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WORST BOOKS OF 2013

WORST BOOKS OF 2013

We couldn’t find a lot of interesting books around, lately. No wonder the publishing industry is in deep ‘sheet’.  The majority of publishers seems to have developed a certain taste for crap wrapped in a glossy dustjacket. To make things worse, talented writers with something to say are disappearing, just like happened to big reptiles and ... Read More »

FRAGILE PERFECTION

FRAGILE PERFECTION

We wish we could have used Chris Gilmour’s cardboard typewriter to write this post. Words would have come out more softly, gently adapting to this humble medium. Chris has chosen a simple but meaningful material for his work: in first place because corrugated cardboard is usually employed to pack and ship the artist’s work, rather ... Read More »

I AM PAPER

I AM PAPER

Welcome to the paper version of yourself. This is a particular kind of anatomy,  made of Japanese mulberry paper and using the gilded edges of old books. They are constructed by a technique of rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper called quilling, or paper filigree. Quilling was first practiced by Renaissance nuns and monks ... Read More »

PAPER SURGERY

PAPER SURGERY

You might call it a Poetic Movement for the Liberation of Photographs. But it’s something much more simple: cutouts from fashion magazines. The blade traces a surgical line around the body’s contour to free not the flesh (it’s paper, remember!) but the soul. The model rises from her printed destiny, ready to leave the page ... Read More »

THE PAGE IS ALIVE.

THE PAGE IS ALIVE.

What happens when you realize your life is going nowhere, while days pile up like shallow pages? What happens when you end up being trapped into their glassy, glossy surface?  While you think about an answer, we are going to tell you a story about a brave spirit who – in search of adventure – ... Read More »

WHITE BLACK OUT

WHITE BLACK OUT

How many times did you stare at the blank sheet of paper, waiting for inspiration? How many times did you experience the ‘white out’ in front of its sucking void, totally unable to express yourself? Writers, cartoonists, composers, graphic designers, architects and illustrators: all of creative production starts from a white piece of paper. Simon ... Read More »

CULTURE BY EROSION

CULTURE BY EROSION

It’s with a great sense of awe that we are here to publish the work of Canadian artist Guy Laramee. The idea behind his wonderful sculptures is, somehow, familiar to the Powder Culture we promote on these pages. “Cultures arise, become obsolete, and are replaced by new ones,” says Guy in his own artist’s statement. ... Read More »

PAPERWEIGHT

PAPERWEIGHT

Flip through the pages and you’ll find paper is not a surface but an ocean where you are welcome to dive and breathe underwater. Paper is a dead tree, crushed to a pulp, then bleached, then glued, then pressed beyond recognition. Did you ever see the plant, looking at the gloosy page of a fashion ... Read More »

DECEPTIONS

DECEPTIONS

Always from the series PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED: you look at pictures but pictures don’t look at you. This is the lonely truth since Man, in his attempt to represent reality, was just able to portray a faint copy of it. From cave paintings to immersive reality, images are dull reflections, a play of mirrors. The Visual ... Read More »

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