The book about the highest Benedictine abbey in Europe

The book about the highest Benedictine abbey in Europe

Tommaso Berra · 1 week ago · Design

At 1335 meters above sea level, in the village of Burgusio in Val Venosta, stands the highest Benedictine abbey in Europe, whose recent restoration by architect Werner Tscholl is now described in a new book published by Electa.
Due to be published on January 18th, the book recounts the preservation, restoration and architectural regeneration of the Monte Maria Abbey, interventions that began by analyzing the texts of the 12th century monk Goswin.
From the first architectural intervention to the last one, begun in 2005 on the initiative of Abbot Bruno Trauner, the author Marco Mulazzani traces the history of one of the most important monasteries in the Tyrol, told through historical texts, illustrations and photographs.

In the great debate within the art world, which since the 1800s has pitted restoration against conservation, the book emphasizes the ability of Tscholl’s project to create harmony between the different areas of the structure. Per farlo sono stati utilizzati pochi materiali essenziali come il calcestruzzo pigmentato, lastre in acciaio trattato a cera, vetro trasparente e satinato, inseriti perfettamente nell’edificio originario.
The photographs taken by René Riller enhance all the rooms in the Abbey of Monte Maria, especially the underground library under the Herrengarten, with the recovery of the former church of Sant’Egidio as a reading room for the public. The building is in fact conceived as a hub for the community of the area, in this sense is particularly important the realization of the museum of the abbey, a place through which combine historical and future aspects of the building.

ABTEI MARIENBERG – ABBAZIA MONTEMARIA is included in the Electaarchitettura series and can be purchased on the publisher’s website.

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Bodies and technology in the photographs by Pavel Demidovich

Bodies and technology in the photographs by Pavel Demidovich

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Many times we have seen photographic projects in which the human body merged with nature. The connection between nature and man, after all, has always been one of the central themes in the history of art and photography.
Today, however, nature has been replaced by another element that has become the protagonist of our days: technology. 
This new link is at the centre of Pavel Demidovich‘s latest series of shots. 

The photographer from Minsk shoots exclusively on film and has portrayed the relationship between the human body and technology by immortalising two nude models on whose covers strings of codes have been projected that are hidden behind every single social network or website we consult every day.
The end result is almost like a science fiction film, a sort of intimacy of the future. 

Follow Pavel Demidovich on Instagram and on Patreon to discover more of his work. 

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Humans and Landscapes, Ekayyne’s project blends nature and the human body.

Humans and Landscapes, Ekayyne’s project blends nature and the human body.

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Brussels-based artist and graphic designer Ekayyne uses his Instagram profile as a stage to show the works that make up the Humans and Landscapes project. As you can imagine from the title, the artist’s graphics blend in an original way landscape, from white and endless beaches to flowering meadows, and body parts. 

The process of creation begins with the phase of searching for images that take place on the Internet, especially on Tumbler. Only once this first part has been completed does one move on to assembling the images, looking for common elements such as lines or textures. 

The peculiarity of Ekayyne’s graphics is that the union of the two images is not hidden, on the contrary, it is often made even more evident by the contrast between shapes and colors. 

In any case, the result is always surprising, in which the lines of the sand dunes become those of a woman’s body, the skin turns into sand and a nightdress turns into frothy waves of the sea. 

Discover some of Ekayyne’s works in our gallery.

Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
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Why aren’t you here tonight?

Why aren’t you here tonight?

Tommaso Berra · 1 week ago · Photography

Impossible to fall asleep, the thought of the other night is pushing in, gripping my stomach with five fingers.
I just wanted to fuck him and now I’m already addicted to the power with which he held my neck. I can still feel the contact between his warm chest and my shivering back, I miss him a little.
There have been nights of which I have confused memories, lost among a thousand useless details, but now I have a clear idea of what I have been denied in this room paved with parquet and adorned with a few plants. I try to fill the lacks, making my body remember gentle gestures, gentle because they seek my lifeblood, they reach up to see the violence of my thoughts.

Paulina Masenina‘s photos are the story, illustrated and written, of an unfulfilled sexual desire. An erotic and desperate journey of a need for mental and physical contact. The bed is still empty, the room desolate, in the head considerations of a night gone wrong: “How many orgasm missed?“, “I can’t breathe thinking of us not fucking in this bed“.

Discover HERE all the shots by Paulina Masenina.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @laurapasini3, @valerycia, @boryskulikovskyi, @polae.jpg, @paola_francesca_barone, @vrtivstic, @laura.mangelli, @nicole_depergola, @defalcotina, @jesuis_claire.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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