The da vaz guestbook
|hello, I was wondering about any Davatz,that came from switzerland. Where do they live in Brazil, and Anna Davatz|
Ich bin ein kleiner Kunstsammler geworden und habe Künstler-Freunde in Köln, unter anderem Michael Toenges.
Er hat mir letzthin geschrieben, dass er (ein ausgebildeter wunderbarer und kunsthistorisch gescheiter Kunstmaler) Sehnsucht hat nach dem "Anfängerglück", dass im Mangel an Können und Vollkommenheit ein substanzieller Bestandteil liege der Malerei, dass der Mangel eine Offenheit im Bild erzeugen kann usw.
Da habe ich mich an den Artikel von Ursula erinnert "Kunst und Evolution" und habe dabei auch an deine Arbeiten gedacht. Ich sehe da eine geistige Verwandtschaft in der Auffassung ueber die Kunst, obwohl eure Arbeiten (Gott sei dank) unterschiedlicher nicht sein könnten. So gab das eine das andere und deshalb bin ich "bei dir gelandet".
I got "FURNITURE in AFGHANISTAN", I got my name in titles, but I did'nt got any women on film!! Life out of time.
Thank you for your job.
Respect and hug
|INDIA / The OTHER EYE - 29:33|
Which unforgettable epics, songs and stories are created! Filmed on site in Bollywood, Bombay, India a handmade Da Vaz production.
|Pieter van Diest pieter|
|found you through google and must say your movies are great!|
|Hello Urle und Juerg|
Habe an Euch gedacht, als ich gestern ueber die Karlsbruecke in Prag promeniert bin. Die Gruppe Jazz no problem hatte dort einen Auftritt und wenn ich mich recht erinnere, hatten sie bei Eurem Fest in Prag gespielt....
Herzliche Gruesse aus Prag + hope to seeyou again.
|Criciúma, Santa Catarina|
|Good evening. |
My name is João Belmiro Freitas, I live in Criciúma, Santa Catarina - Brazil.
I had chance to attend the excellent set of documents "Old Ponds" and found the music of deep fascinating of the documentary related one.
Already I tried to search for the Internet some times and I do not obtain to discover the name and the author of this gorgeous music.
Would it be possible to answer this email saying which is the name and the author of the music subject of this set of documents?
Being thankful and congratulating vocês for the excellent work.
Belmiro, Criciúma, Santa Catarina - Brazil
|Hello Mr. Vaz, here is another relative ... from Brazil.. congratulations for your outstanding work.|
Ich habe bei http://video.google.com eine Video über Sikkim gefunden.. http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...77198 q=sikkim über 30 Minuten mit Landschaftsbildern, dem Toytrain, Tempelfesten usw..
|Google Video: Sikkim Stories - Trekkingforum.com - 12. Mai|
Von diesem Jürg da Vaz gibts bei google ein weiteres knapp dreiviertel-stündiges Video über Bhutan, ebenfalls in diesem beobachtenden Stil gehalten: ...
Date: 12. Mai 2006 14:50:10 GMT+02:00
Thank you for coming to Kanazawa.
Do you arrive at Tokyo?
|Mr. Da Vaz|
Thanks for today's lecture. It was so exciting and amazing!
And I'm so happy that you gave me your work with an autograph :-)
After the lecture, me and Yuta went back to the school and talked to classmates how interesting it was! All classmates said "oh, we should have gone too..."
On my way to home, I hit on a question for you. that is...
"What do you think about simple design/art?"
Some people say "simple is boring.", and other people say "simple is good."
I thought simple is good because it is easy to understand and I always create simple things. But today something happened to me at the 2D design class -unconscious drawing lesson- I draw very rough and random sketch that I ever drew. it was really fun! I was very surprised "oh! I can draw like this!"
After that I'm asking myself about "what is simple design? is it good or not?".
I appreciate if you don't mind to answer my question.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your staying in Japan.
shun (a guy with yuta.)
Hoi! hoi! Hoi!
Datum: 10. Mai 2006 21:00
To Mr.Juerg Da Vaz
Your long-term stay at the invitation of Kanazawa City in Kanazawa comes to an end. Thank you.
While you stay, there was able to take place various things:
Outdoor baths(Onsen you like so much).
Barbecued chicken(yakitori you eat so much).
So many Sushi(all the time, because Kanazwa has best fish).
4 seminars etc.
And your design.
Meeting with many artists, art colleges, studios and factories every day.
I have studied and learned very much from your activities.
And I was very happy.
Your gentleness was nice, too.
