"All it takes is a group of like-minded people and the ability to communicate and take over and maintain space. A lot of what these movements come out of is the hanging out."
-Clayton Patterson, Swindle #11

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Dalek / James Marshall

Dalek / James Marshall

busy environments that echo the mechanical repetition of industrial mass-production It’s an ever-expanding, contracting barely breathing universe, contemplating suffocation while simultaneously hovering over the consequences of not exploring further the options that no longer lay waiting in the back of the coat room. ~James Marshall (aka Dalek), painter Explosive with his precision and use of...
1000 +1 Journals Project

1000 +1 Journals Project

The 1000 Journals Project is an ongoing collaborative experiment attempting to follow 1000 journals throughout their travels. The goal is to provide a method for interaction and shared creativity among friends and strangers. Those who find the journals add something to them. A story, drawing, photograph, anything really. Then they pass the journal along, to...
Kirsty Mitchell's Wonderland

Kirsty Mitchell’s Wonderland

Dear Diary, THE STORY BEHIND WONDERLAND ‘Wonderland’ began in the summer of 2009 and has now been running for almost 3 years. It was started in memory of my mother Maureen who died 7 months before in November 2008, and has since become a turning point in my approach to photography and consequently my entire...
IDOLS - 1973 : Gilles Larrain

IDOLS – 1973 : Gilles Larrain

Photographs are my reactions to the provocation of beauty – whatever that may be. “No need to display my cleverness to control the subject or to impose my personality. The photograph expresses that aspect of the inherent beauty as I perceive it. That image is enlarged by its uniqueness and by the infinite variety of...
SERPENS : Guido Mocafico

SERPENS : Guido Mocafico

What animal has inspired as much dread, as many legends, indeed, as much revulsion and terror as the snake? Demon, divinity, sacred animal protector, ancestor – the nature and importance of this creature’s role has changed throughout history. Among the 2,700 known species, few are dangerous, let alone lethal, to humans, but prejudices run deep....
chiaroscuro x Vadim Stein

chiaroscuro x Vadim Stein

“Solving the aesthetic problem, I also reveal many ethical questions. For me, such things as love and death are revealed through the aesthetic category, beauty – the predecessor of ethics.” ~Vadim Stein
Inherence in Nature : Yu-Ping Lin textile jewellery

Inherence in Nature : Yu-Ping Lin textile jewellery

The collection focuses on inspiration from nature, the notion of folding and pleating, architectural structures, interaction with people and seduction of pattern and colour; the original pleasure captured by the structure of organisms and forms inherent in nature. ~Yu-Ping Lin “My work is process-based and structurally complex…In the process of research, I spend most of...
DANCE x Stephen Petronio | Merce Cunningham

DANCE x Stephen Petronio | Merce Cunningham

Dance is one of man’s oldest and most basic means of expression. Through the body, man senses and perceives the tensions and rhythms of the universe around him, and then, using the body as an instrument, he expresses his feeling responses to the universe. Through dance he relates to his fellow man and to his...
Scott Mutter's Surrational World

Scott Mutter’s Surrational World

Before there was Photoshop: Photomontage, the combining of two or more negatives, can be traced back to the 1850s. Curator Martin Krause aptly writes: “Photomonteurs have the capacity for stacking one truth upon another, of seeing beyond sight and making seen, and, once done, of truly creating a thing that is to be believed.” Scott...
M.C. Escher at Work

M.C. Escher at Work

M.C. Escher’s eldest son, George A. Escher, on the working habits of his father: M.C. Escher, my father, had his studio at home. His activities were integral parts of our family life and in consequence his personality and his work became blended with my memories of youth. When I try to recognize specific traits connecting...
Nina Simone - Revolution

Nina Simone – Revolution

Harlem Cultural Festival 1969 The following was written by Paul Gallagher, published on 10/28/10 via Dangerous Minds: While hippies enjoyed “three days of peace and love” in Woodstock, another equally important music festival was staged in Harlem. What’s become known as Black Woodstock was a series of concerts, held at 3pm on Sundays, at Mount...
freedom within parameters

freedom within parameters