The Funambulist
manufacturing fear the sirens of tel aviv

Tel Aviv inhabitants evacuating beaches and shopping malls during siren alerts. Writing seems to be the only thing that does not make me feel completely powerless in front of the horror of...

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In her work, Ariella Azoulay regularly attempts to describe photographs according to two events: the first one when the photograph is taken, often within the illusion that the presence of the...

Tear gas canister shot directly at B’Tselem photographer Muhmmad ‘Awad by an I.D.F. officer (image B’Tselem) We have seen many times how the State of Israel and its army manage to...

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...

Mohamad (Lebanon) / Photograph by Bridgette Auger This is not me: Enduring Syria’s War is an exhibition by artist Bridgette Auger currently on view at NYU’s Tisch Gallery in New York....

Aarhus-based architect James Martin was kind enough to share with me the small book he created (with the help of my friends Ben Clement and Sebastian de la Cour) around, what...

Israeli settlement of Rimmonim on the road from Ramallah to Jericho I am not quite sure to know the reasons that made me take so much time to write this article,...

Paris Map

This article is the first one of a trio which will investigate the architectural elements that makes Paris, a contemporary fortress. The Boulevard Périphérique (highway ring) around it, marks its geographical...

Rufina Wu and Stefan Canham. Portraits from Above: Hong Kong’s Informal Rooftop Communities. Berlin: Peperoni, 2008. Those of you who know a bit about the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal...

Extracted from Pennsylvania Coal Mine Tipples by Bernd & Hilla Becher. Dia Center for the Arts, 1991. The world photographed by Bernd and Hilla Becher  is fascinating as it often introduces...

PLAYGROUND Harskamp/Reek by Jeroen Hofman (2011) Socks Studio just released an interesting article about the Potemkin village of Marnehuizen in the North of Netherlands, which was built inside the military base...

Michael Oliveri is a pretty unique photographer. The subject of his photographs are in fact nanolandscapes that he creates via metal oxide fumes and powders. The microscopic vision that his camera...

I already wrote a more developed article about the 29 minute masterpiece, La Jetée, less than a year ago; nevertheless, I wanted to point out the existence of a very beautiful...

picture: The Shower by Kerry Skarbakka Gravity is never more perceptible than when an object falls and when this object is a human body, the visual expressiveness of the scene becomes...

The traditional High School education received in the countries winners of the Second World War does not insist much on the absolute massacre that occurred in Japan on August 6th and...

After having evoked a very literal vision of camouflage yesterday (see the article), the book entitled Camouflage written by Neil Leach in 2006 and published by the MIT Press, proposes a...

pictures: Stephen Walter (above) and Sohei Nishino’s (below) maps of London Maps, in our imaginary, carry much more objectivity than they actually do in reality. We can probably explain that by...

picture: Joe Sacco. The Fixer. London: Drawn and Quarterly 2003 In 2009, Saskia Sassen was organizing a symposium at Columbia University entitled, Cities and the New Wars (see previous article) that...

French street artist JR just received TED Prize and gave a lecture about his work that is definitely worth watching. Starting from the roofs and the suburbs of Paris, he developed...

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