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Slavoj Žižek Reacts to The Internet

Colorful reference to maniac marxist and protagonist of projects such as The Reality of the Virtual, Slavoj Žižek.

There are four episodes, including all time favorites like “Dave after Dentist“.

MONDAY MUSIC: LA FEMME

With summer making an unexpected return to our shores this week, what could be more apt then an excerpt from an album titled Psycho Tropical Berlin (even if this track Time to Wake Up is from last year, but hey) – of course, no Berliner would inject such an unashamed amount of sex into their music; I guess you still need Serge Gainsbourg in your musical blood to pull that off without embarrassing yourself. Thank you La Femme.

WATCHING, WAITING & WONDERING: THE TRAVELING CAT

As an animal and cat lover, I love this, ‘On our journey to find the perfect travel bag for a cat we are inspired by the Dutch Ethologist and Nobelprice winner Niko van Tinbergen. A researcher who studied communicational behaviour of animals. He would observe them and ask the right questions before he would even interpret. Van Tinbergen calls it: watching, waiting & wondering.’ via Snorhaar.

KINDLFOX

With the Berlin Art Week just around the corner, the local art world is revving up its engines: tomorrow opens the long-awaited art space in Neukölln’s former Kindl brewery, which should step up the game a notch in terms of grand art spaces in the city. Guest of honour will be Swiss Roman Signer with his site-specific installation Kitfox Experimental, an upside down airplane some 20 meters in the air – and yes, we’re talking indoors here.

Roman Signer
Kitfox Experimental
September 14, 2014 – June 28, 2015
Opening: September 13, 2014 / 18–21h

Kindl – Centre for Contemporary Art
Am Sudhaus 2
12053 Berlin

MOOD ESCAPE

Freya Douglas-Morris

To Freya Douglas-Morris, I came across your landscapes somehow and I find them incredibly wonderful. They manage to capture almost everything invoked by a scene–the wealth of hue, the latent mythology, and the sublimity of presentness that is both concrete and dislocated, leaving the memory to imagine various permutations of some detail–maybe a fern or a tree–shortly and long afterwards.

There’s traces of eclectic influences like Whistler, Nolde, Matisse, and the suite of Japanese woodblock artists to name some. The lasting impression is delectably contemporary, with subtle iconographic patterns and intent naiveté marking the more recent work.

Freya Douglas-Morris

620 READING ROOM

The London Design Festival starts up this Saturday, with a plethora of shows, talks and fairs taking over the city. If you need a rest in between, head over to the beautiful Vitsoe Store in Mayfair, who teamed up with our friends at magCulture to install the temporary 620 Reading Room with plenty of fine independent magazines on offer, among them yours truly. Have a break, discover a magazine you’ve never seen before, and do so in style, sitting on a Dieter Rams-designed 620 chair. Sounds good to us.

620 Reading Room
Saturday 13 – Sunday 21 September 2014
Vitsoe
3–5 Duke Street
London W1U 3ED
UK

The Library And Step On It

(A bit) better than Lego Star Wars: Brick Jest. Enjoy the ride! (image via)

MAKING NOISE

I’m deeply suspicious of COS, the H&M brainchild aimed at a slightly older and more sophisticated target group, but one has to hand it to them that they do know how to pick their collaborators: hiring the team behind Fantastic Man for their annoyingly tasty in-house magazine, Jop van Bennekom and Gert Jonkers also oversaw this charming promotional video for the brand by fashion-savvy artist pranksters Lernert & Sanders.

RYAN TRECARTIN: SITE VISIT

Don’t miss the opening of American artist Ryan Trecartin’s first institutional solo-exhibition in Germany, presented by KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin – it promises to be great fun!

The show SITE VISIT, curated by Ellen Blumenstein and Klaus Biesenbach, presents a new multi-channel film and an expansive site-specific installation designed in collaboration with Lizzie Fitch, Trecartin’s longtime creative partner. The work will broaden the artist’s use of sound, and challenge conventional modes of audiences’ engagement with different media.
Read more on the exhibition here and see excerpts of his films here.

Ryan Trecartin SITE VISIT
Opening: 13.9.14, 17–22 h
Dates: 14.9.14–11.1.15
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin

Photo: Ryan Trecartin, excerpt from ANIMATION COMPANION (2014), photo story originally published in Modern Weekly, Guangzhou. Courtesy Ryan Trecartin; Andrea Rosen Gallery New York; Regen Projects Los Angeles; and Sprüth Magers Berlin London.

MONDAY MUSIC: SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO

With the release of their new album Whorl, Simian Mobile Disco continue their rather amazing collaboration of videos with Jack Featherstone, thankfully.