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October 7th – Austvågøya

It is verticals, horizontals and bridges around here. The borders between the masses of sky/air, land/stone and sea/water dominate Austvågøya. A very thin strip between them is where humans can live on. Sharp silhouettes of these ancient rock strata againt the clear sky remind me why I started cutting paper in the first place; as the most direct way to create a line that is…

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Uncanny valley

In aesthetics, the uncanny valley is a hypothesized relationship between the degree of an object’s resemblance to a human being and the emotional response to such an object. The concept of the uncanny valley suggests that humanoid objects which appear almost, but not exactly, like real human beings elicit uncanny, or strangely familiar, feelings of eeriness and revulsion in observers. Valley denotes a dip in…

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wild west

Samiac / Bonac-Irazein . Mitten in den Pyrenäen und fast an der spanischen Grenze – Im 19. Jahrhundert gab es in der Gegend viele Kupferminen, Schmugglerhöhlen und Tanzbären. Heute gibt es wieder einige wilde Bären: in einer “Wiederbevölkerungsmaßnahme” wurde 1996 eine slowenische Bärenpopulation im Arriège ausgesetzt. Birgit und Ralph sind in den 80ern aus Hamburg gekommen, erst mit dem Fahrrad, dann mit einem Renault 4….

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Life and death at Lake Palcacocha: Environmental uncertainty in the Peruvian Andes // Part I

Text by Noah Walker Crawford Images by Alexander Luna –-– A dark cloud hangs over Lake Palcacocha. At 4500 m above sea level in the Peruvian Andes, the nights are full of biting winds. Jesús lies guard over Palcacocha. Located in the centre of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, the lake has grown exponentially in recent years as a result of glacier retreat. If a…

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Legitimate Territory

At the Middle East Centre of the ‚London School of Economics’ Dr. Zeynep Kaya and I discussed the emergence of (kurdish) nationalism and the interrelation of liberal democratic notions to ethnic nationalist claims. ‚the meaning of self-determination associated with the norms of human rights and democratic rights is adopted by some sub-state nationalist groups because there is an emerging international normative framework that perceives the…

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Kaffeeküche

Als „Kaffeeküche“ bezeichnet man im Saarland die Grubenkantinen. Diese sind ein gefliester Mix aus Kantine, Stehbierhalle, Kiosk und Tante-Emma-Laden, in dem man z. B. auch Waschmittel oder Dosenwurst kaufen konnte. Nach der Ausfahrt aus dem Schacht kamen die Bergleute hierher, noch bevor es in die Waschkaue ging. Die Kaffeeküche neben der Schachtanlage Duhamel in Ensdorf hat noch immer geöffnet. Bergleute, die bis heute u.a. für…

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in the making of smoothness

last week i began to work with the wonderful sarah amores. 13 points in a square were the constraints to create a walking pattern. as she is walking from one point to the next, she follows a sedentary mode of progression in space. we then started to examine the investigation of movement creation from the perspective of smooth space. the line stands before the point….

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picture from ‘The Smooth and The Striated’ movement research shot taken by New York based photographer Emma Pratte at Jack Chrystal Theater in Manhatten.