31.10.2012

ATTENTION IS CAUGHT ALL THE TIME: MARIANNE CAUVARD

Designer — Paris (France)

Marianne Cauvard is student in product design at Ensci – Les Ateliers in Paris, currently working on her graduation thesis. She was born in Versailles in 1987 and grew up in the countryside having the opportunity to stay naïve a little bit longer than citizen kids. She is really interested in all things food related and through her internships with food designers she developed a deep fascination for jellies, a material both attractive and repelling. Together with Raphaél Pluvinage Marianne created the successful project Noisy Jelly, a “musical game” that combines jellies and electronic devices characterized, like most of her design items, by simplicity, sensibility and colour.

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30.10.2012

VISUAL ESSAY: MÉRET OPPENHEIM

All images © Méret Oppenheim


25.10.2012

BAT FOR LASHES — ALL YOUR GOLD

Here’s the official video for the Bat For Lashes single “All Your Gold” taken from the album The Haunted Man.

http://www.batforlashes.com


24.10.2012

ALINA SZAPOCZNIKOW: SCULPTURE UNDONE EXHIBITION

From October 7th 2012 to January 28th 2013, at MoMA — New York (USA)

Alina Szapocznikow. Petit Dessert I (Small Dessert I). 1970–71. Colored polyester resin and glass. Kravis Collection. © The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow/Piotr Stanisławski/ADAGP, Paris. Photo by Thomas Mueller, courtesy Broadway 1602, New York; and Galerie Gisela Capitain GmbH, Cologne

A sculptor who began working during the postwar period in a classical figurative style, Alina Szapocznikow radically reconceptualized sculpture as an imprint not only of memory but also of her own body. Szapocznikow left behind a legacy of provocative objects that evoke Surrealism, Nouveau Réalisme, and Pop art. Her tinted polyester casts of body parts, often transformed into everyday objects like lamps or ashtrays; her poured polyurethane forms; and her elaborately constructed sculptures, which at times incorporated photographs, clothing, or car parts, all remain as wonderfully idiosyncratic and culturally resonant today as when they were first made. The exhibition is accompanied by a major publication, copublished by The Museum of Modern Art and Mercatorfonds, that reflects new scholarship on Szapocznikow, contextualizing this little known artist’s work for a wider audience.

www.moma.org


22.10.2012

SHE’S LOST CONTROL BY ANJA MARQUARDT

Mollye Asher is an independent producer based in NYC and currently a Film Independent producing fellow, who started gathering funds through Kickstarter’s site to realize the first feature film by Anja Marquardt entitled She’s Lost Control. The film, set in NYC, is about a woman, Ronah, who works as a surrogate partner in NYC, teaching men how to be intimate and make love. A cross between pop-cultural thriller and art house independent, She’s Lost Control is a film about professional intimacy and the way we connect to other people.

www.kickstarter.com


18.10.2012

OUTRE — FORÊT EXHIBITION

October 20th — 28th, at 6B Saint Denis — Paris (France)

6B presents the fourth installment of a serie of group exhibitions called Outre-Forêt. The Outre-Forêt is an area of northern Alsace off from the rest of the country by a thick barrier of trees. At a time when the woods were crossed on foot or on horseback, this frontier forest had the reputation of being dangerous or impassable. Outre Forêt then designates an area beyond the center, and its location is an unknown space. His condition requires a displacement, from here to there, a blind spot in an enlightened vision. Override means going forward while keeping aware of the overflow of the frame exceeded. A shift towards Saint Denis, would mean to see, presented in a series of exhibitions, the existence of a place, an associative project specifically artistic or political. Among featured artists are Claire Decet, Amira Fritz, Erwan Frotin, Stéphanie Nava and Marion Verboom. For full infos check the link below.

outreforet.wordpress.com


16.10.2012

CRITICAL NOT POLITICAL: JING LIU

Architect — New York (USA)

Logan in New York, 2012. Image © Naho Kubota

A native of China, Jing Liu received her education in China, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, concluding with a Master of Architecture from Tulane University School of Architecture in New Orleans. Liu worked at New York based Kohn Pedersen Fox and Starwood prior to founding SO – IL together with her partner Florian Idenburg. Liu is currently teaching at Columbia University’s GSAPP and faculty at Parsons The New School for Design and is mother of two daughters, 3 and 6 years old.

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15.10.2012

PEAKING LIGHTS — DREAMBEAT


“Dreambeat” is from the album Lucifer, out now on Mexican Summer.

peakinglights.com


04.10.2012

EYES AND HEART WIDE OPEN: AMIRA FRITZ

Photographer — Paris (France)

Wild Nothing II (2011), handprinted photograph, unique copy / 124 x 160 cm

Amira Fritz was born in 1979 in Rosenheim, Germany. She grew up in the countryside and moved to Vienna to study photography. She graduated in 2002 from the Höhere Graphische Bundes Lehr und Versuchsanstalt Wien. During her time in Vienna she was the assistant of the photographer Reiner Riedler and worked as a film projectionist, which was particularly influential in her photographic work. Fritz went to Paris and applied for the Hyères Festival International de Mode et de Photographie in 2008 with her body of work and won the Mention spécial du Jury. She’s just finished her last project, a travel from Shanghai to Paris by land and is taking part to the group show “Outre-Forêt / Quatrième Exposition” in Paris opening on October 20th.

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03.10.2012

VISUAL ESSAY: EVA BESNYÖ

All images © Eva Besnyö


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