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'The refusal of time' is worth every minute

Feb 19, 2014

'The refusal of time' is worth every minute

by Matthew Larking

The former Rissei Elementary School site, nowadays an occasional cultural events center, was earlier home to the Kyoto Dento, the electric company whose technology helped industrialist Katsutaro Inabata to demonstrate the Lumière Brothers’ cinématographe camera in 1897 — Japan’s first experience with film. Significant ...

Ryuichi Kakurezaki: on clay and legends

Feb 19, 2014

Ryuichi Kakurezaki: on clay and legends

by Robert Yellin

It’s not easy to make profound changes in a ceramic style that has a 1,000-year history. Take, for instance, the style known as Bizen. Bizen pottery is one of Japan’s most celebrated high-fired unglazed ceramic styles, and continues to be so to this very ...

James Bridle examines war in social-media age

Feb 6, 2014

James Bridle examines war in social-media age

by Cameron Allan Mckean

How differently do you think the project would have been viewed if the images of drone-attack sites were printed in a book? Is the context of the social networking site Instagram important? Instagram is important because it’s a place where many people go every ...

Can nature solve humankind's errors?

Feb 5, 2014

Can nature solve humankind's errors?

by Matthew Larking

Masato Kodama's sculptures are concerned with light, gravity and air. For him, light is a symbol of tomorrow and potential futures, gravity represents the present and the past, and air is associated with memory.