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tanner alain tanner

Halfway between Varda and Faraldo, there’s Tanner. Alain Tanner, from Geneva. Discreet charm, clever man, singular cineast, both poet and sociologist. Worked with John Berger, too, and was influenced by Pérec, methinks. Do dig! After my post on the exquisite … Continue reading

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frans masereel

Frans Masereel (Blankenberge 1889-07-30 > Avignon 1972-01-03) is probably my favourite graphic artist ever, especially his work before the second world war. I’m especially fond of his woodcut novels “Die Sonne” (1919), “Mon livre d’heures” / “Mein… Continue reading

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dans la ville blanche

Depicted: the backwards clock of the British Bar @ 52 rua Bernardino Costa, Cais do Sodré, Lisboa … on cellphone video by Kate (2010-07). See also: “Dérive dans les bars” by José Cardoso Pires. Source: “Lisbonne. Livre de bord. Voix, regards, reso… Continue reading

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