Drinking the Kool-Aid - Berlin

Alex Flach was on the scene and shot some photos...
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Civilist, Berlin. Great shop, great people.
Speaking of nudity, apparently I'm corrupting classrooms across America!
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I assume >this guy< is talking about my balls?
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Beer seems to go well with photography.
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Photo of a guy taking a photo of a photo.
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"Drinking the Kool-Aid" – October 11 - 29 – Civilist, Berlin, Germany
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People.
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Janowski is feeling something but I don't know what it is. Or does he think it's so stupid that he wants to email it to his friends so they can laugh at me. Luckily, I will not lose sleep either way.
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Free beer mixed with pro skaters is always a good idea.
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This is quite humbling seeing people interact with my work from afar.
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I want to thank all of these people for coming...
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I'm just putting all of these up.
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Grant Hatfield overlooks everything...
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"I disapprove of this artwork."
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Stefan...
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...and Chet.
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Something as opposed to nothing.
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Hell yeah! Arto! One of my favorite dudes.
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Shimizu, Saari, Wieger, SJ.
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Arto says everyone loved his beautiful girl Mimi.
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Some new install shots I got...
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A new view from Arto...
Posted October 12th, 2010 by love Berlin wish I was there...
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Posted By: Devin on October 12th, 2010 at 01:07AM PST
Berlin is like the Hollywood of Germany.
Berlin is THE hype.
Everyone wants to make it there.(was that NewYork?)
It´s almost kind of a problem,
Propably 90 % of all creative people between 20 and 40
in Germany wann go or even go there.

First it was cool that there is this extrem high frequented
creative scene, but now they`re eating up eachother.

I know so many talented and quailfied people driving the
cab just to make a living there and that they can have a
site saying they´re artist or designer living in Berlin.
It´s almost ridiculous.

There´s nothing wrong with Berlin if you go there
to visit and enjoy the wealth of creative energy.
But from an more innerview, it´s pretty overrated.
Posted By: S van Oversea on October 12th, 2010 at 04:13AM PST
Wow, I just realized that this was really depressing.

Come to Berlin everyone, have a good time!
And if it´s for an EdT Exhibition it´s all worthy.
Posted By: S van Oversea on October 12th, 2010 at 04:16AM PST
wow dude.

anyhow- nice b&w ed. how's the campaign trail going for seat of mayor in ChiTown? Don't tell me there are more last m inute tricks for the Brainwash vid. I will simply not believe it. Even though I'm a believer. I won't. maybe I will. . .
Posted By: d1ggitydan on October 12th, 2010 at 08:05AM PST
"things change so drastically in Berlin... a decade in Berlin is like a century somewhere else."- my friend Andreas
Posted By: vinny on October 12th, 2010 at 08:35AM PST
Your friends knows what he´s talking about.
Posted By: S van Oversea on October 12th, 2010 at 08:37AM PST
Pictures of pictures, thats art.

I can't wait to start my art clauses, I take three gyms this semester and I'm tired of all these jocks.
Posted By: john on October 12th, 2010 at 11:39AM PST
jocks are art too. you could spend hours studying their physique.
Posted By: vinny on October 12th, 2010 at 11:51AM PST
http://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/trash/a-message-from-flip/
Posted By: serious commenting on October 12th, 2010 at 01:50PM PST
I see Ed's penis.
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And Daniel Shimizu.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on October 12th, 2010 at 03:25PM PST
I could spend hours studying the physique of Ed's penis.
Jocks suck.

I think we went over this flip thing, Infrequent commenters.

I'm surprised no one brough up that boob in one of those pictures, waste your time looking for it.
Posted By: john on October 12th, 2010 at 07:10PM PST
Man that's a nice boob!
Posted By: ed on October 12th, 2010 at 07:21PM PST
dude, theres alot of boobs in those pics.


i kinda wana play with my meat slinky
Posted By: mario perez on October 12th, 2010 at 07:24PM PST
I like how grant got his own wall.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on October 12th, 2010 at 07:53PM PST
i like your arts alot.
Thanks Ed.
Posted By: ck1 on October 12th, 2010 at 08:11PM PST
This is Brainwash:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7SIPm-72U0

Too late to incorporate this song into the video?
Posted By: Jgonzalez on October 12th, 2010 at 08:12PM PST
Grant is like the head in the tube from power rangers. Anyone remember that shit? Did Nike sponsor the whole thing? I hope you're getting some Nike money, Ed haha.

Arto.....YES! I really love the photo of him in the hospital.

It's cool that you're seeing your work the same way most of us see your work haha.

