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Monday Music: RIP Efterklang

Sadly, the incredible Efterklang are about to call it quits: “February 26th 2014 we will play one last concert in Sønderborg, Denmark, where we grew up,” they announced on their website last week. “It will be the last concert with Efterklang as you and we know it. We are not sure what happens after this [...]


Today, of course, the Internet is ablaze with Beyoncé announcing her new album with an accompanying set of a whopping 17 videos, since one simply won’t do anymore these days, and certainly not for the Big B – ‘big deal’ we say and turn up the volume of Our World, the brilliant one hour-tribute by [...]


Most people know Hong Kong has one of the densest populations in the world, and they’re literally running out of room,  so much so,  cemeteries are growing into big towering affairs siting on the edge of Hong Kong’s  monumental hills, Manuel Alvarez Diestro shows how real it really is, with thousands of graves stacked one [...]


“You need to try to master the ability to feel sad without actually being sad.” How is this possible when someone you dearly loved for 21 years is gone…? Laurie Anderson made the most powerful and intense dedication of love to her recently deceased husband Lou Reed, by writing an essay. It is a farewell, [...]


You read in doodles the automatic writing from daydreams. That is to be the philosophy behind Akira Horikawa’s 1000Drawing Project. For five years Horikawa’s regimen of drawing out daily impressions, oneiro-ventures, chances encounters have reaped a thousand images of the funhouse delirium. Fantastic, erotic, and sometimes eerie, with blank-eyed humans stacked and arranged [...]


If you feel a shame-tinge when sneaking a selfie in the H&M changing room, here’s some validation.  Moving Image Art Fair London is holding a National #Selfie Portrait Gallery, featuring works by 19 new artists from Europe and the States.  As they are all video works, they are a bit more complicated than the average Instagram [...]


It’s spring in the southern hemisphere and today I went on the inaugural ‘Paddock to Plate Tour‘ in conjunction with the 2013 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. If you find yourself in the garden city of Toowoomba next spring I can highly recommend this tour (and you will even come across pineapples)!


It all began with a journey to Brasil in 1968, when the photographer Leonore Mau and the author Hubert Fichte started working and travelling together. Mau, who was not only Fichte’s companion, but also his muse, documented African-American rituals and cults. Her ethnologic approach paired with a unique eye for motives, made her to one [...]


The venerable publishing house of National Geographic is celebrating its 125th anniversary, and have graciously installed a new site to share the best of their infinitely vast archives of photographs documenting our weird and wonderful planet over the last 125 years. Need we say more? Beats any funky design blogs or fashion blurb by light [...]


‘If you want to be famous, you must do something more badly than anybody in the entire world…A mistake. That’s what makes the poetry.’
Miroslav Tichy
The man of bedraggled cameras made out of cardbored tubes, tin cans, toilet paper rolls, etc…