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Stripped back and pushed to the limit. email and postal addresses in the communication box. so fresh : it was one of those magical weeks when editing a magazine felt like Christmas all over again. Before long we found ourselves ankle deep in theses on bacteria and confl icting testaments from dermatologists. there was a phase early on when we found it amusing to turn down party invitations because we had to stay home and watch porn for ‘research’ purposes. no-place-left-to-hide. ¤ 30 (Europe) or ¤ 45 (Worldwide) to account n° 363-0257432-34 IBAN BE 68 3630 2574 3234 BIC BBRUBEBB stating your full name. I fired back a message asking the photographer to let me know when she’d got out safely – then pondered the curious journeys that we’d sent our people out on. it was evident that however near impossible the assignments we set. Sure. On a Friday night. The Word is published fi ve times a year by JamPublishing. Except without the comedy knitwear and family arguments – just. the results exceeded our expectations. we’d flagged up the Skin issue as being raw-as-itcomes. sensitive portraits of fragile skin conditions. but I began to worry that we’d asked the team for too much. Go online at There was a moment back in February that I started to wonder whether we’d gone too far with this issue.be or call + 32 (0)2 374 24 95 for more information. Subjects were becoming audacious – robots ! Future skin ! Extreme dirt ! Wrongness with fruit ! – to the point that the whole exercise seemed to be teetering on the brink of fantasy. investigations into contemporary taxidermy or an intelligent reappraisal of the skinhead legacy. Skin had started off as a kind of fl ippant theme – a cheap excuse to get some nudity onto the pages. Reproduction. As the content finally started flooding in a few weeks ago.be/ the-magazine for full subscription information. in whole or in part. Visit thewordmagazine. . you know. All information is correct up to the time of going to press. At 10pm. The publishers cannot be held liable for any changes in this respect after this date. things had got way out of hand. without prior permission is strictly prohibited. Yes. no-holds-barred. but the (dirty) honeymoon period soon wore off. Alone. I guess once you’ve got down to the skin. 107 Rue Général Henry Straat 1040 Brussels Belgium. Everything that came in was so exciting. Hettie Judah On this cover Rutger out the back Sweater CP Company © Kris De Smedt Polo Ben Sherman Jacket Cabane de Zucca Trousers Fred Perry Styling Pierre-Yves Marquer jampublishing. and hang out listening to old Trojan recordings – but as usual. Be they amazing reportage shots of a burn rehabilitation unit. For syndication Our content is available for purchase. the good bit with the presents.4 The editor's letter Publisher Nicholas Lewis Editor-in-chief Hettie Judah Design Facetofacedesign pleaseletmedesign Writers Immanuel Abraham (ia) Nick Amies Devrim Bayar Sabine Clappaert Alex Deforce Rozan Jongstra Hettie Judah Nicholas Lewis Athena Newton (an) Yves Van Kerkhove Randa Wazen Photography/Illustration Benoît Banisse Michelle Beatty Jean Biche Ulrike Biets Sébastien Bonin Carmendevos Marcel Ceuppens Sarah Eechaut Vincent Fournier Valentine Gallardo Steve Jakobs Charlotte May Wales Yassin Serghini Guy Van Laere Virassamy Interns Athena Newton (editorial) Virginie Van de Casteele (editorial) Maren Spriewald (photography) For subscriptions (5 issues) Transfer ¤ 21 (Belgium). Mails were coming in from correspondents as far away as Australia and South Africa proposing stories that we couldn’t turn down. The Word seemed to be doing better than ever and we were really excited by it. you might as well go all the way. I’d just received a message from one of our photographers telling me that she’d finally managed to talk her way into the Hell’s Angels clubhouse.

