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· Josefin Arnell winner Theodora Niemeijer prize 2018 · Festival de la BnF 2018 Paris: La Bibliothèque parlante · Viking Eggeling: Four frames from “Diagonal-Symphonie” · Oerol #festivaleiland 15 – 24 juni 2018 · ELO 2018 Mind The Gap! · EN ROUTE ELLEN RIJK – Een tentoonstelling over onderweg · Call on Iran to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe · Out now: Kerouac on Record. A Literary Soundtrack · Philippe Claudel: L’Archipel du Chien · Schlecky Silberstein: Das Internet muss weg. Eine Abrechnung · Glam Jail: Franco-Brazilian tale by Pol Kurucz · The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks

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Josefin Arnell winner Theodora Niemeijer prize 2018

The Theodora Niemeijer prize 2018 is awarded to Josefin Arnell. This was announced last Saturday during a ceremony in the auditorium of the Van Abbemuseum. Arnell will develop the project THE TICK in Het Oog (The Eye) in the Van Abbemuseum for half a year, starting end of September 2018, and in addition receives prize money of €10.000.

The jury felt inspired by the ambiguous world Josefin tries to create. What first appears as a sugar coated dreamy cartoonlike world in which millennial girls like to dwell, can suddenly turn into a horror scenario and back.

The second place is for Joy Mariama Smith, the third place for Isabelle Andriessen; they will receive €2.500 and €1.500 respectively. During this fourth edition of the Theodora Niemeijer prize, the jury had to select from nearly 100 project proposals.

The Theodora Niemeijer prize was introduced in 2012 by the Stichting Niemeijer Fonds and the Van Abbemuseum because women are still a minority in exhibitions and museum collections.

The prize is awarded once every two years to an artist living and working in the Netherlands who graduated at most five years ago. It is the only Dutch prize for visual arts dedicated specifically to women artists. Previous winners were Sissel Marie Tonn in 2016, Sachi Myachi in 2014 and Sarah van Sonsbeeck in 2012.

This years jury: Andrea Davina, board member Stichting Niemeijer Fonds; Diana Franssen, curator and head of research Van Abbemuseum; Juliette Jongma, director Galerie Juliette Jongma; Iris Kensmil, artist; Gabriëlle Schleijpen, artistic director Dutch Art Institute.

Josefin Arnell winner Theodora Niemeijer prize 2018
THE TICK presented in the Van Abbemuseum starting end of september 2018

THE TICK is a proposal by Josefin Arnell in which she would like to develop a sculpture in the shape of a monstrous giant tick that you can climb on. The sculpture will work as a playground in Het Oog for the viewer to discover in a playful way a mutated scary tick. Arnell would like to develop a sensor that sends signals when climbing or sitting on the sculpture, which fills the air with sound.

# more information on website Van Abbemuseum
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Festival de la BnF 2018 Paris: La Bibliothèque parlante

Festival de la BnF 2018 Paris

Les textes de La Bibliothèque parlante dans les collections de la BnF (samedi 26 et dimanche 27 mai 2018 – François-Mitterrand –  BnF Paris)

# Website La Bibliothèque parlante

 

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Viking Eggeling: Four frames from “Diagonal-Symphonie”

Four frames from “Diagonal-Symphonie”
Film still of “Diagonal Symphonie”
by Viking Eggeling (1880-1925)

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Oerol #festivaleiland 15 – 24 juni 2018

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ELO 2018 Mind The Gap!

The Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) holds its 2018 Conference and Festival, hosted by the Université du Québec à Montréal from 13 to 17 August 2018.

The Conference, the Festival and Exhibits will be held August 13th to 17th in downtown Montréal, Québec, Canada. Mind the Gap! will be bilingual, with both English and French tracks, showcasing Montreal’s important and dynamic local Québécois e-lit/digital arts community and extending a special welcome to e-lit’s global francophonie.

The aim of this conference is to think about e-lit in a digital culture. What is its relationship to current cultural practices and trends?

Two directions are proposed: explorations and interventions. The first direction features e-lit’s exploratory nature, its formal aspects, its use of technology, its renewal of narrative conventions, and at the same time its impact on literary theories and methodologies to renew themselves.

The second direction considers e-lit’s place in the public sphere, its relationship to digital and urban culture, to forms of conservation and presentation, and also to performance.

# more information on website ELO 2018 Mind The Gap!

ELO 2018 Mind The Gap!
13 – 17 August 2018
The Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) announces its 2018 Conference and Festival, hosted by the Université du Québec à Montréal.

