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IAP 02 ~ Ted Berglund

Important artist Ted Berglund says “here is my work, it is about visceral thought”
— Ted Berglund

Hi

 

I'm ted

 

From nj

 

What's your name?

 

Hmmm

 

This is fun!

 

I'm writing!

 

Hehe

 

Me like

 

Wow

 

This is great

 

Ich wünsche ich könnte schlafen

 

Digging it

 

Bin gespannt

 

Weiter weiter mensch du bist das schön daß weisst du doch

 

Ich wünsche Mir ich könnte schlafen schlafen schon ruhig jetzt schlafen so schön

 

Because I'm afraid

 

Afraid of what might happen

 

If I keep looking

 

If I keep seeing

 

These things

 

Are so new

 

Fresh

 

Horrifying

 

So müde

 

So tod müde

 

Ich liege auf meinem Bauch

 

Und Versuch zu schlafen

 

Zu traumen

 

Wild and fancy

 

I try to sleep

 

While they are in the water

 

I sit in the shade

 

And watch weeds w yellow flowers

 

Move in the wind

 

And I smoke

 

I smoke and I smoke and I smoke

 

Ich krieg gleich eine Langeweile Ständer

 

Die Winde wehen

 

I think of home

 

Screaming screaming screaming screaming screaming screaming

 

The people on the floor beneath me were also terrorized

 

Eye of the tiger

 

Hear me ROAR

 

I wait again

 

Now it’s a Siglio I in front of my nose

 

Heat on tongue

 

Chocolate

 

Herb

 

You left the family

 

You gorgeous beautiful thing

 

I love you

 

I love you I love you I love you

 

I guess it had to stop

 

After all the wildness

 

It would never work today

 

Too much has changed

 

Kleine rote Fuchslein

 

Ich liebe dich

 

Goodbye

 

My stomach churned

 

As I lay in bed

 

I wanted her

 

More of her

 

Now

 

She’s gone

 

Forever

 

So I wait

 

Ewig lange

 

Bis sie sich nochmals verabschiedet

 

Und weiter weg geht

 

Und weiter

 

Und weiter

 

Und ja weiter noch weg geht

 

I don’t know if I care anymore

 

Or if I just stopped forgetting

 

Crack boom splat it’s raining bones

 

Thoughts drift

 

The sound of wet wood

 

Winding twisting weaving

 

Through tears also wet

 

I’m going to miss you son

 

I’ve never been where you’re going

 

Wow

 

Intense

 

Klopf klopf klopf

 

Bang bang bang

 

Hier wird gebastelt

 

Wir basteln an uns

 

Ich verstehe nicht warum

 

Scheint mir überflüssig zu sein

 

I screamed

 

I didn’t sleep

 

I wanted to say goodbye

 

One last time

 

To my little boy

 

So big now

 

So strong

 

His face

 

Distinguished and pronounced

 

His body lithe

 

Taught

 

Ready

 

For what awaits

 

I know not

 

We both don’t

 

Brave

 

He’s brave

 

He could fear what’s ahead

 

But he doesn’t

 

Tender

 

His other side

 

He’s gone

 

I miss him

 

Du fehlst mir

 

The bang keeps coming back

 

BANG BANG BANG BANG

 

BANG BANG BANG BANG

 

BANG BANG BANG BANG

 

Angenehm

 

Structure

 

Drohnen gibts auch

 

Hier in der Klapsmühle

 

Nabel der Welt

 

Alles umzingelt

 

Alles für der Held

 

Ping pong

 

Ping pong

 

Classic

 

Guy w eyes closed on the couch

 

Waiting

 

For care

 

Fish tank

 

Yellow water

 

The guy playing is a bit dodgy

 

Der drängt

 

Will mit seinem Gegnerin im Urlaub fahren

 

He says he’s rich

 

And that hanging out w him is fun

 

After they’re done playing he follows her out of the room

 

Like a baby duck waddling after mom

 

Trying to catch up

 

A new group starts

 

Ping pong

 

Ping pong

 

Another group sits down to a card game

 

Game of life

 

Tick tick tick tick tick tick tick

 

Sunny

 

Light breaze

 

I scan the situation

 

What’s next

 

Er kommt

 

Mit seinem Anzug

 

Und langem Bart

 

Dunn

 

Sonnenbrille

 

Was hat er alles vor heute

 

Wo gehts lang

 

Gespannt

 

I wait

 

