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Blue-1: RAIN

The blue story Chapter 1: part 1: RAIN by Daria Lanz Rain. I’m not sure Elise realises how pertinent this word is for me. The word is loaded with IRONY. I left Vancouver 2 years ago. One of the things that drove me nuts about the place was how much it…

29th June 2016

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Yellow-2: TEA2

The yellow story Chapter 1: part 2: TEA2 by Daria Lanz Tea. Classic British culture loving a good cuppa. I was never a huge tea drinker, having been raised in the hipster West Coast where strong coffee from independent shops is the primary fuel that pumps through everyone’s veins. Coffee…

26th July 2016

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Yellow-3: ORNATE

The yellow story Chapter 2: part 1: ORNATE by Daria Lanz Ornate: ADJECTIVE 1 Elaborately or highly decorated: ‘an ornate wrought-iron railing’ Ornate— Like Art Nouveau Like stained glass windows Like European architecture Like China tea cups (get it?) Like henna tattoos Like lace. This whole project is a global…

23rd August 2016

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Blue-4: REFLECTION

The blue story Chapter 2: part 2: REFLECTION by Daria Lanz This is our first real experience of Chinese Whispers in this project. It was the first time I received art from Elise and had no idea what word she used. I had to guess. And then I had to…

4th September 2016

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Blue-5: ECHO

The blue story Chapter 3: part 1: ECHO by Daria Lanz So far our blue story reads as follows: Rain – Puddles – Reflection – Where to next? As I stood looking into the mirror, pondering what my next word would be, I realised that an echo is an audio…

23rd September 2016

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Yellow-6: PATTERNS

The yellow story Chapter 3: part 2: PATTERNS by Daria Lanz Patterns. I was having a shit few days. Like, really shit. And I was feeling pretty blue about the shit. There’s always shit. In everyones lives. Sometimes the shit is more, sometimes it’s less. Sometimes it comes from outside…

7th November 2016

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Yellow-7: CHOREOGRAPHY

The yellow story Chapter 4: part 1: CHOREOGRAPHY by Daria Lanz I was taking a much-needed getaway up to Scotland for a couple days. I’d never been before, which is sad considering I’ve been in London over 2 years now, and my family history is rooted up there. Regardless, I was…

15th November 2016

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Blue-8: NATURE

The blue story Chapter 4: part 2: NATURE by Daria Lanz I stumbled in my front door, fresh off the plane after a 2 week hiatus in Japan. I was exhausted—jet-lagged from the 8 hour difference, my body didn’t know what it was supposed to feel anymore. I clumsily pulled…

29th December 2016

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Blue-9: FIBONACCI

The blue story Chapter 5: part 1: FIBONACCI by Daria Lanz Back in high school, Elise and I shared many math classes together. We were pretty good at it, and we actually enjoyed the subject quite a bit. We weren’t shy about this fact either. Anyone who knew us, knew…

2nd January 2017

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Yellow-10: HARMONY

The yellow story Chapter 5: part 2: HARMONY by Daria Lanz Harmony |ˈhärmənē| noun (pl. harmonies) 1 the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect: four-part harmony in the barbershop style | the note played on the fourth beat anticipates the…

2nd January 2017

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Yellow-11: TENSION

The yellow story Chapter 6: part 1: TENSION by Daria Lanz “Tension” It was grey, wet, cold, miserable, oppressive. The morning commute on the trains in London was the usual: over-cramped, delayed, slow, uncomfortable. Squished in there like sardines, I had my face pressed up against a larger man’s sweaty pits….

27th February 2017

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Blue-12: EARTH

The blue story Chapter 6: part 2: EARTH by Daria Lanz Earth. Our little planet, suspended in the vast galaxy like a blue spec, is a fragile and miraculous thing. Elise sent me a blue ball in the mail. Attached was a note from her reading, “I thought it was…

9th March 2017

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Blue-13: LANDSCAPE

The blue story Chapter 7: part 1: LANDSCAPE by Daria Lanz London has an amazing skyline. It’s a complete mash-up between the very old, and the new. Earth had me thinking about, well, Earth. And, of course, my place on Earth. I wanted to explore a more positive concept for this…

5th June 2017

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Yellow-14: TRANSPOSE

The yellow story Chapter 7: part 2: TRANSPOSE by Daria Lanz Transpose: VERB 1 Cause (two or more things) to change places with each other: the captions describing the two state flowers were accidentally transposed. 2 Transfer to a different place or context: the problems of civilization are transposed into a…

8th June 2017

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Yellow-15:

The yellow story Chapter 8: part 1: EVOLUTION by Daria Lanz Evolution: Transpose was making me think about the movement of an object from one state to the next. I chose Evolution as the natural progression in this story, because I feel like it embodies this transformation from one thing into…

16th July 2017

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