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Why mindless doodling is a good thing

5 Apr

I was working somewhat late last night and just minutes away from brain meltdown I pushed aside the laptop and began some random doodling …

And then all of a sudden … This little fellow appeared!

Along came his friends, legs were altered and wham bam …

Online Easter Greeting!

I wish I had kick-ass evidence like this to show my teachers when I was a kid … they really weren’t believers of the “doodling in class can be good” movement.

Wishing all of you a Happy Easter and some great days of from work.
And if you’re not the easter celebrating kind of guy/gal – then have a great weekend!

//Ida

Why artists are always late …

12 Jan

Excited idea: Uh! I should totally exhibit my comics at cool local café!

23/12-11: Made arrangement with nice local cafe owner. Must send pictures of comics to him and curator.

27/12-11: Took loads of pictures of comics!

28/12-11: Took new pictures with fancier background. Needed candle lights.

29/12-11: Started working on perfectly cool presentation showing all comics from various angles, writing perfect words to describe comics in perfect details and thereby showing it all from a perfect perspective being just perfect.

30/11-11: Paralyzed with performance anxiety.

3/1-12: Opened InDesign document and decided to switch to more simple PowerPoint presentation. I made it way to complicated before!

3/1-12: Closed Power Point presentation as it looked like shit.

4/1-12: Opened Power Point presentation. Closed Power Point presentation.

6/1-12: Started thinking that cafe would probably just reject comics, so I might as well just drop it.

8/1-12: Convinced that comics suck too much to show in public.

9/1-12: Opened Power Point presentation to make sure. Yeah, def. sucks.

11/1-12: Ate obscene amount of cake to comfort me on being such a lame artist.

12/1-12: Found existing pictures, attached to email, typed e-mail address of nice local owner, hit “send”. Total time spend: 4 minutes.

Print credits

//Ida

The brilliance of time!

30 Nov

… And why creatives need more of it.


Via Maryahs.

//Ida

Today is a good day!

23 Nov

Oh wow. I’m actually proud to live in Denmark again. Fells like the fog has lifted!

I have a lot of pictures on my walls; family, friends, funny cards, people I admire. Among these is one of my favourite photos, the wedding photo of Axel & Eigil Axgil. The first ever (as in EVER) gay couple to get married.

The love story of these two men is amazing and I can’t encourage you enough to dig into it. The fights they’ve fought and the amount of hatred, discrimination and mockery they’ve gone through all because of love. It’s impressive.

Unfortunately it ain’t all good yet. I keep on hearing from friends that are gay, that the battle is still on. You probably don’t lose your home, your job, your political status and your friends like Axel Axgil did when rumours ran and he was outed by a “friend” – but I still hear way to many stories of gay couples being shouted at, hit, pinched or pushed just for showing their affection in public. Maybe even just for walking around looking all gay and stuff … (Please sence the irony).

I’m not gay myself, but I have no problem understanding the concept of love being genderless. So I’m repeatedly surprised (and scared) of the ignorance towards gay people. Because that is probably what it is – ignorance. Or maybe I’d just like to think that it’s ignorance and not just pure hatred? Not sure.

Anyways. Today IS a good day.
Let me tell you why.

Just recently Denmark got a new government. As you may have noticed, this was much to my joy! I’ve really been waiting for a change to steer this country away from the mind-blowingly scary right turn we’ve been on the last decade. Denmark used to be known as a country of free will and free minds, where things were loose and people still got a long.

The last 10 years have been all about more rules, more regulations, narrowing down the options for immigrants and refugees, complicating the processes to a point where NO ONE understood them and keeping Denmark closed and run by a somewhat racist “we’re fine by our own!” mentality. BUT luckily we got the new government: mid-left government, aiming to run politics based on wide agreements across the different parties. I’m all in favour!

It was a close run and Helle Thorning-Schmidt (above) just barely made it to the prime minister post. But she did. (As the first female prime minister in Denmark. Which is awesome, but beside the point). We’re getting at it! Along Helle Thorning-Schmidt I’m hoping to see a new mindset and a new, much more socially responsible look on things. Things are slowly starting.

With the government Denmark got a new minister of Church and Equality; Manu Sareen (below). Born in India and raised in Copenhagen, he’s the second not piggy coloured Dane to become minister. Yei! (But also beside the point).

The new government has gotten a whole lot of criticism, some of it correct, but I’m still confident. One of the claims during the election was Manu Sareen continuously claiming that he would fight for gay right to marriage in the Danish churches. Untill now gay Danes could only be wed at the Town hall and earn the right to be a “registered-partnership” not “a lawfully wed couple”.

AND … Ta daaaaaaa … As for today the law is official, and it is now the right of EVERY human being living in Denmark to marry the one they love and to do so by the blessing of the Danish church.

This seems like a big step in the right direction! – and so we’re back at my favourite photo.

