"It seems to be difficult for the individual to realize that there exists a division between one’s spiritual and purely human needs, and that the satisfaction or fulfillment for each has to be found in different spheres. As a rule, we find the two aspects hopelessly confused in modern relationships, where one person is made the god-like judge over good and bad in the other person. In the long run, such symbiotic relationship becomes demoralizing to both parties, for it is just as unbearable to be God as it is to remain an utter slave."
Otto Rank, quoted in The Denial of Death
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"I lost a great innocence when I understood that I and my mind were not going to be on good terms for the rest of my life. I can’t tell you how tired I am of character-building experiences. But I treasure this part of me; whoever loves me loves me with this in it."
"But, always, there were those new corners and—when feeling my normal self, beholden for that self to medicine and love—I cannot imagine becoming jaded to life, because I know of those limitless corners, with their limitless views."
The ‘phone booth aquarium’ by Benedetto Bufalino and Benoit Deseille
Enabling everyday moments to border on dream-like visions and urban reality, the ‘phone booth aquarium’ installations by French artist Benedetto Bufalino and lighting and designer Benoit Deseille are a playful transformation of common telephone boxes. the project was initiated in 2007 for Lyon’s festival of lights, where the duo re-purposed a regular phone booth to hold a brightly coloured aquarium, full of exotic fish. due to the rise of the mobile phone, the iconic booths are rapidly disappearing from cities worldwide – these water tanks offer a visual reinvention. following the initial success of the first proposal, aquariums were installed in Biarritz (France, 2009) Port Louis (Mauritius, 2009) and in Gent (Belgium, 2011). the work is reflective of the artists – where regular objects and materials are combined, turning them into something else all together. the ‘phone booth aquarium’ questions the redundancy of old structures and offers a moment for urban dwellers to escape from their daily environment.
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