Kirill Kuletski’s photographic series ‘Speleotherapy‘ is a record of a very peculiar form of treatment: ‘Scientists found that the salt-permeated air of the working salt mine helped to dissolve phlegm in the bronchial tubes and also killed the micro-organisms which caused infections – and that this greatly helped patients who were undertaking treatment for asthma.’ There’s also a sanitorium at the Wieliczka Salt Mine near Krakow in Poland, a working mine for seven centuries. As well as a chapel, ‘the mine features an underground lake; and the new exhibits on the history of salt mining, as well as a 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) touring route (less than 1% of the length of the mine’s passages)’. Many images (and a map) at these post at Stone Art Blog and Have Bag, Will Travel.
House of Beasts was an exhibition that filled Attingham Park with animal-derived installations / Diffusive Architectures, an excellent weblog that digs up discussions about and ventures into the shadowy concept that is the public realm / a map of songs, Dorothy re-imagines a London of popular tunes / Motion/Stasis Extractions by Kurt Ralske, formerly of Ultra Vivid Scene: ‘The cinematic experience is presented as something without duration, narrative, or signification. What remains is only the workings of motion and rest.’ / ‘How A Movement Failed to Protect Its Name‘ and why the word ‘Bauhaus‘ ‘has been diluted to a different category and an everyday aesthetic.’