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The Beggar's Diary, 24.09.2007.- A wise man once said that when street cats feel their end is near, they leave their regular territory and lay down some place where they cannot be found. This is the third clue regarding his end. 1) Rijeka must come to him; 2) picture of Rijeka; and 3) death of a cat.
A letter arrived today, but was not delivered to his usual mailbox ... because IT HAS BEEN STOLEN! Filch is desperate. He does not know who did it, or why, and thinks about all possible suspects: an art collector, the garbage man, angry postman, a child, a music lover (it was a microphone box after all). He leaves a sign saying: "Post-box stolen; please deliver all mail to SP07 info point." Which is why a girl from the info point hands him the following letter:

Dear Mr Filch,
time is running fast.
What is going to happen to you? To you and Rijeka?
Do you need help or are things going their way?
Let me know.
An ally. And a bit of Rijeka ...

He finds out at the info point that a not very tall, curly haired girl had brought the letter. Filch recognizes the handwriting: the same as in those enigmatic signs …
http://beta.thebeggarsopera.org/node/126

"Well, I believe things will go their way, step by step ..."

He walks the streets and he sees a text written with chalk on the ground:

RESPECT
THE
GIRLS

Could these be the same girls who did the blue, Picasso-like drawing on the ground some time ago? http://beta.thebeggarsopera.org/node/138

WE WILL,
PROMISE
06

An old man uses his trolley to support himself as he walks from a wall to a bench at the Domplatz: "Oma, das ist doch den Bettler?" With one photograph a girl captures 3 sculptures (“Zone,” “Petting Zoo,” and “The Beggar's Opera”): "What does the artist wants to tell us? Do you want to entertain us?" She probably thinks of The Beggar as a medium … a whisperer of secret messages.

Everything is disintegrating. Entropy is everywhere to be seen during this last week of the SP07. Wallinger’s “Zone" is no longer complete; one of Pae White’s Bells at the botanical garden is broken; and Filch's knee really hurts. He walks slowly, and he sits down regularly as his left hip and knee feel overstrained. Two girls approach him:
"We want to take pictures of you. It’s our photography class assignment."
Their assignment is to take a picture of a sculpture and Photoshop it to achieve a "Verfremdungseffekt" (ah!). They plan to place the photo of him in a theatre set.
"Well, then I'll end up as an actor after all," he says. But the girls don't understand and he's too tired to explain.

An e-mail reaches him through Anna: far away, in the streets of Alicante, the lovely Sophie is still knitting his scarf for the winter, that scarf he once received and which symbolized the community of the SP07 audience (http://beta.thebeggarsopera.org/node/117). She keeps on knitting it, undisturbed by the fact that he will probably never wear it … a modern Penelope.

The time has come to say goodbye to the rest of the sculptures, starting with Mike Kelley's “Petting Zoo.” He walks up to the salt statue of Lot's wife and kisses her on the lips.











Sun 30
Sep 2007

Dear Dora, I´m very sad,

Posted by anonymous user

Dear Dora,

I´m very sad, that someone wrote to you, signed with my name. But it wasn´t me. For me, it´s not funny,
to take someones identity and write comments in the name of another person.
But perhaps, there is further woman, also called "Gabi" and she likes the Filch, too. I don´t know.
But it was me to wrote to the beggar and offer him "le petit mort".
I guess, in a few hours he will be dead & gone, and with him the exciting and very interesting days of skulpture in münster.
I was born in münster and I will also die in münster, unless the filch will come to pick me up ;-)
Thank you and all the other artists for your ideas and that you make me a bit proud to be a citizen of münster. Because
you came to this town to show us some new perspectives. Thank you very much.
And finally: please give a hug to the sweet Filch.

Gabi

Fri 28
Sep 2007

You can meet The

Posted by anonymous user

You can meet The Beggar:
10.30 at the FYAL
or 11 to 13 at the Spiekerhof!

Fri 28
Sep 2007

Dora, I think its better if

Posted by anonymous user

Dora,

I think its better if he or your tell me when and where...I'm really confused and don't know if your really mean what you say.

Gabi

Fri 28
Sep 2007

By all means! just say when

Posted by anonymous user

By all means! just say when and where and he'll be there!
Dora
we have never been serious… don't worry. Just having a bit of pleasure indeed.

Fri 28
Sep 2007

Dear Dora, I am bit confused

Posted by anonymous user

Dear Dora,

I am bit confused now. Is it possible to meet him or not? all of a sudden it becomes so serious here. I was just thinking to give a bit of pleasure....

Gabi

Fri 28
Sep 2007

This is incredible! I most

Posted by anonymous user

This is incredible! I most certainly did not write the last comment. But indeed I did tell him, and he just said: Who is Gabi? so Who is Gabi?
Dora

Thu 27
Sep 2007

Dear Gabi, Filch does not

Posted by anonymous user

Dear Gabi,

Filch does not read this web site. But you can tell me when and where you want to meet him; I can forward the message for you.

Dora

Thu 27
Sep 2007

H-Lo Mr. Filch, I met you

Posted by anonymous user

H-Lo Mr. Filch,

I met you yesterday the first time. In our cinema "metropolis". It was very exciting and funny listening to you, telling about your experiences with our city and citizens during your stay in münster. Your told us, your where looking forward to leave or to die. But how? I have an wonderful idea for your death, but it´s not completely unselfish... I´m single and looking and searching and hoping to meet an nice guy, u know. Someone like you. Well, my idea... you come with me. It´s really easy. And if you really want to die, I can help you. But I can´t offer you a big, huge, spectacular death. Have you ever heard about the "le petit mort"? That´s what I can do for you, a little, but very very nice death ;-) It´s a nice exit.....
All the best for you.
Greetings, Gabi

Wed 26
Sep 2007

Dear Filch! The old man who

Posted by anonymous user

Dear Filch!
The old man who uses his trolley is one of those undercovered www.perplessi.de - artists. Only with filch´s assistance they couldt finish their work.
This woud be your very last job.
perplessi