THE POWER OF INTROVERTS
Genís Carreras is a graphic designer based in London.
<Philographics> is one of her most interesting projects.
Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
—Scott Adams, ‘The Dilbert Principle’
In the Mood for Love
Wong Kar-Wai (Hong Kong, 2000)
A stylistic masterpiece. A romance melodrama, as only Wong Kar-Wai could’ve directed, full of grace and sensibility. The movie tells the story of a a married woman (played by Maggie Cheung) and a married man (played by Tony Leung), living in neighbouring apartments, who fall in love while grappling with the infidelities of their spouses whom they discover are involved with each other.
If you never had the chance to see it, take a look of what you’ve missed. The music belongs to Shigeru Umebayashi and is simply sublime.
Have you ever wonder why we love?
Renowned anthropologist Helen Fisher offers a new map of the phenomenon of love from its origins in the brain. Working with a team of scientists to scan the brains of people who had just fallen madly in love and those who had been dumped, she gets very interesting insights into brain chemistry and some of the addictive qualities of love.
The less my hope, the hotter my love.
—Terence (Roman poet, 185-169 BC)
A lesson in love
For those who don’t stop wondering about love, “The missing piece meets the big O” (Shel Silverstein, 1976) will be a truly gem. I”ll always thank my friend Álvaro for showing me this wonderful book. Check out
Waste Land: The transformative power of art
Filmed over nearly three years, this amazing documentary follows brazilian artist Vik Muniz as he journeys to the world’s largest garbage dump in Rio de Janeiro to photograph a band of “catadores”—garbage pickers. His collaboration with them as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage shows us the beauty of the human spirit.
Winner Audience Awards: Sundance Film Festival / Berlin Film Festival.
Director: Lucy Walker. Music: Moby.
Life is short: Do what you love and do it often
The Holstee LifeCycle film -based on Holstee’s known manifesto- is just too beautiful to miss.
The film is a celebration of gatherings, diversity, life and the beauty of shared experience.
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
A wonderful fragment of Pina Bausch's film by Wim Wenders (2011).
Music by Simón Díaz - Luna de Margarita.
A feast for the eyes and ears
The sound sculptures and installations of the swiss artist Zimoun are mechanized works of playful poetry. I could even relax by those sounds. Just amazing.