Keith Haring drawing on the walls of the New York City Subway, 1982.
Persona | Ingmar Bergman | 1966
La Pointe Courte | Agnès Varda | 1955
Last Year at Marienbad | Alain Resnais | 1961
Southern Hospitality | Ludacris | 2000
Nostalghia (1983), Andrei Tarkovsky
The New World Shopping Mall has been abandoned since 1999. It shut its doors after being condemned by local regulators. A few years later a massive fire destroyed the structure’s roof. Not long after that monsoon rains flooded the lower floors.
As a way to combat the spread of mosquitoes and other insects breeding in the stagnant water, locals introduced koi and catfish to the former mall. Not only did the fish take care of the pest problem, they’ve thrived. It is now one of the world’s largest urban ponds.
The abandoned city of Keelung in Taiwan. I’ve been reading about it all morning…pretty fascinating.
A New Direction,Modern Weekly China
Photographer: Brett Lloyd
Stylish: Niklas Bildstein Zaar
João César Monteiro, Entrevista/Interview (Branca de Neve, 2000)
How presumptuous of the prince to have disturbed Snow White in her beauty sleep, to have kissed her and removed her from her glass casket in order to restore her to life, i.e. in order to possess her in the flesh. But Snow White must learn that love and hate are never far apart. She understands. She was just being silly and now all’s well that ends well. She has opted for happiness. But at what price?
Portuguese speakers can view Branca de Neve here.
Quite obviously controversial upon its initial release, Joao Cesar Monteiro further fuelled the fire when he insulted Portuguese critics and audiences for being in this exchange:
Q: What do you have to say to the Portuguese audience?
A: What I want is that the Portuguese audience go fuck themselves, thank you.
Omono River, Omagari, Akita pref., Japan. 1953. Photographer Ihei Kimura
A series of photographs taken by ‘Bruce Davidson’ entitled ‘Brooklyn Gang’ He followed a group of teenaged who claimed the streets of Brooklyn NY as their turf.
“I found myself involved with a group of unpredictable youths who were mostly indifferent to me. In time, they allowed me to witness their fear, depression, and anger. I soon realized that I, too, was feeling some of their pain. In staying close to them, I uncovered my own feelings of failure, frustration, and rage.”