I wish a day comes to meet you again.
|durch Zufall bin ich über ihren Film "Itzhak Frey and Sohn" bei google gestolpert. Sehr rührend!|
| I am student in Kanazawa, Japan|
Datum: 27. April 2006
Do you remember me?
I met you yesterday(4/26)in Kanazawa at your Seminar CONCEPTS OF CREATIVE PROCESS at the City Business Center.
And you gave me a DVD (Alice in wonderland). I want to go to see more of your films and works, but today I can't go to your Seminar at the Kanazawa Art University. I have class.
I saw your DVD (Alice in wonderland) with my classmates. They said, that's interesting and they want to meet you.
I was so glad to see you.
I love your works,thank you.
I wanted to take a moment and thank you so very much for your wonderful production video called "Born to Move". I have thoroughly enjoyed it and wish to share it with friends and family. I hesitate to do so without your permission, despite the ability to share the file on google so easily.
I am affiliated with a Kazakhstan adoption agency and feel that your work will help many MANY children see first hand where they have come from, what their life and people are like in the years they were born. You have really given us all a very special gift. I would very much like to link our adoption agency site to your work and presently have your film clip available for our parents to view.
Would you kindly allow me to copy your media onto a DVD and give it out this way as well? Would you require any form of royalty or payment? I would also like to direct parents to make contributions toward your work if this is acceptable.
Please let me know, and again, thank you!!
|An artists view|
by Ben, posted on Sunday, February 19th, 2006 at 7:10 pm
Through Google Video, you can access one of Swiss artist Da Vazs videos on Kazakhstan. This, well, unorthodox artist has been travelling through Kazakhstan and produced a 1.5-hour documentary without annoying commentary.
It contains very interesting perspectives from throughout the country - some bleak, some rather funny - and is recommended viewing for all those who have a boring assignment to do and can afford to have a Google Video window open on the edge of the screen. The choice of music throughout the film ranges from traditional Kazakh music via Abba (!) to full-blown club tunes (some of which is rather misfortunate).
Of note are the shots from the dry Aral Sea bed, the Russian exodus and the impressions from Astana at the end of the film. Da Vaz allocated a lot of his film time driving around in a car, in my opinion catching the endless width of the Kazakh steppe quite well. However, by spending such long time along the main roads, the images are also quite misrepresentative as their overall feel is rather desolate and Kazakhstan certainly has many very beautiful spots as well. And while loads of cars break down on Kazakh roads, Da Vaz must have an obsession with burst tyres and other misfortunes on Central Asian roads.
If you wonder how Da Vaz works, check out this TV-feature on his stint at a Kazakh media school. His filming techniques are certainly quite unique, not only for the Kazakh students. Maybe because, in Da Vazs words:
He refused to go to any Art college. He disliked the idea of learning the basic techniques. The outcome? A movement called, Da Vaz.
For Da Vaz, its not a question of techniques but how one evolves that along with the creative process. When you go through his work, he urges you not to search for his intentions behind them. Its how you perceive them thats important.
Also check out this short preview of his documentary on the Aral Sea.
How do you do?
I stayed at grandmother Masha recently. There were relatives, we all look at BABUSHKA MASHA film.
They looked and smiled.
They liked the film.
I think the film is a document about history.
Babushka Masha says hello and invites you to visit her.
|Hallo lieber Jürg,|
habe mir Deinen Kamtschatka-Film angeschaut. Sehr gut die Geschichte rund um die Fischer, sehr emotional mit den Zeichnungen am Schluß vertieft.
Außerordentlich gut die Musik.
In fact HUMUS for HAMAS indicates the lives of Palestinian people, who live under occupation and seige. Your film reflects the real life of the Palestinians.
Y. Hamdona, Gaza
Deine Filme sind reiner Rock'n Roll.
|Hello. I found this site with a Google search. My great grandfather was Johannes Davatz, who was born in Graubunden and moved to Indianapolis. His daughter, Anna Davatz Otto (1903-1988), was my grandmother.|
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|Dear sir! Helloy! Excuse for my bad English. I want to find the Hungarian relatives whom never saw. My name Peterffy Ija Andreevna, I live in Russia to Krasnoyarsk (Siberia). |
My father Peterffy Andrey Albertovich (András) was the officer formed by the person, in Krasnoyarsk worked as the teacher. In 1938 was has been executed in Krasnoyarsk prison. Was born 11.02.1892 on farm Las Lotanen or Los-Lotanosn, Hungary. Brother Albert, sisters Irma and Erzhi, lived in Hungary, brother Alexander lived in Romania, Buzam-Besh.
