The Iris Map THOUGHTS

FRAGMENTS OF CITY LIFE

 

Order in Deep Space

CONSTELLATIONS OF JOAN FONTCUBERTA
I walked through a small room into a larger one where a series of photographs of constellations covered one of its walls. The vastness and mystery of the suspended blackness in front of me offered me a feeling of infinite possibilities for order…
7 July 2014

Tranquility

A BUS RIDE ALONG THE SEINE
The 72 bus runs from the bottom of the 16th Parisian district to Hôtel de Ville. The Seine river graces its route. As I ride it, the long arm of the river offers me tranquillity…
7 July 2014

Transformation

A CROWDED BUS
I boarded the bus yesterday in the late afternoon. It was packed with people.
I was right up against the front window together with another woman.
A casual conversation between us transformed our discomfort…
7 July 2014

Adrenalin

CITY LIFE
Sunday evening. Arriving back in New York after a weekend on Long Island. As the escalator takes me up to 7th Avenue and 32nd Street, adrenalin courses through my body. As I reach street level, colors and lights streak by, and sounds circulate in an irregular but persistent rhythm…
7 July 2014

Growth

BETWEEN THE CRACKS
Standing in the center of the sidewalk, I looked down and saw bits of green pushing through the cement. Man-made architectures are no match for the perseverance of the vast realm of growth sprawled underneath the cement of the city. Vegetation makes its way through them to burst upwards and outwards into the light…
7 July 2014

History

A VISIT TO A FRIEND
I walk through the arch of the Invalides to visit a friend who is recovering in the military hospital. History seeps towards me from all sides, in this place of kings, soldiers and emperors…
7 July 2014

Grandeur

PARISIAN ARCHITECTURES
Molière, Descartes, Racine, de Gaulle, Pascal, Greek gods and goddesses…hover over the streets of Paris, telling us all kinds of stories. The city radiates power and vision. Thousands of years of history are woven into her architectures and her spiral form…
7 July 2014