i'm sloane & i like to look at things and read things and go places that may or may not exist.
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Preview: Fuco Ueda’s “Kioku No Hana” at Thinkspace
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Abouna (2002) dir. Mahamat Saleh Haroun
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Statues are often idealized works of art. They are ideological, political or religious representations and attempt to turn their subjects into fascinating, eternal figures. Even when erected to keep alive the memory of a single person, a statue that lasts many generations will eventually establish itself as a symbol for the community.
Statues are even more influential when they are monumental. An edifice can be said to be monumental when it is unusual, extraordinary and physically imposing. It has to be abnormal — as exceptional as the political or religious power itself — and also inseparable from its symbolic aspects.
The series “Colosses” is a study of the landscapes that embrace monumental commemorative statues.
SoP | Scale of Environments
Every time I’ve ever seen an artist’s interpretation of what the Colossus of Rhodes looked like, I’ve always wondered what it would have really looked like. That is why this is awesome to me..
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Women Without Men
Dir: Shirin Neshat | DP: Martin Gschlacht | 2009
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A Screaming Man (2010) dir. Mahamat Saleh Haroun
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Another thing I’d love to see translated: Pages from mayumi yoshida’s We are not alone. That ran in Mimi Magazine. It’s about a single mother and her teenage daughter and I love the art.
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GriGris (2013) - dir. Mahamat Saleh Haroun // Chad
A young disabled street dancer finds himself involved in an illegal gasoline-trafficking ring leading him running scared
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It’s not often that you’ll find a woman teaching a man kung fu in old school martial arts films but, if anyone’s going to do it, it should be Lily Li.
This clip from “Daggers 8” features the best of both worlds: a Lily Li training sequence and a fight between her and Wilson Tong.
By the way, if you like your kung fu films fight heavy and with as little plot as possible, “Daggers 8” is up there as one of the best. There’s pretty much a fight every 42 seconds.
whoa woman master! this is so good
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So excited for this event!
Wednesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Join award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie in conversation with author Zadie Smith as they discuss Adichie’s dazzling new novel, Americanah . Adichie, one of the leading contemporary voices of postcolonial literature, explores the themes of identity and globalization in this rich novel. Zadie Smith was born in Northwest London in 1975. She is the author of White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, the essay collection Changing My Mind, and NW.
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Decoupage, a cut-up technique. Take a bit of text, cut it up, randomize it, make new text. See new patterns…