Quarteira / Algarve, 3.11.20
Department minute protocols
20:44 The quiet lying of the magazines.
Outside cars pass. (As always.)
20:45 The working of the nervous system.
Outside cars pass.
20:47 Outside cars pass.
22:23 She keeps walking back and forth,
through the kitchen: PVC. The big
room: Wooden floor. The hall and
into the office: too
22:24 Wooden floor. Nothing else is to
be heard: Only the sound of beautiful
shoes in motion.
22:25 Break. Again footsteps.
machine sound, like a fan
or an airconditioner. It rains,
the sound of cars driving on a
22:24 Leafing through a magazine.
22:27 [Writing noises]
22:28 Infrequent leafing through
a magazine again.
Santiago de Chile, 26.11.96 / Five minutes for dessert.
22:35 The hero thinks. Far in the backround,
from the hotel speakers: very
22:36 The hero thinks, his thoughts cannot
cannot be heard. They are swirled
around by fragments and explanations
from a, pagan, antichristian
encyclopedia, which he read the whole day
22:37 through. From the beginning G, from
Geburt (birth), Hekate (hecate) Hel and Horus to the end
H. Two guests cough.
Kitchen clatter, restaurant noise.
22:39 This is supposedly the best restaurant in Chile – pagan are also
the thoughts to the meaning of the vegetables on the plate.
22:40 Cooking as healing. Eating as
Garlic cloves in sugar crust.
Outside cars pass.
22:54 Rustle of bed linen. The
heating pipes gurgle.
22:55 Sobbing? Tatjana?
22:56 The fridge twitters. The
heating pipes can still be heard, as well.
22:57 Again and again a sighing and
Usual place, usual sounds.
23:01 She writes, I write. She
sighs, I do not.
23:02 She writes, I write.
23:03 A dog bells on the street. She
writes, I write.
23:04 I leaf through the pages of a
contract. She writes and sighs.
___TV and water running._________________________________________________
23:09 I always went out with guys two
inches smaller than me… She puts on
her nightgown. _____________________________________________________
23:10 She walks over to the bathroom.
Spanish sounding music from the TV: a
23:11 She takes some pills. The soap
gets sentimental. __________________________________________________________
Two altar candles burn on long
iron bars, otherwise nothing, except
for the sound of the heating: a
distant, hollow landlord grin.
And: outside cars pass.
23:15 She coughs briefly.
23:16 Exactly. There is a film about people living in subway shafts in New
York, who eat people…
23:17 Page turning.
23:18 Page turning.
The TV is on: a soccer game.
Traffic noise through the open
23:28 From the TV: An interview with
a soccer coach…
23:29 Bundesliga table announcements.
Braking and approaching trucks.
23:30 ………… a tram………………
23:33 … Sports commentator on a
Hotel room, lagoonsoutside, window
23:29 She looks at her battered
feet, the right one…
23:30 – Somone whistles, a complete
melody, that happens often here – and
the left one.
23:31 The toilet seat is folded down,
pissing sounds, toilet paper.
23:32 The flush. There she is again: new
toothbrush… actually here…
Opening of the package.
Buenos Aires, 24.11.95
Through the open window: the sound of the
23:47 She is in the bathroom and brushes
23:48 the tap is turned on –
water is running – and
closed again. Footsteps in
the bathroom – a zipper.
23:50 She removes her make-up: the eyes, the
mouth. Footsteps: She comes out of
the bathroom, unbuttoning her dress.
23:52 She hums.
Water runns. Traffic noise through the
the open window.
23:56 No more water runns.
23:57 Noises from the bathroom, a
creaking door, footsteps.
23:58 All as usual.
Noises from the radiators,
sometims gurgling, sometimes more
trickling, occasionally a
lapping like running water.
23:54 Footsteps, coughing.
23:55 Outside cars pass.
23:56 A loud, cold breath, then
23:57 Movements on the couch.
The video recorder disply flashes leisurely to itself. Fridge.
23:54 The leather couch creaks with every
movement. Noise out of the
bathroom: snorting, coughing
23:55 She reaches for her cigarettes and
goes into the other room.
23:56 The noise in the head, the
working nervous system, takes
over, whenever there is
silence for a moment. Water
23:57 runns. Teeth are being brushed.
23:58 Coughing. She comes back, goes into the
kitchen and back into the other room.
Cars a passing by.
23:55 Footsteps and whistling. The
toothbrushing is over.
23:57 Have you brushed your teeth yet?
Yes. Leafing through a book.
23:58 Hm. quieter: Hm. Footsteps take
23:59 TV dialogues.
00:00 The day has passed, without
stopping, without becoming aware of this
passing nor giving awareness to it.
Noise from an airconditioner.
00:19 … I am very unpoetic, aunt
Martha… yesterday with aunt Martha…
we could bring in again listlessly…
00:20 This country house consists of
buildings… the view of the plain is
blocked by a small fort….
00:21 Chewing noises
The baron’s houskeeper is called
Feodora and cooks incredibly well…. `t
was utter madness….
00:22 …The first thing you get – what?
00:23 Toast…. with peperonata und
garlic…garlic, very important….
00:24 The ripping open of a
plastic packaging (potato chips or the like)
…primi piatti…(incomprehensible)… and
00:25 Chewing noises in the backround
…secondi piatti was arranged by the baron
himself. To permit us the indulgence of his
hospitality… cooked quail on
00:27 Pardon? …… Means: He served
us……screaming Käuze and owls in the
00:28 … together with espresso dopio
Outside cars pass, all as
usual. She has a phone call.
