From A to Z and back again

A devoted wink to our lovely contributors who reveal their inspirations and seductive anecdotes

Louise Lecavalier

“The nature of this work suited me, kept me on the edge and I think it is a sexy way to live.”

Álvaro Enrigue

“To feel pleasure is to trade the body for bodily sensation”

Paola Antonelli

“...when it comes to materials there is an immediate language that is understandable to everybody. The sensuality - or lack there of - is immediately graspable...”

Alasdair Gray

“No nation could exist without the sex drive, also widely known as love.”

Mary Reid Kelley

“There's a great pleasure in doing things in secret.”

Tianzhuo Chen

“...There is no judgement in my work, it presents a chaos, which is sexual and provocative and one we all need to go through...”

Veronique Branquinho

“I love watching people. It’s a great pastime, and I just cannot help myself doing this.”

Oscar Van Den Boogaard

“The city became the city of faces, and faces opened up the way to bodies. I wanted to get to know them all.”

Mirene Arsanios

“...I also realize that sex is war's best counterpart. Beirut exists between these two poles.”

Mircea Cartarescu

“Nocturnal Bucharest filled my window, pouring inside and reaching into my body.”

Mette Ingvartsen

“By experimentation, it's possible for me to let go of the idea of whether something is possible or not.”

Catherine Breillat

“I have to desire him. I have to like him; I have to want him in order for it to come across in the film. With this character, I was absolutely overwhelmed by him and constantly surprised by him...”

Prince Terrence

“...Oh yeah. At this point, I’ve developed a pretty good idea of what affects people...”

João Pedro Rodrigues

“People sometimes think obsession is something negative, but for me it’s a positive thing.”
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