Tick tick tick tick tick

 

Tick tick tick tick tick

 

You’re there

 

Hi

 

Don’t be shy

 

Just let your feelings roll on by

 

He’s walkin Spanish down the hall

 

I thought you were listening for something

 

I’m blank for questions

 

Why aren’t you listening

 

Truth

 

Tell me truth

 

Listen for it

 

Whatever comes to your mind

 

You

 

Me

 

World

 

Water

 

Tree

 

Peace

 

War

 

Future

 

Past

 

Whatever

 

Anything

 

Everything

 

Nothing

 

Show me

 

You start

 

Tell me your truth please

 

You say you speak truth

 

No

 

Then tell me your story

 

I have no requests

 

Oh where should I go

 

oh what should I do

 

I came here for help

 

I came here for you

 

I’ll get you everything you wanted

 

I’ll get you everything you need

 

Do you believe in god

 

Get out of your chair

 

I’m everywhere

 

He talked

 

He talked and talked and talked

 

Then he ate

 

He closed his eyes

 

Furrowed his brow

 

And chewed

 

In a normal

 

Regular

 

Relentless

 

Pace

 

I watched the cars as the sun went down

 

The streetlight went through it’s paces

 

Red

 

A bike twittered by

 

Green

 

Big bites with gaping mouth

 

Red

 

Food left uneaten

 

Yellow

 

He wipes away Krümmel

 

Red

 

Delicious burger I’ll be right back

 

Can you keep an eye on my jacket

 

The music turned

 

Black

 

Velvet

 

Sparkles spread across the darkness

 

I took a breath

 

Thank god

 

Another breath

 

It’s over

 

I’m back

 

Back where I was

 

Without understanding

 

The games

 

This might work

 

Hehe

 

Egal

 

More new music

 

Staccato strings in bright sunlight

 

Piano beats underneath

 

I feel it in my chest

 

Red

 

Normal breathing

 

The shaking

 

Is going away

 

But just a bit

 

I order an old glory

 

...

 

Highball glass

 

Lime juice

 

Cucumber

 

Ice

 

Tap water

 

Smooth

 

Tart

 

My mouth puckers

 

I’ve had so many

 

Airiel

 

The music

 

That’s what they say

 

I’m sleeping w my eyes open

 

Let’s stay till we get kicked out

 

Stomach growls

 

Es gibt nur Erdnüsse

 

Ich kaue die langsam

 

Warte bis Speichel kommt

 

Salzig

 

Süß

 

Mehlige Splittern

 

Bleiben im Mund

 

Nach dem ich die große Menge heruntergeschluckt habe

 

Bin noch nicht satt

 

Brauch mehr

 

Flame

 

Swaying

 

To kaleidoscope sounds

 

It’s like working in a circus

 

I’ve got three percent

 

It’s five forty five

 

Time to sleep

 

With my eyes open

 

Eh we eh we eeh iii eh eh

 

When will this end

 

Eh iii eh iiiiii eh I ehii ehhh

 

Eh eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

 

Klink

 

Ratch

 

Boom

 

Alle machen ihre eigenen Sachen

 

Versunken

 

Einer spielt Musik

 

Andere zählt Geld

 

Es wird geputzt

 

Und geschrieben

 

Dass ist die Zukunft

 

Die Utopie

 

Wir sind die Sieger

 

Es fühlt sich herrlich an

 

Bombastisch

 

Epochal

 

I want to mount the bar

 

And stand

 

Triumphant

 

Typing

 

Into my phone

 

Last song

 

We watched the world fall to flames

 

Is that all there is to the fire

 

One percent

 

Hey

 

I miss you

 

I’m feeling great

 

I want to show you

 

Me

 

Now

 

Please

 

It will be fun

 

Different

 

Full

 

Of life

 

Of me

 

Of you

 

Of possibilities

 

Of thoughts come true

 

A chance

 

Please

 

A chance

 

To see

 

To do

 

What we couldn’t

 

What we never knew

 

I understand something now

 

That kept us apart

 

Things you could

 

And I couldn’t

 

Do

 

Hope that we feel this

 

Feel this way forever

 

Just watching

 

Things

 

Doing nothing

 

Everything

 

IM THIRSTY

 

SO THIRSTY

 

Stille

 

Kein Wind

 

Doch

 

Es gibt doch eine schöne Briese

 

Und Sonnenlicht

 

Charmant hingemalt

 

Auf alles was man sieht

 

Another velvet morning for me

 

Time stands still

 

Kids bounce balls

 

Just like that

 

They bounce them

 

Throw them

 

Run after them

 

They skip back to mommy

 

Another kid picks up the ball

 

Repeat

 

It smells like melon

 

The air smells like melons

 

My hand got sticky from something on the table

 

I burned my finger

 

Jedes ich

 

Dass sich ausspricht

 

Ist eine Rolle

 

Jedes ich

 

Dass sich ausspricht

 

Ist eine Rolle

 

You home?

