curated by Mark Whiteman at l'Ecole Supérieure d'Art de Grenoble


1 noun, German: used in Chess to describe a situation where one can only move into disadvantageous positions


1 noun, latin: meaning 'one who takes care of'

2 noun, Spanish and Portuguese (from Caribbean word represented by wourali): "A resinous bitter substance obtained from the back and stems of various tropical and subtropical South American plants of the genus Strychos, which paralyses the motor nerves and was formerly used as an arrow poison by South American Indians and now in surgery etc. to relax the muscles"

Sources: Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997)


  1. A friend
  2. .

Jerome Cavaliere, Borderline (by walking)

Heather Jones, Library

Baptiste Croze, Parking

Stéphane Billot and Isabelle Crespo Rocha, Revolver