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.
In this new short by Hala Matar Parisian beauty Zoë Le Ber plays an exhausted adulteress who wakes up in the surroundings of Bar Chateau Marmont, only to find herself trapped in a prank at the hands of her lover, Fred, played by C. Thomas Howell. “It’s about the power dynamics between a couple,” explains the writer and director of Fruits de Mer, “I wanted to make a noir satire about a restaurateur who tried to dominate his mistress by taking over her possessions, leaving her no choice but to go back to her husband in her lover’s suit.” 29-year-old Bahraini transplant has amassed a list of impressive collaborations including Streetcar, a short film starring Chloë Sevigny, and a follow-up effort, Desire, with Johnny Knoxville, Matthew Gray Gubler and Sophie Kennedy Clark. Also included in the film’s roster are Californian punk pioneers Tuxedomoon, who fittingly score a puckish soundtrack. Watch it below!
After a childhood in the UK, Alice Lewis studied at the Beaux Arts in Paris, where her work with soundtracks, installations, audio engineering and her singing practice, gradually led her to write his first songs. In 2004 she went to study opera in China and Taiwan. Singer for Sébastien Tellier (on Politics) and composer of film music (The Fox and the Child of Luc Jacquet, director of March of the Penguins) and advertisements (for the likes of David Lynch and Patrice Leconte), she released her first album in 2010, No One Knows We’re here, recorded between Paris and the English countryside. Alice Lewis’ new EP Ignorance Is Bliss is the first excerpt from her upcoming album Cracks of Dawn, to be released next January.
The Hole gallery in New York City is kicking off the exhibition and performance series Future Feminism. Created by Antony, Kembra Pfahler, Johanna Constantine, Bianca Casady and Sierra Casady, Future Feminism will feature an exhibition of stoneworks in the main gallery and a thirteen-night performance and lecture series in Gallery 3. In this exhibition, they will debut 13 Tenets of Future Feminism, a declaration the artists and musicians have honed over the past three years from numerous retreats and meetings representing a frontier feminist perspective. Check the complete event schedule here.
Photographer Tim Walker and LOVE Editor-in-Chief Katie Grand teamed up for Wizard, a hyper-dreamy shoot taken from the title’s latest issue. Walker shot his “favorite Brit girls”, including Kate Moss and Edie Campbell, in Eglingham Hall, the amazing 17th-century residence in Northumberland, England.
Like Knows Like is a brilliant on-going documentary project, created by filmmaker Bas Berkhout and photographer Marije Kuiper. The latest episode features Lisbon-based artist Rita Gomes aka Wasted Rita. Watch the video below and check Like Knows Like archive here.
FKA Twigs’ debut album, LP1, was released in August 2014 through Young Turks. On 13th August, Twigs announced a world tour starting on October 2nd at The Dome in Brighton, England and ending on December 3rd in Orlando, Florida at The Social. Watch the video of her latest single below.
“Snow and Rose & other tales” is Marianna Rothen’s first monograph and showcases her work over the past few years. “In the lonely fortress of her domestic home, life is unbearable.” With those dramatic words, the viewer is invited into the world created by Marianna Rothen, a fictional account of women who left the world of men behind and moved to a remote and peaceful place to live amongst themselves. Rothen’s photographs are staged like homages to the films of Antonioni, Bergman or Godard; they seem like film stills and intrigue the viewer to search for and identify the references. “Snow and Rose & other tales” is laid out like a movie, a slow transition from despair of a domestic life to freedom and independence. Marianna Rothen’s photographs are both unsettling and sexy, humorous and serene, but above all, they are incredibly beautiful portraits of women.
Charlene deGuzman is an actress and writer in Los Angeles, known on the Internet as Charstarlene, the 30-year-old, improviser, and social media starlet created quite a deafening buzz when she released her short film “I Forgot My Phone” last year. This thoughtful film that involves no dialogue, captures the reality of the millennial age and society’s current dependence on phones and social media. She’s in the list of 30 actors on the verge of career breakthroughs compiled by Backstage magazine which also features her on the cover of last November’s issue. Discover more about Charlene after the break!