That we are admires of the Nineties look is not a secret anymore. And we just noticed one more label jumping on the current trend. The Monki logo collection, released as a capsule collection for SS13, is inspired by the 90’s vibe that is in the air at the moment. And by the idea of monki girls as a gang, in the best meaning of the word: a group of people (women) who like and support each other.
And the two lovely models are an essential part of the Monki team themselves: Mai is their event manager and music coordinator, and Sarah is one of the architects.
“Perfidia” is a subtle sensual story shot by Spanish photographer Fran Domínguez. It was shot in Sevilla around an old air base and some factories during a foggy morning, featuring model Paula Moreno. “I love those days I take the car, meet the model and just drive until I find a place I like where to start shooting in. No pressure, shooting for pleasure.” Wonderful!
Photographer: Fran Domínguez
Model: Paula Moreno
Eine tolle Chance für Jungdesigner! Bei dem Möbelhaus für anspruchsvolle Einrichtungsliebhaber “Fashion for Home” können renommierte Designer sowie junge Kreative ihre Kreationen einreichen und vorstellen. Die Kunden haben dann wiederum die Möglichkeit für diese abzustimmen und die meist gevoteten gehen dann in Produktion. Eine gute Möglichkeit um neue, frische und funktionale Produktkonzepte zu entwickeln, die das Leben einfacher machen und zudem optisch neue Wege erschließen um das zuhause persönlicher und individueller gestalten zu können. Und natürlich auch zum Wohlfühlen. Verschiedenste bereits produzierte Möbel von Jungdesignern findet ihr direkt bei Fashion for Home. Und zum Abstimmen eurer Favoriten könnt ihr direkt hier voten.
“She danced only for the sun” is like a fairy-tale with blurry light and candy-coloured rhinestones. Photographers are Ingela Furustig & Stacey Russell. Model is Elke Bonner and Stylists are Kate J Ryder & Ingela Furustig. Makeup is done by Artist Tarlee Russell, as well as Post Production by Stacey Russell.
clothing credits: first image: Dress – Faith & Lola Sunglasses – The Hiding Tree
2&3: Dress – The Hiding Tree
4: Dress – La Lune
5,6,7&8: Dress – Begitta
9: Dress – The Hiding Tree
“Kerri Chandler visited me in a dream and told me to sort my life out. Since then I’ve never turned back.” tells Urulu in the Interview at the question “When did you first get into house music?” for Pulseradio. What a good dream! You have the chance to enjoy his smooth and energetic set on the 22.02.2013 when Heat&Defeat & Auslage presents URULU (Exploited / L.A)
Wir verlosen 1×2 Karten für das Event! Bitte ein mail mit dem Betreff ”URULU ” an email@example.com bis zum 21.02.2013. (hier endet somit auch das Gewinnspiel) Wir drücken euch die Daumen! Der Rechtsweg ist natürlich wie immer ausgeschlossen.
( Amadeus/Exploited, Los Angeles)
( Superdrive / Auslage , Wien)
(Heat & Defeat/ Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn)
Lerchenfelder Gürtel 43
The 9th edition of the Austria based festival is here. During the past 8 years the Donaufestival has brought many showcases of the most innovative art forms of our time. The upcoming festival program will focus on performative art forms that operate beyond the boundaries of theatre, in realms of visual arts and actionism, between installation and media art, between daring assertions and camouflage – driven by a deep craving for art that has an impact on society and politics. This pursuit is also mirrored within the music program, which guarantees nothing but radical innovation, within form and content, from the past and the present.
