Art, Video

ITSU & MSAK: ‘Transcendence’


‘Transcendence’ is a realtime audiovisual performance by duo ITSU & MISAK, originating from Moscow, Russia.

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Marina Abramopug: ‘The Artist Is Present’


Meet Marina Abramopug, the pug version of Marina Abramovic we never thought we needed. Recreating ‘The Artist Is Present’ from Abramovic’s piece at the 2012 MoMA retrospective, this pug first appeared at the Serpentine Gallery in London (or rather in Hyde Park, outside the gallery) in July. Just like its human counterpart, this ‘pugformance’ artist sits in a chair and stares into the eyes of visitors, all of whom were deeply moved in an undefinable but truly spiritual manner due to Abramopug’s mere presence.

Comedian and performance artist Hannah Ballou is the pug’s partner-in-crime and says that the idea came from the pug herself.

Art, Culture, Media, Photography

Paul Kwiatkowski’s longread ‘Eat Prey Drug’


Publishing company Black Balloon sent ‘And Every Day Was Overcast’ (read our review here) author-photographer Paul Kwiatkowski to Mount Shasta, CA to investigate the volcano that some claim to be the site of Telos, a hidden city inhabited by advanced beings called Lemurians. In part one of the (NSFW) series, days of “quake fever” and morphine consumption send Paul down the rabbit hole into a civilization that believes the earth is hollow. ‘Eat Prey Drug’ is an e-original serialized essay told in a mix of photographs and prose. Keep an eye on his diary for part two of his mixed-media investigation into perceptions of consciousness, set for release on Thursday, August 28th.

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WIN with David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars


In ‘Maps to the Stars’ – set for release in the Netherlands on August 28th – director David Cronenberg paints a haunting picture of Hollywood, mocking the glamour associated with Tinseltown. The release of the film coincides with the David Cronenberg Exhibition in EYE Amsterdam and that’s why Blendbureaux offers you the chance to learn more about the director’s past films by giving away 3 x 2 tickets for the exhibition.

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Gap’s latest campaign urges us to “Dress Normal(ly)”


Gap’s new fall campaign is dubbed “Dress Normal” and features taglines as “dress like no one’s watching,” “get caught wearing the same thing” and “let your actions speak louder than your clothes.” Anjelica Huston, Elisabeth Moss, Michael K. Williams, Zosia Mamet, Jena Malone, Luke Grimes, Olivia Thirlby and Bobby Canavale are the stars of this campaign inspired by the normcore movement.

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