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Image: Alan Prohm The 53rd Funambulist Paper associates the editorial line of the forthcoming second volume centered around the body with an additional contribution to the series of texts about the...

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Comme des Garçons AW 2010/2011 Today’s Funambulist Paper complements well yesterday’s launch of the eighth volume of the Funambulist Pamphlets dedicated to the work of Arakawa and Madeline Gins since my guest, Erin...

08- Arakawa + Gins

The eighth volume of The Funambulist Pamphlets that gathers and edits past articles (as well as additional illustrations) of the blog about the philosophical-poetic-artistic-architectural work of Arakawa, Madeline Gins and their Reversible Destiny Foundation is...

Madeline Gins

Madeline Gins with Joke Post at the recent opening of the Biotopological Scale-Juggling Escalator on December 20, 2013 (photo by Momoyo Homma) This is not an obituary. Since yesterday morning Madeline...

Yesterday I was having an epistolary exchange with my friend, Philippe Theophanidis about a few notions that are examined in his forthcoming text for the Funambulist Papers series. In his text,...

Extracted from the Comic-strip Gaston Lagaffe by André Franquin After having shared my experience of what a hypochondriac body might really be (see past article), I am now looking at another...

Reversible Destiny (Mitaka) Lofts – In Memory of Helen Keller /// Photograph by Shingo Tsuji (2013) When I visited the Reversible Destiny Foundation‘s Mitaka Lofts (see previous article) in Tokyo last...

Ubiquitous Site – Nagi Ryoanji by Arakawa + Gins (1994) “If persons are sited, why do philosophers inquiring into what constitutes a person, or, for that matter, into the nature of...

Architecture of the Sky (Milan Trade Fair Building by Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas) versus Architecture of the Earth (Japanese playground photographed by Munemi Natsu) This article will be somehow similar to...

The interior domestic terrain of the Bioscleave House by Arakawa + Gins As I recently started a whole section of the blog’s archives dedicated to the work of Shusaku Arakawa and...

Twice during the last year, I had the great chance to stay over in Reversible Destiny‘s architectures. Along with good friends, we spent the last few days of 2011 at the...

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extracted from The Mechanisms of Meaning by Arakawa & Madeline Gins, New York: Abbeville Press, 1971. Today’s guest writer is Russel Hughes who recently finished his dissertation, DIY Biopolitics: The Deregulated Self...

The Reversible Destiny Foundation, created and sustained by Madeline Gins and Arakawa, has new online archives on which many of the concepts and projects they invented along the years are being...

Body Measurements by Henry Dreyfuss Associates. MIT Press, 1974. A year ago, I wrote an article which was exploring how the modernist theories had implemented the ideology of what I called...

Arakawa + Gins, Bioscleave House (Lifespan Extending Villa),2004, photo: Léopold Lambert Today, I release the second part of the conversation I have been recently having with Madeline Gins about the Reversible...

Arakawa + Gins, Yoro Park – Site of Reversible Destiny, Gifu,1995, Photo Trane DeVore It has been several months now that I started an oral and written conversation with Madeline Gins, co-founder...

Modernist Architecture is characterized by a thaumaturgic (talent of miraculously curing) ambition which would heal the “diseases” of individuals and society. Although this ambition appears as obsolete and slightly ridiculous nowadays,...

The following letter has been written by French philosopher Jean-Francois Lyotard to Arakawa and Madeline Gins in 1997. Their answer is readable in the fantastic book Reversible Destiny: We have decided...

photo: Site of Reversible Destiny – Yoro, 1993-95 After writing myself an essay about the work of Arakawa and Madeline Gins that I claimed, could be read in a celebration of...

Site of Reversible Destiny – Yoro Park by Arakawa & Madeline Gins ARCHITECTURES OF JOY. A spinozist reading of Parent/Virilio and Arakawa/Gins’ architecture By Léopold Lambert (December 2010) In the middle...

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