Shirin Neshat: Artist of the Decade we see in her 2002 series Tooba, a reference to the feminine Tree of Paradise cited in the Qur'an but which Neshat shot in Oaxaca, Mexico, and her most recent series, Games of Desire, which references the Laotian customs and signage of courtship among elderly men and women.
A Song of Stone by Iain Banks. The war is ending, perhaps ended. For the castle and its occupants the troubles are just beginning. Armed gangs roam a lawless land where each farm and house supports a column of dark smoke. Taking to the roads with the other refugees, anonymous in their raggedness, seems safer than remaining in the ancient keep. However, the lieutenant of an outlaw band has other ideas and the castle becomes the focus for a dangerous game of desire, deceit and death.
Shirin Neshat Photography Series 'Games of Desire'
Iranian photographer Shirin Neshat explores love, sexuality and ageing of Laotian couples in her 2009 series 'Games of Desire'. Influenced by the traditional Laotian courtship ritual Neshat took fourteen colour photographs and six film sequences of couples in front of the traditional courtship lyrics written in Farsi. Panel #1 and Panel #2 of Couple #3 from the 'Game of Desire' series are available to view and purchase on ArtAndOnly
Take Me by Bella Andre - In the seductive warmth of the Tuscan sun, Lily plays a game of desire with the hot-blooded Travis. Will she be burned by an all-consuming ecstasy or will Travis open his heart to the sexy, exciting, and lasting love she has to offer? (Bilbary Town Library: Good for Readers, Good for Libraries)
Wings of desire: Leila Jeffrey's mesmerising photographs of birds – in pictures
It’s always a thrill when I meet a new species, because I uncover such treasures. Handsome was incredibly inquisitive and he was an astute observer: this little man stared straight into my eyes. I think he could beat me in a game of chess. I felt like I needed to keep a close eye on him, as the power that came from his confidence was awe-inspiring.