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Much. 51 . has been The Word’s favourite bedtime reading since issue one. ciaradoesmakeup. his hairless head combined with chosen wardrobe prompted unwanted attention in his last home in Germany. tickl-magazine.com Ciara O’Shea Make up artist Page n° 26 Carmendevos Photographer Since leaving Ireland at the age of 19. feathery. A skinhead by genetic curse rather than lifestyle choice. magazines and advertising from his burrow in Barcelona. Pages n° 50. Ciara’s birthmark is on her knee.8 The contributors It’s a Word’s world Lapin Illustrator There are many ways to skin a rabbit. we decided to approach the guy on the business end of the skinning knife. make up artist Ciara O’Shea has established an impressive global portfolio of work from the fashion and music industries. In this issue he explains the niceties of skinhead styling. her rascally. Polaroid-tastic art porn magazine. and in the perfect position to think about climate change and create her proposal for how to style the furry. Carmen doesn’t like showing her skin. He sketches every day in his notebooks ( check out his blog for proof ! ) and uses this endless archive to form the elements of his illustration work. she was taking inspiration from the Australian sunshine. but for this month’s Guide. Nick has a tattoo on his arm. Lapin likes to keep things close up. A regular backstage at fashion weeks in New York.com Pages n° 90 — 93 Carmendevos travels back to the blessed times of free-love photography with her Polaroids. when we caught up with her. unexpectedly beautiful skin of the future. she creates her own visual language. so we couldn’t resist asking her to indulge our shoe fetish in our footwear shoot. Lapin is a French illustrator working in fashion. Milan and Paris. lesillustrationsdelapin.com Pages n° 70 — 73 Nick Amies Writer Arriving in Brussels two years ago gave freelance journalist and writer Nick Amies the opportunity to take his Fred Perry shirts out of mothballs. TicKL. London. stubborn and against the digital grain.

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the show takes a resolutely more positive approach to the issue. Ghent 02. Le fabuleux destin du quotidien Until 23rd May 2010 ☞ Grand Hornu. is light. what unites them. trusted and loved photographers. commissioning them to produce an exclusive body of work based on. Joseph Marioni Until 17th April 2010 ☞ Baronian Francey.be 04. Evidently well thought-out and planned.. New York A prolific and versatile designer. Exploring the sometimes fraught relationship between art and design. we thought it was high time to get physical and showcase the works of five of our most loyal. expect rooms full of laughter and a heady dose of tongue-and-cheek. and what are the elements that shape it? Shapeshifters demystifies the meaning of images through a series of lectures. Grand-Hornu Images and the Mac join forces with this exhibition on the joys of everyday living. depending on the day. and integrates it in a playful manner – his most infamous and iconic creation. Ghent design. A conceptualist at heart.be & shapeshifters. Kelly Schacht Opens 14th March 2010 ☞ Hoet Bekaert Gallery. moving and inclusive narrative. this one by American writer and academic Hannah Higgins. from 23rd April to 2nd May 2010 – Having treated the magazine’s pages as a gallery for over 14 issues now. Liquid liquid 10 ) 03.be © Tomás Gabzdil Libertiny.museum. eschewing any temptation to give one preference over the other. most of her installations evoke something of an unfounded abstractionism to them. Embracing the varying temper tantrums light can sometimes have. the exhibition treats design on a par with art. Courtesy of MoMA. with everyone from Marti Guixé to Wim Delvoye on show. is a cup which boasts massive ‘ears’ as handles. minimalist settings. That grey area thewordmagazine.be 04. Still at an early stage in her career.gent. rather. The players’ club Hannah Higgins @ Beursschouwburg (Brussels). such is the displacement felt when faced with her oeuvre. with a message clearly attached. red and blue .be ☞ Design Museum. Also entrusted with the exhibition’s scenography. all the while performing an aesthetic function. baronianfrancey. Add to that the artist’s modernist approach to his art – ‘function follows light’ describing it perfectly – and you’ll quickly understand why Marioni doesn’t paint light but. Digging deep into the unclassifiable. we’d urge you to classify her name under ‘those to watch’. you’ve guessed it.green. she uses her acute wit and strong vision to construct a soft.Neighbourhood 11 Belgium ( 01 01. his palette covers the essentials . * The lecture to sit through © Kelly Schacht © Richard Hutten © Joseph Marioni . building an environment to which it is central.be/skin Celebrating their bicentenary. Contextual irrelevance 01. iets. giving his painting a depth and a texture that would not usually be associated with monocoloured works of this nature. Hutten graduated from that venerable breeding-ground for design talent. on 2nd April 2010 – Where does our collective visual bank originate from. Curated by design expert Veerle Wenes and Francois Foulon. Brussels Belgian artist Kelly Schacht’s work sits at the cusp of absurdity. 02. rather than treating it as an ad-hoc component. grand-hornu-images. seeking not what distinguishes both disciplines but. his work reveals an acute understanding of function’s importance in design. You might refer to him as a conceptual functionalist or a functional conceptualist. Eindhoven’s Design Academy.com * The show you can’t miss The Word Magazine presents Skin @Dansaert/Kanaal (Brussels). A disciple of Rothko’s. Dumbo. With a knack for removing isolated fragments and reinterpreting them within new-found. Marioni overlaps layer upon layer of translucent and transparent liquid colour. Richard Hutten Until 6th June 2010 beursschouwburg. Skin. yellow. Hornu 03. for example. rather.

