We have been inspired by Anna Karenina (1877) this time. A great story by Lev Tolstoi (1828 – 1910) in which the passion of love is confronted by a society reluctant to change, where the oppressive rules of decorum are hardening the act of feeling, leading the characters to think about the sense of life and the price of freedom. A masterpiece worth reading and re-reading.
There are some things one must know about vampires. They are old as time, they will seduce you. And they will make you desire them, irrationally, poisoning your blood. Join us through the vampire experience.
The modern vampire originated in Western Europe around 18th century, but they have existed forever in the folklore of many cultures, including the Mesopotamian, Greek or Chinese ones. Their common root is the human trouble with death and how to deal with superstition and fear.
Patti Smith is one of those characters that one cannot feel but admiration for: wisdom, a passionate life and a captivating scenic persona. But she is not only a music performer, she is a very talented writer and visual artist as well. In fact, in the 1970s she was stirring up the New York arts’s scene with her revolutionary merging of poetry and rock in one same cathartic act.
Recalling to my personal experience with the world of Patti, I remember how impressed I was by a retrospective exhibition of Robert Mapplethorpe’s photography at the Getty Center in L.A. In there, many amazing portraits of Patti (including Horses front cover, 1975) and a book I discovered in the gift shop: Just Kids.
Dear guest, please feel invited to our very special TeA pArTy in Wonderland! You can have a cup of delicious tea and forget about reality, because here the needs and cares of daily routine are TOTALLY forbidden.
The creation of symbolic stories is a mechanism of the human psyche that allows us to approach the elusive reality we are forced to live in, and a narrative framework to transgress the roles of society. Angela Carter, in her evocative The bloody chamber, reformulates fantastic tales apparently full of innocence.
Del Enebro, extracted from the book Kinder- und Hausmärchen (1812) written by the well-known brothers Jacob Ludwig & Wilhelm Karl Grimm, is now presented in a delicious bilingual edition with delicate illustrations by Alejandra Acosta.
William Shakespeare is known for its tragic plays, in fact Shakespearean tragedy is a literary drama classification with a unique entity. Inspired by his tragic works we have tried to translate the Shakespearean imaginery into our personal vision. Feel the black ink flow like warm blood from thy fingers.