Young Hungarian photographer and visual artist Noell S. Oszvald has produced a portfolio beyond her years, a collection of striking black and white self-portraits focused on form, composition and content. High contrast shadows and ghostly landscapes create the dark and emotional ambiance portrayed in the young artist’s self portraits. Viewers are given only an image and title to then interpret the personal meaning of each piece. Meticulous digital modifications and editing add depth and thought provoking elements. After becoming a Flickr sensation almost overnight, it came as a viral shock when this artist revealed that she has been taking photographs for just 3 years! Read more after the jump.
Women in clothes is a new book authored by Canadian writer Sheila Heti and brought to fruition with the help of artist Leanne Shapton and co-editor of The Believer Heidi Julavits. Through original interviews, conversations, surveys, projects, diagrams and drawings from over six hundred contributors – including Miranda July, Cindy Sherman, Elif Batuman, Mac McClelland, Lena Dunham, Molly Ringwald, Tavi Gevinson, Rachel Kushner, Roxane Gay and Sarah Nicole Prickett – Women in Clothes explores the wide range of motives that inform how women present themselves through clothes, and what style really means.
On October 21st Penguin/Razorbill will release Tavi Gevinson’s Rookie Yearbook Three. Gevinson, who became an online sensation at 11-years-old for her blog StyleRookie, shifted focus to pop culture and feminist discussion and in 2011, founded Rookie. Rookiemag.com is a website created by and for young women to make the best of the beauty, pain and awkwardness of being a teenager. When it becomes tough to appreciate such things, they feed you fun, visual pleasure and lots of rants, too. Every year, a printed version of the best from the site is compiled. On this issue read about cures for love, girl-on-girl crime, open relationships, standing for something, embracing our inner posers, and so much more. Featuring interviews with Rookie role models like Sofia Coppola, Amandla Stenberg, Greta Gerwig, and Kim Gordon, and a bonus section chock-full of exclusive content including a pizza pennant, sticker sheet, valentines and more!
Get ready to swoon. It’s 1969, and a mysterious fainting sickness overtakes an English all-girl school in Carol Morley’s beguiling follow-up to Dreams of a Life. Shot through a delectably candy-coated lens by Agnès Godard (Beau Travail) with Everything But the Girl’s Tracey Thorn contributing angular melodies, syncopated to match the off-beat, bittersweet emotion, Morley has delivered another beguilingly distinctive film, this one about the peculiar, feverish realm of teenage girls. The film will be screened at London BFI Film Festival on October 11th, 13rd and 19th, head to the festival’s website to reserve your ticket!
Icelandic singer Bjork will attend the U.K. premiere of concert movie “Bjork: Biophilia Live” at the BFI London Film Festival, alongside directors Peter Strickland and Nick Fenton. The film will play on Oct. 9 at London’s Odeon West End as the Sonic Gala, the lead event for the fest’s music-inspired Sonic program of screenings and events. Clare Stewart, the festival’s director, said: “Bjork is a true innovator, collaborating with exceptional filmmakers and artists to produce intoxicating work at the intersection of music and film.”
ASVOFF is looking for films for the 7th edition which will run from November 21, 22 and 23rd at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the deadline has been shifted to September 30th. A curated selection from the Paris edition will be screened on ASVOFF’s international tour throughout the ear in destinations such as New York, Tokyo, Rome, Mexico City. Each year ASVOFF presents around 100 films, a short film competition, out of competition films, documentaries and feature films from over 50 countries in the world during a 3 day festival launched at the Centre Pompidou.
Grouper, aka Liz Harris, has shared a new song called “Call Across Rooms”. It’ll appear on the forthcoming Ruins, which will be out on October 31st via Kranky. Stream it below.
Galerie Für Moderne Fotografie presents “Wild Nothing” an exhibition by Amira Fritz. In this series people has no place, it’s almost as if civilization never penetrated this far. The forest appears mystical and forbidding, the water glitters icy, the undergrowth seems impenetrable. Maybe that’s why Fritz’s deep and dense images practice a peculiar attraction for the viewer. Amira Fritz still works analogously and in the darkroom, filters give their recordings colored veil, double exposures, they can look washed out. “Wild Nothing” is reminiscent of Henry David Thoreau, in his work “Walden, or Life in the woods.” It says: “Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution”. Amira Fritz’s photos know of this plan.