A couple of shots from Langerhuse
According to sociologists, such as Anthony Giddens and others, modernity is characterized by its reflexivity. Here is a self-reflexive museum for you: the Cité de Sciences in Parc de la Villette, Paris, reflecting itself in the silver dome of its own IMAX movie theatre. To be honest, I was a bit underwhelmed by the science … Read more
Vaserely was born in Hungary, but lived most of his life in France, so it’s not surprising that his museum is to be found in Aix-en-Provence. Even if you’re not into op-art – which I’m not particularly – the building and the artwork form a fascinating gesamtkunstwerk. I like this particular picture, because of the … Read more
This is the sort of museum, which most museum professionals scorn. What you see in the picture are probably the only real objects in the Museum of the partisans in Dongo, Italy – the rest are faded photo copies. The texts are in Italian only, and there is dust in every corner. By its subject, … Read more
What’s in a life? Well, medicine, for instance. Like in this fascinating installation by Pharmacopoeia in British Museum. It shows the number of pills, swallowed through lifetime, by too different persons – supplemented by pictures, letters and other reminiscences of their lives. A moving and thought-provoking cross-over between art and ethnography.
Gazing through a replica of one of Tycho Brahes instruments on the island of Ven. The Tycho Brahe museum is not necessarily exceptional, but it’s nice and easy going – like the rest of this small island, which is sort of a condensed version of any tourist’s dream of the Swedish countryside. Take the ferry … Read more
This woman is without doubt the most iconic of all museum objects. Ever. Period. We all know her from innumerable reproductions. Maybe that’s why we feel such an urge to make our own, personal reproduction, when we get close to her in real life? I reproduce, therefore I exist…. I made my reproduction at the Louvre, … Read more
During easter, I had the opportunity to stay a couple of days in Teignmouth with my familiy. Not knowing anything about the place in advance, we chose it since it was conviniently situated for exploring a bit of southern England. It turned out to be very nice. Very British – but in a charming and … Read more
I’m seriously tired of winter, cold weather and darkness. As a small reminder of what spring actually looks like, I found an old photo from the garden, and chose it as my PCwallpaper. It helped raising my spirit a bit. If you would like a daily greeting from better days to come, feel free to download the image in 1920×1200 pixels here.
One day at work, I stumbled upon an older Nikon film scanner, that someone had given up getting to run under Windows 7. It was a Cool Scan IV ED, for which Nikon have not made drivers since 32-bit Vista. That was of course a challenge I could not ignore. A little googling revealed a few ninja tricks, and soon the scanner was running fine on a 64 bits Win7 system.