Published: December 19th 2011October 31st 2011
Let's recap if you're only reading this one:
It all started in May - Vancouver, Brazil, Copenhagen, France, Sweden - big events we were working in each place. Then a summer of festivals and events and now, here we are, just before Mexico.
A quick run down of events:
There was KulturSYDhavn, round 2. It went well. It was combined with a mobile hacking workshop so that was really interesting, and followed up with my good friend Christian welcoming his daughter, Katinka into the world - congratulations to you all! Then we had a fairly hectic insane fall - a quick trip to Berlin as part of a visit with Nick and Ben - my good Canadian friends who have now twice come to Denmark so that was fantastic. A Copenhagen Burlesque, short but lovely as usual. A new apartment - oh yes, our fabulous penthouse in the sky is now gone and we are on the ground floor of the middle of the city - across the street from Copenhagen burlesque actually and despite the fact that as I type this, 1:50 am on a Sunday and there is a party in the wine bar that's attached
to my computer room, I am super happy. It is a cosy apartment - very small but feeling like home, and right outside is a 'piazza' if you will, Vesterbro square, right in the center of hipsterville, so full of fun shops, bars, restaurants and two theatres that I could walk to in less than 2 minutes if I was really taking my time. It's great! However, moving in has been madness.
During the three month move in period where we had two apartments, we tried to move a bit every weekend, but moving down six flights of stairs is tough, and so is parking in the middle of the city to unload, not to mention moving from 117m2 to 89. So it's been special. Add to that a crazy schedule with workshops in different cities in Denmark, two museums to install our installations at, and an upcoming trip to Mexico and one month to finish it all up in and the stress was high.
Seeing as how we were going crazy, we thought it would be fun to have a housewarming party. On Halloween - hence, our Halloween HouseWarming. It was actually quite perfect and wonderful to
see all our friends amidst all the madness. We actually managed to get everything done, install at the Culture Yard, our Tesla exhibit, the Magic "wayback" Mirror at the technical museum, do workshops in Aalborg and Roskilde and make a Talking Tree for a Culture Night in copenhagen. Not bad! Also we published a new website for the company: www.geekphysical.com and started a newsletter, you can add yourself to the subscription list here if you'd like: http://eepurl.com/hUM6M
So then...completely trashed and broken, we headed for Mexico.
No wait, I totally forgot. We also went to Oslo and Stockholm. hahaha, the day before we went to Mexico.
Oslo was actually a couple weeks before and was a nice two day getaway to work on a museum piece for the Silent Theater that we've travelled with before (Thank you Kirstine and Charlie for having us along!) it was a great city and so much to see, it was really peaceful and beautiful and good to see everyone in great spirits after the horrific events of the 2011 summer in Oslo. The city was well kept, the people were kind, and amazingly, I understood Norweigan just fine, they actually pronounce
their words, thankyouverymuch, so being that their pronounciation is a bit different (read: they do it), but the words are the same as Danish it was actually much easier for me. Interesting.
Somewhere in this weekend in between our friends Peter and Sirid got married, to a 10 hairdryer salute - it was beautiful and they drove away in a rocket propelled car. I'm not kidding. :P Peter is our friend building submarines and rockets and Sirid is a brilliant videographer working on amazing stories in Cairo mostely. As a side note, Dzl and I have joined forces with Copenhagen Suborbitals and Dzl is working on rockets and me on submarines. :) It's our new Wednesday night activity and is a nice break from the computer screen.
Stockholm was a 24 hour visit to put up the Touching Booth from France as part of the 'nerd corner'. It was a lot of fun and we had some great reactions from people who were encountering our Cold Feet Interactive Wedding Bouquet for the first time and were convinced it would electrocute them, instead of simply reading their emotional state. Ah well.
THEN the next day we
went to Mexico. (Scroll down the page for more photos!)
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