Stories from the city…

It’s all around you, wherever you look, whatever path you take. Even if you don’t recognize it right now, you know you will soon enough. You know they will be here, there, everywhere. The people. The buildings. Noises, colors, odors. They don’t ever go away, not even in the deepest of night. Essential and lively …

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On the other’s side

History is dotted with conflicts. Freedom, territory, religion, Men always find reasons to fight against each other. Some of those fights have been going on for so many years, it seems like there is no solution. But life goes on, no matter what. People have to find ways to live, even during troubled times. They …

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Building bridges

This story begins in prehistoric times, probably with an accident. A tree falling across a river, making things suddenly easier for men to go further on their way. Giving them the idea to redo it later. This is evolution. And evolution applies to many domains. Make contact with something opposed, or at least no so …

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The darkest place

As a boy, he was gifted, writing poems and reading from an early age. Among his favorites were Edgar Allan Poe, Goya, or Henry Fuseli. Sick so often that he could barely go to school, he was also affected by night terrors. His father died when he was 8, and he was raised by a …

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The length, the width, and the depth

Once upon a time, during a hot summer night, a theater was organizing an old horror movies night. A pair of paper glasses was distributed. The lights went out. And suddenly, a creature from a black lagoon started walking toward the spectators. Out of the silver screen. Out of the silver screen! What a nice …

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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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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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