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Category Archives: life

O NEUTRON J

INJURY TRAIN AND I'M NEVER GETTING OFF IT b/w VULNERABILITY by Olivia Neutron-John
This small offering of song is only to remind you to see Olivia Neutron John live or taped. The D.C. based musician possesses a preternatural sense of movement and timing, punctuating the beat of her eerie future pop, to execute tightly concise performance [...]

GOOD NIGHT ZAHA

I once saw a lecture with Zaha Hadid speaking for two hours without pausing to take breath or lifting her finger from the remote control, zapping through literally thousands of images, only to end up dismissing us with the words that students today had no stamina whatsoever and that she felt sorry for us. It [...]

POP ART

We wish we had been there: British artist Jeremy Deller invited to a life drawing class at the New York Academy of Art, with Iggy Pop, no less, posing in the nude.

RIP BIALETTI

My hero of the day is definitely maestro Renato Bialetti, whose father invented the iconic Bialetti coffee pot. But it’s the son who turned it into a monument in style at his funeral. What an exit.

DIRTY

‘What happened after New Orleance?’
The bootylicious points out the aftermath of Katrina disaster and the long history of slavery.

Aladdin Sane

‘…putting out there the possibility of looking different!’
Tilda Swinton on the influence of David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane.

STARMAN

Reminiscent of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, David Bowie is genderless and belongs to a time that is beyond our perception… A sad day, indeed. Rest in Stars!

YOUR BODY IS A LANDSCAPE

In his Metamorphosis series, Frederic Fontenoy seemingly pushes the visual logic of McGinley’s naked romps to the extreme. Here again are the pastoral settings and wan bodies of the latter photographer’s images, but a time lapse renders the human subjects intelligible. They become stumps of skin, trees of muscle, a naval notch, and a gesture a [...]

ADVICES FROM THE WISE ONES

The extravagant pervert, legendary director John Waters has precious advices, indeed, such as: ‘If you go home with someone, and they don’t have any books, don’t fuck them.’ In an old interview dating back to February, 13 2014, when his exhibition at Sprüth Magers Berlin was going on, Waters talked about ‘finding friends, beating the [...]

FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS

The Festival of Dangerous Ideas brings leading thinkers and culture creators from around the world to the Sydney Opera House stages and online to discuss and debate the important ideas of our time.
Festival of Dangerous Ideas
5-6 September, 2015
Sydney Opera House
Australia