I joined forces with another book blogger for a discussion about Who Killed My Father in the style of a written podcast.
Se dire je vais bien Olivia Walters Me voilà au clavier. Cela fait combien de temps, un peu plus d’un mois. Je reconnais que j’ai du mal à m’exprimer. Les phrases ne déroulent pas comme d’habitude. Alors en arrivant à un tel moment, on cherche la raison pour laquelle on se trouvait incertain, désespéré, voireContinue reading “Souffrance ou on s’en fou-ance”
Olivia Walters Olafur Eliasson, the contemporary Danish-Icelandic artist invited to expose in 2016 at the Château de Versailles, renovated Louis XIV’s former stomping ground by hanging a giant, pre-Christmas ornament from the ceiling. Or so the eye believed. Entering the Salle des Gardes du Roi, the room is stripped of furniture, save for two convexContinue reading “Spooky Danish Sculptor’s Slice of Life”
Olivia Walters The first distinguishing traits about Siboy are his ski mask and shiny grill flashing between two fingers doing the cunnilingus sign. If there was a puzzle called “Match the Accessory to the Rapper,” Biggie’s lopsided crown and Kanye’s runway ready parachute pants would make up the most iconic pieces. But Siboy is SiboyContinue reading “French Siboy Artistically Rebrands Hardcore Rap, He Hopes”
Olivia Walters I was traveling on the famous SNCF train in a compartment for four, but on that day, it was occupied by two. Lucille gave me her address and made me promise I would come visit her in Paris for tea. In a matter of an hour, a widow opened up to me, toldContinue reading “The Widow on the Train”
Olivia Walters Look at me, impatiently waiting at the bus stop, one hand over my eyes, the other waving for the driver’s attention to take me home. Look at me, mounting the bus, scanning my pass, then doing the once-around to decide where I’ll sit. What an absolute joy it is to finally be outContinue reading “After School Special: Bus #10”
by Olivia Walters In December 2016, Lab 14 showcased a dystopian maze of graffiti, movable installations, and sculptures in the Montpartnasse district of Paris. Formerly a post office, close to fifty artists participated in a project well aware of its three month expiration date. To some, an ephemeral concept that sought to push urban artContinue reading “Dysfunctional Spaces: Parisian Art Without Grace”
Olivia Walters After the fall months pass, the wind sloshes the harbor water near Pordic, France with an eerie silence. A quiet reserve takes over what seems to be a bustling area for visitors during the warmer part of the year. But now summer vacation is on pause, returning many communes in the northwestern region of Brittany to theContinue reading “Winter Sea Towns in Brittany, France”