Posts Tagged ‘people on the verge’
Strange Action (Utopia)
Strange Action (Utopia)

Isabel Lewis throbs with fantasy for contemporary dance. Dance in her fantasy does not strive for a physical, formal or conceptual ideal but instead the simultaneous precision and confusion germane to physical existence. It exists with no supplementary verbal or image-based information and thus external to market logics. It showcases what dance can do rather […]

Ayana Hampton
Ayana Hampton

Ayana Hampton bounds towards me in orange like a glowing giant, her mouth open, teeth widening into an electrifying cave of snow-white elasticity. She had a difficult time locating the Casa del Mar hotel, so I have agreed to stand on the street and wave. Coming into my sphere as if I’m a long lost […]

A Twin Thing
A Twin Thing

Mim and Liv Nervo, The new face of POP Music Behind every great song is a great writer. Behind every great girlie pop hit of the last 12 months there are two: Miriam (Mim) and Olivia (Liv) Nervo. Born and raised in the leafy suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, the 27-year-old twins left home at just […]

Aimee Garcia
Aimee Garcia

A triple threat electrifies in Trauma Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Aimee Garcia had the makings of a performer from an early age. A professional dancer by the age of seven, she was cast in Paul Mejia’s Cinderella at the Auditorium Theater, which lead her to perform 20 shows a month as Clara […]

Alva Noto: Surgeon of Sound
Alva Noto: Surgeon of Sound

Text by Alexander Provan Photography by Kenichi Hagihara Carsten Nicolai’s performance of Xerrox in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in May was as much surgery as music. An array of computers and mixers replaced the patient on the operating table, and rather than display the surgeon’s forays into the body, a vast screen behind Nicolai […]

Cocknbullkid
Cocknbullkid

Could Anita Blay inherit the crown of U.K. pop? As is often the case with superheroes, there is a tendency to preface the hero’s birth by a natural occurrence, such as a bolt of lightning, earthquake, or, of course, a meteor. The scenario goes something like this: a meteor crashes to Earth; around the fiery […]

Poetic Justice
Poetic Justice

Braille bombing street aesthete Andy Uprock radically reconceives city canvassing. Sydney-based former graffiti artist Andy Uprock has swapped spray paint and walls for cups and fences, spawning a revolutionary new street aesthetic he’s coined as “cuprocking.” His massive non-permanent street installations are arresting, provocative works of art that beautify urban landscapes, recite poetry and can […]

Almost Famous
Almost Famous

Photography by Matthew Welch Fashion editors: Kemal & Karla dress Erik Hart; bra Calvin Klein, nylons H+M; neckalces and bracelets Pyhrra This season’s crop of jeune Hollywood up-and-comers includes a surprising number of heirs to fame and fortune. Rumer Willis is the scion of he-man actor, Bruce Willis and controversial Vanity Fair cover girl, Demi […]

Building Brands One Tweet at a Time
Building Brands One Tweet at a Time

Josh Spear’s digital crystal ball. In a recent episode of amc’s deliciously compelling 1960s-advertising-executives-gone-wild drama, Mad Men, two 20-something creative consultants at the Sterling Cooper agency are brought into a meeting to advise a coffee client on how to best reach the newly empowered younger generation. “We don’t want to be told how to act, […]

Working Girl
Working Girl

Jill Bradshaw mixes business with pleasure and charity. All work and no play makes anyone a dull boy. Failure to balance the two has been the downfall of many a Wall Street banker or socialite party girl. If you’re Jill Bradshaw, cooly juggling the two means you can support your art obsessions by owning a […]

The Denim Master
The Denim Master

Mille Monferin’s cosmopolitan take on jeans. Sweden has produced some of the most sought after brands of the last few years, from inexpensive lines to cutting edge, avant-garde and innovative collections, falling just shy of fashion’s radars as the country on which to always keep a watchful eye. Denim is no exception, and the Scandinavians […]

Matt and Kim: Bubblegum Apocalypse
Matt and Kim: Bubblegum Apocalypse

Text by Matthew Nestel Photograph by Nicholas Chatfield-Taylor A Sunday afternoon at a loft space in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, delivers a cluster of brownbaggers nursing tall boy Colt 45s and DIYers ready to dance to a Matt and Kim set. It’s a tame bunch compared to the norm of gigs bordering on Armageddon. Kids hoard […]

Smoosh Operators
Smoosh Operators

Text by Lee Wang Photograph by Zen Sekizawa “We’re getting older, so yes, we sound different,” says keyboardist and singer Asya of indie pop sensation Smoosh about their new record. But while other bands say their sound has matured, it’s hard to doubt Smoosh. After all, they’re barely teenagers. Asya, 14, and her sister Chloe, […]

As the Knife Silently Shouts
As the Knife Silently Shouts

Text by Fiona Killackey Photograph by Elin Berge Olof D­reijer doesn’t like to talk about his favorite food. “I don’t usually answer those questions,” he admits from his studio in Berlin, “I always get so annoyed when I read [about] artists I like and their [favorite] food.” Probed to suggest a favorite moment or favorite […]



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