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from Russia with love #2

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Putin’s most recent laws include the criminalization of the “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” as well as the “provision permitting the government to arrest and detain gay or pro-gay tourists for up to 14 days, before deportation.
Russian LGBT community calls for Boycott of 2014 Olympics .
Previous greetings from Russia, here.

Filed under: on art, on injuries + death, on politics

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A Radiant Life

Enjoy Le Corbusier’s Radiant City in “A Radiant Life” by Meryll Hardt
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“Nineteen-fifty two, The Radiant City of Marseille receives its first occupants, eighty civil servants with war compensation, coming from the four corners of France. Some are led by the promise of Le Corbusier’s ideals. Upon arrival, a couple experience the location, facilities, and space allotted to them. They each respond to the new habitat. Its uniqueness, its details. Their bodies question its spatial radicalism. “

View video here

Found at MUBI

Filed under: on architecture

By: WeWasteTime
Via: Feedbin Starred Entries
Source: https://wewastetime.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/a-radiant-life/

gravity is a mistake

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The Centrifuge Brain Project is a 7min mockumentary by German filmmaker Till Nowak featuring a man named Dr. Nick Laslowicz from the Institue for Centrifugal Research (ICR) describing a series of terrifying and absurd amusement rides that theoretically improve people’s cognitive function (check construction plans here).
The fictional ICR has a fully active Facebook page and website, though in reality the film has won numerous awards in screenings around the world in the last year.
Check similar post here.
More info here. Link to video.

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Sworn Virgins

“In Northern Albania, in the Cursed Mountains..the Kannun, a collection of laws from the Middle Ages, passed on for generations by word-of-mouth, permits families to replace the male head of the household with a woman in the case of the patriarch’s death, often brought about by clan-related blood feuds. Yet the woman’s new status requires her to make an irrevocable vow to preserve her virginity for the rest of her life.” From Sworn Virgins series by photographer Pepa Hristova

“These so-called oath-virgins, or Burrnesha, not only receive the status but also the rights of men and are highly respected in the family. They do men’s work, and dress and behave like men. But they are men in a social, rather than in a sexual sense. The sworn virgins adapt their roles so perfectly that, over time, they are no longer recognized as women outside of their family. Over the years, the woman in them is lost”.

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Moondog’s quarterbeat tempos

Moondog, born Louis Thomas Hardin (1916 – 1999), was an ultra-talented, unconventional, homeless, blind American composer, musician, poet and inventor of several musical instruments with funny names such as oo the ooo-ya-tsu the hüs and the trimba. Once moving in New York Mondoog deliberately decided to make his home on the streets for 20years and could be daily seen at his chosen part on 6th Avenue dressed as a Viking. Regarding his outfit choices Moondog said: ‘I don’t dress as I do to attract attention; I attract attention because I dress as I do’.

Click here to listen to one of his most famous pieces called Bird’s Lament and my very favourite Viking 1.

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