Posts by Pierre

Baccalauréat Lausanne University Area of specialty: Exploring the horizon of the human imagination, Assistant to the Director since 1993

People With Disabilities Empowered Through Mind-Generated Art

Chinese artist Jody Xiong has collaborated with 16 handicapped people — recruited via social media — in the artistic and technological realization of the ‘Mind Art’ installation. The project participants were asked to choose a Winsor & Newton paint color, which was placed in balloons equipped with tiny detonators. Large canvas panels surrounded the balloons on all sides.

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Mind Art - Jody Xiong

Mind Art - Jody Xiong

Mind Art - Jody Xiong

Mind Art - Jody Xiong

Mind Art - Jody Xiong

Surreal Black and White Photos Immortalize Oldest Trees on Earth

Island of Dragon

Few things on Earth are as old as the organisms in the photos of Beth Moon. For her recent book, Portraits of Time (from Abbeville Press), the San Francisco-born photographer traveled around the world for 14 years, capturing the planet’s longest-living trees (some of which also appeared in Susan Sussman’s The Oldest Living Things in the World) in the hopes of helping humanity better protect and preserve these ancient survivors. “Most of the trees that I have photographed exist only because they are outside the reach of civilization,” Moon writes on her website. “Some species exist, but only in a few of the most isolated places in the world.”

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Off To Market by Beth Moon