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To say that Koen van den Broek’s career has shot up faster than an American missile headed for Kabul would be an understatement. In the space of 10 years (a minute in art speak), he has gone from local hero to global darling, with this retrospective the climax of a career in rapid ascent. Sparse yet evocative, his work reminds one of Ed Ruscha’s paired down paintings with the exception that van den Broek’s leftfield eye – he paints kirbs, doors, shadows and asphalt cracks – adds undertone of welcome self-righteousness to it, like he’s figured something out we haven’t. We never thought ubiquity would evoke in us such passion and laughter.
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Frank van der Salm’s work, although initially heavily influenced by the New Topographics movement (a book of which is reviewed on page 80), has evolved into a more acute and intelligible oeuvre which explores, for instance, the control exerted on space, or the lack thereof. More than mere architectural or landscape photography, his prints make for vivid, if not slightly skewed commentary on the globalised world. More recently, the Dutch photographer has taken a keen interest in the dual meaning of photography in today’s ‘copy-and-ask-later’ culture, refining his distinctive narrative further yet.
Frank van der Salm – Stretched territories
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☞ Crown Gallery, Brussels

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@ Bozar (Brussels), on 13th March 2010 – To concerto connoisseurs, the oboe often gets relegated to the back seat. With its Made in Vienna series, the Symfonie Orkest Vlaanderen rectifi es this, bringing the timid trumpet to the fore and giving it the attention it deserves with a rendition of Strauss’ fl attering and refreshing concerto for oboe, led by soloist Alexei Ogrintchouk and conducted by Etienne Siebens.

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Moti’s work could be compared to that humongous particle collider in Cern, Switzerland in that he immortalizes long-forgotten anecdotes, incidents and individuals (‘black holes’ as he refers to them) by intertwining them on film, complementing his vision with photography, books and other found objects. The intensity prevalent in his work, together with its undertones of eternity, lends it somewhat of a grand, even imperial aesthetic, one you imagine to be shown alongside a Monet in 50 years time. His first solo exhibition in Belgium, this one takes as focus dust and failure, interlacing the two to reveal an evasive, yet moving, collision.
Melvin Moti: From dust to dust
Until 25th April 2010 ☞ Wiels, Brussels

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@ Beursschouwburg (Brussels), on 17th April 2010 – Doing one for the community, Onda Sonora together with Laid Back Radio and regular-Word contributor Alex Deforce’s On-Point, encourage sofa-king producers to take a step in the limelight with their new venture Release, the purpose of which is to bring these bedroom wizards to the fore.

