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Funambulism, Utopias, Backyards, Open Stacks, Architectures of In/security, Sonic Landscapes, Apian Semantics, Meta-Virtual Solipsism, Transcendent Delusions, Fibrous Assemblages, Circuses, Old Media, Pet Architecture, Persian Folds, DIY Biopolitics, and MORE (Eileen Joy describing...

Bruno Munari (1944) / Bruce McLean (1971) / Didier Faustino (2009) My friend Alexandre Pachiaudi recently made me remember two works of Bruno Munari and Bruce McLean, respectively entitled Seeking comfort...

Above: Tout va bien (Everything’s Going Fine) by J.L. Godard (1972) Below: La nuit américaine (Day for Night) by F. Truffaut (1973) That is the second time that I associate Jean-Luc...

Prosthetic Aesthetics by Lawrence Lek (2012) Today I want to talk (once again) about the body and its relationship to design by presenting five young (four of them are less than...

Passing Through by Saburo Murakami (1956) /// Photo by Léopold Lambert A few days ago, I visited the exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground at New York Guggenheim Museum. That gave me the...

Utagawa Hiroshige – Ocean off Satta (1858) (detail) I have recently visited the exhibition Edo Pop at New York’s Japan Society and so much beauty made me feel compelled to write...

Photograph of the exhibition The Crystal World by Cyprien Gaillard at PS1 The Crystal World is the first-solo exhibition in New York of French artist Cyprien Gaillard. It is currently displayed at MoMA...

The Iconoclast Museum /// Photomontage by the author The following paper is a piece I wrote for the third issue of Studio Magazine which was dedicated to the notion of icon....

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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...

In 1961, for her first exhibition, Niki de Saint Phalle shot her paintings on which several little bags of paint were bleeding on the canvas when they were pierced by the...

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Image 01 /  Ryan & Trevor Oakes The guest writers essays series is back with, this week, Eve Bailey dedicating her text to an introduction of the work of Ryan and...

Excerpt from Bilal, Enki. 32 Décembre. Paris: Les Humanoïdes Associés, 2002. - And that, what is it? What are we walking on? - Canvas. White canvas… The walls and the ceiling...

Australian Artist Stelarc recently gave a lecture at the Architectural Association in London entitled Circulating Flesh: The Cadaver, the Comatose and the Chimera. For about an hour an half, he allows...

Perry Hall: Tidal Empire (Coral Painting), 2011. Oil, acrylic and custom paints filmed live using a RED Epic digital cinema camera. Carla Leitão dedicated her monthly contribution to the Huffington Post...

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Seher Shah Object Relic This week’s guest writer is Alexis Bhagat., co-author with Lize Mogel of An Atlas of Radical Cartography (Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press) whose  upcoming Spanish publisher...

Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra In their Treatise on Nomadology, Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari introduce their concept of Holey Space (see previous article) by the following injunction: Metallurgical India. Transpierce the...

King Kong meets the Gem of Egypt / Partially Buried Wood Shed. Image from Field Trips: Bernd and Hilla Becher / Robert Smithson. Porto: Museu Serralves In the chapter Threshole of...

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Strangle Poise Lamp from the Red Goods collection by James Chambers (2010) After a month of absence on the Funambulist, the guest writers series is coming back with its 18th opus...

My friends of Socks-Studio recently posted a very interesting pseudo-documentary created by Dutch artist Floris Kaayk. This film (see below) about a fictitious disease that can be imagined in a near...

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