The Soul that Thinks: Essays on Philosophy, Narrative and Symbol in the Cinema and Thought of Andrei Tarkovsky

A dissertation presented to the faculty of the College of Fine Arts of Ohio University; In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Doctor of Philosophy:










Melancholia in Anton Chekhov’s “A Boring Story”: A Physician Treating Himself


Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood.

the word on belgradestreets

“my goal is to capture images which tell the story of life on belgradestreets, record the essence of life in a city not yet overrun by global culture and repetitive brands, however rundown, every street overflows with life, colour, history and character, streets on which the people are full of determination, memories and hopes for the future, a friendly city which throws its arms open, with enthusiasm, welcoming visitors into its embrace

welcome to belgradestreets through my eye…”

wonderful city blog

single tree that survived 2011 tsunami turned into monument


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this week marks the second anniversary of the 2011 tsunami in rikuzentakata, northeastern japan that killed 19,000 people on march 11 – with the ‘miracle pine’, located in iwate prefecture, being rebuilt as a 27-meter monument in honor of the victims. 

the lone pine was the only one from approximately 70,000 plants along the coast to survive the catastrophe, however,
its roots were found to be suffering irreversibly from exposure to seawater, triggering endeavors to save the tree, which has become a
symbol of the city’s reconstruction. the trunk and branches were dissected into 9 sections last september in order to prevent decay –
the parts have now been hollowed out and and reassembled with a carbon spine in order to complete the restoration at
its original site. the plant stands as a symbol of hope in japan, and is now completed as an immortalized statue, the entire process
said to cost approximately 150 million yen.

source: designboom

Ruins of real-life Atlantis emerge 25 years after floods.

This eerie real-life Atlantis has reappeared from under flood waters after spending 25 years submerged.

Some 1,500 residents barely had time to grab their belongings when the spa resort of Villa Epecuen was swamped after a lagoon burst its banks in 1985.

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Yves Klein (French, 1928–1962), photographed by Harry Shunk (German, 1924–2006) and Janos Kender (Hungarian, 1937–1983)
Gelatin silver print

As in his carefully choreographed paintings in which he used nude female models dipped in blue paint as paintbrushes, Klein’s photomontage paradoxically creates the impression of freedom and abandon through a highly contrived process. In October 1960, Klein hired the photographers Harry Shunk and Jean Kender to make a series of pictures re-creating a jump from a second-floor window that the artist claimed to have executed earlier in the year. This second leap was made from a rooftop in the Paris suburb of Fontenay-aux-Roses. On the street below, a group of the artist’s friends from held a tarpaulin to catch him as he fell. Two negatives—one showing Klein leaping, the other the surrounding scene (without the tarp)—were then printed together to create a seamless “documentary” photograph. To complete the illusion that he was capable of flight, Klein distributed a fake broadsheet at Parisian newsstands commemorating the event. It was in this mass-produced form that the artist’s seminal gesture was communicated to the public and also notably to the Vienna Actionists.

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