. 

Lastly, to experience the process on the micro level and as a comparison of the scanner copying the live performance, there is a video of a microscope going through the surface of the printed skin.


Photos by Max Kropitz


MB

TEDx AM RING



I had the thought that its going to be the first TEDx Am Ring but i was wrong ;)
Anyhow, i had the pleasure some weeks ago to visit a TED event here in Vienna. I was SO happy for this opportunity to be part in a session that would change so many views on topics like HIV/AIDS and the environment.

Seldom was i so moved by speakers on these topics and i can only say THANK you to TEDxAmRing for organizing this important event!!
To all of you who missed it 


The talk took place in the HOFBURG in Vienna - which was very interesting to me because this is also where the far right party is hosting their annuals (yes i will say it!) Nazi Ball. And yet here we are talking about LGBT rights, HIV/AIDS prevention, tolerance and how to make our earth a better place TOGETHER. Nice statement ;)


I will present you some of my favourite speakers.
Mark Debyl kicked if of as first on stage and really blew me away with his passion and his devotion to change!
Mark Dybul is the Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Dybul has worked on HIV and public health for more than 25 years as a clinician, scientist, teacher and administrator. He has written extensively in scientific and policy literature, and has received several Honorary Degrees.
Dybul became a founding architect and driving force in the formation of the U.S. President George W. Bush’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, better known as PEPFAR. After serving as Chief Medical Officer, Assistant, Deputy and Acting director, in 2006 he was appointed as its leader, becoming U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, with the rank of Ambassador at the level of an Assistant Secretary of State.


You can check out his session right HERE:





The Story of REGAN HOFMANN brought me to tears! This Woman from California who was diagnosed with HIV herself showed so much compassion for ending the stigma against AIDS/HIV+ People on this earth.

Regan Hofmann is an award-winning journalist, media expert and published author who was formerly the editor-in-chief of POZ and poz.com. At UNAIDS, Hofmann works to build stronger, more strategic collaborations with the Executive Branch of the U.S. government and the U.S. Congress. She works with civil society and advocacy groups to build support for key UNAIDS priorities. 
Prior to joining UNAIDS, Hofmann worked as a consultant to organizations defending domestic and global funding for HIV/AIDS and those focused on securing the health, dignity and human rights of people living with HIV. An openly positive woman whose memoir "I Have Something To Tell You" was published in 2009, Hofmann serves on the amfAR board and as an ambassador for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.


Catch her session HERE:




Albert Frantz was amazing playing the Piano!


These Portraits where exhibited at the Hofburg.
They show people living with HIV. Pictures where taken by ADRIAN CHESSER

Adrain Chesser is a self-taught photographer who refined his craft and practice through a personal mentor/protégé relationship with photographer Rosalind Solomon, and later with photographer Debbie Fleming Caffery. His first critical success came with “I have something to tell you” a personal exploration of what it meant to disclose life-altering news.
Chesser will introduce and exhibit two of his series at the conference.




Eurosongcontest Winner CONCHITA WURST also gave a very touching speech on her personal experiences and about how important it is to live in peace and share the most important message of all which is LOVE





I personally was very excited about the last speaker of the day - Ms. Vivienne Westwood.
A Woman that i personally admire for her impressive knowlege and the ability to share it in a way so many people can easily understand.
To me it was amazing how she talked about anti capitalism and what you as single person can do to help our planet, and most of all to stand up + get some friends motivated and DO something.


I was so touched to see that she knew exactly what she is talking about and had amazing inside information on the "World leaders" and how to fight them and also quite sad/upset knowing that people working for ms. Westwood are pure capitalists and take advantage of her and local young designers to make profit of of them.
I'm sure if she knew how homophobe, aggressive, fake and greedy they where she would probably brake to tears.
I recommend you to watch her session and have a good brainstorm about how and why we live our lives the way we do.
And think about how one can CHANGE the way we handle our life and treat other people.
Think about it, talk about it - DO SOMETHING.






MB


TED x Am Ring - worth fighting for

Since some time now i have been following the great "TED TALKS" all over the planet and not quite sure who had the idea or when exactly it all started but i got stuck on them.
So when i heard two months ago that there would be a session in Vienna i nearly freaked!



So guess what! Little me got a ticket to attend the 6 hour discussion on fighting HIV and sustainability in different business branches such as health, fashion, music, public media, product design.

