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Monthly Archives: January 2014

THOUGHTFUL AMBIENCE

Brilliant news! Slowdive officially announced their reunion coming up this year! The shoegazer band split up in 1995 after releasing their fantastic record Pygmalion. Another reason to book our festival tickets for Primavera festival, where the band will perform. The  beginner’s guide by Fact Magazine lists all you need to hear to get started on the [...]

MONO.PUNKT #25: LA ART BOOK FAIR 2014

Don’t we all wish we were in Los Angeles right now, golden sunshine in our hair, casually dropping by the LA Art Book Fair – New York’s sunny counterpart – over the weekend and browsing some fine printed matter from all over the world. If you happen to be one of the lucky ones to [...]

PAY-PER-MINUTE CAFE

A lovely place in London has just opened by Ivan Mitin called Ziferblat, London’s first pay-per-minute cafe, Ivan began this idea in Moscow, opening his first cafe, he now has a few scattered across Russia and now London. The ideas simple, rather than paying for your nice piece of cake and coffee you pay 3p per [...]

FILM FESTIVAL

As the largest film festival in Scandinavia, the Gothenburg International Film Festival is presenting an array of films and events. One of the main focuses this year is film made in Russia. The festival has created an outlet from where the situation in Russia can be discussed in relation to film, ideology and everyday lives. [...]

MONDAY MUSIC: LUCRECIA DALT

Rather amazing: the wonderful Lucrecia Dalt.

CLUB DECONSTRUCTIONS

The perfect night out in London! Harmonic Series presents a special PAN showcase at the Southbank Centre. It’s a celebration of PAN’s new audiovisual direction, and five years creating adventurous electronic music. The line-up includes: A new collaborative piece by Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey and legendary sound artist Florian Hecker, the club deconstructions of [...]

A PIGEON ON A BRANCH

Roy Andersson’s films are unmistakably his; it’s as if every shot could be a photograph with their palpable atmospheres of muffled colors and dark, dry scenes depicting the mundane absurdity of life. This spring, the Swedish director will release his next feature film A Pigeon on a Branch- Reflecting on Existence. While the team is [...]

POSITIONING THE BODY

Throughout the 1980s and early ’90s, Kim Gordon—widely known as a founding member of the influential band Sonic Youth—produced a series of writings on art and music. Ranging from neo-Conceptual artworks to broader forms of cultural criticism, these rare texts are brought together in this volume for the first time, placing Gordon’s writing within the [...]

THE ADVANTAGE

‘Depicting the fate of people living in a world of uncertainty,’ is how the renowned Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo describes the work of Michaël Borremans for his first major retrospective in Japan. ‘Utterly and mysteriously beautiful,’ is what we have to add, and in case you are not in Japan to catch [...]

SLOW SPEED TRAINS

There is always this moment of expectation when the subway train arrives at the station – beautifully captured by Adam Magyar from the other side, slowing down the footage of passengers on the platform to almost standstill and what’s more, to startling effect.