"There were things that burned away at me, not only as a private individual, but also as a citizen of our century, our pixelated age. What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we’re not intimately engaged with another human being? How do we connect with other people, particularly if we don’t find speaking easy? Is sex a cure for loneliness, and if it is, what happens if our body or sexuality is considered deviant or damaged, if we are ill or unblessed with beauty? And is technology helping with these things? Does it draw us closer together, or trap us behind screens"? A quote from a book that I am currently reading by a truly wondrous writer, Olivia Laing. The book is entitled ‘The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone’. I urge you to read it. Laing wrote this book following the end of a romantic relationship and decided to leave Britain and head to New York. Essentially this book as is our Mobile Photography and Flickr Group Showcase this week, is about learning to befriend yourself. Laing goes on to say, "what matters is staying alert, staying open, because if we know anything from what has gone before us, it is that the time for feeling will not last". Please enjoy this multilayered showcase, the artists and their art, know no bounds. This is a showcase that is intrinsic to the very notion of being alive, right now.
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Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:
Jennifer Bracewell, Marguerite Khoury, Luison – Lrh A, Kathy Clay, Wenchieh Yang, Luis Fernandez, Liliana Schwitter, Louise Whiting, Andrea Koerner, borisbschulz2009, Michael Trombley, Poetic Medium, dinalfs, Kate Zari Roberts, Sarah Kuhn, Jun Yamaguchi, Damian De Souza, karma o – Chiristine O’Sobczak, Vladislav Niko, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Tsvetan Ganev, Karen Axelrad, woltarise, Bob Eddings, Kristie Benoit, Lorenka Campos, Angie Lambert, Allyson Marie, I Rome, Pamela Speight, Hanni K, before.1st.night – Jane Schultz, Giulia Baita, Riamolde, Gianluca Ricoveri, Lorenka Campos, Gloria Sanagustin, Sina, Jenneke Tesselaar, Adelino Marques, Mimages, Jennifer Bracewell, Susan Rennie, Sandra Becker, Dominique Torrent, Giulia Baita, Dusty Baggins, Paul Yan.
Music this week ‘Free to Soar’ Katherine Peterson