End of the World Cinema

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In the beginning was the Word… and maybe it had something to do with a cinema lying in the desert of Sinai.

Built at the beginnings of this millennium, this cinema was conceived by a Frenchman after wondering around in the desert and enjoying magic local smokes. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and the originality of the idea, the Frenchman went to Cairo and bought the original old seats and projection equipment from an old cinema. Everything was installed and was ready to go but the premiere was sabotaged since the locals did not share the enthusiasm of the foreigner. This was the beginning of the end of the world cinema…

… which then became the photography project of Kaupo Kikkas. For more info on the end of the world cinema see here. And take our friend Hercules as a guide.

Notes for an Epilogue / Tamas Dezso

Tamas_Dezso_Epilogue_DumpDump – West Romania, 2012

Tamas_Dezso_Epilogue_scrap collectorMetal Scrap Collector – Hunedoara, West Romania, 2011

Tamas_Dezso_Epilogue_mineThe Petrila Mine – Petrila, South Romania, 2013

Tamas_Dezso_Epilogue_floodThe Flooded Village of Geamana – Central Romania, 2011

Tamas_Dezso_Epilogue_factorySodium Factory – Central Romania, 2012

Tamas_Dezso_Epilogue_farm houseFarmhouse – West Romania, 2011

Tamas_Dezso_Epilogue_sheep farmSheep farm – West Romania, 2011

Tamas_Dezso_Epilogue_prison darkroomThe Dark Room at Sighetu Marmației Prison – North Romania, 2012

Tamas_Dezso_Epilogue_roadshopRoadside shop – West Romania, 2012

RomaniaCiprian, the Bear Dancer – Salatruc, East Romania, 2013

Tamas_Dezso_Epilogue_anastasiaAnastasia – Livada, North West Romania, 2012

Selection of images from the ongoing documentary project on the changing notions of Eastern European identity, titled Notes for an Epilogue, by Hungarian photographer Tamas Dezso.

En attendant les barbares

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Images from the on going extensive renovation of the Royal Museum for Central Africa, in Tervuren Belgium.

According to RMCA‘s website, their collection includes 10,000,000 animals from Aftica’s wildlife.

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Leopold‘s  RMCA museum building closed its doors on 1 December 2013 for an extensive renovation and will reopen to the public in mid-2017.

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En attendant les barbares poem by Constantin Cavafis (en/fr/gr) here