A Prague Night, Pavel Pepperstein’s metaphysical novel, takes place on Walpurgis Night, the ancient Central European spring festival when winter is ceremoniously brought to its end through the celebration and re-enactment of myth. Ilya Korolenko, a hired assassin, a top-flight killer who shoots from any distance and never misses, is in Prague to hunt down and kill the disgraced oligarch Orlov. Korolenko is a romantic, nostalgic for an idealised Russia of the past, who despises the corruption, greed, and idolisation of wealth that western capitalism has brought to his country.
The selfie adopted the machine-made aesthetic of postmodernism and then adapted it for the worldwide Internet audience. It is both online and in our real-world interactions with technology that we experience today's new visual culture. Our bodies are now in the network and in the world at the same time. Nicholas Mirzoeff