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It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters to you. After Artist lost someone she loved very much, she thought about death a lot. The project is helped clarify her life, the people she wants to be with, and the things she wants to do, but she struggled to maintain perspective. She wondered if other people felt the same way. So with help from old and new friends, she painted the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood in New Orleans with chalkboard paint and stenciled it with a grid of the sentence “Before I die I want to _______.” Anyone walking by could pick up a piece of chalk, reflect on their lives, and share their personal aspirations in public space.
This participatory public art project is expanding to countries around the world, including Kazakhstan, Mexico, Italy, Australia, Portugal, Argentina, and beyond! Visit the project website beforeidie.cc for more info and watch artist’s TED talk about the project. Follow the Before I Die project on Twitter and Facebook.
To simulate the feeling of vertigo in her latest photo series, Marion Tampon-Lajarriete borrowed a few lines from the movie industry. First, she photographed her models in a typical studio.
Afterwards, she superimposed those images on top of stills from various movies, giving the photographs a realistic feeling of free fall.
Alvaro Sanchez-Montanes - Indoor Desert (2010)
“By the end of World War I, diamond mines in Kolmanskuppe, a site in the Namib Desert, ceased to be exploited. For over two decades it had been one of the wealthiest settlements in Southern Africa. During that time of splendour, German colonists who run the site had built their peculiar residences there evoking the architecture and décor of those in their homeland Bavaria. After it was closed down and its inhabitants left, Kolmanskuppe became a ghost town engulfed by desert sands. With his series Indoor Desert, Sanchez-Montanes enters these houses abandoned to the desert to unveil the serene enchantment that dwells in their chambers.”
Jan van Oost - Untitled (1994-2005)
“The concept of the end of life is central in Van Oost’s works, often accompanied by the ritual of pain, like a constant warning to accept our condition as mortal beings. …A vibrant denunciation through the visualization of shapes marked with strong humanity, like memory, feeling, femininity, sexuality and past.”
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