The Funambulist

Power of the Lines – Lines of Power /// text originally written in French for the 2012 issue of the journal of  ETH Zurich,  Trans entitled Stance (thank you to Stéphanie...

Mangold Tom and Penycate John, The Tunnels of Cu Chi. New York: Random House, 1985 The Tunnels of Cu Chi is a book written by Tom Mangold & John Penycate in...

For a reason that I ignore, it has been brought to my attention that the following article has disappeared from this blog  in the transfer of the boiteaoutils’ archives…I am therefore...

In the following essay, I would like to expose my interpretation of The Trial as written by Franz Kafka published after his death in 1925 and then adapted in a film...

picture: Etching by Eric Desmazieres for The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges. Boston : David R. Godine, 2000 As I wrote a week ago, I was lucky enough to...

Archinect just released an article about a very ironic project which proposes to build a “terrorist motel” instead of the controversial Muslim Cultural Center in Down Town New York. Mocking the...

This project has been posted by Lebbeus Woods on his blog a year and half ago and it certainly catch my interest for walls, borders and labyrinth. As a matter of...

After yesterday’s post about Constant’s New Babylon’s drawings, today is the one about his models. Once again, the same pictures are always visible but it exists a multitude of others; those...

“The labyrinth as a dynamic conception of space, as opposed to static perspective. But also, an above all, the labyrinth as a structure for mental organization and creative method, wanderings and...

From April 27th to October 31st, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Arts will host a giant work in progress on its roof. The installation called Big Bambú is designed by...

In 1992, Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata (see previous posts here and here) was commissioned to create an installation around the abandoned Small Pox Hospital on Roosevelt Island (NYC). Faithful to his...

Le Carceri d’Invenzione is a serie of etchings drawn by Giovanni Battista Piranesi between 1745 and 1750. It creates a fictitious environment of prisons, an eligible Kafkian of Borgessian space lighten...

I just found out a version of Jorge Luis Borges’ Library of Babel (see previous post for integral text) illustrated by Erik Desmazieres. This very talented French printmaker created eleven etchings...

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