Recently, I was walking out of my gym in Lisbon, where I go every other day to remind myself I have a body, and I found a piece of stone in the plaza in front of the building, resting on a table. It’s a fragment of something, maybe a frieze, or a sign over a doorway, with just one word carved on it in relief: self.
When we talk about making faces we don’t necessarily mean sticking your tongue out and crossing your eyes. In fact, we’re talking about the day-to-day action of communicating via your facial expressions. And while we may understand communication as being largely verbal, a large part of how we interpret a person and the situation is […]
‘Magic in ancient Egypt was a science. It was really magic, and it worked.’ – Omm Sety Have you heard of Omm Sety? Born Dorothy Eady (1904-1981) she was a widely respected researcher of Egyptology, keeper of the Abydos Temple of Seti II, and draughtswoman for the department of Egyptian Antiquities. More commonly Omm […]
I noticed how panic and anxiety had been holding me back in different ways than I had thought; previously, I had assumed that these mentalities were a part of my work and that I could only create when I was distressed. I had not even considered that one could make work without these emotions.
What is Psychoanalysis? A short film by the Audiovisual Project of the Institute of Psychoanalysis. We came across this charming film on You Tube and loved it. We hope you will too!
‘It was simply a desire to travel; but it had presented itself as nothing less than a seizure, with intensely passionate and indeed hallucinatory force, turning his craving into vision.’ -Thomas Mann Do you remember the last time you gave into your feelings and followed an arbitrary sensation, despite your rational self instructing you […]
I soon discovered that the more I jogged, the less I wanted to smoke, until one day I had lost all interest in smoking. Poof. Little had I known that running could be a bad habit surrogate.
“The description of a pilgrimage in the truest sense of the word…a pilgrimage distinguishes itself from an ordinary journey by the fact that it does not follow a laid-out plan or itinerary, that it does not pursue a fixed aim or a limited purpose, but that it carries its meaning in itself, by relying […]
How about trying an experiment? For a week resist your need to define and label everything. If instead of seeking comparisons and detailed explanations try to simply experience things for what they are … as original entities that offer something new and unique. Once we define something we put it in a box in […]
JOE PFEIFER is an American artist and graphic designer. After traveling Europe to assist visual artist and composer Christian Marclay, he settled back in the US. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York where he works on finding the perfect balance, the cross road between design and fine art. www.josephpfeifer.com Interview by Emeline Loric When […]