The Widow on the Train

June 18, 2017
Olivia Walters, These Hidden Streets 

I was travelling on the famous SNCF train in a compartment for four, but on that day, it was occupied by two.

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After School Special: Bus #10

Olivia Walters, These Hidden Streets 

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Look at me, impatiently waiting at the bus stop, one hand over my eyes, the other waving for the driver’s attention to take me home. Look at me, mounting the bus, scanning my pass, then doing the once-around to decide where I’ll sit. What an absolute joy it is to finally be out of the office!

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Dysfunctional Spaces: Parisian Art Without Grace

Olivia Walters, These Hidden Streets
June 3, 2017

Last December Lab 14 showcased a dystopian maze of graffiti, movable installations, and sculptures in the Montpartnasse district of Paris in what was once a post-office. Close to fifty artists participated in a project fully-aware of its expiration date just three months later. To some, an ephemeral concept that sought to push urban art beyond its structural limitations, wrote Clémentine Gallot for Libération. Still, the whole sequence honored a grungy ethos in one delicious moment of self-declaration: This is hell on earth and we’re here to welcome you in all of its beautiful impermanence.  Continue reading