‘Ready To Surrender’ is a short dance film by Swedish filmmaker Maceo Frost, set to a choreography by Mari Carrasco. The two found inspiration in a stage piece by the same name. Immerse yourself in this video that explores the subject of letting go, daring to fail and not going out without a fight. The piece is set to a score written by Maceo and his father Damon Frost. Watch it after the break.
A few years ago, South Korean artist Seung-Hwan Oh noticed something strange was happening with his photo paper: fungi were slowly but surely harming his photos. It would only be a matter of time before the picture would become totally unrecognizable … and useless. Or not? Instead of doing everything in his power to keep the fungi away from his photos, he decided to embrace the parasites and let them go their way without restraint. Ever since, the artist has created a series of these photos, under the title ‘Impermanence’. He places the images in a warm, moist environment in which the fungi thrive and consume the light sensitive chemicals for months or even years. Seung-Hwan has also started breeding parasites himself in a micro fungi farm, although molds found on old bread or rice do the job as well. Nevertheless, letting nature run its course doesn’t always yield results: “To put thing in perspective, only one out of 500 frames of medium format color reversal film comes out properly and I only have 15 of them so far since I started the project in 2010.” – Seung-Hwan Oh
Marta Bevacque is a photographer hailing from Paris who first got behind the camera at age 16. Fast forward nine years and she still hasn’t let go. The 25 year old creates dark, surreal scenes in which the protagonists find themselves locked underneath coats of ice or have to fend off bugs. Her images often seem to express opposing narratives, yet they are filled with beauty and magic. Dive into the outlandish universe Bevacqua inspires with her imagery. More here on Flickr and Instagram.
By combining painting, illustration and woodworking skills, Joe Lauder has put his line of retro inspired, handmade cruiser skateboarders and accompanying apparel on the global surf and skate radar under the name Satta. Collaborating with illustrator friend Stevie Gee, he has also gained the attention of the British and international graphic design community. Based out of South London, Lauder approaches art and making skateboarders from the viewpoint of adapting to one’s environment. During a short holiday in Bali (which became a much longer stay than anticipated) Lauder was invited to the Deus Temple of Enthusiasm as the space’s resident artist. The temple combines a gallery, workshop, and café – all focused on good vibes and creativity. Fast forward just six weeks and Lauder is opening his ‘Spiritual Materialism’ show that features work comprised of found objects, freshly shaped skate decks and reclaimed wood.
Amsterdam label Delikatessen draws inspiration from kale for its Fall/Winter 14/15 collection. This so-called superfood is rich in calcium, provides loads of the vitamin alphabet, and is a source of copper, iron, manganese, and phosphor. Its graceful beauty, colours, minerals and power resemble those of the new shapes and fabrics that adorn the Delikatessen AW14/15 collection. Hailing from a hedonistic vegetable patch, Delikatessen harvests with boldness, authenticity and subtle refinement.
One of the innovations is the tangibly soft, vintage Wagayama knitwear from Japan that has been made in a slow fashion. Delikatessen adds staples to its collection with crude denim featuring a tough waffle structure, Italians wools made from ‘Lana Cotta’, sitting alongside a mix of cotton-wool-silk, vintage chambray, and double-sided coloured Japanese vintage crocheted cotton. Ever since 2009, Delikatessen has been at the forefront of straightforward fashion with a perfect fit. The brand distinguishes itself by combining traditional craftmanship with modern design. In the Netherlands the brand is available from a.o. Tenues de Nimes, Spoiled, and Black Sheep Road in Amsterdam, White in The Hague and Puha and Chris in Utrecht.