Up and at 'Em

That everyone puts their pants on one leg at a time is a relatively new myth about equality. Undoubtedly, all men and women have always been created exactly the same, but long were the days when wealth discrepancy was stitched into every seam of our clothing. Long were the mornings getting ready, too. All those layers of…

Skin Tones

Three years after the release of my experimental film Warm Up, I decided to make a sequel. Over Your Skin, playable below, is the result of hypnotising myself, not with meditation and drum beats, but with hue, dynamism and texture. I was fascinated by views of paint flowing down over skin. Under a macro lens, the runny…

Mamma Mia!

No sacrilege intended, but there’s some good sport to be had in museums’ Medieval collections, innocently enough poking fun at the grisly visages of thirteenth-century Virgins and Christ Children… the ones turned out before the naturalism seeking libertarians of the Renaissance started grappling with the subject. Rather than cherubic, Dark Age Baby Jesus often looks…

The Icarus Files

by Emma Holmes It’s been nearly two decades since the maverick artist Frank Zackoff first staged his pioneering videos and subversive performance projects, and he’s still pushing the boundaries. High above the city at the fabulous house of Anna Benau, we met and spoke about his latest hazardous and transfixing work. In these performative acts…

One To Watch

‘They always dress like they’re going to the Warhol factory, covering supercharged, politically engaged brains inside their matching white crash helmet.’ This is one description of Pil and Galia Kollectiv, and while they have described themselves as “Reading Dada and the Bauhaus backwards through popular culture’, Kollectiv maintain that they way they dress has no…