Cotard delusion is a mental disorder in which the affected person is convinced that they are dead, that they do not exist or that they have no limbs or internal organs. Simply put, it can be described as a shortage between the parts of the brain that allow us to recognize faces, to distinguish ourselves from the outside world, and to create associations between emotions and familiar faces. So it may happen that while looking at the mirror, the visible face and the Self are not associated, the consciousness exists, but it has nothing to do with the person looking back from the mirror. Such a loss of the sense of Self leads to a paradoxical dangling between being dead and being immortal, mere consciousness without a body.... Read more
This week, the Month of the Holy Souls, November, begins. There have been wonderful times and people, and some exciting activities are still ahead. Have a spirit-refreshing culture week!... Read more
It is time for the Üle Heli Festival again, that is researching the area of physical space and sound this year. The main organizer Aivar Tõnso agreed to answer our questions and it sounds like the festival is bigger than ever this year.
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„The End of the Chain” is Priit Pääsuke’s film based on Paavo Piik’s 2012 play and for me, it was maybe the most anticipated Estonian film this year. This is a tragicomical and even existential film, which takes place in the fast-food chain called Kett (Chain) and focuses on the colourful life of customers through the eyes of the customer servant. The film is divided into several chapters, sometimes even theatrical sketches, which form a consistent sequence.... Read more
The new week is bringing us nice and warm rhythms for example with a hang drum concert and also several other intriguing music festivals taking place at different places in Estonia. But there is also a lot going on in other fields of culture, so take it all in and enjoy!
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This week we recommend to get acquainted with the languages and cultures of Finno-Ugric peoples, to explore the behind the scenes of the film world, to enjoy art and music, and to take a walk in nature.... Read more
On Friday, October 13, the first Estonian-centered film week starts in NYC’s prestigious Anthology Film Archives cinema.... Read more
This week’s recommendation concentrates on events and festivals that have all ready happened at least once and will keep happening, because they are just very-very good!... Read more
A dream is a complex and well-oiled machine that contains all possible, generally unconscious experiences, desires, expectations and traumas of the subject. If the latter seem to be quite certain and understandable while still awake, then after falling asleep they will be broken into a vague blur which a dream brings together again, but more compactly than before, differently. Freud would say that the condensation and displacement take place. The first one, condensation, means that the dream always contains much more than we could expect from a retelling of the dream; the second one, displacement, suggests, however, that the dream is only indirectly related to what is seen.... Read more
October brings us more light and comedy. Take a look at Festival of Light or FluffyMania to make new month more exciting!... Read more