Marguerite Humeau has produced an entire series of new work. A physical and sensory experience at the crossroads between research and fiction. Myths, speculations and fantasies are at the heart of Marguerite Humeau’s artwork. The development of each project includes a phase of extensive research and collaboration with numerous specialists and scientists.
Working at the intersection of art, science, and technology, Marguerite Humeau explores the mythic power of scientific narratives and their effect on a larger understanding of the world. Starting with intensive research, Humeau traverses diverse fields such as paleontology, media theory, and biology to find factual basis for her sculptural and sound-based works.
Oh, don’t act like this doesn’t interest you. It does. You don’t have a heartbeat if it doesn’t. The Guardian compiled their Top 10 of good sex in fiction, and the list is sort of what you would expect.
Roman Sommerville, an author, wrote the list, and had this to say: “Most adults are interested in sex. I am. My father was, and said as much to me when he was 92. I suspect that you are too. You’re reading this after all. Being so central to much of our lives and indeed life itself, it is a valid and important topic for fiction.”
A few that we know:
10. Platform by Michel Houellebecq
6. Dracula by Bram Stoker
5. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence
1. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1955)
We just got our New Yorker in the mail yesterday, and lo and behold, it was the Fiction issue. We hadn’t opened it up yet, but this morning we took a gander at the website, and the editors had a big section set-up of all the “20 Under 40″ authors, with Q & A’s will each new highlighted author from the issue. What we like is that already, we are learning about new authors, and feeling that there is new energy going on in fiction, and because we have been spending most of our time in the non-fiction realm, this is exciting news.