Is the Brainwash premiere 21 and over only?
Posted By: Mike on October 12th, 2010 at 09:51PM PST
From Grant:
Haven't been to town yet but I plan on going to the new Eureka skate park this week,
I should message jgonz and figure out how to meet up...
Posted By: ed on October 12th, 2010 at 10:23PM PST
VIVA LA JGONZ!!!
Posted By: josiah on October 12th, 2010 at 11:17PM PST
why is Ed´s Penis blured?
Posted By: S van Oversea on October 13th, 2010 at 03:24AM PST
Have you ever been blamed a sexist?

I don´t think you are, but as I look
at these pictures and shortly after that
flipped through some of your books again,
there are pictures you really could easily
ask yourself, why shouldn´t that be sexist?
What´s the intention.My ejeculated Penis,
my girl below, the perspective and the
measures coming along with it...

You know, sometimes I don´t care, what´s
the intention behind something as long
the image connects with me in a certain way,
and even these picture do, but as I said, I
can imagine some people react differently.

Did that ever happend to you?
Like some noninformed feminist crashing
your show....
Posted By: S van Oversea on October 13th, 2010 at 03:35AM PST
Pommier sighting 5th photo down, far right.
Posted By: A.Peanut on October 13th, 2010 at 09:31AM PST
Whoa that is Pommier!

OK, to answer van S Oversea:

To clarify that photo is not my "ejaculated Penis."
It is Deanna working out to an exercise tape in our living room, and I stood over her with a boner and shot a photo to mess with her. I like the photo because her face shows that she is tolerating my shenanigans and waiting for me to go away so she can continue. There is no semen in the shot.
Once you know that it is my wife and not some sexual conquest, and you know the backstory, you realize that it's not sexist at all, but just some stupid thing that happens in a relationship.

That is the back story for many of my "sexy" photos. It is all an exploration of my own long-term relationship.

I have been accused before. By the artist Clare Rojas among other people. But after she realized the back story and spoke with me (and Deana) and understood my intentions, I think she softened her position. I don't think she particularly likes those types of photos, but she doesn't think they are sexist.
A similar thing happens all the time. In Belgium at one of my shows, a girl accosted me, saying, "What is this shit, you taking photos of all the women you fuck?" And I replied that "all these women" are one woman, my wife of 15 years! And that changes the whole paradigm.
Posted By: ed on October 13th, 2010 at 11:37AM PST
Thanks for your answer, Ed,

and sorry, I didn´t paid close enough attention to the penis situation,
soobviously I got something here wrong, too.

So that´s a prove, that´s not only easy to miscalculate the intension,
but also the situation.

But I guess someone who´s well informed about your life,
wouldn´t come up with that.
Did I?

Bytheway, I find it kinda hard getting informations about europedates.
Yours are always well announced, but like the toyteam.

I´m often at the Area Skatepark in Eindhoven and it seems that Toymachine´s doing some sponsoring there.

The Wintertime is propably not an appreciated time for europe
touring,but are there any chances seeing the guys around germany, netherlands, belgium?

Thanks again.
Posted By: S van Oversea on October 13th, 2010 at 12:41PM PST
I love how you censored your dick. I don't think this is the first time this has happened in a post.
Don't be so modest! You put it in galleries for a reason.

Damn,one Arto photo on this blog led to Analog to blog about this blog.

How does Grant intend on messaging me?
Grant will see how big my nose is..

Viva La Jgonz, I need my own damn TV show. Terry Kennedy is getting a fucking show on BET.

MIke:http://loyalkng.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/zordon.jpg
Posted By: Jgonzalez on October 13th, 2010 at 01:22PM PST
I basically censored it after you said "I saw your dick"...
Posted By: ed on October 13th, 2010 at 01:56PM PST
Can I try that in my school?
Posted By: john on October 13th, 2010 at 05:32PM PST
You also shortened Devin's URL's.

Even newer photo reminded me of this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egcXvqiho4w
Posted By: Jgonzalez on October 13th, 2010 at 08:33PM PST
lolz at dat article yo
Posted By: for realz on October 13th, 2010 at 10:00PM PST
hopefully i can go to this in a week. ill blog about it on the sock team blog and then post a link to it on... ed templton's official facebook!? sick.
Posted By: vinny on October 14th, 2010 at 08:46AM PST
The best woman incorporates our ideas of having "many women" as a man. This is when relationships work.
Doesn't Clare Rojas draw wangs all the time?
Posted By: Eggs McManus on October 14th, 2010 at 09:44AM PST
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