From its days providing the stylistic backdrop for the early 20th century’s emancipation era to its ultimate crowning in Chanel’s Little Black Dress, there’s no denying the colour black is as important, if not more, than, say, milk is to cereal first thing in the morning. Drawing on paintings, historic costumes and contemporary fashion frocks, the show gives a history lesson in all things black. So, for example, you learn that black once was solely the preserve of the rich and famous or, rather more interestingly, that Antwerp was the centre of black dyeing in the 16th and 17th Century. One which will have fashion intellectuals wetting themselves.
Masters of black in fashion & costume
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Dutch artist Mark Manders makes sense of the incomprehensible and incompatible, bringing together random objects – chairs, tables, blankets and even dead animals – to dispel a somewhat Duchamp-esque body of work - conceptual in its nature and, above all, humouristic in its approach. Absent and self-effacing yet resolved and confident, his is a narrative that allows the viewer’s imagination to run, with something of an insider’s joke present throughout. For this exhibition at Zeno-X, Manders presents new drawings (“the investigation of thought” he has called it) as well as several sculptures.
Mark Manders
From 12th March until 24th April 2010 ☞ Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp

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Having done more than probably any other designer out there to bring design within the confines of art recognition, Ron Arad’s work eschews any kind of categorisation, continuously blurring the lines between functionality and aestheticism. Charting his three decades in the business, the show presents Arad’s evolution throughout the years, from his post-punk DIY approach to the impeccably slick, technologically-advanced objects he is known for today. Consisting of over 120 works - of which a dramatic LED installation – the sheer and instant familiarity of certain of these reminds you how much his oeuvre has entered the mainstream.
Ron Arad – Restless
Until 16th May 2010 ☞ Barbican, London

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@ Flagey (Brussels), on 30 th April 2010 – Somewhat of a classicist’s face to face, Brussels Philharmonic’s Contrastes series harmonises the impossible, opposing, for example, Ravel’s Boléro with Schubert’s Fourth Symphony in a duel at the highest echelons of classical music.

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Taking as starting point Hamilton’s political inclinations, London’s Serpentine Gallery – which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year – presents the artist’s most poignant body of work, that which uses global politics, riots, terrorist acts and war as a backdrop for a powerful narrative. Imbued with his obvious sense of discontent together with his knack for sarcasm, the many paintings on show will resonate with most viewers’ collective visual memory, in a nod to Hamilton's fascination with the media’s obsession with and hunger for (more) images. The first solo exhibition of his works in the UK, this isn’t to be missed.
Richard Hamilton
Until 25th April 2010 ☞ Serpentine Gallery, London

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Fashion photographer Cindy Frey fights for animal rights, likes vegetarian cuisine, is addicted to tattoos and listens to heavy metal music. These disparate, sometimes anti-social passions mean she often fi nds herself living in a certain liberating, if not slightly isolating, manner. This self-imposed solitude has led to an intimately insightful body of work where Frey is her own subject, with her camera’s shutter the only intruder. Baroque, with something of a retroglam to it, her narrative is strong, somewhat masculine, revealing a realistic sensitivity one might not initially expect. Make no mistake though, this chick rock ‘n rolls.
Cindy Frey – 100% self made
From 19th March until 16th April 2010 ☞ Recyclart, Brussels

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@ Haunch of Venison (London), until 27th March 2010 – Sustenance, survival and mortality – the struggle of everyday life in Mumbai – are the topics which form the basis of Kallat’s work, comprised of videos, sculptural installations, photography and the large format paintings for which he is most well-known.

