I, as likely many others, felt worse from day to day as if the daily preoccupation with the crises itself became the true poison. It is actually as if one lets oneself be sucked in by a black hole. Regardless of which personal view is taken of the whole situation, a depressing veil is hanging over the world with no end in sign.
Time and again I took a deep breath and searched for strength with walks in the forest, regardless of how long. I searched for ways to keep the space in myself free from the pressure of the surrounding envieronment. Yet I had to spend most of the time in front of my computer and there it increasingly cut off my air.
One morning I was moved by the world of sound as if I had discovered the wonderful world of music for the first time. I opened that door that was in no way unknown and greeted wonderful memories. At the same time I realised what a valuable asset is acutely endangered and it called out in me “commit yourself, a part of your life, this world, dont remain inactive, follow the call of your heart!”
I began to make phone calls and made contact with like-minded people who shared my first impulse. I travelled spontaneously to an event in Munich and enganged with more people, looked possible companions directly in the eye and let my heart speak to them. And step for step culture stands up was born.
I did not choose this title by chance. Culture has its own strength, that one has to actively keep alive, connect to and believe in that we can stand up together with it from the remaining ashes. The creativity of life, that flows through every producer and fashioner in a special manner always searches for its path
It is us who may not stop the flow because boundaries that appear insurmountable obstruct its path. The beautiful, nourishing, wondrous and also healing, which is experienced so directly in art and culture is exactly that which strengthens us and helps us to bring the change.
As with a birth there is no way back, regardless of how difficult the change of worlds that is taking place. No world is the same as the other, we are leaving a trusted environment behind and courageously dare to cross the threshold in the hope of being welcome in unknown terrain. It is a venture which is rooted in life as a core principle and that is why we should have trust. Especially the artist knows the close relationship between the process of dying and becoming, in his actions he breaks through the borders from himself to borderless – a mysterious and also challenging interaction.
Every day that I dedicate to my heartfelt project culture stands up leaves me feeling touched, enriched, moved positively forward without that the immediate existential questions have been answered. These questions move to the background and the numerous experiences from my winding path of life encourage me to trust life and myself equally.
With culture stands up I would like to be a contact point for everybody who especially now would like to join the positive creativity and find therein a footing, comfort, a community of like minded persons and also inspiration. It is the community that offers support in moments of weakness and also impulse to find new paths for creative power.
culture is the heart of a society
we are here so that it continues beating – with you for you!