An implement commonly associated with prisons, a shank is a small, ad hoc knife made using scavenged detritus. Culled from what is at hand, a shank’s fascinating appeal stems from two divergent qualities: it is foreign to most people’s experience, and yet its purpose is immediately apparent. Chen Chen & Kai Williams’ (CC&KW) project, Shanks, utilizes the violent implement as both a wry reformulation of ergonomics and a sardonic riff on the ideological, material, and situational constraints of design. – Sam Korman
….bringing to life what John Lyndon described as the “beauty in not being beautiful”.
a film by Robert Nethery featuring Anmari Botha. ROP X is a collaborative series that pairs creative individuals whose projects range from short films to performances and poetry readings.
THE MISSING IRASCIBLE. All images courtesy of Edelman Arts. Exhibition on view until May 11 2013
Halfway between Bret Easton Ellis’ Less Than Zero and Antonioni’s L’Aventura, the characters wander through London, Glastonbury Festival and the South of France, navigating scene politics, bizarre love triangles and artificial paradises.
“Corrected Slogans is a complicated project,” said editor William S. Smith at Artists Space as he introduced the book. “It attempts to translate—not transcribe—conversations to book format.” This is representative of how Triple Canopy acts as a publisher: translating ideas across platforms.
b/w pics from spencer dennis
Yorke’s kinetic stage presence and Amok’s highlights -were worth the night (or the morning) that finished a DJ-set that apparently went till 4AM. Photography by Nicolas Vernhes.