Stereosc2pe + | I'm A Man / Eadweard Muybridge, 1887 / The Yardbirds, 1966

The Yardbirds at the French TV broadcast (ORTF) for the programme “Music Hall de France”
 Photo by Louis Joyeux, 1966
Eadweard Muybridge, Animal locomotion. Plate 263, 1887

The Yardbirds - I'm A Man, 1966

Absence | Carlos Drummond de Andrade, 1902 - 1987

Carlos Drummond de Andrade 

I used to consider absence a lack. 
And I ignorantly regretted that lack. 
Today I have nothing to regret. 
There is no lack in absence. 

Absence is a presence in me. 
And I feel it, a perfect whiteness, 
so close and cozy in my arms that I 
laugh, dance, and invent glad exclamations, 
since absence, this embodied absence, 
can’t be taken away from me.

Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Absence
tr. Mark Strand

Hot Air Balloon | Alberto Santos-Dumont / H. G. Wells / William Wordsworth / Ray Davies / Nadar

Müller & Kadeder, Tin-Carousel Airship, hand-painted 

"There's something in a flying horse, 
There's something in a huge balloon."

William Wordsworth 

"To propel a dirigible balloon through the air is 
like pushing a candle through a brick wall."

Alberto Santos-Dumont

Hot Air Balloon Toy

"Man can go up against gravitation in a balloon, 
and why should he not hope that ultimately he 
may be able to stop or accelerate his drift along 
the Time-Dimension, or even turn about and 
travel the other way."

H. G. Wells

"We're out of control on this loony balloon, 
barely missing the other planets and stars."

Ray Davies

"We have had bird's-eye views seen by mind's eye 
imperfectly. Now we will have nothing less than 
the tracings of nature itself, reflected on the plate."


Alphabetarion # Memories | Cesare Pavese / Jaques Henri Lartigue

Jaques Henri Lartigue, 1928

“We do not remember days, we remember moments. 
The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten” 

 Cesare Pavese, The Burning Brand: Diaries, 1935-1950

Flick Review < Gloria Mundi | Nikos Papatakis, 1976

Gloria Mundi, 1976 
Written and directed by Nikos Papatakis
Cinematography by Yves Lafaye / Jean-Paul Pradier / Frédéric Variot
Editing by Jean-Claude Bonfanti 
Music:  Bernard Parmegiani, Tassos Chalkias
Stars: Olga Karlatos, Roland Bertin, Philippe Adrien 

Nikos Papatakis, Gloria Mundi, 1976
Olga Karlatos and Nikos Papatakis on the set of Gloria Mundi, 1976 


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