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NETWORKS // An Interview with Liam Young

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Interview by TL Andrews – in Berlin; Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016.

This February acclaimed architect Liam Young brought his storytelling event ‘Hello, City!’ to the transmediale festival in Berlin. Like a modern day prophet Isaiah he uses the medium of film to cry out in the wilderness about the destruction our world is headed…[read on…]

NETWORKS // transmediale conversationpiece: Adrift in a Sea of Data

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Article by Benjamin Busch – in Berlin; Friday, Feb. 12, 2016.

In the last keynote conversation of transmediale 2016, Hito Steyerl presented a perplexing image to the audience. The classified material leaked by Edward Snowden seemingly presents little more than static, or noise. Encrypted, the image would traditionally require machine decryption…[read on…]

NETWORKS // Still Be Here: Hatsune Miku Performance at HKW

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Article by Alice Bardos – in Berlin // Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

To close your eyes is to forget her perfectly symmetrical yet generic face. To try to sing one of her hundreds of thousands of songs becomes a loss of words. It is no easier to try to replicate any of her MikuMikuDance freeware …[read on…]

LINDSAY LAWSON

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Article by Alison Hugill, Photos by Alexander Coggin in Berlin // Feb. 9, 2016
During the visit to Lindsay Lawson’s studio, we spent a significant amount of time searching for the perfect word to describe her heterogeneous practice,…[read on]


NETWORKS // An Interview with Quayola

Interview by Alena Sokhan – in Berlin; Friday, Feb. 05, 2016.

Italian-born artist Quayola has developed a practice around bringing back to life what are conventionally understood to be classical, and admittedly outdated images, particularly from the Italian Renaissance. Quayola’s works explore the composition of these images using programs…[read on…]

NETWORKS // An Interview with Morehshin Allahyari

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Interview by Lee Escobedo – in Berlin; Wednesday, Feb. 03, 2016.

It consumes, absorbs, appropriates, without hesitancy and without judgment. The net is an impartial landfill for all our latent desires and anxieties. When harnessed, it can be a beautiful simulacrum of abstraction, a place where our dreams and nightmares become bedfellows, exploring what was, is, and can be. Iranian-born new media artist and thinker …[read on…]

NETWORKS // An Interview with Mari Matsutoya

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Interview by Penny Rafferty – in Berlin; Monday, Feb. 01, 2016.

Hatsune Miku is the Japanese sweetheart that’s hitting stages all over the world, albeit digitally. The 16 year old, Lolita-styled, sugar-pumping, singing synthesizer application developed by Crypton Future Media has become a world famous pop idol. With her long turquoise hair and catchy lyrics she is dubbed the first humanoid…[read on…]

FASHION // An Interview with Sophie Slater of Feminist Fashion Label Birdsong

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Interview by Celia Wickham – in Berlin; Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.

With an ethos of fair and feminist fashion, Birdsong is the new ethical clothing company leading the way for a fashion industry revolution. Centring around the motto of ‘no sweatshops, no photoshop’, Birdsong sources and promises fairly-made clothing and jewellery from a wide variety of women’s charities around the world…[read on…]

FASHION // An Interview with Matt Lambert

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Interview by Göksu Kunak – in Berlin; Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.

Focussing on intimate stories of insatiable characters, artist and filmmaker Matt Lambert conveys flashes of glee and affection. In Lambert’s world, intimacy is not only affiliated with sexuality. The filmmaker is a visual poet who expertly embroiders stories of youth subcultures…[read on…]

FASHION // Boutique – Where Art Meets Fashion

Article by April Dell – in Berlin; Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016.

An exhibition at Berlin’s Embassy of Finland is where art currently meets fashion, and the intersection is more political than aesthetically driven. Boutique is a touring exhibition originally shown in the Amos Anderson Art Museum in Helsinki[read on…]

FASHION // Behind the Scenes: Costume Design at Friedrichstadt Palast

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Article by TL Andrews, Photos by Greg Bannan – in Berlin; Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.

Two security guards meet us at the stage entrance of the Friedrichstadt Palast. “We have an appointment with the costume director, Silvia Zuhr,” I say. The two search incredulously on their flip charts for me and our photographer, Greg Bannan. One scoffs audibly…[read on…]