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Archive December 2009

The Week – Seashells with Ernest Hemingway

December 13, 2009 by · 1 comment

Photo: wildxplorer *** “Courage is grace under pressure.” *** Photo: adactio *** “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” ***

Lexical Tourism

December 12, 2009 by · No comments

By Changming Yuan Photo: Jeremy 白杰瑞 You do not speak that language Neither have you been to their country But within the territory of our English vocabulary You can easily find who they are: They enjoy playing mahjong in a casino They are afraid of typhoon They kowtow to show their respect

What matters the most is to put love and desire in what you do

December 10, 2009 by · No comments

An interview by Mira Dimova with the sculptor Anatoli Monov Translation: Maya Kolarova   How long have you been making these small sculptures? After I graduated from the academy in1996, Professor George Chapkunov was my tutor. It was very hard in the studio. In the beginning there were no conditions on me, and I attended […]

The China Run

December 10, 2009 by · 3 comments

Roland Boer Photo: edhelien Sterile white body suits, swimming goggles, face-masks, heavy boots and rubber gloves – six figures dressed as though they were entering a space craft or perhaps a laboratory with a highly contagious disease. Any plane from Australia, a swine flu hotspot (it was 2009), was always going to be suspect. They […]

Bulgarian Geppetto

December 9, 2009 by · No comments

An interview with Pavel Harapov by Natalia Nikolaeva Translation: Ellie Ivanova Ponti Remember that good-natured woodcarver Geppetto who carved a marionette out of pine wood? And then a miracle happens: Pinocchio comes alive. Are these just children’s stories?


December 8, 2009 by · 1 comment

Dimiter Anguelov Photo: Anyaka For centuries in succession, this ferryman, lost in the crossing of the river, keeps trying to carry over my soul. It is not immortality that attracts him in that useless journey. His suffering kills me little by little. Exhausted, I shout at him in vain: “Wretched fellow, don’t you see that […]

The Week – Autumn memories with Lord Byron

December 7, 2009 by · 2 comments

*** Photo: zedzap *** „The ‘good old times’ – all times when old are good.” *** Photo: mangloard *** “Opinions are made to be changed – or how is truth to be got at?” ***

Artist of the Week — Erich Morton

December 7, 2009 by · No comments

Zlatina Dimitrova’s interview with the photographer Erich Morton Erich Morton: Photography was just what I thought about increasingly over my life Why did you get involved with photography? Why not any other art?  My father was a photography enthusiast and I remember always liking his photos from his trips to India and France. I had […]

Inspiration and Strength to Keep Creating

December 6, 2009 by · 18 comments

Vanya Nikolaeva’s interview with Ronit Baranga Ronit Baranga has a B.A. in Psychology and Hebrew Literature from Haifa University, Israel. She has also taken courses in Art History (Tel-Aviv University) and Practical Arts Studies (Bet-Berl College). The first exhibition in which she participated was held in Israel in 2000. Additional exhibitions in a number of […]

Lost Sense of Self

December 5, 2009 by · 1 comment

Therése Halscheid Photo: Kamen Ferdinandov Yesterday my father greeted me from another time ─ I was his sister, and the day before that I was his wife, tomorrow I might be his mother or Aunt Mamie

String Theory for Lovers

December 4, 2009 by · 1 comment

Kenneth Pobo Photo: Per Ola Wiberg (Powi) Boson, you transmit your force onto/ into me while the sky, seduced by green land formations and big-bellied mountains, tries to float away but can’t–I often crave your force,

Good Day, Damocles

December 3, 2009 by · No comments

By Changming Yuan Photo: tanakawho so, we have refastened the sword above your head with a digitalized net instead of a horse hair fear, the one you have been plagued by will never ruin your macdonald’s or dim sum, hanging like a candle good day, Democracy

A Morning Cup

December 2, 2009 by · No comments

Kenneth Pobo Photo: Flowery *L*u*z*a* The sun sneaks through Matt’s back yard, appears in his dining room window. Naked and reading the paper, he sips his morning coffee,


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Aphorisms by Dimiter Anguelov Photo: Dimíter Ánguelov * This is how an aphorism is made: catch the right spots of the narrative thread, tie them tight into a knot and cut off the rest. * Freedom, dear birdie, is not to get out of the cage, but to be able to fly with it. * […]