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entitled Citizen. tame yet lively. writes music. London The newly-refurbished Whitechapel gallery presents two videos. American Zoe Leonard and Frenchwoman Sophie Ristelhueber are the four shortlisted photographers for this year’s Prize. The dual nature of his work – both sinister and soothing. several of his many facets are brought to life: his self-portrait and still life paintings (muscular and powerful). he captures the exposure and removal faced by a human figure when struggling to survive in a threatening natural environment (in this case. the other by Texan Nova Paul. travel and globalisation makes for somewhat of a staccato show. although resoundingly different from one another (despite a common fragility). depicts the dreary face of a military pilot). Ackermann’s exploration of themes such as borders.uk * The gig to queue for LCD Soundsystem @ Brixton Academy (London).co. poetic and gentle. on 24th April 2010 – With rumours of separation dodging the James Murphy ensemble on the blogosphere.org. Self-taught abstract expressionist Gorky blended his obvious European and American influences into a new-found. Consisting of large paintings (one. a storm). ☞ Whitecube. himself. garnering a loyal and unremitting following.uk Billy Childish’s body of work spans many practices. Drawing on more than 150 works. London ica. this retrospective is the first of its kind to be shown in Europe for the last 20 years. Video on demand 16. Paul’s Technicolour film – more colorful and poignant . Symptomatic of the artist who lives in the shadows of his larger-than-life persona. Archile Gorky – A retrospective Until 3rd May 2010 ☞ Tate Modern.org. one led by emotion. London 14. distinctive vocabulary that forged an entirely fresh type of abstract painting. Both. are presented as part of an initiative seeking to give video (and audiovisuals in general) the place they deserve within contemporary art.uk/modern * The prize to catch Deutsche Borse Photography Prize @ The Photographers’ Gallery (London). his work afforded a very European sense of hardship with an American sensibility to it. German artist Ackermann takes over the gallery’s many spaces.uk whitechapelgallery. 14.org © Franz Ackermans © Archile Gorky For this third exhibition of his work at London’s White Cube. We bank on Wylie’s Maze show . his music (bathed in punk ethos) as well as his literary efforts (novels and over 40 collections of poems) all are on show. In Nijensohn’s The Dead Forest. The cult leader © Charly Nijensohn photonet. until 18th April 2010 – Brits Anna Fox and Donovan Wylie. ☞ ICA. Charly Nijensohn & Nova Paul Until 18th April 2010 ☞ Whitechapel Gallery. drawings and found objects. photographs. this might well be your last chance to see the New York nu-disco ravers strut it on stage. whitecube. London Franz Ackermann Until 1st April 2010 tate. or a damning commentary on urban environments? . Essential.reflects on the poetics and politics that make a place what it is by giving new (visual) meaning to it. novels and poetry. Childish’s art is. uplifting and depressing – create a sense of passive uncertainty: are we given a lesson in art history. His brush stroke is strong yet sensitive. Divide and conquer 13. East meets west 15. Billy Childish: Unknowable but certain Until 18th April 2010 15. © Billy Childish o2academybrixton. one by Berlin-based artist Charly Nijensohn. constructing an entirely new installation area at the same time.Neighbourhood 15 13.org. Powerful. somehow akin to living on credit: you know it’ll ultimately hit you where it hurts. chaotic and dispersed. well. sculpts and even sings. For this fi rst major solo exhibition attempting to bring his disparate talents together.in which he depicts the last days of Northern Ireland’s infamous Maze prison – winning the hearts of this year’s jury.com 16. but you still do it. He paints.

