Life is what we make of it. Travel is the traveler. What we see isn’t what we see, but what we are.
— Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet
 - Qu’est-ce que vous faites dans la vie, vous? - J’apprends des choses, dit Colin. Et j’aime Chloé. — Boris Vian, L'Écume des jours

- Qu’est-ce que vous faites dans la vie, vous? - J’apprends des choses, dit Colin. Et j’aime Chloé. — Boris Vian, L'Écume des jours

 

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In the beginning there were Cortázar and jazz, Heidegger and fried eggs, endless ramblings and Thomas, the German Shepherd. Then it all turned irreversibly poetic, our cooking improved, books multiplied and so have we, together with our experiences of each other and the memories we collect every day. Our story is a writers' Café hidden in the middle of a pine forest with dim light and Miles Davis playing in the background. 

We are Irina & Silviu and we do everything together. We met at University in Transylvania while studying Philosophy and we have been inseparable ever since, from translating philosophy books to changing diapers, making collages and poetically documenting our life through photography.

Our collages are recipes for alternative worlds, while our photography poetically depicts what we believe to be the best of all possible ones: that of hic et nunc, a narrative whispered through scenes that write themselves in shadows, textures, glances and reflections, chapters from rooms of laughter and future ventures.

World of Other is our way of connecting with fellow artists, local makers and entrepreneurs and collecting glimpses of their existence, whilst Poetics of Other stems from our love for black and white imagery, quietly depicting these encounters.

For the past ten years we have called Wales home, the land of hiraeth and rugged coastlines, currently living in Monmouthshire. 

 

togetherandsunspell@gmail.com


Many thanks to Owen Gent for the beautiful logo.