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PhotographyPosted by Studio Elysion Tue, June 11, 2013 20:56:05


They give us those nice bright colors

They give us the greens of summers

Makes you think all the world’s

A sunny day, oh yeah

I got a Nikon camera

I love to a photograph

So mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away

Credits: Paul Simon

Written in a time when the famous Kodachrome films were still in circulation (1973), the uniqueness of the films were well characterized in these lyrics.

This fall, Brooklyn based publisher powerHouse Books will launch a new book, 'Kodachrome Memory', that captures a selection of images that reveal the real America throughout the seventies and eighties - naturally shot with Kodachromes. As summer is still in progress, a preview is available online before it will hit the stores.

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ArtPosted by Studio Elysion Mon, March 18, 2013 22:41:05

Being an institution herself, Marina Abramović will put not only her words, but her total being in to action by developing the MAI, the Marina Abramović Institute.

A former theater in Hudson, New York - a two hour drive from New York City - will be renovated to house this institute. Architects no less than Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu are in charge of the project.

Photo credits: The New York Times, OMA, Another.

When Marina Abramović noticed the lack of knowledge about performance art, she felt the strong desire and urgency to share her knowledge about performance art with younger generations - for both the public and young artists.

Art history will be told through experiencing it with mind and body. Education through experience in its ultimate form, one might call this, as this ìs about the experience.

When you enter the institute you will have to give your word of honor and your total trust. In order to have a complete experience you will be entirely shut down from daily life by leaving your phone, watch or keys behind - objects that keeps our heads spinning almost 24/7 in this world that is based on a never sleeping and continuously occupied society.

The 'trade' that is made, is time in exchange for experience, as Marina Abramović has put it into words.

With the plans already published to the public in 2008, the renovation of the building in Hudson is in rapid progression at this moment. If it will be concluded according to plan, the first visitors will be welcomed in 2014.

I can not wait to head upstate, so I've put Hudson, NY to my travel list of next year.

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Daily dish

LifestylePosted by Studio Elysion Wed, February 20, 2013 00:27:45
What's for dinner? A daily question for all of us and an even bigger brain-cracker for all those metropolitan one person household yuppies, who do want to cook but don't want to over think it and neither want to waste food - because let's face it: cooking for one is the worst thing when buying groceries.

At Bilder & De Clercq, named after the crossing of their location, they found a solution for this dilemma: buying supplies per person for a recipe that has been layed out for you. I would describe it as a mix between Dean & Deluca and Marqt but in a neighborhood deli kind of way. A true treat for the Oud-West area of Amsterdam!

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Curate your life

LifestylePosted by Studio Elysion Mon, February 04, 2013 00:02:03

Life is a matter of curating.

Every day we decide which objects we want to

include into or exclude from our lives.

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Studio Elysion NewsPosted by Studio Elysion Sat, January 12, 2013 19:57:16
SE will be reporting for Marie-Stella-Maris, the Dutch water brand that is all about sharing. Sharing water, as a crucial element that endorses life and sharing thoughts that can inspire one another.

SE will focus mainly on news from New York and Berlin - written from the usual Amsterdam base - and will report from elsewhere whenever SE is on the road.

Keep a close eye on MSM's blog.

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Spotless Shots

PhotographyPosted by Studio Elysion Sat, January 12, 2013 19:21:44
Stunning. Striking. Swept away.

That's how I would describe how a friend and I felt when we sneaked inside a gallery last week, on a dreary night in Berlin.

The way the German and relatively unknown photographer Horst Schäfer captured the sights of New York City in the sixties, is absolutely breathtaking. His superb timing and sense of architectural structures created phenomenal pictures that are hard to leave behind at Galerie Dittmar. Herr Dittmar was kind enough to show us - very proud and enthusiastic - the drawers, that were filled with Schäfer's pictures. Bless the era of analogue black and white photography and streets that were filled with decently dressed citizens. An era we can only long back for watching Mad Men and these pictures of course.

Please make sure to visit the exhibition if you're around the city of Berlin - it will be on view until February 23rd.

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