I’m building a collection of prints playing with the concepts in this story I’m working on, and the slow, laborious process of printmaking – rolling out ink, cutting stencils, inventing new tools to draw with, etching marks into the ink – allows time to let the mind wander into new ideas.
(I’m really obsessed with the different textures that can be achieved with monoprint, they have a quality that is difficult to replicate in any other media.)
For my 29th* birthday, we went to International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).
I first went to IFFR a few years ago, while Dan was living in Amsterdam, and the films we saw left a huge impression on me (particularly unforgettable was Liu Jiayin’s Oxhide II which is one of my favourite films ever). There is something I love about the city of Rotterdam too, it has so much modern architecture, but it also has a great feeling of space and its public artworks and sculptures have a bold and cheeky edge. Because the festival takes place in so many venues across the city, it’s a great way to explore Rotterdam and its galleries, restaurants, bars and cafés.
( I took lots of pictures on my harinezumi camera while I was there: click here. )