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EN ROUTE ELLEN RIJK – Een tentoonstelling over onderweg

In de tentoonstelling EN ROUTE brengt beeldend kunstenaar Ellen Rijk een aantal recente grotere werken samen rond de thematiek van de ‘reis’, het onderweg zijn, waar ga je naar toe en waar ben je thuis. Met titels als Schuilboot of Troostvloot en Horizon nodigt zij de kijker uit tot bezinning, los van de waan van de dag, maar niet los van een wereld die volop in beweging is en vol verschillende identiteiten.

  

Zij toont haar schepen om te reizen, om te vluchten, gedwongen of gewoon meegevoerd in een tocht als over de Styx of om in te schuilen als in een kleine kapel of een kerk. Kaarten, foto’s en getijden om een reis of een thuis vast te leggen.

In de volksmond heet zij de Vredeskerk: O.L. Vrouw Koningin van de Vrede aan de Ringbaan West.De kerk, gebouwd in 1953, geopend in 1954, geldt als een van de hoogtepunten van de Tilburgse wederopbouwarchitectuur en is ontworpen door N.H. Pontzen, architect te Tilburg.

Sinds 2015 is zij buiten gebruik. Het gebouw is in het kader van de ontwijding ‘gestript’. Door de versobering komen de superieure verhoudingen sterk tot hun recht en nodigt de ruimte nog meer uit tot contemplatie, tot stilte en bezinning. Het lijkt de ideale entourage voor EN ROUTE ELLEN RIJK.

Ellen Rijk (Ossendrecht 1955) volgde na de Academie voor Beeldende Vorming in Tilburg de Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving te Den Bosch, afdeling keramiek.  Haar werk was recentelijk te zien in o.a.: Tilburg, Luycks Gallery, Fort de Vaux; Den Bosch, Boschparade, Tilburg, Beyond Borders; Diessen, Landart Diessen; Bedburg-Hau (Duitsland), Artoll Kunstlabor; Akhalkalaki, Kaspi, (Georgië) Art Villa Garikula; Tilburg, voormalige Franciscanessenkapel; Schijndel, KEG; Parijs (Frankrijk) Theatre de Vanves; Bourges (Frankrijk), Biennale d’Art Contemporaine; Zagreb (Kroatie), Galerija Klovecevi dvori, Kiev (Oekraïne), SpringWindFestival; Maastricht, Festival Cement; Maagdenburg (Duitsland), IVde International Kunstfestival

Kunstfestival Vredeskerk
OL Vrouw Koningin van de Vrede
Ringbaan West 94
Tilburg
03 mei t/m 21 mei 2018
Openingstijden:
Donderdag t/m zondag + 21 mei van 14.00 – 19.00 uur en op afspraak

Beeldende kunst: Ellen Rijk i.s.m. Ad Roefs en Sergei Sabakar
Ondersteuning: Jacki Dodementova, Pietjan Dusee, Mahbooba Yousuf, Mostafa Betaree / Spotlight
Het project wordt ondersteund door Makersfonds gemeente Tilburg – RK Parochie Peerke Donders

 

EXTRA programma in het kader van EN ROUTE ELLEN RIJK, een tentoonstelling over onderwegDonderdag 3 mei 19.00 uur FEESTELIJKE OPENING van de tentoonstelling door Isidoor Wens, beeldend kunstenaar, coördinator Artots (Den Bosch) en Art Center Botopasi (Suriname) met bijdragen van performer Adriaan van Iersel, theatermaker Boy Jonkergouw en schrijver Pietjan Dusee.

Vrijdag 4 mei 17.00 – 18.45 uur SPEECHES SPECIAL + PLUS THEATER VOOR DE DAM

Normaal niet meer weg te denken in de programmering van De NWE Vorst maar deze keer een speciale editie van speeches in de Vredeskerk. Zes genodigden betreden de kansel om een korte speech te geven. Met toesprekers uit allerlei gelederen, soms ervaren podiumbeesten, soms verlegen binnenvetters. Zij delen hun persoonlijke verhaal met u en prikkelen uw geest, treffen doel, geven een grimas, laten u niet onberoerd. Volgens traditie te beginnen met een filmpje van Leonard Bedaux Cinema.

Na een korte pauze speelt actrice Monique Hendriks haar korte poëtische monoloog “We kunnen er toch ook allemaal niks aan doen”, die de menselijke kant van de vluchtelingenproblematiek blootlegt en vertonen we het documentaire meesterwerk ‘Planet Sarajevo’ van de Bosnische cineast Sahin Sisic. Een groots kleinood over het leven van alledag in een stad in oorlog.

