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  19/06/2003
A parcel from Miss Dentzminger
Thank you. I got yesterday a parcel from miss dentzminger with some artwork in it. I just open it a little bit because I would like to documentary the full opening of that parcel with Niels and a camera. He is busy because he has a premiere next Sunday. Monday will be the day and then we all can share that moment. I can not wait.

by dirk cieslak, berlin
 

  18/05/2003
TOPIC OF THE WEEK: MONEY
I think, we don't need this topic of the week thing any more, because I have the feeling, all of you have fun in writing things and we share lots of interesting articles... BUT... since Ralf our webmaster mastermind built this matrix on the left on the workspace where you can see how many articles are written to the different topics, I feel a little compassion with the poor topic of MONEY on which no one likes to write, it seems. Lets help money to find its way back into the center of our lives also on this platform, ok? by zebu kluth, berlin
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  13/05/2003
INVITATION to MUTATION Berlin # 1 (Quick Translation)
Next Wednesday we will have a first public MUTATION night at the sopheinsaele, our homebase theatre... Following a quick translation of the invitation for journalists, collegues, theatre directors and so on...

If you are in Berlin, come along, you're invited!

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MUTATION BERLIN #01

Wednesday, 21.05. 2003, 9 p.m.
Sophiensæle, Hochzeitssaal, 3rd Floor
Sophienstrasse 18, Berlin-Mitte

with
Dirk Cieslak, Zebu Kluth, Ralph Linhof, Ralf Chille, Niels Bormann u.a.

Since 2002 Lubricat is working on MUTATION, a project on Globalization and the Living in the Cities of the globalized world.
The first visits to our partnercities Richmond/Virginia, Buenos Aires, Lagos and Shanghai were made sucessfully. The besic structures are developed. In August 2003 MUTATION will start the real production phase and will be back in Berlin in Summer 2004.

MUTATION BERLIN #01
Shows the development of the project these days.

- Presentation of the project MUTATION
- Presentation of the website ? www.mutation-workspace.de
- Travelstories
- Video - Music - Drinks

We want to invite you to have a look on our work and the developement of MUTATION and to have a nice international evening with us. by zebu kluth, berlin
 

  12/05/2003
Lollywood: Mutation Garage Production, Lagos/Nigeria (MGP)
MGP Lagos got founded on a initial meeting on Friday morning the 9th at the Mainland Hotel in Ebute Meta by Makinde Adeniran, Niji Akanni, Olakunle Dada and Kabat Esosa Egbon in collaboration with Dirk Cieslak and Pierre Bazin. Coordinator became Ejiro Obuks-Edenya.
We agreed to produce a digital video movie for the mutation project in February 2004 instead of a theatre performance. We believe that a video fit much better to the cultural environment of Lagos and Nigeria. Lagos is home of the Nigerian home movie industry who dominate the West African movie market. The area of Surelere in Lagos is called Lollywood. Our new partners from Lagos have experiences as writers, directors and actors in the home movie industry. Niji Akanni was trained as movie director in Bollywood, Bombay/India.
Together we set up a time mode, a work schema how we go to develop the project and in what way we go to produce/post produce in February 2004 in Lagos. To get a working arrangement was not easy and some risk is involved because of extreme thin budget we have today. We have to spend all the money that was supposed to bring the Nigerian artist to Germany for the final production in Lagos. It is now one of our main priorities to open other resources getting these guys in 2004 to Europe.

Shortly before we left to the airport we went to the France cultural institute MAISON DE FRANCE to meet Director Joel Bertrand a second time to present results of our groundwork in Lagos. Mr. Bertrand offered to host our project at Maison de France. After get wracked with the project on the iceberg of the German Goethe Institute in Lagos we are double grateful for the offering of these support and cooperation.
In spite of the fact the Heinrich Boell Foundation is not doing work on the culture sector, the Director of the Lagos branch, Dr. Axel Harneit-Sievers, offered us well further support for our project.

Special Thanks for the patience, support and engagement to the following people: Toyin Akinosho scientist and writer who gave us some Lagos inside. Jahman Oladejo Anikuapo, Editor of Sunday Guardian Newspaper, Greg Obong-Oshotse Editor and Sola Balogun and Agahta Edo from Daily Independent, McPhilips Nwachukwu, Ass. Arts Editor/Head Literary Desk Vanguard newspaper. The writer Toni Kan and Terhemen Agbedeh. Kunle Tejveso from Glendora. The musician Tunde Kuboye (Jazz38). Chike Nwagbogu from Nimbus Art Centre. Mr. Barrot from the France Embassy and...
I beg for mercy not to name all the people who showed so much interest for our project and supported our groundwork to establish MUTATION in Lagos. Our little global network is complied now. by dirk cieslak, berlin
vanguard press about mutation lagos 15.05.2003
 

  06/05/2003
lagos nigeria 2
It is hot. I am cooking in my own water. We make some progress here. The side get filed with writers from Lagos. Meet a guy in these Cybercafe while the power was down. Start talking about MUTATION. Now he has already a guest log in and is writing his first commend to some article from shanghai. Some times things are surprisingly easy here. Tomorrow we have audition day, Thursday we do presswork, go to see a shakespeare adaption in a high school, buying nigerian homemovies and going ready for a initial meeting on friday morning with our collaborates. Everything goes in a direction of producing a video here in Lagos. All remainds me of the making of our production Africa in the Tacheles 4.floor in january in the Tacheles in Berlin. No heating. Starting with cleaning the floor by myself on my birthday and giving blankets and hot tea with rum to the audience to keep them warm trough the performance. Now we are on the way to the National Theatre, meeting actors. Thanks to Makinde who arranged it. He is one of the few poeple in Nigera who can make his living with theatre. By the way, the national theatre is a huge place. Closed most of the year. So we meet just oposite were you find some stalls selling drings and food... by dirk cieslak, berlin
 

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