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Category Archives: documentary

UNREALIZED

In an era of conceptual art, it’s ironic  that not all concepts are consummated. Bringing them to light, if not life, Hans Ulrich Olbrist with Julieta Aranda, and Anton Vidokle has created a Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP), an archive of “the forgotten projects, the directly or indirectly censored projects, the partially realized projects, the misunderstood projects, [...]

VIRTUAL REALITY REPORTAGE

Last weekend, the New York Times Magazine, ever worth watching and recently in the hands of art director Matt Willey – who also designed our issue with Chris Ware – forayed into new territories of virtual reality. The issue came with Google’s cardboard VR viewer that you can slide your smartphone into to access a [...]

PRINT NOSTALGIA 02

Now that the mother of all streetstyle magazines, i-D, has been swallowed up by the Vice empire for a bright and digital future, it’s only fair enough to cash in on the long legacy of the printed edition with a look back at 35 years’ worth of more than 300 covers featuring that famous wink.

PUBLIC LIBRARY PORTRAITS OF CALIFORNIA’S HOMELESS

“On a recent visit to the Sacramento library, the high number of homeless patrons I saw there surprised me. Seeing them in that quiet space, consumed by traditional media, I was struck by the difference between them and most of society with its 24/7 connection to streaming digital media. I began this project to take [...]

Take your checked pattern out

The new documentary about Kurt Cobain is finally in our movies – ‘Montage of heck‘ by Brett Morgen is named after a mix tape the director accidentally found when he shoveled his way through Kurt‘s belongings and apparently inspired him to do this fidgety, collage-like movie about the beloved and here, forever on the cutting [...]

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 [...]

WOLF GANG

‘In the heart of Berlin’s Neukölln, a new film space is spreading its wings and wants to be shared with you. Located in what was once a brothel, it is a place of wild ideas and primal courage. w o l f engages with cinema and aims to be a home and a learning ground for [...]

THE FUTURE OF THE PAST

Remember those? For his project The Long Lines, photographer Spencer Harding spent a few weeks photographing dozens of ‘microwave towers’ in California, now defunct relics marking a turning point in telecommunication when phone signals were first transmitted via the sky rather than the earth.
Photography: The Long Lines by Spencer Harding

BRONX BOYS

‘The Bronx felt like home to me because the people I photographed took me into their hearts and made me family. When you are family, a place can still be dangerous at times but it is home.’ It’s this discrepancy between violence and poverty on one side, family and belonging on the other, [...]

SHARDS OF TIME: NORTHERN IRELAND, 1981

As we are on the verge of releasing our next issue, here is a short excerpt from our still current and not to be missed mono.kultur #37 with war photographer James Nachtwey talking about his first big assignment on the civil war in Northern Ireland in the early 1980s:
You once mentioned how [...]