There ends the 2020s

The first two decades of the twenty first century are over! I’ve spent more than half of my life there, and here’s a very incomplete list of what I admired the most in the creative genius of the human mind!

As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty – Jonas Mekas

20 Best Movies

Up
Skyfall
Kill Bill
Respiro
Paterson
Memento
8 Femmes
Lord of War
Holy Motors
A separation
Social Network
The Dark Night
Mulholland Drive
Castle in the Sky
Lost In Translation
Mountains May Depart
Les Amours imaginaires
En la gama de los grises
Blue is the warmest color
As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

20 Best albums

The XX – XX

Darkside – Psychic
The Knife – Silent shout
Sascha Funke – Mango
Sean Paul – Dutty Rock
Paul Anka – Rock Swings
Outkast – The Love Below
Mashr’ou Leila – Ibn el Leil
Bat for Lashes – Two Suns
Lana Del Ray – Ultraviolence
Lower Dens – Escape from Evil
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Elysian Fields – Bum Taps Love
Little Dragon – Machine Dreams
Django Django – Django Django
Sharon van Etten – Are we there?
Beach House – Depression cherry
Still Corner – Creatures of an hour
R Burger – Cantique des cantiques
London Grammar – London Grammar
(playlist spotify)

20 Best books

The signal and the noise – Nate Silver
The Black Swan – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Thinking fast and slow – Daniel Kahneman
Sustainable energy without the hot air – David McKay
The age of surveillance capitalism – Soshanna Zuboff
Des Eclairs – Jean Echenoz
La théorie de l’information – Aurelien Bellanger
Here – Richard McGuire
Le Chemisier – Bastien Vivès
Radioactive – Lauren Redniss
Laudato Si – Pope Francis
If not, winter – Anne Carson
There is No Road: Proverbs by Antonio Machado

20 Best moments

Turner and the Masters exhibition at Grand Palais (Paris, 2010)
Tribal Art collection at Menil foundation (Houston, TX; 2011)
50 Years of the Laser in the City of Light (Louvre Museum Paris; 2010)
Getty Museum (Los Angeles; 2015)
Second Week at Coachella (Indio, CA; 20113)
Tame Impala at the Fox Theatre (Oakland, CA; 2013)
Planet Pendulum at Pukkelpop (Belgium, 2006)
Jumalattaret at Ojai Festival (Ojai, CA; 2019)
Happening arts at Les Aubettes gallery (Strasbourg; 2009)
The Leonardo Gathering in San Francisco (San Francisco, CA; 2018)
Sunsets over the San Francisco Bay Area (x125)
“Oh the places you’ll go” retreat for the birthday of a friend (London; 2011)
Short trip to Firenze (Florence, 2008)
Working with my mentor (Berkeley, 2013 —)
Starting the postdoc association (Berkeley, CA; 2016)
Sailing in the calanques x3 – (Marseille, France, 2007)
Heineken regatta on QT (Sint Maarten, FWI; 2012)
The elections of 44 (Washington, DC; 2004, 2008)
Same sex marriage in France and US (San Francisco, CA; 2015)