59 Rivoli, legendary six-story squat in central Paris, is home for the next location of the Paris launch party. Here, film-maker Sam Gordon talks to Kate Beaver, volunteer at 59, about how this building evolved from a bank, to a squat, to one of the most visited and vibrant arts centres in Paris.
Moby-Dick is one of my favorite books and I reread it every few years. In 2009 I was reading it again and I had this vision of creating a version of the novel stripped of everything but its punctuation. Because Moby-Dick is so baroque and dense, I wanted to see what I could learn about it by pursuing its opposite: sparity.
Come one, come all, come celebrate the launch of the 12th issue of Her Royal Majesty, international literary and arts journal. On May 11, 2012, there will simultaneous launch parties across the world. Take your choice between seven sites of revelry: Paris, London, Berlin, New York, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax.
People come and go from cities in waves. You wash in or out of whatever place in whatever season, perhaps marking your arrival by the comrades you come in with, missing or liberated from what you’ve left behind.