In late 1778 Captain Cook and his crew landed in Hawaii in search of new sea routes. They were the first outsiders to those islands for more than 500 years. Cook received magnificent gifts, rare and precious objects. But a few weeks later he died at the hands of the same people in another ominous misunderstanding of the contact of Europeans with the various peoples of the planet.
LA LUTTE CONTINUE
During the May 1968 student revolt in Paris, an effective means of disseminating ideas was the city walls. Power was frightened by the revolution that did not prosper but but was the most influential protest in the following decades.
CHILLIDA & CALDER
The relationship with Calder is unknown beyond this photograph taken by the painter Hans Hartung. However, personally it is one of the most significant and recurring images in my life.
In 1962, a French speleologist named Michel Siffre spent two months living in total isolation in a subterranean cave, without access to clock, calendar, or sun. Sleeping and eating only when his body told him to, his goal was to discover how the natural rhythms of human life would be affected by living “beyond time.”
“They Live" has gone on to claim a cult following and earned a reputation for its political satire, social commentary, philosophical and technological forecasting, and visual aesthetics. Areas in which the film has both inspired and exerted its distinct influences such as Jenny's Holzer or Barbara Kruger.
100 CHAIRS IN 100 DAYS
Martino Gamper reconfigured the design of 100 seats which were retrieved over a period of two years through his adventures of rummaging through garbage, picking up rejected and deserted chairs. The result is a collage of design history. A good reference for quarantined times
ONOMATOPOEIAS OF BATMAN
The onomatopoeias or Batsigns were used in the series and in the film to give more strength to the fights, in the first season they were squashed in the image but due to the cost from the second season they were inserted with a colored background.
Perfect Paul is one of the three voices that projectaba the Speech Plus CallText 5010 human speech synthesizer produced in 1988. This synthesizer had three voices: a female, called "Beautiful Betty", another child ("Kit the Kid") and a male ("Perfect Paul"). But above all, Perfect Pau is known to be the voice of Stephen Hawking.
In spite of the improvements in the software and hardware of the interface, Hawking never stopped using this voice of primitive technological aspect. The reason has to do with personality traits: changing your voice would be like changing your face. Simply, Hawking identified with his old Calltext, and moving to a different style of voice would make him feel a stranger. Although there may be other reasons; He was once asked why he did not use a voice with a British accent, more typical of an Oxford native like him. Hawking replied: "With the American accent, I have much more success with women."
HIC SUNT DRACONES
Hic sunt dracones is a phrase used to refer to unexplored or dangerous territories, according to the medieval practice of placing sea serpents and other mythological creatures on maps of unknown areas.
This expression literally means, here are dragons. Many cartographic maps contain a large variety of references to mythical and real creatures, but the Lenox world map is especially known to contain this indication.
Miquel Barceló and the choreographer Josef Nad build a clay wall on the stage, "a material similar to meat" according to Barceló, which sometimes molds him with punches and then destroys them with wood and iron tools. Both appear on stage with a sober black suit and white shirt, and are smeared with that material Barceló has pointed out that Paso Doble is a show that is "very linked" to his work in the cathedral of Palma and that its origin "is ecclesiastical, was created in a desacralized church in Avignon (France) and" is a kind of pagan ritual and every rite is a form of invocation. " Recommendation, watch the documentary by Isaki Lacuesta “El cuaderno de barro”. A documentary, avaible on vimeo shows the work process of Miquel Barceló in Africa and where this fantastical performance is represented.
THE CENOTAPH OF NEWTON
«Sublime spirit! Deep and deep genius! Divine person! Accept the homage of my weak talent ... Ah, Newton! " With these words, the French architect and designer Étienne-Louis Boullée dedicated his design of an imaginary cenotaph (empty tomb) in honor of the English physicist Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727). Like many intellectuals of his time, Boullée was fascinated with Newtonian physics. Its design perfectly illustrates the general characteristics of its work and that of the architecture of the late eighteenth century: large simple masses, free of any superfluous decoration, and buildings whose forms express their purpo