the residency starts in dusseldorf. there's a really great gallery in doucheldorf (as i call the place because i'm cranky, because i'm tired, because i'm jet lagged) - konrad fischer. duarte, the portuguese fisherman from pescadero who is behind this action-packed five-week residency, took me there. fischer has shown and continues to represent some of the greatest names in contemporary art: joseph beuys (naturlich), carl andre, bruce nauman, Lewit, baldi, uncle kawara, marcel (broodthaers), buren, hanne darboven (see forthcoming post), gilbert and george, etc. (but not michael asher). a nice lady, whose name i did not ask, who was associated with founding the gallery, showed me a catalog opened at the page of the lead room (schmerzraum) beuys made here in 1983. i gave her my dog-walking/reiki business card (doggy dharma) from when i lived in bolinas, ca - and felt i had performed some meaningful-meaningless action.