What happens to touristic places at the end of holidays? What the ice-cream man, the lifeguard, the carny do in the rest of the year? It’s easy to imagine them melancholic and motionless in their empty shop, desert windy beach or ghost luna park.
The photo series Au pays des merveilles – Wonderland by Ariene De Palacio brings me back to these thoughts, reminding the atmospheres of Jacques Tati’s Monsieur Hulot’s Holidays, but also Federico Fellini.
This is about nothingness, the none, that is the egyptian “Nun”, or the primeval waters waiting for the “Lotus Flower” (in this case, holidays) to break the “Egg of Creation”, giving birth to Life.
In this sense the world’s a stage. This is what we’re part of.
Police Des Moeurs is a synth pop band formed in Montreal in 2010. Members are Francis, Anouk, Fred and Cristine.
Their debut full-length, after some quicky old out singles, is permeated by a cold, melodic and nostalgic music for broken hearts and dark minds. PDM is the soundtrack for the nuclear night, a transition moment between the end of utopia and the final ecological disaster. The world after the future.
PDM main influences and interests are underground aestheticisms (1979-1981), industrial transformations and the process of electrification, norms and deviance, nuclear and environmental anxiety as well as paranoia, secret agents, spies and political extremists.2 hearts
Each of these periods of 12,000 years brings a complete change, both externally in the material world, and internally in the intellectual or electric world, and is called one of the Daiva Yugas or Electric Couple. Thus, in a period of 24,000 years, the sun completes the revolution around its dual and finishes one electric cycle consisting of 12,000 years in an ascending arc and 12,000 years in a descending arc.
Development of dharma, the mental virtue, is but gradual and is divided into four different stages in a period of 12,000 years. The time of 1200 years during which the sun passes through a l/20th portion of its orbit is called Kali Yuga. Dharma, the mental virtue, is then in its first stage and is only a quarter developed; the human intellect cannot comprehend anything beyond the gross material of this ever-changing creation, the external world. (S.Y.)2 hearts