A rapid-fire way of getting away from it all for just a couple of seconds. 20 of which are selected. ‘Photography from the heart’ is how Lisette Model described her style. Patric Jouin – Les substances du design 18. and to be taken with a pinch of salt. Learning time 18. ☞ Kunsthal. Product and furniture design are central. radical framing and accentuation of contrasts made her a maverick whose undertones of abnormal curiosity and celebration of the eccentric set the tone. ( 17 18 ) France 17. denoirmont. bountiful and lustful – are highly explicit nonetheless. even removal. at the time. In his plastic world.nl * The show to see Mylou Oord @ Foam Gallery (Amsterdam).org . taking documentary and street photography one step further with her audacious. Although his stroke has something of a sympathising sensibility to it. profound evolutions in the world of photography. the intention is for her portraits to be taken as a whole. Not for the faint-hearted. Drawing on 120 photographs. A deep sensitivity for functionality coupled with an acute understanding of his industry’s commercial realities runs throughout his creations. allowing the viewer complete freedom in his or her interpretation of these. © Michael Kirkham 19. victims of their own sexualisation and pornification. for this intimate and bridge-building show. his paintings – powerful. as well as the diversity of those it chooses to take on. their transcending vision of what constitutes ‘reality’. until 24th March 2010 – Young fashion and portrait photographer Mylou Loord captures the beautiful people of Amsterdam’s creative scene. Eschewing any temptation to give her subjects anymore meaning than that dispelled on the canvas.16 The diary Holland 17. living on excess and credit (with MGMT certainly playing in the background). Her approach is soft. Well aware of the feminine vulnerability this lends her gazing subjects. more artistic concept than mere representation. Design by definition Contemporary artist Katinka Lampe’s hyper-realist. The demons within Berlin-based British painter Michael Kirkham’s world tells tales of uncontrolled. the show translates the artist’s visual candour and unsettling honesty whilst also celebrating what were. Paris centrepompidou. painters and sculptors and. created the docking stations for Paris’ famed bike-hire scheme. meticulous brush stroke and her specific choice and subsequent use of models really is her signature style. Patrick Jouin ID. both editorially and artistically. a certain sense of distance. revealing upon further inspection a certain sense of casual despair.com © Lisette Model Until 10 th April 2010 ☞ Aschenbach & Hofland Galleries.fr * Last days to catch Au-dela du réel @ Galerie Jérome de Noirmont (Paris). is present throughout her paintings. Vélib. her tone gentle and her work simply lovely. more recently.com © Patrick Jouin foam. jilted generation gives in to its every weakness. is well-reputed for its eclectic approach to project development. ( 19 20 ) The scent of a woman 19. Katinka Lampe – Kate. Amsterdam ☞ Jeu de Paume. kunsthal. Bob & Luca From 13th March until 30 th May 2010 © Katinka Lampe Patrick Jouin’s design practice. for Diane Arbus and the likes. as are architectural and interior design projects. a synthetic. Indeed. Lisette Model Until 6th June 2010 gerhardhofland. raw and uncut approach. specifically. unrestricted and unrepentant youths. He also designs exhibitions and. the focus of this exhibition organised as part of Amsterdam International Fashion Week. Paris jeudepaume. Rotterdam Until 24th May 2010 ☞ Centre Pompidou. by the designer himself. her near-persistent use of wide angles. Michael Kirkham 20.nl 20. until 23rd March 2010 – Group show presenting the works of five photographers.