Zondag 6 mei 15.00 – 18.00 uur EN ROUTE MEETING THE WORLD I
Een reeks artistieke interventies
Zondag 13 mei 15.00 – 18.00 uur EN ROUTE MEETING THE WORLD II
Een reeks artistieke interventies
Zondag 20 mei 15.00 – 18.00 uur EN ROUTE MEETING THE WORLD III
Een reeks artistieke interventies

Aan EN ROUTE MEETING THE WORLD werken o.a. mee: Mahmamod Al Asady – Taim Alhajali – Tia Alhajali – Jol Alholo – Bakr Al_jaber – Hasan Alkhatib – Mohammad Karim Amin – – Mohamed Almaslawe – Mohammed Alsamna – Hanadi Alsharqawi – Andit & Friends – Mohamad B – Ferran Bach – Ana Barreto – Amjad Bitari -Frido van der Blij – Sjon Brands – Huda Diban – Doré van Dijck – Ulrike Doszmann – MoveToMeet Katja Grässli – Shaza Hayek – Adriaan van Iersel – Mohammad Khan – Vincent Koevoets – Razan Lababidy – Batoul Lakmoush – Dorith van der Lee – Huner Mirani – Ali Mosleh – Sarah Prescimone – Eleni Ploumi – Diana Qadd – Mohammad Saleh – Mamoda Sh – Eyad Shawi – Paul Speckens – Jens Wierckx

EN ROUTE MEETING wordt georganiseerd door SPOTLIGHT / Mostafa Betaree

# meer informatie op website: www.ellenrijk.nl

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Call on Iran to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

 

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been imprisoned in Iran for nearly two years on bogus charges. She hasn’t committed any crime.

Nazanin has been told that she could be charged again and face another trial imminently, which may result in an even longer prison sentence.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a 39-year-old British-Iranian woman, who ordinarily lives with her husband and young daughter in London.  She works for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, a UK-based media charity. This has been used against her as evidence of ‘membership of an illegal group’, the charge that Nazanin was found guilty of at an unfair trial which saw her sentenced to five years in prison

She was arrested on 3 April 2016 at a Tehran airport, when she was about to board a plane home to the UK with her then one-year-old daughter, Gabriella. They had been on holiday in Iran visiting Nazanin’s parents – a trip Nazanin had made many times before, without incident.

At the airport, they were stopped by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. Nazanin was taken into custody, without being told why, and Gabriella was given to her grandparents, who had accompanied them to the airport. Gabriella’s UK passport was confiscated at the airport (she does not have an Iranian passport), though it has since been returned.

When Nazanin was first detained, she wasn’t told why. She was put in solitary confinement. She was held in solitary for 45 days, and could not speak to her family or a lawyer. Her family were not told the reasons for her imprisonment.

Nazanin did not have a fair trial. She was only allowed access to a lawyer three days before her trial. In September 2016, Nazanin was sentenced to five years in prison for ‘membership of an illegal group’.

Nazanin’s physical and mental health is suffering. She suffers from severe arm, neck and back pain as a result of her prison conditions, and her hair is falling out. Nazanin’s husband has most recently said that she is worried about lumps on her breast.

Her family say that Nazanin has been extremely distressed and depressed during her imprisonment and separation from Gabriella. Last November, Nazanin wrote a suicidal letter to her family. A year has passed and her mental health has continued to decline.

The Iranian authorities have a track record of not allowing prisoners the healthcare they need – especially for people imprisoned on political charges – and this is sadly the case for Nazanin too.

◊ Amnesty International UK asks to take action. We (FDM mag.) support their work.

◊ Help get Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe home.

◊ Call on Iran to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

# More information on website Amnesty International UK

free prisoner of conscience: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
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Out now: Kerouac on Record. A Literary Soundtrack

 

Out now:
Kerouac on Record ◊ A Literary Soundtrack
Edited by Simon Warner and Jim Sampas

Co-edited by Jack Kerouac’s nephew, including pieces written by Kerouac himself as well as interviews from major literary and musical figures including Allen Ginsberg, Lee Konitz and David Amram, Kerouac on Record gives a unique insight into how Kerouac brought his passion for jazz to his full creative output.

