Ventre Univers ~ RÊVE
The new album by Julie Fossaert
Ventre Univers ~ RÊVE
The new album by Julie Fossaert
The whimisical, hand-painted photography of Shae Acopian DeTar.
REDS is an amorphous, improvisational music collective based in Brighton, England. Described as Freeform, avant, noisy, droning psych.
Their first full length release is now available on CD and Digital Download.
LET’S START A PUSSY RIOT
Loud, controversial, fearless — Pussy Riot undoubtedly ushered in a new era of feminism and political freedom with their protest acts.
The dialogue so explosively ignited by Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich continues in the book Let’s Start A Pussy Riot. Exclusively created in collaboration with the band, this publication brings together artists, writers and poets to explore feminism, LGBT rights, the power of collaboration, the role art plays in activism, women’s rights, and freedom of speech through the personal voices of Judy Chicago, Yoko Ono, Antony Hegarty, Kim Gordon, and many more.
“Let’s Start a Pussy Riot” book will be launched at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown festival as part of the Activism weekend. The book has been created in collaboration with Pussy Riot, Emely Neu, Storm in a Teacup, Girls Get Busy and Not So Popular and will be available to buy on the 15th of June at Meltdown. The book is available now for pre-order and will be available at Rough Trade shops on 24th of June. All profits go directly to Pussy Riot and their families.
Film by Rick Bahto
Photographed on Kodak Tri-x Super 8 mm film.
White Chalk Hills by Michaela Meadow
‘About Farewell’ a track from the new album by Alela Diane
Magpie Magazine Issue Five
with Art Prints
Call for Submissions
THE BIRDS AND THE BEES
We are looking for Bird and Bee based artwork for inclusion in a one-night gallery and evening of music.
Ascension by Zoe Le Ber
extrait de son nouvel album “Beautiful Africa,” sortie le 1er Avril 2013. Clip réalisé par Romain Carciofo.
“Beautiful Africa” - produit par John Parish (PJ Harvey, Eels, Sparklehorse), enregistré & mixé @ studio Toybox à Bristol, UK
An Opening Song - Nicol Vizioli
In the 19th Century Arthur Russell Wallace and Charles Darwin propounded that phylogenetic branched trees derived from a single ancestor, which meant that all forms of life are tied by relationships of common descent. From a biological point of view, this is extremely “simple”; it suggests life as we know it was created with an original being. Thus with the first cry of each new birth, our collective memory resonates with that first piercing song of arrival. We are reminded our ancestral consciousness, we are reminded of our animal dimension.
Nicol Vizioli started her photographic project An opening song in April 2012. It all started with a dream, then a meeting in the crowd with the first woman bird, Helene; Nicol pursued birds of prey and found herself with Randal, Jeff and Trevor Carey of Countrywide Falconry in the hauntingly beautiful English countryside. In the presence of these wild animals that dominate the wind and the currents, the artist’s soul was stirred and awakened. The artist recognises that our souls are suppressed and inhibited to true expression if we don’t return to the breathe of life. This is something intangible, of wind and profound unity with nature, and only then, once we return, can our indomitable visceral pasts reawaken. That day, in the English countryside, Nicol heard nature’s enchanting mysterious song as it breathed life.
A long period of reflection, readings, drawings and meetings with characters that are able to understand and share her journey, or that have it in their DNA, whom then become her models. Albino, twins, rebellious souls, old and woodland travellers.
It’s the union of these varying vital strengths (the wild animal, the thinking animal and the prodigy animal) the strength of the photographic medium is unleashed in the hands of Nicol. She captures a simultaneous expressive fury and aesthetic balance to her photos which makes them able to speak to every individual and universally iconographic. Observers are encouraged to feel cognisant of the warm comforting protection of the womb alongside our fragile vulnerability facing the whirling enormity of Nature. Glimpses of Nature’s symbols since time immemorial are tantalisingly revealed.
Flawed, dirty, obscure, mysterious, aware of descending from the same progeny. Embodied in a tribal way, bodies covered with dust and soil bring the signs of the cost and of the fatigue to be reborn, a forfeit of that old legacy where we all belong.
The analogical portraits tell us about a return to life, a collective rite of passage from one dimension to another, from simply surviving, to living, they explore the holders of this primordial spark, this original force of which we all come from. That first song, which is impossible not to recognise in front of the photographs so graphically dramatic of Nicol Vizioli, crosses us like a lost memory which is suddenly found again.
extract from An opening Song
catalogue published by Vanilla Edizioni, Milan
I am a girl and a boy with a big, brown and gentle dog.
I love to cuddle the dog, sometimes take a walk with her and sometimes I love to shoot some Instant Pictures.
The externalization of the other.