Personal expressions

  There are those who make their body disappear behind the creation. And there are those who, also using it as a tool, make it even more visible during the process. When thinking about artists using their body, the obvious ones who come in mind are actors and dancers. But it can also happen in …

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Big Brother can’t see it all

When asked what super power they would like to have, people always find a lot of ideas. They want to fly (but come on, do you have any idea how COLD it is up there? When you could be so comfortable in a plane?), to read into other people’s minds (and destroy your ego for …

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On the edge

There is a difference between going through a dangerous situation, and willingly putting ourselves into it. The success of activities such as skydiving or bungee jumping proves that danger attracts (some) people. But it can also serve artistic purposes, among others. Whether it’s for personal, political, or sociological reasons, what’s going through those artist’s minds …

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Happy Accidents

(Image by Chris Piazza) Some of the best discoveries happened by accident. Sometimes it’s penicillin, sometimes it’s champagne, in many cases it’s interesting enough to be valued. “By accident” is probably the way camera tossing came into the world, before being developped as a photography technique. Basically anyone can do camera tossing, as long as …

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You fooled them all

  Thomas Story Kirkbride‘s name is engraved in stone. Litterally. This American physician, known for his influential and controversial work in the domain of psychiatry, has also left his mark in the architectural world, being at the origin of the Kirkbride Plan, a model design leading to the construction of several mental asylums all over …

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Esthetes and senses

    Synesthesia must be one of the greatest neurological conditions one can experiment. And one of the most creative. The list of artists affected by it is long and representative of its influence on Art. Several types of synesthesia exist, affecting different senses. One of the most common is the association between letters and …

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Kick

  Just by listening to Barbara Morgan, one could guess she is all about energy. Her  words come smoothly, then she accelerates the rythm, stops suddenly, before ending graciously her sentence. Capturing life and movement has always been the main idea of this versatile artist. Her studies first led her to drawing and painting. Already …

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[The Space issue] Under stars

A lot of ideas come to mind when one hears the word “space”. One of the most common, and yet still fascinating, is the thought of space, in an astronomical way. The sky, the stars, the moon (and the black holes). Inspiration for cheesy poetry, intergalactic sagas, drooling monsters, or super heroes. For as long …

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[The Space issue] 1975 ~ 1990

A lot can change in fifteen years. A life can change. Lebanese people witnessed their whole world transform between 1975 and 1990, as their cities and homes were being destroyed by civil war. In 1991, after the war ended, a photography project was financed, among other missions, by Rafik Hariri‘s Foundation. Six photographers (René Burri …

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