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Category Archives: children

KIDS VS COMMERCE

Anyone with kids will relate to children’s direct, uninhibited and vivid response to the world as a refreshing change of view – funny at times, surprising at others, but always incredibly precious to see a reaction unfettered by intellectual reasoning. So Yolanda Domingez‘ genius project Ninos versus Moda to ask a series of 8-year-olds to [...]

MONO.EDITIONEN #05: CHRIS WARE

Dear Friends,
it is becoming increasingly impossible to ignore: Christmas Season is upon us, and where did the year go? But just in time, we are immensely proud to present our latest installment of mono.editionen, in the form of one giant poster, by none other than Chris Ware.
Because it is precisely those questions – the passing [...]

NOT HAAS BEENS

Excuse the terrible pun, but the works of the Haas Brothers demands irreverence, even the corny sort. Since officially opening in 2012, Nikolai and Simon Haas have produced a bizarre body of work that teeters between Louise Bourgeouis-Dr. Seussian surreality and everyday utility. Invoking a naive sensuality unbothered by the sexual and taboo, their work appears [...]

WHAT DREAMS

For those who have been keeping up, you might remember Tilda Swinton’s the 8½  Foundation, mentioned in her now sold out interview with mono.kultur. Named after the eponymous Fellini film, the Scotland-based foundation was inspired by the musings of  her then eight-and-a-half years old son and dedicates itself to gifting free benchmark films to children at [...]

PAPER CUT STORIES

The sweet Frankie Magazine led me to the works of Sarah Dennis, the creator of these beautiful paper cut stories in traditional scherenschnitte and collage. Among many intricate dreamlike works, she has made a new take on a certain children’s book.

DON’T MAKE FUN OF OTHERS

Throwing back to our launch-screening a couple of weeks back, one question: did Marina make You cry?
If you didn’t, it’s my obligation to bad taste that I recommend you take some reformatory lessons from the Marina Abravomic Made Me Cry tumblr.  The grandiloquence of empathy will persuade a few milligrams of salt water from the [...]

THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT

‘Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all [...]

SHRIGLEY ME DIGGLEY

Pringle of Scotland – Animation by David Shrigley from NeutralZurich on Vimeo.
Everyone loves David Shrigley drawings.  At least a lot of people do.  I really like this one (which by complete coincidence can be bought in various forms through mono.konsum).  If you like David Shrigely drawings, you’ll really really like David Shrigley animations; even [...]

FESTIWALLA 2012

Arab revolutions, Days of Rage in London and Occupy: Worldwide protest movements are demanding greater participation in political processes; young people everywhere are calling for social change. ‘Dare real [DEMO!cracy]‘ – that is also the goal of this year’s FESTIWALLA, Berlin’s youth theatre festival from and for young people which will undertake a critical and [...]

VIVIAN GIRLS OUT SCOUTING

The world of Henry Darger is worth examining. The secretly written 15.143 pages long fantasy fiction masterpiece entitled The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What Is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion is about a war between children-like characters with mixed genders. [...]