Kerouac on Record is the touchstone for the music of Kerouac – Kerouac’s love for music, the depth of its influence on his work, and the influence that his work continues to extend to waves of contemporary musicians, from David Bowie and Janis Joplin to Sonic Youth. It is a book rife with the work of cultural icons, essential for any fan of the Beat Generation and popular music alike.

About Kerouac on Record
He was the leading light of the Beat Generation writers and the most dynamic author of his time, but Jack Kerouac also had a lifelong passion for music, particularly the mid-century jazz of New York City, the development of which he witnessed first-hand during the 1940s with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk to the fore.

The novelist, most famous for his 1957 book On the Road, admired the sounds of bebop and attempted to bring something of their original energy to his own writing, a torrent of semi-autobiographical stories he published between 1950 and his early death in 1969.

Yet he was also drawn to American popular music of all kinds – from the blues to Broadway ballads – and when he came to record albums under his own name, he married his unique spoken word style with some of the most talented musicians on the scene.

Kerouac’s musical legacy goes well beyond the studio recordings he made himself: his influence infused generations of music makers who followed in his work – from singer-songwriters to rock bands.

Some of the greatest transatlantic names – Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, Van Morrison and David Bowie, Janis Joplin and Tom Waits, Sonic Youth and Death Cab for Cutie, and many more – credited Kerouac’s impact on their output.

In Kerouac on Record, we consider how the writer brought his passion for jazz to his prose and poetry, his own record releases, the ways his legacy has been sustained by numerous more recent talents, those rock tributes that have kept his memory alive and some of the scores that have featured in Hollywood adaptations of the adventures he brought to the printed page.

1. Jack Kerouac’s Jazz Scene Jim Burns – 2. 2nd Chorus: Blues: Jack Kerouac Larry Beckett – 3. Duet for Saxophone and Pen: Lee Konitz and the Direct Influence of Jazz on the Development of Jack Kerouac’s ‘Spontaneous Prose’ Style Marian Jago Interview 1: Lee Konitz Marian Jago – 4. Jack Kerouac Goes Vinyl: A Sonic Journey into Kerouac’s Three LPs: Poetry for the Beat Generation; Blues and Haikus; and Readings by Jack Kerouac on the Beat Generation Jonah Raskin  – 5. Art Music: Listening to Kerouac’s ‘Mexico City Blues’ A. Robert Lee Interview 2: David Amram Pat Thomas – 6. Beat Refrains: Music, Milieu and Identity in Jack Kerouac’s The Subterraneans, the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film Adaptation Michael Prince – 7. Bob Dylan’s Beat Visions (Sonic Poetry) Michael Goldberg – 8. Carrying a Torch for Ti Jean Paul Marion Interview 3: Richard Meltzer Michael Goldberg – 9. The Grateful Dead: Jack Manifested as Music Brian Hassett – 10. Driver Mark Bliesener – 11. Jim Morrison/Angel of Fire Jay Jeff Jones – 12. Light is Faster than Sound: Texans, the Beats and the San Francisco Counterculture Holly George-Warren – 13. Hit the Road, Jack: Van Morrison and On the Road Peter Mills – 14. Detecting Jack Kerouac and Joni Mitchell: A Literary/Legal (Not Musicological) Investigation into the Search for Influence Nancy Grace – 15. Kerouac and Country Music Matt Theado – 16. ‘Straight from the Mind to the Voice’: Spectral Persistence in Jack Kerouac and Tom Waits Douglas Field Interview 4: Barney Hoskyns Simon Warner – 17. From Beat Bop Prosody to Punk Rock Poetry: Patti Smith and Jack Kerouac; Literature, Lineage, Legacy Ronna Johnson Poems: Marc Zegans  Interview 6: Allen Ginsberg Pat Thomas – 18. Tramps Like Them: Jack and Bruce and the Myth of the American Road Simon Morrison Interview 5: Graham Parker Pat Thomas – 19. Punk and New Wave James Sullivan – Interview 7: Jim DeRogatis on Lester Bangs James Sullivan – 20. The Tribute Recordings Jim Sampas and Simon Warner  –  Jack Kerouac Biography –  Jack Kerouac Discography Dave Moore  –  Tribute Discography –  Kerouac/Cassady Song List Dave Moore/Horst Spandler

