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Bento's Sketchbook is an exploration of the perform of drawing, in addition to a meditation on how we understand and search to discover our ever-changing dating with the realm round us.

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There’s not anything written above the doorway, only a small blazon containing the 3 shades of the tricolore, brand of the Republic. the doorway doorways are of glass with the guide ‘POUSSEZ’ stencilled on them. for those who push this kind of doorways open and step within you're in one other realm which has little to do with the streets outdoor, the parked vehicles or the purchasing road. The air smells a little bit of chlorine. every little thing is lit from under instead of from above by reason of the sunshine mirrored off the water of the 2 swimming pools. The acoustics are distinctive: each sound has its moderate echo. far and wide the horizontal, as targeted from the vertical, dominates. most folk are swimming, swimming from one finish of the big pool to the opposite, size after size. these status have simply taken off their outfits or are becoming out of them so there’s little feel of rank or hierarchy. in its place, all over, there’s this feeling of a strange horizontal equality. there are various revealed notices, them all making use of a particular bureaucratic syntax and vocabulary. The Hairdryer might be close off five mins ahead of closing-time. Bathing Caps compulsory. Council Decree. As from Monday Sept. 12 1980. access via this door forbidden to any individual who's now not a member of employees. thanks. The voice embodied in such bulletins is inseparable from the lengthy political fight in the course of the 3rd Republic for the popularity of electorate’ rights and tasks. A measured, impersonal committee voice – with someplace within the distance a baby giggling. round 1950 Fernand Léger painted a sequence of canvasses known as Plongeurs – Divers in a swimming pool. With their basic colors and their comfy, easy outlines, those work celebrated the dream and the plan of staff having fun with relaxation and, simply because they have been employees, reworking relaxation into whatever which had no longer but been named. this present day the realisation of this dream is additional away than ever. but occasionally, while placing my outfits in a locker within the men’s altering room and attaching the major to my wrist, and taking the compulsory scorching bathe sooner than strolling during the foot bathtub, and going to the sting of the massive pool and diving in, I consider those work. lots of the swimmers put on, in addition to the compulsory bathing caps, darkish goggles to guard their eyes from the chlorine. There’s little eye touch among us, and if a swimmer’s foot by chance touches one other swimmer, she or he instantly apologises. the ambience isn't that of the Côte d’Azur. right here every one privately pursues her or his personal objective. I first spotted her simply because she swam another way. The hobbies of her legs and arms have been interestingly gradual – like these of a frog – and while her velocity used to be now not dramatically lowered. She had a special dating to the component of water. The chinese language grasp Qi Baishe (1863–1957) enjoyed drawing frogs, and he made the tops in their heads very black, as though they have been donning bathing caps. within the a long way East the frog is an emblem of freedom.

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