Author Archives: Rubén
In the land of watches, trains arrive and depart on time. The SBB, the Swiss Train Authority, takes pride in stating that 96% of trains do so. Last Friday, like many weekdays, I left my house at 9:37 and caught the bus across the street at 9:39. I was heading to the studio to edit […]
In addition to manufacturing great (looking) cars, Italians also love to collect, show, and drive them. Enjoy the 1-minute glimpse at the 2016 Milan Classic Car Show..
“Ich bin ein Berliner”: John F. Kenneddy said in a speech on June 26, 1963, in West Berlin. “Ich bin ein Schweizer”: Rubén Abruña said on January 28, 2019, in Schwamendingen after obtaining his Swiss passport.
On January 3, 2019 we harvested Brussel sprouts in -1º Celsius weather. Do you know how they grow? Brussel sprouts are certainly underrated. Enjoy the short film. I am including a recipe that is easy to prepare, delicious, and will make brussel sprouts a favorite, even among those who say they don’t like them. Trust […]
Human feces and urine can be recycled for fertilizing crops, generating energy, conserving drinking water, protecting our waterways, and slowing down the climate crisis. But we are still flushing, even though we can make billions of dollars if we do it the dry way. My next film “Shit Happens” will lead an investigative quest across […]
In autumn of 2018 Switzerland voted on a proposition to subsidize those farmers willing to let their cows and goats grow horns. For decades their horns have been welded at very high temperatures at an early age to prevent them from growing. It is very painful as you can imagine. The reasoning behind this treatment […]
2016 marked the 100 anniversary of Dada, my favorite art movement. Petra (a psychologist) and I (a filmmaker) were chosen to show our “joint venture”in Manifesta 11, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art that took place in Zürich from 06 June to 18 September, 2016. The concept developed by Christian Jankowski, Manifesta 11’s curator, was to […]
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Titel anklicken und Video anschauen. Für deutschsprechende Leute: nur das Video anspielen. Viel Spass! Haga clic en el título. / Click on title to watch the video. Una mirada poética a uno de los pasatiempos favoritos de Petra. El hilo roto puede anudarse de nuevo, pero sigue roto. Quizás nos encontremos otra vez pero […]