Once upon a time – 2002, I think: a moment with Michel Majerus in Berlin – trying to rebuild an intensive moment in Berlin – Helke made a little film –
• we were crossing a broad street -
– sunny afternoon near a water tower – him with a white shirt – pulling his bicycle –
He came from Luxemburg – via Stuttgart – no problem with a synagogue –
In Berlin – I was born – we walked some hours on the sunny side of the street ... World War II? – go to Los Angeles? – make paintings – big ones – come back as Massproduct – of Cells – of Atoms – and –
Yours Thomas B.
Main image: Michel Majerus, if we are dead, so it is, 2000, installation view at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne. Courtesy: Estate of Michel Majerus and Wikimedia Commons
First published in Issue 200