M V H A B C
Kunsthaus Langenthal, MegaraveIt’s been twenty years since the Netscape Navigator 1.0 came on the market and the new World Wide Web began to become popular. From Wednesday the 28th of August until the 16th of November 2014 the Kunsthaus in Langenthal shows a well-mixed group of artists and their artistic responses to the aesthetic, social, eco­nomic and political questions thrown up by the new digital life. Among them are Adam Cruces, Aleksandra Domanović, Constant Dullaart, Jan Vorisek and Hannah Weinberger.Image: Close-up of Jennifer In Paradise by Constant Dullaarthttp://kunsthauslangenthal.ch/index.php/megarave.en.htm

Kunsthaus Langenthal, Megarave
It’s been twenty years since the Netscape Navigator 1.0 came on the market and the new World Wide Web began to become popular. From Wednesday the 28th of August until the 16th of November 2014 the Kunsthaus in Langenthal shows a well-mixed group of artists and their artistic responses to the aesthetic, social, eco­nomic and political questions thrown up by the new digital life. Among them are Adam Cruces, Aleksandra Domanović, Constant Dullaart, Jan Vorisek and Hannah Weinberger.
Image: Close-up of Jennifer In Paradise by Constant Dullaart
http://kunsthauslangenthal.ch/index.php/megarave.en.htm


Michael Manning by Jeanne-Salomé Rochat28-year-old digital artist Michael Manning who gained popularity for his Phone Arts paintings (made on an iPhone or an iPad) and his Microsoft Store Paintings (made on Microsoft’s Surface tablet) talks to Novembre Magazine’s Creative Director Jeanne-Salomé Rochat: “… sci-fi film making is the only relevant genre of films, it weirdly lays out these goals and technologies and events that end up becoming self fulfilling prophecies.” Leave now and read the interview on Novembre Magazine’s webpage.

Michael Manning by Jeanne-Salomé Rochat
28-year-old digital artist Michael Manning who gained popularity for his Phone Arts paintings (made on an iPhone or an iPad) and his Microsoft Store Paintings (made on Microsoft’s Surface tablet) talks to Novembre Magazine’s Creative Director Jeanne-Salomé Rochat: “… sci-fi film making is the only relevant genre of films, it weirdly lays out these goals and technologies and events that end up becoming self fulfilling prophecies.” Leave now and read the interview on Novembre Magazine’s webpage.


RCA’s Private Society Dot ComThis June the Royal College of Art graduates exhibited their master pieces at Battersea campus. Among the many there was Germany-born Stephan Backes who shared a room with Swiss London-based artist Yves Scherer and two others. Scherer recently caused stir with his Emma Watson sculpture that was also exhibited at the Battersea show. Even though I obviously felt the wooden lolita strongly, his earlier series of fake grass show cases remains my favorite. Backes presented an installation featuring two flat screens fixed to black poles on a blue rubber matt. SLICK SLIPPERY is a two channel video installation of 8,50min (looped) in FULL HD with stereo sound. Also worth having a look at is another work by him called 1stCOME 1stSERVED - an openly available digital piece that loses a percentage of its overall quality every time somebody downloads it. Backes has been lecturing at Goldsmith college London earlier this year and probably is working on new stuff right now or is on vacation. What do I know.http://stephanbackes.comhttp://www.yvesscherer.com

RCA’s Private Society Dot Com
This June the Royal College of Art graduates exhibited their master pieces at Battersea campus.
Among the many there was Germany-born Stephan Backes who shared a room with Swiss London-based artist Yves Scherer and two others. Scherer recently caused stir with his Emma Watson sculpture that was also exhibited at the Battersea show. Even though I obviously felt the wooden lolita strongly, his earlier series of fake grass show cases remains my favorite.
Backes presented an installation featuring two flat screens fixed to black poles on a blue rubber matt. SLICK SLIPPERY is a two channel video installation of 8,50min (looped) in FULL HD with stereo sound. Also worth having a look at is another work by him called 1stCOME 1stSERVED - an openly available digital piece that loses a percentage of its overall quality every time somebody downloads it.
Backes has been lecturing at Goldsmith college London earlier this year and probably is working on new stuff right now or is on vacation. What do I know.

http://stephanbackes.com
http://www.yvesscherer.com


Stoya by DIS MagazineThe adult film performer, feminist and writer talks with DIS Magazine’s Ada about her understanding of aesthetics, directing porn, the endless variety of sexual stimulation and burning questions like “Could the private moment of pornography viewing and masturbation be seen as a replacement for the religious rituals that have lost importance in much of North America and Western Europe?”. After reading the insightful interview I just couldn’t resist the temptation to check Ms Stoyadinovich out and see her “dark features and porcelain skin, this tall and slender beauty” (IMDb Mini Biography) in motion - it’s worth the dare.  http://dismagazine.com/blog/65387/stoya-dismiss/

