Quarteira / Algarve, 3.11.20

Department minute protocols

Berlin, 14.1.98

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.

Berlin, 21.5.95

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.

Berlin, 17.8.94

Continues, distant

machine sound, like a fan

or an airconditioner. It rains,

the sound of cars driving on a

wet road.

22:24 Leafing through a magazine.

22:25 „

22:26 „

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

bad music.

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.

Berlin, 26.10.94

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



Berlin, 23.10.95

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.

Venedig, 10.6.99



___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. __________________________________________________________


Berlin, 27.11.94

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.

Wien, 16.09.94

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………………

23:31 …………

23:32 …………

23:33 … Sports commentator on a

car race…

Venedig, 17.7.95

Hotel room, lagoonsoutside, window

open… lapping.

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

her teeth.

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.

Berlin, 3.10.94

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.

Berlin, 13.11.94

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.

Melbourne, 15.12.94

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.

Louder: footsteps

23:58 Coughing. She comes back, goes into the

kitchen and back into the other room.

Berlin, 3.8.94

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.

Wien, 11.9.94

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?

Toast? Toast!

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

leek sauce…

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

brown rice…

00:27 Pardon? …… Means: He served

us……screaming Käuze and owls in the


00:28 … together with espresso dopio

and grappa.

Berlin, 27.12.96

Outside cars pass, all as

usual. She has a phone call.

00:20 Hello, Tanja here, are you still

there? ……

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


……what?…she laughs……………….

louder: what?……

00:24 Probably… she laughs

again……………….. call again



London, 3.4.95

The window is open, airconditioner in

the bathroom

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.

Berlin, 22.7.94

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…

like love.

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

like heaven…

Berlin, 13.8.94

A ridiculous 1950’s anti-marijuana

film is on TV:

00:37 Appropriate music,

00:38 dramatically escalating.

Engine noise increased to an accident,

        • wow! – Lots of excitement

00:39 and shouting, amarican dialogues

in the sense of: Everything’s gonna be


00:40 Endtitle – switching:

nuts-weekend-tit show.

Berlin, 17.7.94

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.

00:46 Ditto.

00:47 Ditto.

00:48 Ditto, i.e. nothing unusual


00:49 Ditto – no. You can hear a door,

but otherwise…

Berlin, 30.8.95

It is unusually quiet, hardly any cars,

no other noises either.

00:56 A short cough from the

other room.

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,

news broadcast?

00:59 And so on.

Berlin, 12.7.94

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

Duisburg____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________TV is switched on, water is running______________________________

01:03 Advertising for telephone sex. (is

sung): 0190 44 11 11________________________________________________________

Germany’s hottest sex number: 0

190 98 98 98_____________________________________________________________

Girls for free. 0 190 433 433 – only forty


01:04 …testing all power flirt lines for only 80


0 190 6 times the 6 – the hottest dates


01:05 I give it to you until you can’t

brake anymore…___________________________________________________________

Dial this very day: 077 1108 – Call


New: 69 50 00: the price hit!________________________________________

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. _______________________________________________________

Berlin, 12.1.95

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


Zürich, 7.6.00

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,

I drink.

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

like that.]

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

01:30 conversation.

Berlin, 26.11.94

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

passes outside.

She pisses – flush.

01:37 A moment of silence, then the sound

of blinds in the bedroom. Footsteps

        • she comes.

01:38 What?

Can you open that at the back for


I have such a tight knot there… …

The knot is opened.

01:39 She goes.

Brüssel, 16.6.94

02:25 Zipper.

02:26 Rustling.

02:27 Water–.

02:28 Heart patterned blanket.

02:29 –

Paris, 14.6.94

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

is Capricorn?

03:10 –

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.

Brüssel, 17.6.94

04:19 Yes, maybe like that…

04:20 Yes, interesting…

04:21 –

04:22 –

04:23 –

04:24 –

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

down again.



Mexico-City, 24.10.99

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,

spanish conversations…

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…

22:42 ………………………………..again

infrequently passing cars…

22:43 only ever from left to right, it’s

a one-way street.



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