Change of Scenery

Remember those moments of careless strolling? An art known as Flâneuserie in literature. I have enjoyed browsing through bookshops, bars or museums, practicing my collectioneuse habit of picking up postcards on my way. Nowadays I am practicing #stayhome, and suddenly the image of people in plastic container pops to my mind.

Sinapis alba

The white mustard young plants look a bit messy and weak, but they’re thriving, and blooming. I sowed them about one month ago in the backyard of the apartment building where I live – a shady garden nobody took care of for a long time, but still inhabited by a vegetal and animal crowd.

A Bird Routine

While making morning tea, I scan the sky through the kitchen window. I look at its blueness, the cloud shapes, I enjoy the light. Then I spot it. The heron’s morning route crosses my habitat. I squeak. A heron morning...

Remote Playlist: 18-24 May 2020

13-26 May 2020 Vdrome 186: Danaya Chulphuthiphong’s Demos Vdrome Demos depicts several beautiful reptiles, fake dinosaurs and a couple of building (or demolition) sites – enough reasons to watch it already, but I’ll try to give you some more. The...

Troubles

This morning a spider greeted me from the Tsing printout. I had gone to bed with her quote: “We are stuck with the problem of living despite economic and ecological ruination. Neither tales of progress nor of ruin tell us...

Remote Playlist: 11-17 May 2020

Since Februar 2020 Covid-19: Ein Virus bedroht die Welt RiffReporter There are many reasons to read RiffReporter, a “lively quality journalism” cooperative project in German language. The one I want to write about today is one of their thematic series...

Remote Playlist: 28 April – 3 May 2020

Since April 2020 ETAT Netlabel Stefan Juster aka Jung an Tagen, musician and media artists based in Vienna, has just started a new label, ETAT, that will release “dissociative, psychoacoustic, computer music”. All releases will be free to download on...

Remote Playlist: 21-26 April 2020

Ongoing, since 24 March 2020 Video readings series by Armin Lorenz Gerold IGTV Since March 24, artist and composer Armin Lorenz Gerold has been publishing on his IGTV channel a video series whose recurring elements are a short and dense...

Editorial Occulto 6: Life

While the Anthropocene is still waiting for its “golden spike”, we can turn our attention to the less sensational yet enlightening story of early-modern seasonal cod fishery in Newfoundland, and to its teachings about the complexity and long-lasting effects of human-animal-plant interplay.

Il Cinema Ritrovato 2018

This year the festival started with a bang: on the opening night, Martin Scorsese himself introduced the crowd on Piazza Maggiore to the screening of that masterpiece of Mexican melodrama, and personal cult of mine, that is Emilio Fernandez’s Enamorada (1946).