Meet the Russian collective making nightmare fuel
As visitors to this museum in Switzerland shuffle from one space to the next, Tatiana Arzamasova looks on with regal dispassion, her hair a wild flame of red against cold white walls. It’s a sleepy Saturday afternoon in the idyllic city La Chaux-de-Fonds, and Arzamasova — dressed in a bright red dress with a huge matching bow across her chest — is here for the opening of the Liminal Space Trilogy: a series of stylized and often unsettling films about heaven, hell, and purgatory.
Dr. Carlos Wesley cues up some Carole King on his laptop and positions a head squarely in front of him. It’s been thawing for 24 hours, ever since arriving by UPS from a cadaver lab in Arizona that sells bodies donated to science. It’s now tender and looks frostbitten, with hair buzzed to a gray stubble.
…Written by the great Lessley Anderson. Edited by the okay me. Read more at The Verge.
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Considering the failure of America’s two earlier interventions in Iraq, Robin Wright argues that any plan for stability this time around has to begin with the underlying political problem: http://nyr.kr/1njrxGp
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