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Category Archives: death

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 [...]

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 [...]

FIRE AND FORGET. ON VIOLENCE

Tonight the group exhibition Fire and Forget. On Violence, curated by Ellen Blumenstein and Daniel Tyradellis, opens at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. “Fire and forget” comes from military jargon, and is a term for weapon systems that are no longer used in direct combat with an enemy but are launched from a [...]

BLACK WEEKENDS

After last weekend’s devastating news about the death of immigrants − so far 1,500 immigrants have died in 2015 − outside Libyan waters with hope to be safer in the lands of EU, this weekend the world faced The Nepal Earthquake. As a result of 7.8 magnitude, thousands are dead or waiting to be rescued… [...]

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 [...]