Saturday, 30 August 2014
POPARCHIVES DIARIES BY DUSTIN PITTMAN - CLAYTON PATTERSON - THE GOD OF THE LES
FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHIC DIARIES OF PHOTOGRAPHER Dustin Pittman
CLAYTON PATTERSON "THE $16 BURGER SHOW" WITH ELSA RENSAA & THE Art Collective BAND - DAMEHT
Longtime Lower East Side archivist, artist, photographer, Clayton Patterson has announced that he is leaving New York for a small village in the Austrian alps.“The $16 Burger show,” a pop-up exhibit featuring Patterson’s work, along with his life partner Elsa Rensaa’s original artwork, was held in a gallery space formerly known as "PopBurger" in the Meatpacking District. It has been christened “Galerie ABP,” short for Au Bon Punk. Patterson, calls the neighborhood “the Dead Meat District.” Dameht, a band which is part of an art collective in NYC, helped stage the exhibit, along with Kate Litvinov.
I believe in Clayton and everything that he represents. I, to, have witnessed the distruction of the LES and other Historic Manhattan Neighborhoods only to be priced out with Corporate Drug Stores, Banks, Expensive Coffee Shops, Cellphone Popup Stores and other Mall Related storefront trash. Mars Bar=GONE CBGB'S=GONE Max Fish=GONE Brownies=GONE.
The show was a celebration of young and old mingling together creating equal good vibes and loving spirits. Clayton Patterson is the GOD OF THE LES.
GOD IS GOOD....... Photography and Text by Dustin Pittman
Clayton Patterson & Partner Elsa Rensaa Photographed by Dustin Pittman
The Art Collective Band DAMEHT Photographed by Dustin Pittman
LES Artists "Thumbs Up" In Front of Clayton Patterson's Neon Photographed by Dustin Pittman
Clayton Patterson's Jacket Designs Photographed by Dustin Pittman
One Of My Favorite Artists Favelapunk @ Clayton's Opening Photographed by Dustin Pittman
The LES Artists of Tomorrow Photographed by Dustin Pittman
Street Fashion @ Clayton Patterson's Show Photographed by Dustin Pittman
Clayton Patterson with Close Friends Photographed by Dustin Pittman
DAMEHT Performs @ Clayton Patterson's After Party Photographed by Dustin Pittman
DAMEHT Performs @ Clayton Patterson's After Party Photographed by Dustin Pittman
Goodbye Clayton and Elsa. We Will Miss You Photographed by Dustin Pittman
“The $16 Burger Show: Clayton Patterson with Elsa Rensaa”, 58-60 9th Ave. Exhibition until May 14.
Monday, 09 December 2013
MUTATE AW13 / DIEGO ZÚÑIGA
[ M U T A T E . AW13 ]
The homonymous firm of the Mexican designer returns this Fall/Winter 2013 with MUTATE. The starting point is the beetle, an insect that throughout history has been an inspiration for industrial design, architecture and the military world. With eight all-black looks, MUTATE is characterized by oversize pieces, tailored quality and sporty touches. It surprises us with dynamic and original cuts, mesh details, and for the first time in the brand’s history there is a couple of functional accessories (cap and backpack) to create an outfit that reflects the concept perfectly. The collection? Wide-cut blazers with relaxed lapels, sweaters with wide sleeves, pants with big cargo-like pockets, and short wide pants. The textures reflect inspiration and are mixed with the designer’s characteristic black-over-black detail. The fortress, intellect, routine, and strength of the contemporary man is what emerges from this proposal from Zúñiga.
Make up:Ossiel Ramos
Model: Model: Frederik Tölke @ BANG! MANAGEMENT
Shoes: @ Feminine and Masculine
Monday, 14 October 2013
CERRE: SPRING 2014 VIDEO FASHION WEEK STYLE.COM
Sunday, 06 October 2013
ROGGYKEI presents SS14 COLLECTION "IRON DUALISM" TEXT BY YASUYUKI ASANO
Dear Diane and Shaded Viewers,
ROGGYKEI is a Japanese fashion label based in Osaka, founded by Hitoshi Korogi and Keiko Miyakoshi in 2006.
With the concept "Clothes as accessories, accessories as clothes", the designer duo presents near-futuristic coutures created by bold colours, metallic materials and sculptural shapes, blurring the boundaries of existing product categories.
Following to their showroom in Paris during fashion week, they opened their first exhibition in London last evening at Red Gallery Kanteen.
For SS14 they collaborated with London based Japanese animation artist Noriko Okaku, and personified the theme "Iron Dualism" by the strange world of "Tetsuo and Tetsuko" (iron boy and iron girl in Japanese).
(Tesuo and Tetsuko)
Tetsuo is a kind gentleman who loves fishing, Japanese chess and curling, while Tetsuko is a brave tomboyish girl who loves cooking and tennis. His dream is to be a human and her dream is to have a baby, and their favourite number is 26, obviously.
The story of Tetsuo and Tetsuko will be continued to next season.
(Keiko, Noriko and Hitoshi)
All photos from the exhibition by Yuhei Taichi
Thursday, 03 October 2013
OPENING NIGHT: THE 51ST NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL HAS REASON TO CELEBRATE
Dear Shaded Viewers,
The evening began with a screening of Paul Greengrass's CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, starring Tom Hanks. The dangerous high seas of Somali pirates jangled our nerves as we, afterwards, mounted buses that took us to The Harvard Club to celebrate not only the film, but the nervy, bold and surprising festival that was about to follow. More to come on that.
