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l’appel du vide

by Sofia Blu Cremaschi and Giulia Ballabio Uncomfortable movements captured in harmony, creating a sense of emptiness in this fine knitwear and lingerie editorial. L’appel du vide is the inner and irrational urge to jump off a high bridge or building without being suicidal. For the artists it is a metaphor for entering space in […]

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PREMIÈRE:
Lisa Boostani — Beatus

An isolated society evolves on the outskirts of the city, living by its own rules. The characters move in spaces where artwork is arranged in small shrines so people can make their rituals. In search of an elsewhere, a possible escape and filled with a desire for emancipation and liberation, they invoke their body’s felt […]

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TIM BRUENING
is back!

Yes, the photographer is back and we’re the first to drop the news. We met him at the opening of his exhibition “Comeback” at Horst Janssen Museum in Oldenburg a few days ago. What? Where has he been and why in Oldenburg? And what have Amanda Plummer, Paz de la Huerta, Nicolas Cage, and Burt […]

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LINN DA QUEBRADA —
DESTROY LOVE

She is a prophet and a poet, using Brazilian baile funk to fight the dichotomy of power and to amplify the voice of LGBTQ+ community. Linn Da Quebrada started as an act­ress, and she still works within the realm of cinema. Tranny Fag, a film that profiles her life, won a Teddy Award, the Berlinale […]

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UMFANG —
“I Don’t Hate Basslines”

Known better by her nom de guerre Umfang, Emma Burges-Olson is a producer and DJ as well as one of the founding members of Discwoman, a New York-based collective that started as a festival and nowadays is a fully fledged booking agency with transgressive appeal. Although they only started seven years ago in 2014, they already […]

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LOVE CURLY — Ukraina Strong

The idea of what constitutes good art in Post-Maidan Ukraine still seems to be rooted in the old principles: work hard and conform to established standards of beauty. Sure, success might eventually come — though even that is unlikely due to a poorly developed infrastructure of galleries and collectors — but what’s worse: the output […]

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CECILIA BENGOLEA —
Eat Acid See God

It’s funny how things come together sometimes. I got to know Argentinian dancer and performer Cecilia Bengolea through a message she sent me on Facebook. She said she liked my tattoos, especially the one that reads ‘eat acid see god’, and asked if I could get her some LSD while she was staying in Berlin.

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MOYOSORE BRIGGS —
No Sex Only Feelings

Navigating through this sexualised world is hard for almost everybody. Now imagine being surrounded by sex 24/7 without the ability to emotionally engage. You try to fake it, but you can’t make it. You are for real but they call you a bluffer. Sex is said to be overrated, but one is always judged based […]

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