Yesterday our show was over. Actually it was a only one day show because we’ve been installing works also Monday and Tuesday, but many people came to see yesterday. I enjoyed:) For this couple of days I was really busy preparing for exhibition and practicing the piano, I couldn’t spend the time to prepare for visa and study Germany. From today I resume!
I could get 5 recommendation letters somehow. In all likelihood I can get a visa, maybe. From now on I’ll adjust all contents of documents so that there’s no contradiction. Hope everything’s gonna be all right:)
Today resident registration was done smoothly. From now on I have to prepare some kinds of documents towards getting visa while making a work, oh, I’m busy. And also I wanna learn German language more seriously, I’d be busy further…! But I’ll do it little by little:)
Japanese friends asked me whether i did not be harmed with the flood damage. Berlin, where I live, is located in eastern Germany, far from the damaged west. There is rather less rain in the east. Don’t worry, Berlin is okay. Above all, I pray for the repose of souls of the victims and hope for the earliest possible recovery.
When I was a child, my dream was to be a pianist. I spent much times for practicing piano every day in order to pass the grade test or competition. But suddenly when I was in junior high school, I longed for a veterinarian and started aiming for entering a veterinary school. As a result, I failed the entrance examination and studied biology at a second choice university. I was involved in chemistry at work, but I didn’t have an ability for chemistry, so it took a lot of effort and study to understand it. Now I’m an artist. People often surprise with my transition from science to art, but my starting point was the art of music (piano), so my current job is more natural to me. The choice of life is wonder. I’d definitely not be in Germany now if I hadn’t started my current job. I have made various detours, but from now on I’ll walk in the art scene:)
Today I smoothly got negative certificate, I’ll leave Japan tomorrow on schedule. Gott sei Dank…! I could pass the first hurdle. Next one is acquiring a visa. Seems that Berlin authority limit to give visas against freelance workers from this year, so it’s harder to get it than before. Hope I can gain it without problem.
In my thought, there are two types of sense of values. It is relative and absolute values. Relative values are acquired in the process of growth and life such as environment, education, and religion, and there are significant differences depends on individuals. These days, the differences often cause divide and conflicts. On the other hand, absolute values are universal values for human beings such as love, compassion, and harmony. When interacting with people, if we can share just only absolute values, I feel that the difference in relative ones is trivial. May the times come when we can respect each other’s diversity that arises from different values.
Our direction of collaborative art was decided. We’ll express the Art containing positive messages so that observers can feel a hope, healing and delight. Now the world is covered in, if anything, negative mood by social oppression, peer pressure and , above all, restrictions on freedom. We Japanese sometimes use a proverb “the mental causes illness”. It means that negativity such as bad thinking, dismal prediction and uneasiness pull in disease(evil). Conversely, positivity like a cheerful pushes aside evil. On scientific field, it’s actually proved positive mind enhances immune system. We wanna deliver the positive mind through art, and it would be nice if a good circulation of positivity occurs between observers. On my statement, I write a similar content, but one visitor came to my solo exhibition in Berlin said “it’s a naive thinking. This world is fulfilled by darkness, so artist should express a theme reflects the social situation.” My opinion is the opposite. Indeed various crazy incidents are happening there, but we can move forward by having a hope rather than being drawn to it. At least, I don’t want to express the despair and satire. My current target is to expand this positive art as a big project while involving my artist friends in Berlin. Acting towards aims will make me cheerful:)
嬉しい事に、今日からドイツは日本人の入国規制を解除するそうです。在ドイツ日本大使館からメールが届きました。これでドイツに戻る計画を立てられます。happy new year!
Fortunately, seems that German government lifted immigration restrictions against Japanese from today. I got an email about that from Japan embassy in Germany before soon. I can make a plan to come back to Germany. Happy new year!