STUDY: Stars Don’t Speak, They Sign – New York
Sometimes journeys aren't literal, but they happen with friends, through conversation, through small shifts in the Universe. This Study Trip by Voyage Editor at Large Cleo Wade and dear friends Liza Voloshin and Kate Greer is about what happens and the places you go when a group of best friends all go to their local watering hole and communicate through only poetry and art (and cocktails, naturally)?
STUDY: Pearls of wisdom, the teenage rap group group from Vidigal – Rio de Janeiro
Brazilian music is transforming with a new generation, and as all eyes are on the country for its football, it's given space for the countries cultural voices to be heard too. Three teenagers who are being heard loud and clear are the teenage Pearls Negras. The girls share the story of their journey so far in a scrapbook about growing up and making music. What it means to be sisters doing it for themselves. As part of our month of Voyages celebrating just that. #whosinyourgang
STUDY: I AM ELEVEN – - Around the World, again and again and again
Genevieve Bailey is an Australian filmmaker, she has produced over 40 short ﬁlms, documentaries and music videos. I AM ELEVEN is her ﬁrst feature documentary. And this Voyage scrapbook follows her journey as she travels the world to make the film explaining "I felt overwhelmed by the amount of bad news that seems to dominate the media-sphere. After dodging my own death in a serious car accident when I was 22, I reﬂected on the age I was happiest - and it was 11. I wondered what it's like to be an 11-year-old today, with so much more access to information - internet-enabled and media-savvy. Are they as optimistic and perhaps naïve as I once was?
STUDY: How figures of speech affect our thoughts and attitude – Planet Earth
Gahl Sasson is an established author and has been teaching workshops on Kabbalah, Astrology, and Mysticism around the globe for over 15 years. In his study he looks at how local "figures of speech affect our thoughts and attitude" explaining, "One of the great benefits of traveling around the world is that I get to hear vastly different languages in a short span of time. My ears process ancient sound bits, carried from one generation to the other, producing sometimes tones and melodies I cannot even repeat. This affords me the opportunity to examine different cultures based on their tongues without even knowing how to speak their language."
Lola Rose Thompson and Amanda Charchian Interview
Painter and poet Lola Rose Thompson and photographer/sculptor Amanda Charchian have been best friends since they met half a decade ago in art school. Although their work is vastly different, they share lots of common interests and influences. Lola often paints Amanda, who in turn often photographs Lola, and they’ve collaborated on videos, photos, and sculptures. Here they interview each other about art, pleasure, and inspiration.