Weekend 25th – 27th of April
: music :
Geoff Barrow (Portishead) presents BEAK> and Drokk | Simian Mobile Disco DJ-Set | Andy Stott | Peter Weibel & Hotel Morphila: The Origin Of Noise | Michael Rother presents music of NEU!, Harmonia plus selected solo works | TRI ANGLE label night (Evian Christ, Wife., oOoOoo, The Haxan Cloak) | PAN label afternoon with Lee Gamble, SND, NHK’Koyxen, Bill Kouligas, Helm | Laurel Halo | Actress | Buke and Gase | Bastards of Fate | Bosse-de-Nage | Robert Hood | Demdike Stare | Emptyset | Raime | Pete Swanson | Holly Herndon | Skweee Club
St. Genet: Paradisiacal Rites | Hans-Peter Litscher: Operation Otto Retter | Fran Ilich / Diego de la Vega S.A. de C.V.: Raiders of the Lost Crown | Bella Angora: soft, slow & sweaty break unltd | The Eel House: THE-MERZ-WORLD-NEW-CONSTRUCTION Part II: The Black Sea Washing Machine (metamorphosis)
Weekend 2nd – 4th of May
: music :
Girls Against Boys & David Yow | !!! | The Gaslamp Killer | Ghostpoet | Darkstar | Omar Souleyman | How To Dress Well | Martin Rev | Suuns | :Zoviet*france: | Ruin | Manorexia | William Basinski | Phillip Quehenberger | Mi Ami | Gatekeeper |Mia Zabelka | Biosphere | Marcel du Swamp | Thunderdrone | Skweee Club
St. Genet: Paradisical Rites | Hans-Peter Litscher: Operation Otto Retter | Sin Kabeza Productions: Open TV | Fran Ilich / Diego de la Vega S.A. de C.V.: Raiders of the Lost Crown | Douglas Gordon & Klasse: All Day Breakfast
When: 25th – 27th April 2013 and 2nd – 4th May 2013
Where: various venues in city of Krems a.d. Donau, Austria
Cost: passes from 58euros; more info on www.donaufestival.at/ticket-en/early-bird-tickets
When I visited the São Paolo Biennial last year, I was suggested to start from the last floor and then down, I was very thankful for the suggestion, I started with the section dedicated to performance artists from the 70’s with a much different and I would say rather contemporary body language than those commonly working in the field those days.
For instance I saw the work of the great artist Jas Bas Ander, incredibly aesthetic, ironic, simple and deep as well, dealing with human fragility, I also saw the work of Sigurdur Gudmundsson, strong pieces questioning equilibrium and balance, I was excited to see so many performance documentation, good performance work (believe me there is a lot of dubious performance work around) and my excitement grew the most when I entered the room where Rodrigo Braga’s artwork was exhibited.
The work was a dialogue between him and animals, a fair dialogue, it was a powerful and subtle message spoken from the silence, the tension, and the confrontation of the body, the forms of the body’s in conversation were similar, Rodrigo would adapt his body or a part of it to make the confrontation, a fair one, for instance to dialogue with a crab he would only use his hand. The more you look at the actions the more you become the spectator of the daily war among men and nature, that war we prefer to ignore. I especially liked that this fair dialogue he proposed is fictitious, it is not the way it happens for real, as we relate to nature in a rather disproportionate and insane way, where we just take and then ignore what is left.
Rodrigo Braga is a recognized young Brazilian artist, his sharp and strong images remind me of what Avelina Lepsner, the controversial Mexican art critic says: “Beauty doesn’t have to be always a pleasing spectacle it could be brutal and devastating.” And I’m not saying Braga’s work is brutal or devastating, I believe his pieces never leave the spaces of poetics, of beauty but it is clear they carry a very strong voice you are dragged to listen in a visceral way.
When and why you discovered your interest in dialoguing with animals?
My interest in nature started in early years. I was born in Manaus where my parent, biologists, where researching the Amazonas. For the first two years of my life I lived in a research center (INPA) that was right between the city and the forest. After that we moved to Recife, a city in the Brazilian coast where I had my first education always very close to science and ecology. As a kid I was interested in drawing animals and vegetation through observation in books that my parents had. They also did scientific visits to research laboratories. When I started understanding myself as an artist, I found my self working in two fields that pleased me the most: nature and art.
How do you establish a conversation with nature, describe the process of searching and finding your interlocutor
Unlike my parents, I was never interested in defending a cause through my artwork, but to question issues that affect me and arouse my interest, including a dialogue with the natural elements. Sometimes it may seem contradictory or aggressive but the way I communicate with animals, vegetation and landscapes is very intimate. Somehow I think I deal with death in order to discuss life and it’s cyclical processes of physical and symbolic transformations.
Do you believe that performance is still based on the principles where it was found? The experimentation of body limits?
Using your own body as an art platform provides experiences that can lead to human limitation and unusual physical and psychological states. I prefer to think that the artwork is asking for a higher or lower dose of the artist’s involvement, it might required more or less time, more or less effort. Personally I like to experience intense prolonged processes that are able to dilate pores, thoughts and emotions. Physical effort and persistence are important to be able to gain a certain concentration leading to truth.
