Photo Journal /
The drawing is a a present i received from a relative, he found it in some abandoned polish house and gave it to me as I could not get my eyes of it, while staring at it for days I started to see the male face looking more and more as a woman. So i scanned it and started adjusting and then other subjects continues emerge from it. It is clear this image now also follows the development of the polish new situation regarding the same sex marriages.. or maybe it did from the start. The whole process remaining on the same photo is rather fascinating in a way that also the drawing seems to react to the process..
The black and white image at the end of the slideshow is the EYE COVER you can print&cut out one for yourself..
When I stare into space
I'm looking for you
And I can see you
I'll be around
To pick up your phone
I'll be around
It is incredibly interesting to consider how the emotional pain of a breakup can actually be felt physically. You know, the tightness in your chest, nausea in your stomach. Two studies (linked below) looked at the brain activity of people who were going through a breakup and found that the reward systems were not the only areas of the brain which had been activated, but also the regions of the brain which control distress and physical pain. The areas of the brain that capture pain sensations were quiet, but the systems those are tied to, the ones that determine how the body reacts to pain, were telling the body that something bad or “painful” was happening. The brain controls functions of the body, which can lead to the release of stress hormones, which in turn can have grave impacts on the body’s well-being. Breakups can actually lead to some pretty extreme conditions, such as takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as “broken heart syndrome,” which is caused by the heart weakening and expanding under this kind of emotional stress. Although rare, this can lead to death.
ARE YOU SELF
you can have love without future
relation without love
home without rest
happy moments without continuation
work without money
money with feer of loosing
art without audience
design without user
power without outlet
ideas without realisation
dreams that never com true
with all my love
Since last summer I photograph my neighbours and friends just under my window.. Vanadis Cofee & Photography just opened yesterday for summer season when noticed my neighbour, Camilla, walking with freshly cut branches, and the immediate photo-shoot followed.
Moving places lately is is so intense i think i can't really handle it , as soon as i get to know a place a little better there is time to move on.
inspired by some ghosty image i tried to shoot this layered concept that i so much like
particularly liking the amber-like colour and effect the natural dyes had on silk, dyed with dried St. John's wort that has left marks on the surface, my old- feeling -lovig isoul s content.
First the sculpture called my attention then then the story, it is powerful standing there a bit hidden beside a tube station nearest to the Minamiza Kabuki theatre in Kyoto, possible the best Kabuki theter in Japan.
The history of kabuki began in 1603 when Izumo no Okuni, possibly a miko of Izumo Taisha, began performing a new style of dance drama in the dry riverbeds of Kyoto. Female performers played both men and women in comic playlets about ordinary life. The style was immediately popular, and Okuni was asked to perform before the Imperial Court. In the wake of such success, rival troupes quickly formed, and kabuki was born as ensemble dance and drama performed by women—a form very different from its modern incarnation. Much of its appeal in this era was due to the ribald, suggestive themes featured by many troupes; this appeal was further augmented by the fact that the performers were often also available for prostitution.
For this reason, kabuki was also called "遊女歌舞妓" (prostitute-singing and dancing performer) during this period.
The stage provided good entertainment with exciting new music, patterns, clothing, and famous actors. Performances went from morning until sunset. The teahouses surrounding or connected to the theater provided meals, refreshments, and good company. The area around the theatres was lush with shops selling kabuki souvenirs. Kabuki, in a sense, initiated pop culture in Japan.
The shogunate was never partial to kabuki and all the mischief it brought, particularly the variety of the social classes which mixed at kabuki performances. Women’s kabuki, called onna-kabuki, was banned in 1629 for being too erotic. Following onna-kabuki, young boys performed in wakashū-kabuki, but since they too were eligible for prostitution, the shogun government soon banned wakashū-kabuki as well.
Kabuki switched to adult male actors, called yaro-kabuki, in the mid-1600s. Male actors played both female and male characters. The theatre remained popular, and remained a focus of urban lifestyle until modern times.
Exploring Kyotos night life we had free chips at mac donald and duck on rice at the very cool some kind of bar-bar, she made the duck in 1 minute and it became an instant pet.. when we left i almost missed it, it was a strange full moon night of fulfilled wishes in a strange way..