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Mexican Wall 1999by Adriana Varejao

Mexican Wall 1999
by Adriana Varejao

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Eme Muskan Ruggeri.

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Eme Muskan Ruggeri.

In this school project (supervised by Thomas Buxo) I was asked to make a book about one aspect of the internet as part of a book-series inspired by Stewart Brand’s Whole Earth Catalogue from the late 60s. My book consists of 61 monetary proposals received in my junk-folder over the course of 3 years. Proposals that most likely are spam. The content is divided into four sections (Inheritances, business proposals, lottery winnings and misc.) in a total of 108 pages.

The book is a reflection and investigation on these e-mails, exposing strange or funny sentences. At the same time, it is a comment to contemporary cynicism of internet-users (myself included) that would immediately dismiss these proposals as scams. In theory they could be true? The book takes on this theme by naively stressing the amount of money I could have potentially earned, given that these proposals were real.

Black women have had to develop a larger vision of our society than perhaps any other group. They have had to understand white men, white women, and black men. And they have had to understand themselves. When black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society.

- Angela Davis, activist, author, educator

Richard Nicoll SS15

 

Corinne Marchand in Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)

"During the first part of the film, Cléo is described and defined by those who see her, her assistant, the hat saleswoman, her lover, the musicians and the mirrors. Cléo is seen. In the middle of the film I wanted a clean cut, a sharp change. 45 minutes into the film, the beauty feels herself cracking, the baby doll, the blond starlet, everything cracks. She rips off her negligee, her wig, she leaves. At this point she begins to look at others. She looks at people in the streets, in cafés, she looks at her friend and then the soldier. I consider this a feminist approach. I wanted to focus on her as a woman who defines herself through others’ vision and at some point, because she’s the one looking, she changes. She redefines herself on her own.” -  Agnés Varda