Category: arty life

Beautiful obsession of Indie Game Designers

Monday 27 October, 2014

Imagine that you’ve been diagnosed with a terminal disease. What would be the one thing you would want to do that would make you accept your fate? One thing, one project, one goal that would make you feel more at ease with dying because you would have accomplished it? A goal that has simply been…

Black Dogs, Storms & Rhapsodies

Thursday 28 August, 2014

“(…) How very trying I was—all agog, all aquiver; and so full of storms and rhapsodies…” wrote Virginia Woolf in 1936 in a letter to Violet Dickinson, her older friend and correspondent. This and many other letters can be found at an exhibition devoted to the life of Woolf which is currently on at the…

Man and Machine

Thursday 31 July, 2014

What inspired me to write this post are two seemingly unrelated things I saw recently: a friend’s website and a documentary film. The website was created using Adobe Muse. The documentary film was about sign painters, released through the Creative Bundle. These two completely different discoveries both led me to ask the same question: a…

Creative DNA: Deconstruction/Reconstruction

Wednesday 09 July, 2014

I was giving a lecture to students at Vassar not long ago. Working with the students’ autobiographies, I invited a dance student, a music student who brought his saxophone, and an art student to join me on stage. I asked the dancer to improvise some movement from a tuck position on the floor. I asked…

Dear Modern Diary. E-journals & life-logging.

Thursday 26 June, 2014

“I find it difficult  to write each day, but if I don’t I’m swamped with guilt. Where does the compunction come from?,” wrote Derek Jarman in a diary he started after moving to the Prospect Cottage on the bleak coast of industrial Dungeness. The diary, called Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman, was first published by…

The Good Fight

Thursday 12 June, 2014

One of the most difficult relationship in our life is the one we have with ourselves. The difficulty of it lies in the ability to accept the things about ourselves which we cannot change, whilst making the effort to change the things we can. The balance of maintaining discipline without beating ourselves up for the…

A Paean to Green

Friday 23 May, 2014

It’s been a long time since my last blog post, for I have been enjoying a long overdue holiday in Poland. I didn’t realise how much I had missed home until I arrived in Kielce, my home town, which greeted me with its alleys of blossoming trees. After a few days I decided to extend…