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Shaun Pierson | Alvine road

I remember laying my head in my grandfather’s lap after he had pulled a splinter out of my heel. I remember tracing my mother’s back with race cars after making her cry, guiltily attempting to console her. I remember the many beginnings and ends of relationships, both personal and peripheral, of people drifting in and out of my life. Some returned and some I never saw again. More than anything, however, I remember a childhood fraught with violence, beauty, and intimacy; a period in which the concept of time proved irrelevant and the smallest moments seemed to last forever.

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Hannah Altman | Kavana

Jewish thought suggests that the memory of an action is as primary as the action itself. This is to say that when my hand is wounded, I remember other hands. I trace ache back to other aches – when my mother grabbed my wrist too hard pulling me across the intersection, when my great-grandmother’s fingers went numb on the ship headed towards Cuba fleeing the Nazis, when Miriam’s palms enduringly poured water for the Hebrews throughout their biblical desert journey – this is how the Jew is able to fathom an ache.

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Camille Carbonaro | Appelez-moi Victoria

Appelez-moi Victoria is a visual archaeology that explores elements of memory, genealogy and exile. The project raises the more general questions on the above, taking the Italian immigration in France and its impact as a starting point. I address issues of self definition, the discovery of one’s own roots and indeed my own generational journey and what is meant by historical memory.

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Ewa Doroszenko | Body editor

While the Internet can seem like a place disconnected from the physical world, much of the activity that occurs there deeply affects how people feel outside of it. In the age of social media, where selfhood is effaced by self-promotion, and the glorification of digital beauty undermines the truthfulness of real self-expression, women very often become dissatisfied with what they see in the mirror.

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Luke Harby | Schläfli symbol

Schläfli symbol

In geometry, the Schläfli symbol is a notation of the form {p,q,r,…} that defines regular polytopes and tessellations.

The Schläfli symbol is named after the 19th-century Swiss mathematician Ludwig Schläfli, who generalized Euclidean geometry to more than three dimensions and discovered all their convex regular polytopes (including the six that occur in four dimensions).

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Guillaume Greff | Dead cities

The neutralized city

“Neutralize” is a word regularly used to describe the action of armed forces overcoming their adversary in a conflict. Yet this action – whether in an actual war or in the context of some form of repression – can occur anywhere: its very principle involves a polymorphous and changing theatre of operations, unlimited both de jure and de facto. However, the idea emerged that this theatre had recurring forms and that there therefore must be a kind of ideal scene of neutralization and of the exercise of force.

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Camille Picquot | Domestic flight

Zoom in. The camera rests low on the back of a man who is holding a cigarette in his hand. What do we know about this scene? The man seems decently dressed, with his striped shirt neatly tucked into his marine trousers. His leather watch and golden wedding ring suggest a traditional domestic life.

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Marta Zgierska | Post

In 2013, I survived a serious car accident. I was close to death, and reality – one that I had been adapting to with difficulty – slipped through my fingers. This misfortune brought about another: surgeries, months of physical limitations, a breakup, and the return and aggravation of anxiety neurosis.

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Luca Prestia | Disappeared

For centuries – and until not long ago – the Alps represented an ‘unknown land’ for man, a true literary myth, full of references and suggestions linked to the most diverse legends, which in many cases, were frightening and however the result of fantasies that occur almost identically in folk tales of not even geographically contiguous places.

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Daniel Gordon | Still lifes, portraits and parts

Gordon’s interest in terms of subject matter lies in a series of binaries that frequently coexist in his photographs: fecundity and decay, masculine and feminine, wholeness and fracture, artist and muse. These dualities are underscored through the process itself: gobs of glue are left visible, torn edges are left raw, forms fuse and separate before our eyes, teetering between completion and dissolution.

Theo Acworth | Austrian Antics

This is a bit hard to describe without sounding like a complete fool, but perhaps being a fool isn’t so bad. While I was at university I was living in English suburbia and I was surrounded by some pretty good hedges. I thought it would be quite funny to ride my bike into them and somehow take photographs of it.

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Sylviain Biard | Les dominants

Notre quotidien est envahi par les structures de l’artifice humain. Pour s’en échapper nous formons dans nos espaces publiques de petites sphères intimes dont nous devenons les gardiens et qui nous semblent protectrices. C’est ainsi que nous constituons de nouveaux mondes artificiels servant à alourdir un peu plus notre structure commune.

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