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Paris This is Angelus Novus by Paul Klee. In Walter Benjamin’s essay, he interprets it this way. The drawing shows an angel looking back the history. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage. But the storm irresistibly propels him in to the future. This storm is what we call progress. In the beginning, I have never been to Paris, so I want to like synchronize with the place. So I go through the history poem books movie. I found one Taiwanese movie very interesting. The movie “what time is it there?” Which are about three people living in two different cities, Taipei and Paris, seeking for connection? They are trapped in their time zone, but they all try to synchronize with the other by their physical approaches. For example, like wearing a watch that shows both the time, changing the time of every single clock he sees to the Paris time or covering the house to simulate the Hades. I think It is somehow similar to the history of Paris The Avenue de l’Opéra was created from 1864 to 1879 as part of Haussmann’s renovation of Paris. It is situated in the center of the city, running northwest from the Louvre to the Palais Garnier, the primary opera house of Paris

The 400 Blows // François Truffaut

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Angelus Novus // Paul Klee

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Columbia GSAPP 2017 Instagram @zoyilin

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