I wanted to attend these sessions SO bad and i'm happy like a baby squirrel to be able to go and listen to impressive people talk on a subject that is very important to me!

So please keep in touch with my Twitter and Facebook account to get more information, live tweets, exclusive pictures.

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WHO WILL BE TALKING?













To learn more about the present speakers of the conference please click HERE

So in case i got you as excited about this event as i am you can still buy some tickets by clicking
HERE




Here is the Schedule from 12 pm to 6 pm:



12:00 - 12:45Check-in

Session 1:

WHAT

13:00Introduction Session 1
13:15Mark Dybul
"A social movement to fight AIDS, malaria and tb and end the epidemics"
13:35Danny Resnic
"Condoms: Consumer Protection or Consumer Deception? The Marketing Myth is Exposed"
13:55Saijai Liangpunsakul
"My m-Health Journey: How technology and empathy can change lives"
14:15TED Talk
Video
14:25Exhibitor Adrain Chesser
"I have something to tell you"

Session 2:

HOW

15:40Introduction Session 2
15:45Conchita Wurst
"The Unstoppable Future of Love, Respect and Tolerance"
16:05Regan Hofmann
"Sex and Secrets"
16:25Piano performance by Albert Frantz
Franz Liszt: Études d'exécution transcendante (selection)
16:40Bill Roedy
"MTV vs HIV—how media can save lives"
17:00Vivienne Westwood
"Who are our Rulers - and what can we do?"
17:20Closing Speech



SEE YOU THERE!!
MB


Enrique Gomez De Molina

So while doing some research for a New Project of mine (it will be GRAND) i came upon this artist from Miami Beach called Enrique Gomez De Molina.

I couldn't really trust my eyes at first - or maybe my brain had to re-adjust the data my eyes were delivering and processing it to an opinion in my head which was AMAZING. I went kuku looking at his art! the detail! the colors! the patience put into every single piece!


But it also didn't take me long to find our that the Artist is was once imprisioned :/ for trafficking protected wildlife... guess art always has his dark sides. but i still cant take my sight of his amazing pieces! Please have a look for yourself
I was trying to get in contact with him and his Gallery in Miami the - Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in Miami FL - but unfortunately it closed down in 2013. So i wasn't able to get an Interview with Enrique.
I guess his Art says more then you would like to hear anyway.












MB


All Eyes On.... PAM HOGG

I remember sitting in my room in my hometown Wels when i was about 14 years old and listening to "Siouxie and the Banshees" and looking them up in the internet - wish was more of a task as a pleasure at that time believe me.

What cought my eye was the AMAZING crazy costumes Siouxie Sioux was wearing - thank god for credits - the dress was by PAM HOGG.

Back then as now i was completely fascinated and attracted to/by independent strong women who frankly just don't give a fuck. So the combination of Siouxie Sioux and Pam Hogg was almost to good to be true ;)


About Pam:
Pam Hogg studied at the Glasgow School of Art, where she won the Newbury Medal of Distinction, the Frank Warner Memorial Medal, the Leverhulme Scholarship and the Royal Society of Arts Bursary, which subsequently took her on to further study at the Royal College of Art in London, where she gained her Masters of Art degree.
Pam Hogg’s first catwalk show was with the collective ”Hyper Hyper’ in 1985. Pam and her collections gained immediate press attention. 

 







In 1989, “Warrior  Queen”, her  fiercely titled sixth and final group show won her the cover of ID magazine. She left Hyper Hyper that same year and relocated to a small self contained shop parallel to Carnaby Street in the heart of Soho. She continued to create, produce and direct her own London Fashion Week Catwalk Shows for a further six seasons. Her clients ranged from Debbie Harry and Siouxsie Sioux to Björk, Kylie Minogue and Paula Yates.









PAM GOES MUSIC

its actually quite the next thing to do if you are friends with "the pogues", Debbie Harry, Björk and Paula Yates.

So in 1993 her band PAMDOLL opened for Blondie and the Raincoats.



The resulting videos ‘Opel Eyes’ and ‘Electricman’ were viewed by a whole new unexpected audience via youtube and myspace as well as the exhibition itself. This direct access and exposure regenerated a new found interest in Pam’s work and pushed her back into the spotlight resulting in media attention from magazines including Vogue and ID.



MB





 

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