Being Somewhere Postcard Edition  2009

Set of ten postcards, produced in an edition of 250 by Bernd Milla / Künstlerhäuser Worpswede.

Each postcard features an image and a short accompanying text based on a project developed during a residency at Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, Germany, which originally took the form of a video and a blog.

Another day and another trip to pretty much the same place. There was something quite consistent going on here, I’d been thinking.

No, I urged myself: I must try not to be disheartened by the fact that I’d already seen everything there was to see here before. For that, in itself, wasn’t a reason to stop being here.

The last time I’d come this way I’d been struck by how much I’d liked it, I didn’t like it so much this time. It was still good, but just not good in such a remarkable way.

I began to feel an overwhelming sense of failure. I’d achieved nothing. What irritated me most however was the banality of this failure: I seemed to have been defeated by nothing more than the fact that the weather had been bad.

At one point I picked up what I felt was rather a nice stick, then got tired of carrying it, so left it behind. It wasn’t such a nice stick after all, I must have decided.