homo ludens

priceless

In New Orleans Carnival (Mardi Gras), citizens and trees alike dress up to celebrate earthly pleasures. Since late 19th century, there is a traditional use of beads in the parade among participants. The extreme inexpensive price of such colourful strings

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priceless

In New Orleans Carnival (Mardi Gras), citizens and trees alike dress up to celebrate earthly pleasures. Since late 19th century, there is a traditional use of beads in the parade among participants. The extreme inexpensive price of such colourful strings

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golfer on the Moon

Astronaut (Rémi GAILLARD) Simply by a change of perspective, the same context can be understood in many different ways. Humour and fun can twist space, and turn it into something else. A golf course can also be read as the

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golfer on the Moon

Astronaut (Rémi GAILLARD) Simply by a change of perspective, the same context can be understood in many different ways. Humour and fun can twist space, and turn it into something else. A golf course can also be read as the

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“dance, dance, otherwise we are lost” [P.B.]

There are deep noises of gallops. The brown earth covering the floor reveals hundreds of tracks of wild animals in stampede. But instead, it is a set of dancers what appears on scene. Their presence is heavily felt through their

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“dance, dance, otherwise we are lost” [P.B.]

There are deep noises of gallops. The brown earth covering the floor reveals hundreds of tracks of wild animals in stampede. But instead, it is a set of dancers what appears on scene. Their presence is heavily felt through their

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religion feat. fantasy

Feathers, sequins, glitter, crystals, mirrors, glow, jewellery, beads… Carnival celebration in Tenerife (Spanish Canary Islands) aims to be soon blessed with the intangible cultural heritage recognition from UNESCO. It is a practice, which finds its climax with the annual election

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religion feat. fantasy

Feathers, sequins, glitter, crystals, mirrors, glow, jewellery, beads… Carnival celebration in Tenerife (Spanish Canary Islands) aims to be soon blessed with the intangible cultural heritage recognition from UNESCO. It is a practice, which finds its climax with the annual election

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inmate thriller

“Always alone but never alone” (Breyten Breytenbach) is the feeling result of freezing time and space inside an encapsulated world which is a prison. But what if this sort of Place manages to keep good time? In his article “At

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inmate thriller

“Always alone but never alone” (Breyten Breytenbach) is the feeling result of freezing time and space inside an encapsulated world which is a prison. But what if this sort of Place manages to keep good time? In his article “At

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food as public space editor*

*Post series commissioned by Nicola Twilley (edible geography /foodprintproject / GOOD Magazine) as part of FOOD FOR THINKERS – An online festival on Food and Writing (18-23/01/2011) The raised question about the actual role of contemporary food editing makes me

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food as public space editor*

*Post series commissioned by Nicola Twilley (edible geography /foodprintproject / GOOD Magazine) as part of FOOD FOR THINKERS – An online festival on Food and Writing (18-23/01/2011) The raised question about the actual role of contemporary food editing makes me

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t-shirtable cities

In the 1970’s American graphic designer Milton Glaser coined the famous slogan “IloveNY” to promote city’s tourism. In 1974, Liverpool-born John Lennon was photographed wearing a New york City T-shirt, proudly expressing his love for the city. As featured in

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t-shirtable cities

In the 1970’s American graphic designer Milton Glaser coined the famous slogan “IloveNY” to promote city’s tourism. In 1974, Liverpool-born John Lennon was photographed wearing a New york City T-shirt, proudly expressing his love for the city. As featured in

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deconstruction of classics

^ orchestra & audience distribution on stage for Terretektorh, by I.X. 1965 via CCA After a concert as indescriptible as incredible and amazing last night, i cannot but search for the making off of it. Director Peter Eötvös (Steine für

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deconstruction of classics

^ orchestra & audience distribution on stage for Terretektorh, by I.X. 1965 via CCA After a concert as indescriptible as incredible and amazing last night, i cannot but search for the making off of it. Director Peter Eötvös (Steine für

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practical absurdity

Fiction was the only way to give a naive break to the hard reality of Dictator Franco’s Spain around 1940s and 1950s. Professor Franz from Copenhague was an invented characteristic character in national comics, who developed smart no-tech inventions for

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practical absurdity

Fiction was the only way to give a naive break to the hard reality of Dictator Franco’s Spain around 1940s and 1950s. Professor Franz from Copenhague was an invented characteristic character in national comics, who developed smart no-tech inventions for

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bike-karaoke

Berlin finds its tricks to enhance entertainment. Edgy party clubs have been traditionally using the legal formula of the e.V. (association) to avoid paying taxes as a registered business, since they are, conceptually and physically, rather informal gatherings of people

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bike-karaoke

Berlin finds its tricks to enhance entertainment. Edgy party clubs have been traditionally using the legal formula of the e.V. (association) to avoid paying taxes as a registered business, since they are, conceptually and physically, rather informal gatherings of people

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urban love scars

Love stories have two things in common with utopias: desire and destruction. Sexually attracted by an object, Eija-Riitta Berliner-Mauer literally married the Berlin Wall in 1979, acquiring then her new husband’s surname as her own. East Berliners trapped in a

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urban love scars

Love stories have two things in common with utopias: desire and destruction. Sexually attracted by an object, Eija-Riitta Berliner-Mauer literally married the Berlin Wall in 1979, acquiring then her new husband’s surname as her own. East Berliners trapped in a

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happy street

Salvador Dalí met Le Corbusier in 1928 to tell him that his functional architecture did everything but actually function.  And he predicted that the future for architecture was however to become soft and hairy. Hairy are some renamed pavilions in

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happy street

Salvador Dalí met Le Corbusier in 1928 to tell him that his functional architecture did everything but actually function.  And he predicted that the future for architecture was however to become soft and hairy. Hairy are some renamed pavilions in

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golden feathers rock the block

golden cushions start to fly around, and golden feathers show up! berlin 16.mai 2010. one truck parked outside is turned into a Greek amphitheatre towards the dj-stage. Torstr.74 decides to organise a street Sunday party with other shops in the

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golden feathers rock the block

golden cushions start to fly around, and golden feathers show up! berlin 16.mai 2010. one truck parked outside is turned into a Greek amphitheatre towards the dj-stage. Torstr.74 decides to organise a street Sunday party with other shops in the

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playful miracles

“Almost Amusing: Rainbow is a mobile rainbow installation whereby natural and organic items are used to reveal a hidden image of our reality for a single moment.” To create this public illusion, conceived by Kasia Krakowiak for The Knot-Berlin, water

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playful miracles

“Almost Amusing: Rainbow is a mobile rainbow installation whereby natural and organic items are used to reveal a hidden image of our reality for a single moment.” To create this public illusion, conceived by Kasia Krakowiak for The Knot-Berlin, water

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splash of colour

Colour blossoms in Indian  spring season…welcome holy Holi festival… …where separation between castes and genders are blurred in an ephimeral cloud… [images1&2> holi festival from arthurmag] [image3> holi festival by poras chaudhary via photoshelter]

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splash of colour

Colour blossoms in Indian  spring season…welcome holy Holi festival… …where separation between castes and genders are blurred in an ephimeral cloud… [images1&2> holi festival from arthurmag] [image3> holi festival by poras chaudhary via photoshelter]

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