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Publication of the Week | 032c - Helmut Lang dossier

032c, issue 31, 2016 “Fashion is an expression and a reaction. It’s a reflection, and even a proposal, on the current situation of our society. In line with this, whatever side steps you take should have some humor and some element of provocation. This work should contain some ideas that will eventually grow in the future, and some will just go off like fireworks – that explode and glimmer briefly, and then fade. Hopefully, the consistency of the work over the years adds up to an interesting story. Depending on how strong you are, that story can be long or short.” -Helmut Lang in conversation with Peter Halley, INDEX 2004

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Publication of the Week | Paul Kooiker - Political Chaos

Political Chaos, Paul Kooiker , 2013 In early 2006 Paul Kooiker spent three months as an artist in residence in the coastal city of Xiamen, in China. Under the influence of the turbulent economic developments in China, and the consequences these are having on contemporary Chinese society, as he travelled Kooiker photographed what he found around him. Spurred by his previous fascination with the historical propaganda photographs of Mao swimming in the Yangtze river, from the beach he photographed people swimming in the sea. They are far away, sometimes so far that a head appears no larger than a pinhead on the immense, heaving surface of the water. This isolation reflects the inevitable doubt and confusion that is the result...

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American Football - A Poem | Harold Pinter

Distractors Redskins, Jason Page, 2017 Hallelujah!It works.We blew the shit out of them. We blew the shit right back up their own assAnd out their fucking ears. It works.We blew the shit out of them.They suffocated in their own shit! Hallelujah.Praise the Lord for all good things. We blew them into fucking shit.They are eating it. Praise the Lord for all good things. We blew their balls into shards of dust,Into shards of fucking dust. We did it. Now I want you to come over here and kiss me on the mouth. "First we are going to cut it off, and then we are going to kill it.’ That was how Colin Powell described the battle plan he and his...

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Publication of the Week | Fangjui Chang - What's the Point

What's The Point, Fang-Jui Chang, 2015 'What's The Point?' by Fangjui Chang is an ongoing, participatory, Taipei-based project which aims to reconsider our life in a sense of the things that we take for granted by doing fieldwork, discussing what effective/ineffective communication could be, and thinking about how human behaviour affects our society and environment. Using Design Thinking as an approach to provide better solutions to social and environmental problems, and rethink these issues around our lives by engaging and empowering the general public. Everyone can be a facilitator in making the world a better place.

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