PHOTO EXHIBITION / MARKUS MEHRING
” CUBA / DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE “
at the COCO LOCO
Berneckerstraße 23 / Bochum / Germany
2nd November 2018 until summer 2019
If you like to see my photos at… …no no no, let me start again…. If you like to indulge oneself by spanish food, to feel the spell of vine and like to spend your time with nice fellows, then I can strongly recommend you the COCO LOCO in Bochum.
Dive into the tender and tempting explosion of the senses. Enjoy the taste, the music, the wonderful atmosphere and the beautiful sight of your loved one framed by a modest photo print of me in the background on the wall.
That’s what I call a romantic date.
Just in time for the 3rd anniversary of POINT BLANK on the 31st of March, I splashed out a website for me. 🙂
The reason was that I could never provide an overview of my portfolio on requests. Voila … … problem solved!
At this point I would like to thank everyone for the great time, the fun we had, all the inspiration and the wonderful exchange.
..so, but now I’m going to party that! 😀
cheers, xoxo, Markus
— A JETAMELE/POINT BLANK POJECT —
The last mine here in Bochum were closed down decades ago. This here is not to complain and struggle with history and changes. People here are used to changes and cope with it in a very positive way. This is about that people here in Bochum and the whole Ruhr Area keep the legacy of mining and steel factories precious, because this era shaped the mentality of people living here or moved to that place from all over Europe.
At elementary school we sang every friday the traditional of the “Steigerlied”, which described in a proud way the all days life of a miner. If we behaved well that week, our teacher Mrs Kutscher allowed us to sing even the third verse of that song, that include the words “..and he wear the leather on his ass..” ….sure, giggling and smiling all over the class room.
I never worked at the mine pit. From the age of 16 to 20 I worked at the steel factory… …but there were always this proud solidarity with the miners. Even during my study at the mining school of applied science the professors greeted every morning with the miners salute ‘Glückauf’ (means something like to have a lucky way up to daylight).
In this sense
Please see as well Andrea’s impressions about the mine pit in Bochum at JETAMELE !!!
YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR FAMILY. BUT YOU CAN’T CHOOSE YOUR FOOTBALL TEAM!
…so I end up with the VfL Bochum. …and I’m proud of it! We are the only team which can say that after 167 year after we get founded, the best times are still ahead! We reached the german cup final in 1968 and 1988. But… We played twice in the Europe-League… …we reached the best sixteen in 1997… …we supported with 15.000 supporters our team in Liege/Belgium in 2004, but again ‘but’…
…BUT (and this ‘but’ is different!) WE are proud of our boys! We are proud of the boys who left team and play now in world cup winning team for Germany! We love every goal, every victory… …and we love to see us every second saturday, the same familiar ugly faces and the same wishes to get successful one day, because the faith in that is so precious.