Stoya by DIS Magazine
The adult film performer, feminist and writer talks with DIS Magazine’s Ada about her understanding of aesthetics, directing porn, the endless variety of sexual stimulation and burning questions like “Could the private moment of pornography viewing and masturbation be seen as a replacement for the religious rituals that have lost importance in much of North America and Western Europe?”.
After reading the insightful interview I just couldn’t resist the temptation to check Ms Stoyadinovich out and see her “dark features and porcelain skin, this tall and slender beauty” (IMDb Mini Biography) in motion - it’s worth the dare.  
http://dismagazine.com/blog/65387/stoya-dismiss/

"I dreamed a thousand new paths. I woke and walked my old one."
Faceless Busts, Jon Rafman"The real reason to see Robocop then, is to support the work of one of our favorite artists, Jon Rafman, whose  faceless busts  (seen above), which are part of his ongoing New Age Demanded project, show up in the movie. The triptych appears in the office of a villainous CEO played by Michael Keaton, and can be seen several times throughout the film’s 100-minute running time. The Montreal-based Rafman, who first blew up thanks to his much-discussed Google Street View project, is one of the most exciting young artists working today, recontextualizing cultural ephemera to explore the relationship between technology and memory–a perfect fit for a movie about a robot who was once a man.”http://bullettmedia.com

Faceless Busts, Jon Rafman
"The real reason to see Robocop then, is to support the work of one of our favorite artists, Jon Rafman, whose  faceless busts  (seen above), which are part of his ongoing New Age Demanded project, show up in the movie. The triptych appears in the office of a villainous CEO played by Michael Keaton, and can be seen several times throughout the film’s 100-minute running time. The Montreal-based Rafman, who first blew up thanks to his much-discussed Google Street View project, is one of the most exciting young artists working today, recontextualizing cultural ephemera to explore the relationship between technology and memory–a perfect fit for a movie about a robot who was once a man.”
http://bullettmedia.com

The Japanese Black From the prefectures Kobe and Gunda comes the Kuroge cattle, better known as  Wagyu. With its signature marbling and 50% more saturated fats than regular beef the ancient race is worshipped by meat lovers all over the world. For decades the meat that comes in 15 different quality classifications was only exported to North America and Hong Kong. Since July it’s now also available in Switzerland, imported by the young gourmet entrepreneurs of Luma Delikatessen. The 1980s Japanese Food and Culture Program featuring must-see Nicholas Pettas, a former Greek-Danish karateka, gives an outstanding introduction into the fascinating world of Wagyu beef. Now, place your order and heat up the table-top grill.Image by Harry Griffin and Eva O’Leary. http://luma-delikatessen.chhttp://youtu.be/94HhDl1Fk6w

The Japanese Black 
From the prefectures Kobe and Gunda comes the Kuroge cattle, better known as  Wagyu. With its signature marbling and 50% more saturated fats than regular beef the ancient race is worshipped by meat lovers all over the world. For decades the meat that comes in 15 different quality classifications was only exported to North America and Hong Kong. Since July it’s now also available in Switzerland, imported by the young gourmet entrepreneurs of Luma Delikatessen. The 1980s Japanese Food and Culture Program featuring must-see Nicholas Pettas, a former Greek-Danish karateka, gives an outstanding introduction into the fascinating world of Wagyu beef.
Now, place your order and heat up the table-top grill.

Image by Harry Griffin and Eva O’Leary

http://luma-delikatessen.ch
http://youtu.be/94HhDl1Fk6w

FKA twigsAfter Dazed & Confused recently promoted her latest video loudly and my SoundCloud stream won’t stop bringing her songs up, I feel it’s about time: “Tahliah Barnett (born 16 January 1988), better known as FKA twigs, is a British musician and dancer originally from Gloucestershire and currently based in London. The “FKA” stands for Formerly Known As. She has Jamaican and Spanish ancestry.” So much for the encyclopedia facts. What’s to add? Well, her music is simply outstanding and must be heard.http://wwwater.me

FKA twigs
After Dazed & Confused recently promoted her latest video loudly and my SoundCloud stream won’t stop bringing her songs up, I feel it’s about time: “Tahliah Barnett (born 16 January 1988), better known as FKA twigs, is a British musician and dancer originally from Gloucestershire and currently based in London. The “FKA” stands for Formerly Known As. She has Jamaican and Spanish ancestry.” So much for the encyclopedia facts. What’s to add? Well, her music is simply outstanding and must be heard.
http://wwwater.me

Memento by Geraldine Spilker"French-German design student Geraldine Spilker has developed a process of binding ashes with resin, creating a tactile object from cremated remains. The object is completely biodegradable, so the remains can be returned to the earth when the family is ready.” Dezeenhttp://geraldinespilker.com

Memento by Geraldine Spilker
"French-German design student Geraldine Spilker has developed a process of binding ashes with resin, creating a tactile object from cremated remains. 
The object is completely biodegradable, so the remains can be returned to the earth when the family is ready.” Dezeen
http://geraldinespilker.com