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FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS

The eighth Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) is a compelling weekend of challenging, inspirational and robust discussion with powerful speakers from around the world. The Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) is back with dangerous ideas and speakers from around the world. In FODI land, you will be able to explore a dark and dangerous landscape with conversations about death, dirty politics, disappearing countries and disruptive behaviour to guide your way.

Festival of Dangerous Ideas
3-4 September, 2016
Sydney Opera House
Sydney
Australia

MONO.KULTUR #41: MEG STUART

Dear Friends,

it’s not much of a summer to speak of in these latitudes, but that won’t stop us from releasing our summer issue anyway, with American dancer and choreographer Meg Stuart taking us right into the whirlwind of energies and patterns running through her work.

Delirious, vulnerable bodies running, stumbling, sliding from ramps, crashing into each other in full flight; whirling dancers in states of trance and abandon; traces of patterns emerging and dissolving: the work of Meg Stuart is an enigmatic and dazzling experience of dance as a multisensory attack, distilling harmony out of chaos, grace out of roughness, moments of intensity out of daily rituals and gestures.

Meg Stuart’s work is not about the elegance and beauty of dance, or at least not in the conventional sense. It is about exploring the outer edges of movement, where bodies age, fail, and surrender, where individual spaces disintegrate and bleed into each other, where physical memories are exposed like open wounds.

Her oeuvre is located at the vanishing point where dance meets visual arts. Within just two decades, Stuart’s dance company Damaged Goods, which she founded in 1994, have produced a lengthy and diverse list of projects, ranging from countless full-length feature works to multi-disciplinary dance installations, improvisations, and films that spread far beyond the theatre stages of the world, into museum spaces, film festivals or the wide open street.

With mono.kultur, Meg Stuart talked about her first physical memories, the healing power of dancing and the thrill of disorientation.

Following Meg Stuart’s interest in abundance and complexity, the design discards all notions of top or bottom, left or right, with text and images set in different and ever-changing directions. A magazine as a physical object that wants to be handled and turned. Reading as a dance.

Available as ever through our online store mono.konsum or, at the trusted book dealer of your choice very soon indeed.

Enjoy and all our best,
mono.kultur

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mono.kultur #41
MEG STUART: MAKE THE FIRST MOVE
I have always felt very comfortable with being upside down, off balance, and ungrounded when I am dancing.”

Summer 2016 / English / 15 x 20 cm / 48 Pages

Interview by Göksu Kunak
Works by Meg Stuart & Damaged Goods
Design by Eva Gonçalves & Maria Nogueira

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DANIEL EMMA + WITU

More nice pins with the Daniel Emma + Witu collaboration.

AND ANOTHER ONE

Here’s Another Thing from the NY-based design studio Good Thing. The blog invites artists to select any single object and explain its significance–at times in spite of seeming mundanity. In line with the studio’s catalogue of witty mini-products, each description must be one sentence.

TELL ME WHAT YOU ARE READING

at Book/Shop

MONDAY MUSIC: THE HOUR

Virtually nothing is known about The Hour, apparently, but in the meantime, we love the apocalyptic, dystopian video by Hector for their second ever track. Find out more about the ideas behind the video over at It’s Nice That.

MONO.KULTUR #41 / SOUNDBITE 03

Almost ready: mono.kultur #41.

PILOT PRESS

pilot press is a D.I.Y feminist publishing house founded in 2010 by Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden as a week-long experimental installation. Since then pilot has released around 40 volumes of feminist writing  and creative works. While based in Brooklyn, the journal embodies an egalitarian, all-inclusive approach to publishing and accepts, prints, and binds all submissions regardless of the contributor’s background or location. All works are stored in the in-house digital and hardcopy archives to provide an unique time capsule of grassroots feminist writing.


SELJAK

Seljak Brand makes recycled wool blankets using offcuts from the factory floor of Australia’s oldest mill in Tasmania. The blankets are 70% recycled Australian merino wool and a 30% blend of polyester and recycled alpaca, mohair and cotton – cosy enough for indoors and durable enough for outdoors. For every ten blankets sold, Seljak Brand donates one to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Victoria.


TOOLS OF PRINTING

A small discovery at the printers’ today: the utterly beautiful micrometre measure, used to determine the thickness of paper.