I have no other data on the Hungarian related communications. If you concern my family write to me.
|I VISITE YOUR GOOD SITE.|
|I love this page. It looks really nice. Keep it up.|
|schweigen ist gold, silber...? eugen|
|I too, am an Artist, and very much enjoyed your art as well as very much appreciate your web site design|
|You have a very interesting website.|
Looking forward to see you somewhere in the World.
|i like this iteeeeeeeeeeeeeee|
|ansah samuel quansah|
|hi mr da vaz,|
thank you for your art work round the world and i think you are one of the great artist i have see.
please will lke to no more about you.
i am also an artist from ghana,and i am 23 years of age,i will be very if you can accept me as your friend.
i have send you e-mail.
my e-mail is;email@example.com
|Hi George. We have seen me and my family, your homepage and was excited!!!Your work is so perfect and unusual. Congratulations....|
With love, George's family from Hermioni.
|Grishina nadia(fresh man)|
I miss miss miss miss miss miss miss miss miss you! Where are you? I am so glad that I visit your site. Why are you don't write me letters.
Your pictures are very beautiful!
|Hallo, Herr Ürg! Actually we've never met before. So I visited your home page by chance. May be you remember the incedent in the train in Russia, where you got to know a woman-conductor Olga. But I wasnt going to speak about that. I'm sort of an artist too, but more amateur now than a professional. I was really impressed by the paintings on your web-page and the web-page itself is an artwork. It's so wonderful, I can't even find the right words to express everything I feel. Hope to see you one day and talk about your work. Thank you.|
|Cher Monsieur Da Vaz|
J'avais jamais entendu parler
de votre nom! C'est dommage!
Quelle belle page ! Je cherchais
des informations sur la Colonie
Ibicaba du Senateur Vergueiro (Thomas Davatz)
et j'ai tombée amoureuse de
votre beau travail!
Marilene Siqueira Paulella
How old are you?
|Hello! Dear Da Vaz:|
How are you?
Recently I'm teaching art class in the States and I suggested my American students to search your webpage because I think you are a very important contemporary artist they should know.Mybe they will write something for you later.
Prof. Dai Yu from USA
|Dear Mr. Da Vaz,|
My mane is Takeshi Matsuda, a graduate student who met you at NHK in Tokyo.
I reached your Homepage and really enjoyed it. I was surprised to find the web-site itself was an attractive production!
Although I felt your sense of filming was unique, I must confess that I didn't
know you were such an active and great artist at that time. As my mother is a painter, I've been very much interested in artistic expression.
I would like to talk with you more next time.
|Hello from the Rockie Mountains of Canada!|
It was so good to meet you at the Japan Prize - many fond memories.
Thought I'd surf your web site - you
are definitely one strange bird - perhaps an Eagle with Silver Wings.
I hope to send you a copy of the photo from the temple.
Hope all your cabbages are keeping well
cheers my friend
|I am sorry to say I never knew Da Vaz has been in my little town, so, you can imagine how amazed I am! The work is a true miracle, but who am I to comment on your work anyway! I'd really like to see you back here some time, and we can even organize an honorary art exhibition here. Thank you, take care.|
Greetings from Greece
By the way, I visited your website. It is a wonderful website and I like it. The structure is very clear and the page is mostly eyes catching. Did you designed it yourself?
Dear Da Vaz:
Your web background picture makes profound effect on me. I like it. It is like China GuanSu DunHuan fresco. If you have time, you must travel there. Maybe it can give you some inspiration.
Hope I can meet you again in China.
Good luck. Keep touch.
I'm Shi Qi, your student of China National Academy of Fine Arts. Do you rerember ? Are you ok ? when are you coming to china again ? Now our school has being moving to Xiao Shan because of reconstruction.We all want to see you again
I love your site. please let me know who desigend it.
|Dear Juerg Da Vaz|
I saw your web-site and enjoyed it so much.
I like the part of "His Inspiration" and your drawing "when the man loves woman" and the drawing of the top-page.
|Lieber Jürg, |
Ich bin in Deinen Internetauftritt gesurft, eine wahre Performence. Es ist die anmachenste (!) und schönste und spannenste webside, welche ich bisher besucht habe. Der Auftritt ist echt gut.
|Dear Juerg, I'm sitting here looking at your web site with my father and mother, Allen and Eula Davaz. We want to say hello to you. We love your art work. |
Linda Davaz in California
|Susanne and Magnus Andersson|
I was having a look at your homepage. It looks really nice. It was
interesting to read about your family history and that you have traced it so