we regretfully deal our last hand. From those who have fought and sweated for the sake of the monthly publication of the magazine, may the articles, images, lovers and romances that formed the whole of La Livella, live on forever.
We hope that the somewhat encrypted message has found calmer waters to navigate from East to West, and vice versa.
Beauty is to be shared.
And so ends an experience that earliest roots trace back to school days, bearing hope for collective kindness.
The Managing Director
Art summons a plurality given that both observing and thinking are not solipsisms: we see through the eyes of all those who have influenced us, even through the timeless community in which we are included.
Caution Ladies and Gentlemen! The brain is cunning, art is not comforting, history is a philanderer and current affairs make the knees tremble. Enjoy reading from the editorial staff.
Many surfaces reflect and yet reflection is an action of an entirely different nature. Perhaps, while thinking about something, its essence is reflected within us. We therefore call this reflection.
While waiting for a symposium in some blooming garden or at a fancy dance hall, we celebrate our birthday by doing what we do best! Hoping to measure up to this special day, we wish you the best and to enjoy reading us!
An issue for pre-dawn reflections. From battles between elementary particles to those against emus, from the challenges of history to those of current events, without ever forgetting our whimsical existence.
Interpretations are the only form of truth that is given to us. That is why our purpose is to collect as many of them possible, albeit being overwhelmed with apophenia and link them together.
La Livella, obstinate and filled with hope, for this first issue of the new year, remains faithful to its promises of curiosity. It does so with Céline, the Nobel Prize winner Prudhomme, the fortunate association between Entropy and Borges, the sex role reversal in fishes and the Revenge Porn debate. Lastly, for dessert, Philosophy! Which always and forever has the right hypothesis: “if God exists…”
Evaporate incomprehensible words behind facemasks; if today’s ways are based on listening, we suggest venturing down a new path: feeling. La Livella wishes all readers to recognise that emotions depend on our representation of the world. If we still cannot live life to the fullest, let’s be unconfined dreamers.
This month, culture represented through our apple is lifeless and subjected to dictated economics. Trapped by enlightening titles that narrate its glories, it is the sunset’s whore. Western society’s decadence requires all philosophers, poets and scientists. And so, also those of La Livella.
Eris is certainly the divinity that ravages the Earth, but this pentacle issue of La Livella wants to show the shiny fragments that arise from wars, from internal struggles, from our own arguments. Throughout big and small stories, we resort to mythology accompanied by Athena, Venus and Hera.
Beats are those you hear from the chest of your beloved. Beats accompany you on the Italian radio station, while travelling at night blinded by headlights. Beats resound from flamenco hands in the Tablao of Sevilla. Beats are the nights in Berlin when nipples swell. Beats are us, denser and ever more amused.
This issue is an attempt to hold together a capricious world, in doing so we discovered kalos eidos skopein. Between Plato, the duality of matter and endangered freedoms we remember that our journey with the apple brings us every now and then to a new horizon: two apples.
The apple has fallen from the tree of knowledge, this time landing on singularity.From Parmenides questioning existence to today’s dilemma on democratic freedom; from Hemingway’s Havana to the sea through Amado’s eyes. This issue is for all readers who are hanging in the balance between the world’s beauty and it’s fragile existence.
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