Strange Beauty : geothermal activity

The Yellowstone National Park is known for its geothermical activity, centered around the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcano on the continent. Zac Henderson explored the canyons, rivers, geysers, lakes of the Park to capture the markers of geothermal activity on earth’s surface. This series shows what forms these landscapes, the natural sculptures made of water, minerals and bacterial activity.


Solaris is a 1972 science fiction film based on Stanisław Lem’s novel of the same name (1961). It’s the third Tarkovsky movie and takes place in the near future. After the discovery of the planet Solaris, an ocean of protoplasmic matter, a scientific space station was built in order to communicate with this creature. Despite the various experiments on this form of intelligent life, no convincing results could be obtained.

Japanese map of Pearl Harbor attack

Mitsuo Fuchida made the map of the battle report of the Pearl Harbor attack on the way back to Japan. With other pilots of the squadron, and military staff, he draw 60 ships and hand colored them in green, blue and yellow watercolors. The colors and other notes provide the type and size of the ships, and the level of damage (minor, moderate, serious and sunk). The map is 80x61cm and dated December 8, 1941 (Tokyo time) with a red label : 軍極秘 (Top Secret).

Ad Astra

James Gray’s film presents an almost mythological quest, similar to Telemachus seeking Ulysses. Far from Itaque, it offers a set of visual atmospheres letting us plunge into the solitude of the infinitely large, into the despair of the infinitely empty.

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