Once again Nowness have commissioned a film to delight and astound. To read the Nowness interview with Lernert and Sander click here.
Archive for June, 2011
Photographing Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Arts Masters students of 2011, Peripetie has once again provided an alternative vision of her world. Working with each designer to achieve the look both artist and sitter wanted, among the styled compositions she has managed to retain the escapism within her work. There is much surprise and pleasure in seeing these designers who have been been invited to play in her personal domain, particularly as all seem at ease with her novel representations of their creative selves. This is an eccentric flight of colour and texture at its best.
Photography: Madame Peripetie
Stylist: Rolf Buck
Make up and hair: Julia Heiermann
Inspiration can be found in a variety of places, however it would be interesting to know what instigated the concept behind ‘Changed’, the latest video by Mario and Vidis, art direction and film directed by Phantom for Starworks. With overtones of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale of jealousy and betrayal in ‘Bernice Bobs Her Hair’ the film, like the story, asks us to evaluate and challenge traditional expectations of womanhood and femininity. It raises once again not the question “What do men expect from women?” but what do women expect from women? Clearly we have still some way to go to resolve this.
Despite a preoccupation with materiality, pattern and texture, Levi van Veluw has a formal approach to self-portraiture. In his latest solo show in which he exhibits his work through installations, photographs and videos, he draws from his own childhood memories, including his obsession for fire. Using repetitive structures to represent Van Veluw’s obsessive attempts to gain control on his life by gaining control of his surroundings as a youth, this is a world that is claustrophobic and sombre, and ultimately exudes a sense of loneliness.
Installations inspired by different aspects of van Veluw’s boyhood bedroom, where he spent many solitary hours between the ages of 8 and 14: the Origin of the Beginning.
21 May – 25 June Levi van Veluw Solo exhibition at Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam.