Tuesday, 9 December 2014

IN YOUR FACE @SHOWstudio x @EDITIONHotels #ArtBasel

Image © SHOWstudio

For their latest interview series, SHOWstudio collaborated with the Miami Beach EDITION hotel as part of their Art Basel Miami Beach launch. 

Selecting pioneering figures from contemporary culture, all shot by Nick Knight on location at the hotel’s exclusive new bungalows, each subject's face has been framed in a short video, inviting the viewer into a living portrait which seamlessly blends emotion and intimacy.

The 'In Your Face' interview residency captures unparalleled insights into the mind
 of each subject, drawn from the worlds of art, fashion and celebrity, including visionaries such as hotelier Ian Schrager, acclaimed artist Aaron Young, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, Mexican artist Pedro Reyes, Turner Prize winner Martin Creed and 'Internet' artist, Ryder Ripps.

Watch two of the interviews below - the first featuring model and artist Phoebe Collings-James discussing her take on feminism - and the second focusing on renowned performance artist 
Marina Abramović, as she explores her thoughts on motivation and the human spirit.





Thursday, 4 December 2014

FREE THE NIPPLE... SO SHE DID - MADONNA x INTERVIEW MAGAZINE 'THE ART ISSUE'



I bet Instagram's "Free The Nipple" equality movement squealed with delight when they saw the Queen of provocation's latest shoot with Mert & Marcus for Interview Magazine - yes, Madonna got her tits out. And Beyonce's worst enemy, Annie Lennox, tutted at yet another female icon letting the feminists down. Really? 

Let's look at the evidence. 1. Madonna has had her tits out since 1980-something. 2. Annie Lennox shouldn't be so judgmental about a pair of tits when she hangs out with the likes of Bono and Celine Dion. 3. Madonna encoded sexuality, beauty and power into a performance embodiment which celebrates female empowerment, so what's wrong with showing some skin in an artfully tasteful way? 4. I couldn't think of a number four, so let's just watch the scene in "A League Of Their Own" where Madonna says "What if my bosoms come flying out?."

Feminist opinions aside, it's the return of her Madge and that's all we really care about, and if you're offended by her tits, then it's probably because those nipples are photoshopped to the point of looking like they were dipped in ice before their official coming out to poke your eyeballs party.

Read her full interview with David Blaine, who always looks like he's stoned, HERE.










All Photos: Marcus Piggott and Mert Alas/Interview


 

TERMINAL 3 x DIOR


Photographer and director Philip-Lorca deCorcia evokes the glamour of 60s Hollywood while unfolding a sinister and immersive love story, in this cinematic new film short for Dior. Set to a soundtrack of unnerving footsteps which make the heart beat faster and the mind restless, deCorcia translates his own realisation of Dior’s Cruise 2015 collection, which was inspired by Tinseltown's Golden Age.

Styled by Simon Robins, featuring model and photographer Eric Monjoin and actresses Jessica Joffe and Ingrid Schram, the film follows deCorcia's hyper-real signature visual narrative, where darker moods create intensely intimate observations.

"Terminal 3" is a tale which seamlessly blends fashion with the human condition - or to put it another way, it's a really stylish depiction of how love triangles never end well.




Thursday, 20 November 2014

THE FRACTURED AND THE FELINE x ROBERT STOREY


Multimedia and pop culture visionary Quentin Jones, has collaborated with world-renowned spatial designer Robert Storey, on her most comprehensive exhibition to date, bringing her surrealist signature to life.

"The Fractured and the Feline" is on display at The Vinyl Factory, showcasing an archive which spans a spectrum of mediums including photography, sculpture, film and canvas - Storey's input sees individual spaces created around each piece to connect them via a manipulation of light, and positive and negative space. 




The Fractured and the Feline: Quentin Jones with Robert Storey runs from 19 November to 13 December at The Vinyl Factory. Selected limited edition images will also be on sale.

 

LIFE IS A PUZZLE x RAINER STOLLE



"Life is a Puzzle" is a collaborative short film between artist and visual director Rainer Stolle, model and Burlesque dancer Eden Berlin, Japanese Rope Bondage Performer Coco Katsura and multi-instrumentalist Jennifer Kaergel, which unveils a dark and experimental tale of the journey to find inner freedom.

Set to Kaergel's haunting composition which seamlessly fuses with the explorative visual aesthetic, watch the video below, created exclusively for Schon Magazine.




Wednesday, 5 November 2014

OFFICIAL VIDEO: PHARRELL x GUST OF WIND


If you go down to the woods today....... you'll find Pharrell.

... and also a troupe of happy rhythmic gymnasts and a couple of ancient stone-meets-UFO re-imaginings of Daft Punk. Directed by Edgar Wright - cult filmmaker behind Shaun Of The Dead and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World - the official video for my favourite song on the "Girl" album, is 
an autumnal-fest of colour with a slight pagan-esque fantasy feel to it, bit weird, but hey, I would expect nothing less from a man who named his son Rocket Man.
Watch below.




 

OFFICIAL VIDEO: DIE ANTWOORD x UGLY BOY

Image © Zef Records

What do Cara Delevingne, Marilyn Manson, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Jack Black, Dita Von Teese and the ATL Twins all have in common?

Answer: they all give good cameo-face in Die Antwoord's just released video for "Ugly Boy".

Taken from the "Donker Mag" album, the track features a sample of Aphex Twin's "Ageispolis" and if you're wondering who the ugly boy in question is, he's Yo-Landi's Cape Town gangster-ex.
Directed by Ninja and produced by Yo-Landi, watch below.



 

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