Monthly Archives: February 2014

Paper Dolls flirting with their shadows

In November 2012 I had the chance to pass by St. John on Bethnal Green church where the Portuguese artist Pedro Pires  was showing his work in Darkness, an exhibition “about the relationships between light and darkness, mechanisms, cameras and lenses”. Intrigued by Pires’ use of darkness as a pure and poetic opportunity to celebrate light, and […]

Vanity Fear

The practice of book destruction is raising more and more the ethical question whether it is morally right to tear apart an object with such a cultural and historical value. What happens instead to the perception of book alteration when the same exercise is applied to a volume whose material quality is less relevant than the functional value? […]