 

Hier ruht in Frieden

 

Der Stadtrats Mann

 

Bruno Wittig

 

I don’t feel like saving the world today

 

The sun is to hot

 

I’ll just smoke on the bench instead

 

How old are you

 

I’ll bet you’re half my age

 

Your smile

 

Bright teeth

 

Filigrane Bewegungen

 

Dein hand und arm gehen über die Masse

 

Von einer Seite zu anderen

 

Leicht

 

So leicht

 

Tastest du es

 

Immer achtsam und bemüht

 

Alles korrekt zu machen

 

Hmmmmm

 

Was jetzt

 

Ist nicht dein Ernst

 

Geht gar nicht

 

Wird mal laut

 

Splat splat

 

Splat splat

 

Liebe Grüße von J

 

Sie hat sich nicht an dich erinnern können

 

Nicht persönlich nehmen

 

So ein großes arschloch

 

You’re no son of mine

 

Your freckles

 

Pale

 

Pale

 

Skin

 

The corners of your mouth

 

Constantly pulling

 

Your lips to a smile

 

Your neck

 

So straff

 

So geschmiedig

 

Ivory skin covers your collarbones

 

Wraps over them

 

Your breasts

 

Your pouting breasts

 

Show me your breasts

 

White

 

Pink nipples

 

The best is your speech

 

Stuck in your mouth

 

Like cotton

 

Your dress

 

So many whites

 

And pinks

 

You slay me

 

Words are very

 

Unnecessary

 

The can only do harm

 

Du du du du du du du du doosh

 

Langeweile

 

Crept into the room

 

Lonely days are gone

 

I’m a goin home

 

Wait

 

And so flipped the script

 

Berlin sunshine

 

Lemon juice

 

Cranberry splash

 

Ice

 

Tap water

 

Water on my head

 

Eating tic tacs off the floor

 

Boogers on a rose

 

You can see my chest hair through the wet white shirt

 

Free cigarettes for everyone

 

They dance in the air

 

I just brushed my teeth and they taste amazing

 

But I’m not sure how it will go w the coffee

 

Why does the coffee always cool so quickly

 

Like a rabbit

 

Caught in your gaze

 

Who turns

 

Looks back

 

And hops away

 

Burn me down

 

Till I’m nothing but memories

 

I get it girl

 

I get it girl

 

Im not the one

 

I will wring your neck

 

W my last breath

 

You know I love you

 

When you do that on me

 

A kiss

 

A kiss

 

He looks down

 

Concentrating

 

She sways in the movement

 

Tosses her hair back and forth

 

Put on your favorite dress

 

Lay your hand on your chest

 

Nipple poking through pink fabric

 

Hanging down in tight folds

 

Tailored crescents at the elbow

 

And triangle tits

 

Who you wanna hate now

 

Pretty soon you gonna hate me

 

Baby you just want to dance

 

W me

 

In this cool air

 

Sway like candle

 

Embrace

 

Gaze into eyes

 

As they all walk by

 

The fucking bitches

 

Speaking all the languages

 

Around us

 

Clapping

 

And clanking

 

As they go by

 

Surrounding us

 

With their silent words

 

Random and beautiful

 

Each one doing

 

The next right thing

 

The songs started repeating themselves

 

I looked up

 

It’s evergreen

 

Fast cars

 

Sirens

 

Trains

 

Bikes

 

Feet

 

The feet

 

Fast clip

 

Normal speed

 

Never in a totally straight line

 

They bump into each other sometimes

 

The ankles bend

 

As they place

 

Each foot

 

Back down

 

Music on bikes

 

A bright melody

 

I’ll be there within the hour

 

To continue waiting

 

Just somewhere else

 

Pale skin

 

Long and skinny

 

Bare midriff

 

Hips back and forth

 

As she pushes her bike

 

I search for ice buckets

 

To pour on my head

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