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Dear Friends,
We will start into the new year with a little splash, or more precisely, with a glimpse into the future.
‘For me my works are almost like what a star is to a constellation. They are points or particulates within a larger story,’ says American artist Trevor Paglen in our current issue mono.kultur #44. And [...]


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 [...]


Keep a Secret by George Clanton (formerly Mirror Kisses) never stops to just please but pleasures. Lush vaporwave-ish synths and whistles frame Clanton’s decidedly sad-boy wails, and it works without sounding too retro. Here’s to velvety electropop you can dream to.


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 [...]


Here’s why those Californian canvas shoes seemed so strangely appealing all these years, strangely appealing even to those who might have never touched Canadian maple in their sorry lives. Thanks, Greg Hunt.


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

Photographers Need Not Apply

It’s coming for all of us, that 365-day weekend (see video below), but if you’re a fashion photographer and the kids decide to follow Daria’s lead (again), you can pretty much put your feet up now and take it easy.


Mark Leckey, Circa 87, 2014 (Courtesy: Galerie Buchholz)
Although his oeuvre spans little more than 15 years, British artist Mark Leckey (born in 1964) is already considered a reference for a young generation of artists. After his studies he withdrew from the art world for nearly a decade. In 1999, with the video Fiorucci Made Me [...]


New face of Céline is the legendary writer Joan Didion… As a tribute to Didion, Vogue U.S. has re-published one of her essays on self-respect from the year 1961.
“…To such doubtful amulets had my self-respect been pinned, and I faced myself that day with the nonplussed wonder of someone who has come across a vampire [...]


FKA twigs. Ever since the release of her LP1, she’s been the proverbial girl of the moment. Much as Gaga embodied the flamboyent sexual decadence of the late 2000s, twigs channels a youth current, one steeped in a digital atavism, a subculture revealed as transhumanism.
“#throughlookglass” is perfect match between artist and subject. FKA tweaks GoogleGlass’ promise of [...]