00:20 Hello, Tanja here, are you still
00:21 I’ve called before, it
was always busy…… Is it so
00:22 She goes to the toilet with the
cordless telephone, you can no longer
understand her but she continues on the telephone.
What? …… (incomprehensible)
00:23 …right down the
00:24 Probably… she laughs
again……………….. call again
The window is open, airconditioner in
00:23 …sending you my friend
Maria – better not…
00:24 The hero has a rash on his face
and on his chest.
00:25 Strange, that nobody is saying
About what? About my rash.
00:26 I think you only got it in the
bar, some allergic condition.
00:27 A bit hiphop, a bit
car, a laugh.
00:28 …another little
schnaps… the noise of cars, to it
„Tatütata“ – i.e.: too late. …never ends…
00:29 An omnibus.
00:30 The sound of a
match igniting, and another
00:31 The usual.
00:32 The usual.
00:33 The usual and me drinking.
00:34 The usual ebbs away a bit. A
lolling, a chair moves back. …
and actually everything should be
A ridiculous 1950’s anti-marijuana
film is on TV:
00:37 Appropriate music,
00:38 dramatically escalating.
Engine noise increased to an accident,
00:39 and shouting, amarican dialogues
in the sense of: Everything’s gonna be
00:40 Endtitle – switching:
00:43 The usual noises, they seem to be
a little malicious, almost grinning.
00:44 Rhythmic soccer world championship winner’s
car honking, but still imbedded in the rest.
00:45 The usual noises.
00:48 Ditto, i.e. nothing unusual
00:49 Ditto – no. You can hear a door,
It is unusually quiet, hardly any cars,
no other noises either.
00:56 A short cough from the
00:57 The TV set is switched on –
loud – and immediately turned down.
00:58 Blah Blah Blah… male voice. Nothing
can be understood: It sounds important,
00:59 And so on.
00:59 Footsteps…then I
had had a toothache…
1:00 …then, well…cars pass.
Although I’m already totally shielding myself,
still there is one coming from time to time…
1:01 Still cars… and Judith doesn’t even
know them… they met once
though… and didn’t talk to each other.
1:02 Only cars
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01:03 Advertising for telephone sex. (is
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01:05 I give it to you until you can’t
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01:06 …The german-polish love line…___________________________________
A trailer for a television film: She is
16…Sexy Lissy: tomorrow 20:15…__________________________________
01:07 The hero smokes and waits, drinks beer
and smokes, it’s unbearably quiet.
There is a fashion show on television,
accompanied by Strauss waltzes. Lilo
Wanders moderates. _______________________________________________________
The usual (It’s this room
01:09 She pisses.
01:10 Nobody is speaking, nothing can be heard.
All noises are in the head.
01:11 Toiletflushing and footsteps, her
business is done.
01:12 The zipper of one boot,
then the other.
01:13 She walks back into the other
01:22 The shutters are down,
nevertheless, you can hear nocturnal
traffic noise, starting motorcycles, close by
and distant cars pass by. She
comes out of the shower, the floorboards
Do you want some more?
01:23 She refills wine… she wraps
herself into the bed… she yawns. She drinks,
01:24 Cardoors slam.
01:25 The tinnitus in my head (is
01:26 Distant conversations on the street,
Shouting. [The window facing the street
must be closed, you can’t sleep
01:27 Noises like a car race,
far away, but for that matter racing cars
are always far away.
01:28 The telephone rings.
Say, do you know where this place is?
Yes, hang on…
01:29 … Wasserwerkstrasse or
Wasserwehrstrasse 89 A.
Not every taxi driver knows that, you see.
No, of course not…… telephone: 076-
076- 58006585… Okay, I thank
you for this
Water runs in the bathroom.
01:33 A loud, multiple hitting
against the mirror. A sigh,
01:34 Footsteps across the room and
back to the bathroom.
Teeth brushing noises.
01:35 The water is turned off, footsteps
again, a smile and a balm.
01:36 A pretty loud roaring car
She pisses – flush.
01:37 A moment of silence, then the sound
of blinds in the bedroom. Footsteps
Can you open that at the back for
I have such a tight knot there… …
The knot is opened.
01:39 She goes.
02:28 Heart patterned blanket.
03:08 …just like with braids…… do
you know what Katrin said to Beate
today?: You look like a rag.
You look like a rag?
03:09 Do you even know who else
03:11 I believe nobody – unless I hear
it for myself…
03:12 I said: Unless I
see it for myself.
03:13 Oh, my.
04:19 Yes, maybe like that…
04:20 Yes, interesting…
Singapur → London, 31.12.94
Boeing 747 (jumbo-jet): air conditioning blower,
flight noise. The heros strechted out
as well as possible.
05:33 Hang on… I just have to cover myself
up – there, now you can lie
22:34 Through the open window that’s facing
the street, the noises
of a busy street…
22:35 It’s mostly taxis, almost
exclusively VW-Beetles, from 22:36 and
other brands too, in most cases with a broken,
crackling exhaust …
22:37 Inside a hotel room, in front of
the open window…
22:38 The hero: typing noises…
22:39 A parking car, the doors,
22:40 In moments of silence it becomes
clear, how much more there still is,
in the …
22:41 distance, constantly… as a basis, above
which everything else just emerges…
infrequently passing cars…
22:43 only ever from left to right, it’s
a one-way street.