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Dear Friends,
‘Haute couture’s chief scientist’, ‘sorceress of style’, ‘avant-garde technologist’ are just some of the terms the press have used to describe the extraordinary Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen. Having launched her eponymous label just over a decade ago, Iris van Herpen soon gained widespread attention for her futuristic, otherworldly creations. Whether developing 3D printed dresses, materials [...]


‘You have to ask yourself fundamental questions about what rules you want to organize a society with, or what the legitimate functions of the state are. What kind of data should not be collected? What crimes should not be illegal? You get into this whole set of paradoxical questions, but they are important ones, too. [...]


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 [...]

Hallo, aliens.

Hello, Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
Hallo, aliens.
Hello, weekend.
(And then there is the long version.)


Since relocating back to sunny Philadelphia (guys, the sunny part is a joke), I’ve been wanting to shed some love on one of Anerica’s most underrated art-poli. Because it’s been so gloomy recently, I feel particularly drawn to the work of Ray King–no pun intended–whose iridescent, delicate structures have been exhibited in multiple [...]


What power-crazed, voyeuristic creatures we are! The way the camera is continuously moving backwards from bizarre scenes of humans involved into scientific or ritual activities, indicating, gazing or even wordlessly shouting (what is the red-mouthed, lightly dressed model telling us?) at you, Pursuit by French DJ Gesaffelstein throws [...]


What drives the science team of the Pioti project to document each millimeter of the around 300.000 stone engravings of Valcamonica in the Italian Alps? Using highly potential 3D laser scanners they suceed in simulating a landscape of the ownknown and yet unsolved secrets behind those rock drawings, which were carved in sandstone around 12.000 [...]


The ubiquity of digital art, variously manifested as prismatic gifs, Google Map collages, interactive apps/music videos, and photomanipulations, has proven itself beyond fact beyond fad as an expressive medium for both ends–grassroots and elite–of the creative world.  It’s not surprising then that a contemporary survey, long in coming, has finally emerged.  Impishly named, The Wrong, organized by [...]


It’s a bit late to be hyping this now.  Or perhaps we are just very foresighted.
In any case, Plural Projekt was/is (will be again) a Dresden-based artists collective started by five students from the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts: Anna Grützner, Diana Welmeier, Denny Brückner, Patricia Detmering, and Benjamin Hummitzsch.  After a year of planning and [...]


While the craft of classical music courts notoriety for its mathematical complexity, its interpreters often express themselves in literary rambunctiousness and visual cues, relishing in matching timbres with colors, flourishing upon movements hippos and dancing flora a la Fantasia.  Floating above the soup of sentiments, Jorinde Voigt charts soundscapes according to an invented emotional notation, you [...]