The Iron Blow is imagined as a destination for momentary inhabitation, in preparation for journeys into outer space. While occupying this place, one experiences the fundamental barriers that accompany outer space travel, including the physical, psychological and temporal constraints that the universe exerts upon the human race.
Tiny Human Figures on the Beach via MMM
On the Beach is a series by American photographer Richard Misrach that reminds us of how small we really are in this enormous world. In each beautifully composed shot, Misrach separated himself from his subjects by setting up a bird’s eye view from a hotel balcony overlooking Hawaiian beaches. He narrowed in on swimmers and sunbathers as tiny specs within what seems like an endless landscape. In more than one way, the artist creates powerful feelings of isolation and loneliness that remind viewers of our individual vulnerability in this world.
THE FUNAMBULIST PAMPHLETS /// Twelve First Volumes to be soon Published by Punctum Books via The Funambulist
“I am happy to announce that the twelve first volumes of The Funambulist Pamphlets, a series of small books collecting articles written for the blog, will be published by Punctum Books as part of the CTM Documents Initiativeseries all along this summer. Such an opportunity was made possible by Eileen Joy, director of Punctum Books and Ed Keller, associate dean at Parsons The New School of Design and director of the Center for Transformative Media; I am very grateful for the trust they put in me. This series of Pamphlets has twelve volumes for now but will be able to expand in the future, it will allows a collection of article by themes as well as a reading of them in a correct(ed) English (thanks to Anna Kłosowska and Eileen Joy).”