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WITH TWO BALLS

They wear their balls as a tie, shit in the sea and throw their house out the window: these are Spanish at the peak of colloquialism. Héloïse Guerrier, who studied Hispanic in Paris and then moved to Spain, decided to explore the origins of outlandish sounding spanish phrases of which there are plenty and put [...]

POLICING OF OUR BODIES

Terre Thaemlitz has commented on the changes to Japan’s controversial Fuueihou law via a statement on her website. The post responds to the “Declaration On the Future Of Japan’s Club Culture”, signed by 40 Japanese DJs on the same day that the 67-year-old law was officially changed by the Japanese government. She argues that it has “no purpose other than [...]

BALLET GOES NOISE

Our all time favorite noise-heroine Kim Gordon had an interesting collaboration last year, when she was commissioned to compose music for a ballet initiated by artist Nick Mauss. Inversions was first performed at Frieze Projects 2014, now the audio is to receive a limited edition vinyl release. Exclaim reports that Music for Inversions: A Live [...]

Bad books, in bad places

Read What You Want is no book club.
You come. You bring a book. You read.
That’s it.
It’s a fuckyeah to real books.
Bad books?
Banned books
Badly written books
Softcore books, and those hardcore books
Stolen books
Those goddamn raunchy books that I stole from your dad
Bad places?
Your uncle’s places
Dark & dirty places
Filthy places
Inappropriate places
Or a bad cemetery
Sunday 14 June. 14:00
‘Kirchhof [...]

UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP

‘The performers are ‘freaky insiders’, forced to connect in uncomfortable, yet playful ways. Navigating between naivety and despair, they are dreamers who long for reality. In a world in which they fade away and disappear, they feel the urge to seek new forms of appearance.’
Until Our Hearts Stop is the new production by choreographer Meg [...]

STAMP COLLECTING, 2015

Who knows how long those lovely little pieces of graphic design called stamps are still going to be around for, so to preserve their legacy for the future, creative director Blair Thomson has started a wonderful Instagram account called Graphilately showcasing the weird and the wonderful from the world of stamp design. Read more over [...]

KÜTMAAN

As an asylum seeker, one is already othered, lives in hard conditions whilst waiting for one of the basic rights to be approved: the freedom of movement. No one would leave her/his country if there was no more wars or more tolerance towards other choices. Even in so-called-civilised-West, women and LGBTI rights is still a crucial [...]

SODOMY

Censorship has been a hot-topic, no matter what the medium is. Last week, MACBA’s director Bartomeu Marí decided to cancel the show The Beast and The Foreign, due to Ines Doujak’s work , Not Dressed for Conquering that depicts former Spanish king Juan Carlos and Bolivian Labor leader Domitila Chúngara during a sodomy act with a dog on [...]

ART WATCHING

After a long sleepy winter break Art lovers can finally start planning their full-on gallery opening tours. For this weekends waverers in Berlin the ultimate must-see show tonight is the group exhibition at Micky Schubert. The opening of  her new space in Berlin’s Tiergarten area starts with a performance of the Glasgow-based artist and the former [...]

PENDULUM

Once BDSM was seen as a taboo as in the 1999 film 8 mm with Nicholas Cage. One wonders when and why it became a fashion in the mainstream culture. Although, 50 Shades of Grey was cursed by 50 porn stars and professional fetishists and the desperate film Tongue Tied by Miley Cyrus with Quentin Jones was rejected [...]