Thank you Axel!
What happened today happened very much so because of Axel & Eigil. I think we owe them a lot. So I find it a bit sad that neither of them are around to see this. Eigil passed away in 1995, but Axel Axgil passed away just 25 days ago …

I hope they’re both smiling somewhere, feeling prouder than proud, knowing that they made a HUGE difference in Denmark. A huge difference for both gay and not gay. Even after the death of Eigil, Axel continued fighting for gay rights and I find his story so inspiring. I truly admire all of the hassle and pain he went through.
Big.

So today is a good day!
Today I’m proud to live in Denmark. I’m emotional as fuck and I LIKE IT! :)

One love.

//Ida

* If you’d like to send some props to the Danish Church and Equality minister, you can do so right here at his facebook page.

** If you have any comments or thoughts on this blog and the new law please use the comment box. If you think it’s a bad idea you’ve probably already left the building, but let’s keep it neat.

Scream Club video making extravaganza

31 Oct

Back from a weekend in Berlin. Yummy!
A lot of hard work, but also sun, bike rides, street art treasure hunt, fun and looovely people all around.

Went there with my karaoke-tree guitars. They’re gonna be totally famous! Soon. When this awesome Scream Club video by Cris Wiegandt hits the web.

I’ll keep you posted …

Good night.

//Ida

Close, but no cake …

20 Oct

Ah … darn it! 11 more votes and I would’ve been all wopee-deedle-doo on your asses and of to Hamburg!
Bugger.

There were only room for 3 european artist and I needed just 11 more votes to get more than Swiss artist TIKA. When you lose it’s really far nicer to really LOSE than to lose with 11 votes … Oh well. I’m glad to have been nominated. And next time I wont let my modesty prevent me from gathering more votes … I’m gonna spam you down and be all vote! vote! vote! VOTE DAMMIT!!!
Untill then … :)

Thanks to everyone who did actually vote.
I really appreciate it.

//Ida

Uh uh uh! Nominated to join WASHfestival!

11 Oct

WOHOOOOO!! :)

I’ve just learned that I’m one of the nominees who might get to join the WASHfestival in Hamburg!!

WASHfestival is a social arts festival (Water Sanitation Hygiene) that gathers funding for specific water projects from Viva con Agua and Welthungerhilfe in Ethiopia.

A jury has picked out 22 artist as the nominees (thank you!) and now it’s up to you to cut it down to the 11 final participants!

Exciting!!

I would really like to join the art camp of this very first social arts festival, so if you like what I’ve done on other projects and would like to see me interpret the topic of WASH? – please put down a vote for “Ida Kinch” at the voting site

Now please go check out the other great finalist and vote!

I’d REALLY like the chance to join the WASHfestival, so if you like what I do please tick that pretty little box for “Ida Kinch” here.

Thanks! :)

If you’d like to know more about the projects and see more pictures, please visit these posts

//Ida

In the meantime … somewhere, a little less further than, near by

20 Jun

Updates from both Distortion and the Start! festival are in the making (… or, in the head being though of, anyways) But UNTILL then … just thought you should know that the forthcoming SBTRKT album is up for free streaming right here on the hype machine Yai!!

Don’t quite know who SBTRKT is? Then you might recognize this one from the Step In Shadows EP, released in 2010.

I totally love this. And the nice video including a “hat’s off” to Hayao Miyazaki and his Kaonashi mask/ no face mask from the ever so lovely Spirited Away. (Which you imediately have to see if you haven’t already). (Really!)

Anyways! SBTRKT full length album is out next week. And as the new songs are making their way into my ears, I’m thinking it’s gonna be just great as I thought. How lucky are we??

//Ida

Oh sweet mother of all that is good and pure …

7 Jun

… I’m totally head over heels in love with this Nicolas Jarr remix of Danish darlings When Saints Go Machine. Apparently not a new new new!! thing, but I haven’t stumbled across it untill now.

No more words necessary.

Enjoy.

 

They made this possible!!
Thanks to Jan Henning for never-ending-lovely inspiration!

//Ida

SPOT update!

2 Jun

Busy, busy so just a short update from a really nice SPOT festival last weekend.

3 videos from my top 3 concert list, which could just as easily have been a top 14.

For me it was the Norwegian year.
For starters, lovely diverted experience with Harrys Gym.

 

Next up is something also Norwegian. Nothing new, new, new!!!! – but a first time for me to experience Jarle Bernhoft.
He’s really amazing.

I’m usually all about synth, dub and heavy baselines, but all though scaringly r’n’b funk-like, this really got to me.
Insanely talented!


And then finally for something completely different!

Danish act, Brother Grimm.

Of course I’m totally overboard on the lyrics-part of this. The act of rapping on funny issues, and still managing to keep it real and making one hell of a pa-har-ty-hay!
Is da WiggedyWack.

For more on SPOT
For another one of my favourites who does words
For instant fun – COME TO COPENHAGEN NOW and join the DISTORTION street festival!

I bet you can still make it here!

// Ida

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