May 2009: Backyards and Courtyards

Editorial

Here at Plotki Towers, we take pride in our extensive backyard and sumptuous courtyard – it’s where we plant and nurture the brains of Plotki editors. Continue reading

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I Spy With My 96 Eyes

 I spy with my 96 eyes something beginning with… ‘P’

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Keys, Cats and Mrs. Kojouharova

One afternoon, looking for a key cutter in Sofia I ended up in a desolate  backyard in the centre of the city. The unexpected meeting with some of the inhabitants there brought me a new insight.

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Pan Dozorca

Damien Brailly and Siarhei Liubimau are implicitly undermining Zizek’s account on backyard voyeurism, overly centred on rigid Lacanian psychoanalysis and Hitchcock’s motive of immobility by tersely narrating seven scenes featuring another Warszawa Praga character

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Inhabiting as a political act

Zoon politikon mioritikus is a rather common animal living in different ecosystems around Romania, with an extreme concentration in the Bucharest area. Continue reading

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78-44

House number is 78. Brass plate above the door says 44. There are another 19 flats like this one on the block. Adjacent ones are twice as big as mine is. Continue reading

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KRAKUSY I PODWÓRKA

Chicken soup and dead rats, buttermilk and sunlight, violins and badminton, etiquette and Form…eleven portraits of Krakowians and their courtyards. Continue reading

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The Globe in the Library

The globe sits on a large wooden desk, an old mahogany desk in a home library that has floor to ceiling books.  There is even one of those ladders that rolls around on casters.  Think of the kind Audrey Hepburn used in “Funny Face”. Continue reading

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The Parking Lot

 
You will do the walking and I will be your camcorder. Be patient and take a good look at this picture because you will have to try hard to imagine it otherwise.

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