At the present moment, on our computer screen we are confronted with a flow of images and texts that sometimes inform us and sometimes misinform us, sometimes terrorize us and sometimes reassure us, sometimes promise to keep alive our illusion that nothing has change. And yet, reality has changed and is changing every day. We observe it, we feel it, we know it. MOMus, continuing the “Resilience Project”, is expanding its resilience and wants to communicate more with everyone who needs it. Share with us an image created by you that has artistic qualities, in response to the conditions of confinement that we experience. The aim is not simply to create social substitutes for our loneliness, nor simply to protect basic values and acquired rights, but, under this extreme and unexpected condition of everyday life that has affected all of us indiscriminately, to redefine values such as freedom, equality, justice, free time, solidarity and access to the basic goods of health, education and culture. Comment our new, hopefully temporary, way of life and of communication with your own photo, your painting, drawing or other visual medium that may be in the form of image, animation, sound, text or video. Give your own tone and let's make the digital album of these days all together.

Thursday, 30 April 2020 06:30

my own private Amabie

Written by Thanasis Kritsotakis
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Για πρώτη φορά το 1846 καταγράφηκε στην παλιά επαρχία Higo της Ιαπωνίας στο νησί Kyūshū, ένα περίεργο πλάσμα στο νερό: μια τριχωτή φιγούρα με μακριά μαλλιά και ράμφος. Το πιο περίεργο ήταν ότι η φιγούρα αυτή προειδοποίησε για μια επικείμενη ασθένεια και έδωσε στον χωρικό που τη συνάντησε την εντολή να σχεδιάσει και να διανείμει την εικόνα του για προστασία. Το σκίτσο, με την εξάπλωση του kawaraban ταξίδεψε από το Kyūshū μέχρι το Edo. Γνωστή ως Amabie, το πνεύμα αυτό στην ιστορία της Ιαπωνίας συνδέθηκε με την προστασία από τις επιδημίες. Έκανε την επανεμφάνισή του κατά τη διάρκεια της παγκόσμιας πανδημίας COVID-19, ήδη από τους Ιάπωνες σε όλα τα κοινωνικά μέσα ενημέρωσης

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  • Second Language Title: my own private Amabie
  • Second Language Description: For the first time in 1846, a strange creature was recorded in the old Japanese province of Higo on the island of Kyūshū: a hairy figure with long hair and a beak. The strangest thing was that this figure warned of an impending illness and gave the villager who met her the order to design and distribute his image for protection. The sketch, with the spread of kawaraban, traveled from Kyūshū to Edo. Known as Amabie, this spirit in Japanese history has been linked to protection against epidemics. It reappeared during the global COVID-19 pandemic, already by the Japanese on all social media
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