Initially your documentation was only photography and then you started using video as well, tell us the reasons to change and the differences you notice in the perception the audience can have.
I was always very connected to the image I was trained in drawing, painting and photography, the contact with performance arrived later and I promptly incorporated it through image construction. I don’t usually do actions in public; instead, I have an indirect contact mediated by the camera (initially photographic camera only). But, although I know that the “final result” is related to the framing and the cutting time and the limited space for the equipment; I get fully involved when performing an action. This way of working eventually took me to a more time consuming processes that required more permanent entanglements, eventually making necessary the use of video, which allows for a more extended time, even when edited.
The video certainly allows public the opportunity to feel part of the process in a more “realistic” way. Moreover, photography, for it only gives us a fragment, enables a much more “speculative” image, in other words the spectators complete the missing part with their imagination.
How do you see the contemporary art scene in Brazil? It is considered a powerful economy growing very quickly.
The Brazilian art scene has changed a lot in the last 20 years. Before that only a few avant-garde artists would rise into the contemporary visual and conceptual research field. Currently there is a much larger number of artists producing works of quality and getting involved with galleries and institutions, including the international scene. But we know the risks of fast growth of the market for the cultural value of Brazilian art. For artists and for the art system it is important that sales are permanently heated, but we cannot turn off the critical discussions and the research, both academic and experimental. Luckily, I think Brazilian contemporary art follows both paths.
If you were forced to put all your work in just one word, what would that be?
It is very difficult to answer this question I would risk reducing the potential reading of the work. When I was an art student I learned to define, explain, contextualize and theorize what I did, but today I prefer a freer road. If we have a compromise with the art production, also in an intuitive way, it will always be possible to speak about the artwork. I like to think that the definitions can be multiple and always changeable, a good artwork always has many layers, it can be endless.
In my case, I could name a few lines of concepts I consider the most important for my art production: fiction and reality of image; interdisciplinary work (photo and video embedding performance, land art, painting and sculpture); nature and culture, spirituality, ecology and ethics.
Tell us about your dreams and your fears
I’m still working with what I like and I allow life to surprise me with achievements that I might have dreamed and might not. I’ve had many fears that I left behind; today I prefer not to think about them and avoid creating new ones.
By Sandra Miranda Pattin
Summer, Sun, Music and Turkey – here we come! There couldn´t be a more perfect combination for this upcoming Summer Festival.
Turkey’s ‘Biggest Little Festival’ SunSplash Antalya returns for it’s fifth Sun soaked outing this June, bringing back it’s infectiously friendly vibes to the heart of the dazzling Turkish Riviera for another blissful week of guaranteed Sun, Sea, and legendary music to it’s beautiful five star blue flag beachfront HQ.
Renowned across Europe for its unrivalled beach side setting nestled on the stunning Turkish Riviera at the super chic five star Hillside Su Hotel, SunSplash seamlessly combines a music festival with style, travel and serious dance music in one, merging a heavyweight dance music line up with a luxury holiday destination which unfolds as an exclusive beach party by day and night. Far from the muddy fields and long queues of rainy and expensive UK festivals!
To retain its renowned intimate and exclusive vibe SunSplash welcomes only 400 international and local guests, guaranteeing a friendly atmosphere, along with a top-notch programme for music lovers, at SunSplash Antalya, everyone gets a VIP experience, sensational accommodation, beautiful Antalya sunshine and unrivalled hospitality!
Confirmed 2013 line up so far:
Norman Jay MBE with over two decades of Djing under his belt he is arguably one of the finest and most respected Dj’s in the world today and will be providing the Antalya Good Times with some of the finest sun beat tunes.
Gilles Peterson a man who joins all the dots’ between artists, producers and styles breathing fresh air on the dancefloors of the world with his unique selection of music rarely heard elsewhere.
Kirk Degiorgio a seriously heavyweight DJ and producer with a unique, individual sound, beautifully combining elements of jazz, soul, techno and funk into electronic tracks.
Koreless creates music that some spend a lifetime trying to achieve, throwing his beats against a beautifully woven tapestry of cascading ambiance.