Simon Warner
is a journalist, lecturer and broadcaster who teaches Popular Music Studies at the University of Leeds in the UK. He has, over a number of years, written live reviews and counterculture obituaries for The Guardian and The Independent, and has a particular interest in the relationship between the Beat Generation writers–Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and others–and rock culture. His previous books include Rockspeak: The Language of Rock and Pop (1996) and Howl for Now: A Celebration of Allen Ginsberg’s epic protest poem (2005). – Writes: Popular Music, North American Literature – Author of : Kerouac on Record, Text and Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Jim Sampas
is a music and film producer. His musical works often focuses on major cultural figures such Jack Kerouac (who is his Uncle), The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, The Smiths, Bob Dylan, and The Rolling Stones. He has persuaded a galaxy of stars to partake of a unique aesthetic marriage, as vintage works are resurrected in contemporary arrangements in projects covered by such major news outlets as People Magazine, NPR, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and many others. – Writes: Popular Music, North American Literature – Author of: Kerouac on Record

Following Text and Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Beats and Rock Culture (2013), Simon Warner partners with Literary Executor of the Estate of Jack Kerouac, Jim Sampas, to go deeper into his exploration of the connections between the great figures of the Beat generation and the music of the so-called ‘rock era.’ Interspersed with exclusive interviews of the likes of Lee Konitz, Graham Parker, Lester Bangs, and Allen Ginsberg, the twenty chapters are signed by an impressive array of journalists, music industry professionals, rock critics, writers, film makers and academics from all over the world. Addressing such issues as the influence of jazz on Kerouac’s ‘spontaneous prose’ style, the lineage between his ‘Beat bop prosody’ and Patti Smith‘s ‘punk rock poetry,’ or his inspiring ‘the myth of the American road’ in Bruce Springsteen’s lyrics, they shed light on what appears to be a two-way relationship between popular music and the work of the author of On the Road. As Warner puts it: ‘if, for Kerouac, it was jazz that would have the principal impact, then it was rock on which the writer would have the main effect.’” – Olivier Julien, Lecturer in the History and Musicology of Popular Music, Paris-Sorbonne University, France

Kerouac on Record
A Literary Soundtrack
By: Simon Warner, Jim Sampas
Published: 08-03-2018
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 480
ISBN: 9781501323348
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
RRP: £28.00

Kerouac on Record
A Literary Soundtrack
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Philippe Claudel: L’Archipel du Chien

Le dimanche qui suivit, différents signes annoncèrent que quelque chose allait se produire.

Ce fut déjà et cela dès l’aube une chaleur oppressante, sans brise aucune. L’air semblait s’être solidifié autour de l’île, dans une transparence compacte et gélatineuse qui déformait ça et là l’horizon quand il ne l’effaçait pas : l’île flottait au milieu de nulle part. Le Brau luisait de reflets de meringue.

Les laves noires à nu en haut des vignes et des vergers frémissaient comme si soudain elles redevenaient liquides. Les maisons très vite se trouvèrent gorgées d’une haleine éreintante qui épuisa les corps comme les esprits.

On ne pouvait y jouir d’aucune fraîcheur.

Puis il y eut une odeur, presque imperceptible au début, à propos de laquelle on aurait pu se dire qu’on l’avait rêvée, ou qu’elle émanait des êtres, de leur peau, de leur bouche, de leurs vêtements ou de leurs intérieurs. Mais d’heure en heure l’odeur s’affirma. Elle s’installa d’une façon discrète, pour tout dire clandestine. »

Écrivain traduit dans le monde entier, Philippe Claudel est aussi cinéaste et dramaturge. Il a notamment publié aux éditions Stock Les Âmes grises, La Petite Fille de Monsieur Linh, Le Rapport de Brodeck et L’Arbre du pays Toraja. Membre de l’académie Goncourt, il réside en Lorraine où il est né en 1962.

Philippe Claudel
L’Archipel du Chien
Auteur Philippe Claudel
Editeur Stock
Date de parution 14/03/2018
Collection Bleue
Format 13cm x 21cm
EAN 978-2234085954
ISBN 2234085950
Nombre de pages 288
Format 14 x 22
Prix: 19.50€

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Schlecky Silberstein: Das Internet muss weg. Eine Abrechnung

Eine fundamentale Abrechnung mit dem Internet von einem der einflussreichsten Blogger der Republik

Ausgerechnet Schlecky Silberstein, Kultakteur in der Netzgemeinde, propagiert diesen Leitspruch: »Das Internet muss weg.« Der Blogger und Online Comedian kennt das Netz wie seine Westentasche. Und gerade deshalb warnt er davor. Dank Fake News, Filterblasen und Social Bots erlangen Konzerne, politische Entscheidungsträger und Kriminelle zunehmend Kontrolle über weite Teile der Menschheit. Schlecky Silberstein analysiert den »Daten-Kasino-Kapitalismus«, in dem unsere Daten als Handelsware gezielt eingesetzt werden, um unser Verhalten vorherzusagen und zu beeinflussen. Nicht nur Donald Trump wusste ihn auf seinem Weg zur Macht zu nutzen, auch unsere eigene Gesellschaft droht von programmierbaren Propaganda-Maschinen gelenkt zu werden. Können wir einen verantwortungsvollen Umgang mit dem Internet lernen oder hilft nur noch die sofortige Abschaltung?

