ElH Reports
Once it was a blog about art and people in Zurich and then it got so bored, so bored.

December 21 2012, 06:49 PM

Filed Under:  announce  
In the new 2013 ElH Reports will be turn in to something new. Till then, I`m going on a long of-line to work it out and to work on other things on the way.
Merry Christmas and a super happy New Year! 
(Picture by Kisabom)

In the new 2013 ElH Reports will be turn in to something new. Till then, I`m going on a long of-line to work it out and to work on other things on the way.

Merry Christmas and a super happy New Year! 

(Picture by Kisabom)

December 10 2012, 10:46 AM

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I want to write ten thousand pages. But already I see that I’m repeating myself. I’m repeating myself.


Don DeLillo, Cosmopolis

(Yes, I’m repeating myself)

December 07 2012, 09:00 AM

Filed Under:  review  video  

The Humping Pact shrouds itself in elaborate art-speak, but there’s no getting around the fact that it’s about naked men fervently humping their way through desolate environments - from abandoned coal mines to landfill sites. But don’t dismiss it as a Spencer Tunick rip-off or dystopian gay porn, The Humping Pact is a mesmerising meditation on the human body’s relationship to the environment and our desire to conceive of the impossible. It even offers insights into the fallibility of man - the mission statement speaks about “the nature of dissemination, the will to conquer, and illusions of grandeur,” although there’s obviously plenty of irony at play as well.

The founders of The Humping Pact are Berlin-based artists Dmitry Paranyushkin and Diego Agullo who focus their affections on dysfunctional spaces with creative potential. Through their intimate relations with barren landscapes, they hope to release latent tension by channeling it through their bodies, all the while while anticipating an unattainable release.

For the latest installment in The Humping Pact, premiered here on Dazed, Paranyushkin and Agullo went to the Dolomites in northern Italy. “When we arrived to Centrale di Fies it was like love at first sight, we knew immediately that we wanted to do something there. The river, the dam and the empty reservoir that exudes exhaustion all attracted us,” Paranyushkin remembers, adding “it was dangerous, because it was easy to fall over into the dam. I nearly drowned at some point, but nothing really serious,” he shrugs, unfazed, “when we did a film in Brussels, we had to run from security.” 

December 05 2012, 09:17 PM

Filed Under:  announce  art  design  work  PhotoSketch  

Last night, at the launch of ElH Jewelry at ERARTA Galleries Zurich. Thank you my dear friends for supporting my Projects, collecting Kisaboms and wearing my Jewelry! Meesha, you`re my star! 

Brilliant job photographs by 8:pm Zurich

More pictures at http://8pm.ch/2012/12/el-h-jewelry-launch/

December 04 2012, 01:02 PM

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Tonight, we`re excited to present our jewelry project to our friends! It`ll be the launch of a limited edition, handmade and unique jewelry inspired by Art, Words, Truth and Nonsense. It`s different. It`s ElH Jewelry.


November 30 2012, 09:00 AM

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ElH Jewelry at Friends of Carlotta!

November 28 2012, 09:53 AM

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November 16 2012, 11:25 AM

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Filed Under:  lecture  

Cognitively we don’t know and will never discover what occasions the cause of our existence, we don’t know the purpose of our existence and we don’t know why we have to disappear from here once we have been placed here, I don’t know, why I have to live this fragmentary existence, which happened to be my lot, instead of a life that perhaps does exist somewhere. Why did I get this lot? This sex, this body, this awareness, this geographic setting, this fate, this language, this history, this rented room?


Imre Kertész, from Kaddish for an Unborn Child

I can’t find good excerpts in English. I wish I could post a lot from Gályanapló (Galley Boat-Log) or Valaki más: a változás krónikája (Someone Other: The Cronicle of the Changing). Imre Kertész, a writer who changed my life, yesterday announced he won’t write anymore.

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November 13 2012, 09:19 PM

Filed Under:  review  art  

Nude Men in Art History.

I think it`s a great idea to have just a little overview on men nude in the history of art. Thank you Leopold Museum for reminding that nude in art is not only female stuff.

Pierre & Gilles, Vive la France, 2006 © Privatsammlung, Courtesy Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont

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October 29 2012, 10:37 AM

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October 23 2012, 10:11 AM

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I exist only when I am writing. I am nothing when I am not writing. I am fully a stranger to myself, when I am not writing. Yet when I am writing, you cannot see me. No one can see me. You can watch a director directing, a singer singing, an actor acting, but no one can see what writing is.


Ingeborg Bachmann [ + ] (25 June 1926 – 17 October 1973),

from her acceptance speech for the Anton-Wildgans-Preis received in 1972

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October 21 2012, 10:29 PM

Filed Under:  interview  Zurich  

Friday, October 29th, Modesuisse fashion show, I`m totally exited. During the break I caught a glimpse of Meesha Chang, the director of Erarta Galleries Zürich, too many people but here is a quiet corner, so Meesha tell me… 

ElH: Do you think people initially wear clothes bc of shame, glory or guilt? 

MC: I think people wear clothes for “glory” but all of these emotions are connected. If “shame” is the absence of glory we need to enhance this “guilt” and heighten it to bring it to the feeling of desire. Clothes can create desire or disgust. 

I read once that “clothes are to keep our bodies warm and dry, fashion is to show our innermost dreams..” Naked is beautiful. To get naked or to this naked state is the point or goal- not strip poker persay but getting to the essence or purity of a thing. Being naked one feels a sense of freedom if there is balance and all the right elements or lighting :) hahahahha are in place. This naked state is made fascinating by mystery and anticipation - symbolic through clothes. What we choose to wear or have to wear on our little bodies represents our innerlife, innerkingdom, our relationship to the world and to self.  

I also think if we did not wear clothes we would be very distracted by eachother and unable to concentrate on the braincommunication if the body is exposed. So we need to cover up to work and focus on the face :) 

ElH: Can you imagine wearing no clothes at all? And if yes, why? 

MC: I love clothes I love fashion. However, everyday you should also be naked and feel the sensation of no clothes even if just for a few seconds, and love it too. As soon as I come in the door home I always shed my clothes because I want to come back to myself. In this state you want to feel no shame no guilt, no glory, no clothes.