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another funny thing that brought me love

A funny thing occurred to me. Several years ago, I did an interview for a site called Street Voice UK. Later, someone sent me a message on Facebook asking did I know that the person interviewing me was a far left Nazi, and perhaps I’d like to remove my interview. I said ‘oh, ok’, but that I didn’t mind being interviewed by someone whose views I disagree with. ‘Very well then,’ they said. ‘I’m going to put you on a list’ – or something to that effect. So I guess I’m on a list. Anyway, it’s true, the interviewer is extremely left wing, the variety of radical feminist who doesn’t want trans women to be women. Due to the interview connection, I follow him on Twitter. And I’ve just realised the following. Had I unfollowed him because of his views, I would never have randomly clicked on an interesting-looking YouTube link he posted in a fit of disgust several months ago, and I subsequently would never have met the wonderful person in that YouTube video, who is now my girlfriend (and secretary!).

So…my concluding comment to this chain of events is something along the lines of ‘hah’. And the moral of the story, perhaps, is that sometimes it pays – not only intellectually but even socially – to follow your ideological enemies. You may remember me recounting a similar tale of web-based coincidences, also an amusing interplay of the romantic and the banal but less politically-charged, in the story of how a facebook advert made me meet my boyfriend. And yes, I do have a girlfriend and a boyfriend. I’m greedy like that.

So here’s a video of me and Kim together. Take that, naysayers! Following a TERF got me laid. That’s all I wanted to say really.


Enigma’s music video for Sadeness (Part II)

“All your life /
You’ve been waiting to be free /
Trade your pride for ecstasy /
That’ll make you /
Reach the sky” – Sadeness (Part II)

Last August I acted in a music video for the band Enigma‘s new song Sadeness (Part II). The song was released in October.

What do you think? …I’ve noticed both the song and the music video have had mixed reactions from hardcore fans. I don’t know how to to talk about music, so I won’t say anything about the song. Some fans have asked if there’s a version of the video without pixelated-private-parts. Well I haven’t come across one. I guess I could start claiming that that’s actually just what I look like naked.

The story in the music video has two characters – a dark, brooding monk and a mysterious seductive woman. You’ll notice that I played the latter. At first the mysterious woman is a luring temptress.

The monk takes her to his decadent den of dark desires.

Now the woman is a prisoner.

There is some inevitable running away and chasing.

And an ultimate fight between good and evil.

And in the end, it turns out…well, I shouldn’t spoil it. So I guess you should just watch the video.

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“Models. Der Film” – a documentary by Leif Allendorf

This is the trailer for ‘Models. Der Film’, a documentary by Leif Allendorf about four different models living and working in Berlin – Jenny Jane, Melanie Unrau, Nadya Wendt and me. The movie involves interviews and some footage of each model at work. In this version my voice is dubbed into Deutsch. Continue reading


Mary Martin London Fashion Show – David Bowie tribute

A blog post by Elena Tun

We were beyond excited when we were invited to Mary Martin’s fashion show in tribute to David Bowie. We were also curious to see how she would pull it off; few pop and fashion icons are adored and revered as much as Bowie, so it is a difficult inspiration to live up to. Continue reading


‘Over Your Head’ by Team Foul – behind the scenes write-up

In July I returned to my childhood neighbourhood of South East London to shoot a quirky rap video with rap duo Ley and Lucky who perform under the name of Team Foul. I’d never acted in a music video for a song with words before, and the brief was quite vague – the plan was to make it up as we went along. It was real novelty, a challenge, and an unusual opportunity. Continue reading


‘Over Your Head’ by Team Foul

This is a music video which I filmed in London last July (2013) with rap duo Ley and Lucky, a.k.a. Team Foul. See next post for the behind the scenes write-up.


Switzerland in January

I’ve been almost perpetually in a state of being ‘on tour’ since the beginning of this year, but now I’m back at my base in Berlin for just about long enough to sit down and record some of my adventures on the bloggy thing. I also started using tumblr within the last 24 hours, and much of the content between this blog and that one will overlap, though this one will involve more discursive writings from time to time, and tumblr will be for piccies.

So I started the year with a Europe tour beginning in Switzerland. A short documentation of my little excursion, starting with Zurich, featuring Amriswil and concluding in Luzern.
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Reykjavík’s neat hour

My second installment of iPhone vid tributes to cool cities. Reykjavík, capital of Iceland, veritable world-class partying town, a considerably cool and cute city on that eccentric island floating in the North Sea. This is Reykjavík’s New Year celebrations which they take very seriously (in so far as they take anything seriously). Music is ‘Reykjavík’ by Sykur. The lyrics in the chorus ‘Reykjavík ϸú vekur mig’ mean ‘Reykjavík you wake me (up)’.


A snapshot of my first month in Berlin

Rumours of my disappearance have not been exaggerated. A couple of months ago I somewhat mysteriously vanished from Cambridge and to my own surprise migrated into Continental Europe. Continue reading