Schlecky Silberstein, geboren 1981, ist einer der wichtigsten Blogger Deutschlands. Sein gleichnamiger Blog hat über 600.000 regelmäßige Leser, rund 130.000 folgen ihm auf Facebook. Die von ihm produzierte Comedy Show »Bohemian Browser Ballett« ist fester Bestandteil von »funk«, dem jungen Online-Medienangebot von ARD und ZDF. Schlecky Silberstein lebt in Berlin.

Schlecky Silberstein
Das Internet muss weg
Eine Abrechnung
Paperback,
Klappenbroschur,
272 Seiten,
13,5 x 21,5 cm,
16 s/w Abbildungen
ISBN: 978-3-8135-0794-2
€ 16,00
Verlag: Knaus
Erscheinungstermin: 5. März 2018

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Glam Jail: Franco-Brazilian tale by Pol Kurucz

Glam Jail is a Franco-Brazilian tale by photographer Pol Kurucz about 11 eccentric inmates transforming a prison visitor’s booth into a colorful fashion haven.

Through visual allegories and pop aesthetics the photographer challenges social and racial norms symbolized by the carceral universe. The shootings took place in the Offen Studio in Sao Paulo in August 2017. The series features local models, celebrities and dresses exclusively from local fashion brands.

Pol Kurucz was born with two different names to a French mother in a Hungarian hospital. His childhood hyperactivity was treated with theater, and theater was later treated with finance. By 27 he was a CEO by day and a stage director by night.

He then went on consecutive journeys to Bahrain and Brazil, to corporate islands and favelas. He has sailed on the shores of the adult industry and of militant feminism and launched a mainstream moneymaking restaurant loss making in its absurdity.

Pol was reborn in 2015 and merged his two names and his contradictory lives into one where absurdity makes sense. Today he works on eccentric fashion and fine art projects from his Sao Paulo studio.

His photos have been featured in over a hundred publications including: Vogue, ELLE, Glamour, The Guardian (Arts), Adobe Create, Hunger TV, Sleek and Nylon.

Credits
Photography and Art Direction: Pol Kurucz
Styling: Carolyna Mello
Set design: Nina Simao
Lighting and Tech.: Guilherme Griebler
Assistants: Lara Ferro, Mary Cruz, Claus Pinheiros, Monica Rodrigues

# Look for more photos & information on website pol kurucz

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The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks

From the best-selling author of Gratitude, On the Move, and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks’s passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience.

Oliver Sacks, a scientist and a storyteller, is beloved by readers for the extraordinary neurological case histories (Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars) in which he introduced and explored many now familiar disorders–autism, Tourette’s syndrome, face blindness, savant syndrome.

He was also a memoirist who wrote with honesty and humor about the remarkable and strange encounters and experiences that shaped him (Uncle Tungsten, On the Move, Gratitude).

Sacks, an Oxford-educated polymath, had a deep familiarity not only with literature and medicine but with botany, animal anatomy, chemistry, the history of science, philosophy, and psychology.

The River of Consciousness is one of two books Sacks was working on up to his death, and it reveals his ability to make unexpected connections, his sheer joy in knowledge, and his unceasing, timeless project to understand what makes us human.

Oliver Sacks was born in 1933 in London and was educated at Queen’s College, Oxford. He completed his medical training at San Francisco’s Mount Zion Hospital and at UCLA before moving to New York.

Familiar to the readers of The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, Dr. Sacks spent more than fifty years working as a neurologist and wrote many books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, and Hallucinations, about the strange neurological predicaments and conditions of his patients.

The New York Times referred to him as “the poet laureate of medicine,” and over the years he received many awards, including honors from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal College of Physicians. His memoir On the Move was published shortly before his death in August 2015.

The River of Consciousness
By Oliver Sacks
Hardcover
Oct 24, 2017
256 Pages
$27.00
Published by Knopf
5-1/2 x 8-3/8
ISBN 9780385352567

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