Hello frends! I am an artist. My roots take place in St.Petersburg, which has great architecture, culture and history that influenced me once and forever. Today, in the times of technical progress, mass production and new artificial materials I search for inspiration in the foundation of the Arts - old Russian Orthodox icons, Renaissance and folk cultures. I seek out look for new shapes and images within my themes using different materials, but my favorite is glass for its plasticit... [more]
Mary is a woman who arrived in my town from Chicago via the Amtrack. Who my son, Bupito, and I tried to pass with our stroller. Who said, hello, and in a matter of steps we were walking together, helping each other. Mary had been pulling a suitcase in one hand and carrying a cane in the other. She was slight, yet able and dressed sharp. Do you know where a Starbucks is? she asked me. I began to give her directions but mid-sentence asked, Would you mind walking with us and we'll show you the way?... [more]
Cast of Characters
Desirée- young girl, main character
Woman- Desirée's mother
James -Desirée's brother
Francis- Desirée's brother
Marco- Desirée's boyfriend
Zuber- Desirée's artistic mentor
Miko- another boyfriend of Desirée, from before Marco
Perce- Desirée's most recent lover
Peter- mutual friend to... [more]
An enlightened Medusa wants to see the world, a traditional tale with a twist.
Copyright Anne Murray
Cast of Characters
Medusa- (Medi) a young girl with visions of travel and long, black hair
Poseidon- an arrogant god with a fear of the feminist mind of Medusa
Athena- Poseidon’s wife (in this version)
Aesclepius- an ancient Greek doctor who is related to Medusa
Stheino- (her name means strength) Medusa’s immort... [more]
“What keeps you from... living your life as a painful and lovely day in the
history of a great pregnancy?”
On the day of my mother’s accident, I was brought home suddenly from my grandparents’ to a house full of people. “Where is Mom?” I kept asking as I was pulled through the crowd toward my bedroom, my brother somewhere behind me. My father appeared in the doorway of my room. “I need to talk to you,” he sa... [more]
Falling for Rilke
I am a virgin when I first read Rainier Maria Rilke. I am young, still below the surface of life. But what young woman can resist the powers of his seduction? A whisper in your ear, you can almost feel his hand on the small of your back, the slightest gesture and a gaze you think might hold you, just as it passes by. You lean in for a kiss and are surprised to find a page.
I take a book of his to bed one night without knowing who he is. Nestled beneath my duvet, su... [more]
On Kawara is obsessed with his own existence. For a long time, the Japanese conceptual artist sent postcards to friends every morning informing them that he was still alive. Nothing more. To others, he reported what time he had gotten up. In a book of images entitled, I Went, Kawara photocopied maps and drew a line following all the paths he took on each particular day from June 1, 1968 to September 17, 1979. For someone who is often lost in a museum of contemporary art, I was rivete... [more]
Back Story to My Inquiry in to Translation and the Birth of Ava
It all began with a conversation. Last winter, I was fortunate enough to have an incredible discussion with Lydia Davis after she lectured for our class in my graduate program at CalArts. The topic of translation arose, and she asked if I had ever translated anything. I said no, but when I am bored while reading academic texts I translate them in to French in my head. She looked at me with a very serious expression and told me that I m... [more]
TLV CBS is an interactive new media project that takes place in Tel Aviv's central bus station. It is comprised of short videos documenting scenes from the various stores and spaces within the station exhibiting a fascinating, somewhat surreal, tapestry of human connections.
The project is experienced while traveling through the station and scanning QR codes placed near the spaces' numbered doors. The codes lead to videos related to the specific location in which the viewer is standing.
To absorb every word
Inhaling each sound
As if it were the last
To be ingrained
The dark corners of my mind
The tears come after
Once their resonance
Pierces my eyes
My heart unfolds
The ground moves
And the aftermath
Settles in to my veins
A deafening silence
Submerges my lungs
Once the words
Begin to fade
Yet their volatile
Rhythm will not leave—
It swarms and sways
Never failing to create
The timeless agony
Last month after Athens, I had the opportunity of visiting the exhibition titled No Country for Young Men which deals with Greece in its 7th year of economic crisis. The show can be visited until 3rd August at BOZAR, one of the most important art centres in Brussels. We advise you to see the show...
Curated by Katerina Gregos, the show named after the novel by Cormac McCarthy and the movie directed by Joel & Ethan Coen, makes us encounter the products of young and prominent artists regarding the economic crisis... [more]
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Outside, the frigid night air pounced on him, slipping its icy tendrils through the loose seams of his coat and chilling him to the bone. Already he could feel stiffness settling into his joints, and the pain that lay dormant in in his knees and hips coming alive, awakened by the cold. It would be a long, achy night, but he’d never let that stop him before. Defiantly, the old man yanked the flaps of his furry Russian-style hat further do... [more]
There you see a design office from Antwerp, the peaceful Belgian city, though found boring by some people it is famous for its dance theaters, dance companies, museums, art and design galleries. Its name is Studio Job.
Graduates of Design Academy Eindhoven, Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel founded Studio Job in Antwerp in 2000. Their impressive designs, one of a kind or limited edition works, the projects of the duo usually consisting of bronze founding or laser-cut inlaying are like a powerful n... [more]