I watched The Illusionist for the second time today.
I always cry in the end of the story. When the illusionist releases the rabbit… because it means he gave up to keep being an illusionist. Or maybe he wanted to give up earlier but he didn’t do that for the girl who believes in magic. This story is very beautiful.
I’m organizing and decorating my apartment very much recently. Today I bought a lovely fruit basket which looks like a yellow flower. I usually don’t choose colorful things. I like earth colors like brown, white, beige, gray, khaki, sand etc. But I fell in love with colorful things today. Not only this basket. I bought pink bathroom mats too. I think I missed colors in the small cold white apartment.
Den danska fotografen Tina Enghoff har ett djupt engagemang i sociala och politiska frågor. I utställningen skildrar hon kvinnor vars drömmar om en ny framtid krossats i skuggan av en allt hårdare dansk invandringspolitik.
I totally agree with what port-royal wrote about the video for “exhausted muse/europe” (I sang on this track!).
This video is amazing… I am touched.
sieva diamantakos’ “escaping athens” is the vision of an exhausted and angry athens through its stunning street art (reflecting and witnessing what europe/the world is now and where it is gonna go, since its slavery to a mad consumerism and the monotheism of the free market – economy – is increasing more and more), which fits well with port-royal’s “dying in time” (2009) epic track “exhausted muse/europe”.
the song and video are for everyone who love europe but can’t help themselves to stop seeing its free fall and the utterly sad matter of fact of an european union exclusively based upon nothing but economy and greed, and with no real spiritual and ethical sharing… that’s the holocaust of a great past (and the promise of a better future) in the name of profit. now the punk’s “no future” has a more frightening and worse meaning: the eternal present of the market has destroyed any real project and future’s possibility. the right to have a future is repealed in such world, because there’s only an “essential” right: the one to consume.
last but not least, we dedicate this video to the greek people and greece in the name of the immortal remembrance of its great philosophy and humanism.
the video was shot from 2006 till 2011 in athens and edited in genoa in 2011.
Since it costs a lot to develop analog films here in Sweden, I started thinking about a photo lab in the small shower room at home.
Yeah, Sweden is such a D.I.Y country. I think you understand that if you have been to Ikea. You have to build furniture yourself and it’s quite a lot of job. Also when I ordered a soft ice cream there I got only a cone. I didn’t understand what it meant. I thought it was a joke or something. Then an old man who also bought a soft ice cream found an ice cream machine and said “You have to do everything yourself”. Oh, ok… you have to do everything yourself :)
Anyway, I haven’t developed my pictures for over two years. I was planning to do that in Japan but now I don’t think it’s a very good idea. I have waited too long and I can’t wait to see the result!