Undoing is a butoh performance series that explores modes of erasing the individual mind’s claim to the body. This radical point of erasure between object and subject is pursued in order to achieve a quality of emptiness. Once the individual has been eclipsed, the ego silenced, the body will be danced. Undoing will undo itself everyday on the Drostdy Lawns at the National Arts Festival Grahamstown.
Costumes: Black Coffee
Styling: Nicole Van Heerden
Photography: Brett Rubin
Gabriel Jones wrote in to tell us about his recent project shooting for Arcade Fire’s new album cover, entitled The Suburbs.
These images where taken during a road trip in various suburbs in Texas followed by a studio shoot in Montreal where the selected suburb images where then projected on a large projection screen. The car and band members where positioned in front of the various suburb landscapes. This series of images are exploring a north American suburb experience and the memory that one can have from their suburban youth. A silksceen effect was added in postproduction. Gabriel’s images where also used for a postcard which Arcade Fire used to send out to magazines informing them about their upcoming shows and news about the album release. The series was art directed by Vincent Morisset and designed by Caroline Robert. Arcade Fire’s album is coming out on august 3rd and 4th.
Above are a few photos from an in interesting project titled The Dead Photos
Everyday South Africans and their bicycles. A photographic book in the making.
Photographers Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler are using the pledge-for-reward Kickstarter social platform to take pre-orders (with benefits) for a photographic book they are working on about contemporary South African bicycle commuter culture. A $50 pledge for example is essentially a pre-order for the book. If they do not reach their funding goal the project will be cancelled and no pledges will be forwarded from the project backers to them.
Only 23 days left.
Canal&Essex is a collection of words and pictures seen through the eyes of the artist
Wonford St. James.