Feeling Good in the deaf-and-dumb language

To sing with your whole body Author: Sylvia Borissova Meet the radiant Anne Magalhães, who sings in sign language the eternal jazz classic of Nina Simone from 1965, Feeling Good! And did you know that sign languages are different in …


Truth Coming Out of Her Well

When the Lie puts on the Truth’s dress, and the naked Truth is thrown deep down in the earth—whom of the two would we choose and defend? Author: Sylvia Borissova A folktale tells that the Truth and the Lie met …


Pietà and the beginning of creative individuality in art

How did a signature secretly placed on a sculpture at the end of the 15th century mark the individuality of today’s artists? Author: Sylvia Borissova Pietà (Italian: pity) is a theme in Christian art that depicts the Virgin Mary mourning …


Liberty Leading the People (La Liberté guidant le peuple, 1830)

The picturesque image of Liberty leading the July Revolution in France Author: Sylvia Borissova Liberty Leading the People (La Liberté guidant le peuple) is a painting by the French Romantic artist Eugene Delacroix (1798—1863), dedicated to the July Revolution of …


7 Billion Others (7 milliards d’autres, 2003– )

The most impressive kaleidoscope of humanity’s personal ideas about love, tolerance, happiness, non-violence, peace and environment ever created Author: Sylvia Borissova 6 Billion Others (6 milliards d’autres, 2003) is an ambitious and unusual art project through which film director, journalist, …


Armand Amar and the Human music

Armand Amar’s magnificent film music to the masterpiece Human (2015) by Jan Arthus-Bertrand Author: Sylvia Borissova When film director, journalist, photographer and environmentalist Jan Arthus-Bertrand was at the beginning of his spectacular project, the film masterpiece Human (2015), he imagined …


Life as an art form: Why not?

Living as Form—the platform for socially engaged arts and projects Author: Sylvia Borissova What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is related only to objects and not to individuals, or to life. …


Cross-cultural wall of beads

How does the bas-relief sculpture by multi-genre artist Nick Cave connect two cultures? Author: Sylvia Borissova On the wall in the anteroom of the US Embassy in Dakar, there is a miraculously mounted monumental bas-relief sculpture—a conglomeration of thousands of …


Nick Cave of Fulton and The Soundsuits

“The moment you wear the suit, you are shielded. Your identity is no longer relevant.” Author: Sylvia Borissova Be in no hurry to think that The Soundsuits is the new band-adventure of legendary rock musician Nick Cave after Nick Cave & …


Human (2015) through the eyes of Yann Arthus-Bertrand

“What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight? That we laugh? Cry? Or our curiosity? The quest for discovery?”


Pay it forward! The true story behind the film (Pay It Forward, 2000)

Let’s pass on the good, starting from ourselves! Author: Sylvia Borissova What do a single mother, a social studies teacher, a homeless bum, a drug-addicted boy, a man stuck in his car, a desperate young woman about to jump off …


Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness

Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness is a documentary/art film released in June 2015 that takes audiences through farms and urban landscapes in Japan, South Korea, and the United States, interviewing leading practitioners in the Natural Farming movement.The film began when …