Attempts to write about the art of Tianzhuo Chen are bound to fail. They end in a buzzword thunderstorm that sounds something like this: pan-asian-shamanic-hyper-digital-queer-performance-ritual. A lot of labels trying to describe what you have to have experienced. Because Chen’s performances have a critical element: ourselves. So, instead of staying with the habitus of the […]
Ashus in Cleptomanicx by The Real Tim Bruening — This is Axel aka Ashus in their not so classic interpretation of the Cleptomanicx “Ligull” basics. For this exquisite streetwear feature we asked the queer and fashion-savvy musician and sex worker to create their own outfits from a selection of casual garments with the notorious seagull […]
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 […]
Please get to know Preach/Fathoeburger — her past, present and what’s to come featured in this triptych portrait.
Two months ago, TISSUE sent me to Telekom Electronic Beats Festival in Bucharest to photograph Umfang for the upcoming TISSUE No. 666fff. From the airport into town, I already fell in love with the city and its weird architecture. Passing by huge empty villas, I immediately knew why they call it “Little Paris”, they even […]
When our friend Natascha P. of One Mother had the idea that we should talk to DonMonique, she didn‘t know that we were pumping “Pilates” since kindergarten. Yes, Don Dada is part of the TISSUE Lab office playlist from the moment we heard Thirst Trap, the Bronx-Brooklyn-raised MC’s first album from 2015. We met the […]
At first sight she seems self-conscious and childishly jolly while she pleasurably places a strawberry between her lips. She chews in a hasty manner. She looks up. Her eyes are shy, even sad yet sure of her own expression. Her whole appearance seems authentic, however looking at the details leaves questions.
TISSUE met Brooklyn-based rising rapper Junglepussy just around the corner of the TISSUE lab. Hanging out together in her backstage jungle, we talked about her sheltered youth, how dumb boys actually are and general pussymusclehustlin’.
We met Hamburg based artist Stefan Marx, photographer Tim Bruening and graphic designer Charlotte Gosch to talk about their upcoming zine titled “LA”. It features drawings by Marx combined with Bruening’s photos all selected and compiled by Gosch.