Promoter Serkan Cetin says: “The 2013 edition of SunSplash Festival is the 5th edition and sees the coming of age of this boutique and intimate week of fine music in the sun. This is a truly unique experience, combining luxury travel, good living and fine cuisine with some of the best dance music in the world”
SunSplash Antalya is truly a festival with a difference – the venue offers guests spectacular sea-view rooms on the private beach front, along with daily Yoga classes, a top notch spa for all needs to leave SunSplash refreshed and invigorated, as well as having partied to some of the finest dance music around from the soulful side of the spectrum.
Accommodation inclusive packages start from £320 per person for 3 nights, and £500 per person for 7 nights accommodation – including breakfast and dinner each day, use of luxury spa, sauna, gym, Yoga lessons, and all SunSplash music seminars and workshops. Full list of onsite activities is below.
For further information and tickets go to: www.sunsplash-festival.com
images by Bora Tarhan
It´s been a long time since we heard some news from Lana del Rey. But with “Burning Desire” she satisfies our desire for some new tunes of the girl with the significantly dark and warm voice. Her self-composed song is also the title song for the short movie “Desire”, a promotion for the new F-Type sportscar of Jaguar. Well, a Jaguar will never be within our reach, but thanks god the best things in life are for less. Such as enjoying this beautiful ballad.
Don’t worry – Charlie Yin aka Giraffage does not reveal his needs, but only just a new album :-) And a great one. And for free!
San Francisco based Giraffage is another awesome beatmaker from the west coast of the USA. Alongside artists like Shlohmo, Tokimonsta or Flying Lotus, Giraffage is slowly getting his very own position within the music scene. His new album titled ‘Needs’ reflects Yin’s hip hop influenced production which is more often marked as an emotive pop. Personally, I really like the sharp sounds of Roland percussions in his tracks and of course all those sexy vocals! Needs is a very colorful album and the best thing about it is – Charlie gives it away for free! So, come on, grab your copy!
Das Wochenende steht vor der Tür und nach einer wirklich langen Woche ist es für uns mal wieder Zeit sich zurückzulehnen und zu chillen. Und dafür haben wir genau die richtige Musik gefunden. Ian Fisher & The Present, die gerade auf Seayou Records ihr Debut Album “self titled” releasen, sorgen für wunderbare, besinnliche musikalische Momente. Road- Country songs, die zum Träumen über Freiheit und Lagerfeuerstimmung einladen. In 5 Tagen wurde das Album auf Ian´s Family-Farm in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri aufgenommen, gemeinsam mit Ryan Thomas Carpenter aka The Present und Ben Majchrzak der es gemixt, gemastert und produziert hat.
“Born just before “the end of history”, raised in the bible-belt, and now for some reason living in Europe, I like to try looking at social conservatism from a distance and hide my views in anti-love songs. I personally think conservatism comes from fear. Usually fear of something or someone you don’t know. And if you ask me, if fear motivates a person or a group’s actions, then they will never get what they truly want, but only what they think they need, which is usually not even their own damn idea in the first place. I’ve done a lot of this in my life and it’s what I’ve written most of these songs about. Fear of rejection, loneliness, failure, letting go, and last, but not least, love itself are behind many of the decisions I’ve made, but you’ll hear more about that on the album.” Ian Fisher
Ian Fisher & The Present Album Release Shows
February 27 – Vienna, Bockkeller
March 7 – Berlin, Privatclub
German Tour with the Great Tim Neuhaus!
March 19 – München, Feierwerk
March 20 – Konstanz, Kulturladen
March 21 – Frankfurt, Sankt Peter Cafe
March 22 – Tübingen, Sudhaus
March 23 – Saarbrücken, Garage
March 24 – Köln – Melodica Festival
March 25 – Düsseldorf, Forum Freies Theater
March 26 – Münster, Gleis 22
March 27 – Göttingen, Junges Theater
March 28 – Hagen, Kuz Pelmke
April 02 – Leipzig, Werk 2
April 03 – Erfurt, Museumskeller
April 04 – Berlin, Postbahnhof
April 05 – Hannover, Lux
April 06 – Bremen, Tower
April 07 – Hamburg, Knust
First Show with Lasse Matthiessen & The Seasons
May 16 – Berlin, The Nordic Embassies