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Andrei Tarkovsky’s intense films, though numbering only seven across his almost quarter decade career, have cemented his place as one of cinema’s master craftsmen. Meditative, intimate, and often opaque, the films lack nothing in compelling narrative nor symbolic density.  Those not fond of slower films can still wonder at his meticulous composition, baptized by [...]


With Paris fashion shows just behind us, what remains is the impressive exhibition Inspirations by our previous cover star Dries van Noten at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs. While the exhibition obviously showcases a fair amount of pieces van Noten has created over the past 20+ years, its title is also to be taken quite [...]

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 [...]


As 2013 and last year’s last minute’s resolutions fade in our post-debauch memory, you find the fireworks to have left mightier mental tinnitus.  Hats off to clubs and bars, but this ancient and rather bizarre spectacle deserve some mention–after all, New Year’s wouldn’t be the same without spark, crackle, and afterglow of smoke buttressing the [...]


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 [...]


Bomba Estero | A Take Away Show | Part 1 from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.
To those who live to scour Berlin’s soundscape, teeming with many a diamond in the rough, Petite Planètes will stand as the ultimate lovesong (excuse the cliché) to music’s overlooked, obscure, or near obliterated.  Uniting documentary, music video, and art [...]

Mazzy Attack

Everybody (in the know) thought Mazzy Star were history after album #3 in 1996 (Black Session from 1993 here), and now, 17 years later, they’re back with an album called Seasons Of Your Day, and singer Hope Sandoval sounds better than ever, like you can tell right away that they’ve influenced a whole ton of [...]


Though I’m sure many have heard of  (and read from) it, this post goes to Merve Verlag,  mono.kultur’s neighbor during the MISS READ Berlin Art Book Fair.  The quintessential philosopher’s publication since 1970, it has introduced to the intellectually voracious such venerable minds as Louis Althusser and Gilles Deleuze.  In contrast to the stagnancy that usually pervades academia, [...]


Since the advent of industrialization, man has belabored the destruction of human identity in the technological sinkhole, enmeshed in metal, wires, and electricity and ever growing to the beat of Moore’s law.  The insistent currency of interchangeable events, status, and messages meted out by social networking sites presently fill the absence of the harder personal [...]