The grand reception at the Harvard Club.
Photos by my date for the evening Dolly Meieran
1962 TRUFFAUT INTERVIEW OF HITCHCOCK PLAYING NOW ON @PRESENTFUTURE_ #SEEKANDLEARN
ANIMATION SHOWING 2026 COMPLETION OF GAUDI'S SAGRADA FAMILIA
Wednesday, 02 October 2013
IRIS VAN HERPEN COSTUMES FOR NEW YORK CITY BALLET
More about the costumes and the collaberation here.
Sunday, 29 September 2013
The Act Of Killing - by Silvia Bombardini
Dear Shaded Viewers and Diane,
Much had been said about The Act of Killing and to such unanimous extent, that when I finally had the chance to go for a screening a few weeks ago at Hackney Picturehouse, I couldn't help but walk in with great expectations, if of them I was vaguely suspicious: great expectations seldom are, after all, a promising mind-set to sit through a film. I should not have worried though. While I can safely say that Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary of the imagination was not like anything I could have possibly expected, it remains one of the most striking, terrifying, unforgettable pieces of filmmaking I've ever held my breath through.
Set in North Sumatra, Indonesia, Oppenheimer's film unveils the terrible truth of a national genocide, as shamefully unheard-of in our Western countries as it was never really hidden in its own land. But it's more than that; not only unpunished but the 1965-66 massacres are instead a source of pride among the aging, welcoming gangsters that still today walk around freely, and warmly greet the American director who thought so well as to make a film about their youth. Former death squad leader Anwar Congo is Oppenheimer's main character, and he knows something about cinema himself: before the attempted coup which allowed and encouraged their killing spree, he used to resell movie tickets with his gang, and claims to be a great fan of Al Pacino. But then he moved on to kill with his own hands over 1000 supposed communists, he recalls, and shows us how.
In fact, seeing how excited they were in front of the cameras, Oppenheimer invited Anwar and his group to play with them for a bit: they were to re-enact those scenes of torture and slaughter in their Hollywood style of choice, dressing up as victims themselves and casting fellow citizens to fill all the roles. This might sound unnecessarily gruesome, and more than a little vulgar, and I won't lie, it often was. A particularly distressing moment is when they restage the burning of a village. "The whole world will see this," one of them muses, pleased. Then "London, England! Forget Jakarta, Jakarta’s nothing!" and I swear I felt a shiver running through our seats, at the idea that these mass-murderers were putting up a show, just for us here to see.
Yet a few scenes later, while still petrified by what we've just witnessed, the subtle, unsettling logic behind Oppenheimer's idea starts to seep through. "I never thought it would look so bad" Anwar murmurs when shown the footage. Later on, when he is supposed to play the part of one of his prisoners, Anwar finds that he can't go through. Seeing himself again, on his tiny tv screen, he addresses Oppenheimer behind the camera in a whisper, "Did the people I tortured feel what I do here?". And this is, I reckon, the most powerful, terrible moment of The Act of Killing. Oppenheimer captures on camera the very instant when a man, who by politics and public fear has lived to his seventies nestled in lies, gets a first glimpse of the concepts of wrong, and evil, and the insurmountable weight of his own actions. What we see is not regret, not yet, not exactly, but the frightening dawn of self-doubt. "Have I sinned? I did this to so many people", Anwar pleads.
Much had been said about Oppenheimer's film indeed, blessed by executive producers the likes of Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, and analysed along the lines of Hannah Arendt's theory of the Banality of Evil. The director himself has suggested how the gangsters' celebration and pride in the massacres isn't but a shield to protect themselves from what they've done. Still, when the film ended, I've never heard a crowd leaving a movie theatre as speechlessly as we left Hackney Picturehouse, a few weeks ago.
If you wish to you can sign this petition to ask Indonesia’s President to Say Sorry for 1965/66: https://www.change.org/petitions/president-sby-say-sorry-for-65?share_id=MkWeAnbukT&utm_campaign=share_button_chat&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition
Friday, 27 September 2013
MARTINA SPETLOVA SS/14 PARIS SHOWROOM SEPT 2ND - OCT 27TH AT THE EVE MEYER GALLERY
My good friend, London based Czech designer Martina Spetlova will be showing her latest SS/14 collection in Paris at The Eve Meyer Gallery from 27Th September - 2nd October. You might remember Martina from several post I have done in the past two years on her, here, here, and here as well as a Italian Vogue's recent Talent Issue here. Also see the great write up in The Telegraph which calls Martina "the London queen of texture". And for our Russian readers this piece from Wonder Zine. Below find images from Martina's latest collection as well as her SS/14 film directed by Marnie Hollande.
Martina wrote me this about her new film:
"Like the collection itself, the two films (they were two originally for interactive presentation but now they are merged into one) focus on the new textures and patterns I've created. I made headpieces/hoods that create striking and simple imagery for the film. Inspired by vintage Pucci ski mask and more recently Pussy Riot, my hoods reference agitators and provocateurs."
Eve Meyer Gallery
11 rue Michel Le Comte
27Th September - 2nd October
Tel: +44 (0) 75 0118 1728
Tel: +39 3382 307102
PS - Martina, I am look forward to seeing you and Paddy in Berlin at the end of the month and sorry I was delayed in making the post, been crazy past couple of days and weeks. Good luck in Paris and see you both soon.