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his most recent offering Milky Ways being on heavy Word rotation. Mystery Jets on 19th March 2010 @ Le Club des Halles (Brussels) botanique. Infused with everything from psychedelic funk to alt-pop. in the shape of the city-hopping Los Ninos parties and their very special guests. Play Amsterdam (Meloe Meloe) on 28th March 2010 Play Antwerp (Bar Mondial) on 30 th March 2010 Play Mantes (CAC) on 11th April 2010 Play Aachen (Musikbunker) on 15th April 2010 democrazy. High Needs Low. — With more DJs and musicians than the 2009 edition. tightlycurated programming is the base of it all – Chris De Luca and Hexstatic being some of the sets to look forward to. This version brings together ‘ze Germans’ Holger Zilske (aka Smash TV of Pitch Control fame) and Dave DK. Give aways TWO PAIRS OF TICKETS TO THE GASLAMP KILLER on 2nd April 2010 @ L’Ancienne Belgique (Brussels) TWO PAIRS OF TICKETS TO FEMI KUTI on 19th April 2010 @ Het Depot (Leuven) TWO PAIRS OF TICKETS TO NEW YORK SKA ENSEMBLE on 23rd March 2010 @ Botanique (Brussels) TWO PAIRS OF TICKETS TO THE TOASTERS on 1st April 2010 @ Botanique (Brussels) What you need to do. it is now time for Brussels to gets it dose of block rocking beats. has garnered a reputation for showcasing solid electro sounds. Brit nu rave-rockers the Mystery Jets. Until tickets last. Tickets not for resale. continuing in its quest to go beyond the club culture tag given to electronic music. funk and traditional Nigerian sounds. now in its fourth edition. future-futuristic and eclectic. Send an email to wewrite@thewordmagazine.be — When sounds of Ska and screams of Oi Oi Oi’s fi nally echoed through the streets of the big apple. nor has it tamed his resolve to continue in his father’s footstep and move the world to the fusion of jazz. Royskopp and the likes. this native Los Angelinos has big things in the pipeline. Conditions. abconcerts.18 The diary Gigs to catch High Needs Low 13th March 2010 @ Congres Station (Brussels) BEMF 26th – 28th March 2010 @ Bozar (Brussels) The Toasters 1st April 2010 @ Botanique (Brussels) Joakim 2nd April 2010 @Democrazy (Ghent) The Gaslamp Killer 2nd April 2010 @ L’Ancienne Belgique (Brussels) Femi Kuti 19th April 2010 Het Depot (Leuven) bozar. bigger and better.be — Living up to your father’s reputation will always be a challenge. hetdepot. first made a name for himself with serious remixes for serious artists – Air. losninos. Applies to Belgium only. The first readers to do so will each win a pair of tickets to the concert of their choice. This hasn’t diminished Femi’s talent. The Toasters were on the battling front. Only one pair of tickets permitted per reader. Brussels Electronic Music Festival is back. He now mostly prefers to play his own stuff.be — Dubstep-don and Flying Lotus affi liate The Gaslamp Killer’s vibes are lethal. . Normal conditions apply.be — Producer and DJ Joakim (of Tigersushi fame).be — With undertones of Germanic rigour.be — Having done Ghent. not least when he is none other than the founding godfather of afrobeat.be specifying which concert you wish to go to in the subject line. A pointy. doing for the US’ skins what The Specials did for the UK’s two-toners.

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Devrim Bayar. Sabine Clappaert. and stays there for 50 years? Writers Nick Amies. to the epidermal canvas of the grandmother of performance art. We track down the world champion taxidermist and ask who will keep the skin trade going for the next generation ? While listening to the sounds of the Trojan Skins. we ask what happens when an actor really gets inside the skin of a character. Alex Deforce & Rozan Jongstra . from the walking biography of a foreign legionnaire’s tattoos.20 The papers Water cooler Music We love Consume Lifestyle — This time we’ve let the skin do the talking.

ex-jailbird. By the turn of the century. while the skins helped Trojan to scale the heights. Marc was an ex-legionnaire. and a certain Kingston-based vocal trio called Bob Marley & the Wailers. As well as racking up hit singles. as if it were made for scissors to cut. Trojan Records came into its own a year later when businessman Lee Gopthal took the helm. two letters on each fi nger. the rest of his hands were covered with the portrait of a foreign legion soldier. pimps and prostitutes. in prison and in the legion. “These pictures aren't lying.” “You know.Neighbourhood 21 Speaking in skin Once. Trojan started releasing its own material. Trojan had a new niche as a purveyor of classic.” “A lot of the tattoos with a meaning to them are traditionally French. and he was prepared to tell us his stories. Double Barrel by Dave Barker & Ansel Collins. I've seen plenty like this. Trojan continued to showcase emerging talents from the Caribbean. Photos of them are hidden in the archives of prison doctors and dermatologists: museums of the skin.” He points to his neck. I have OK tattooed on my knees. Bunny Lee and Clancy Eccles. the label’s mainstream success and increasingly sophisticated sound ultimately alienated its skinhead fanbase. Gregory Isaacs.” (AD) Rocksteady and rising Back in the late 1960s. Formed in 1967. that's why the dice is next to it. unpretentious approach of Reggae by the skinheads. where he has what looks like five dots of a dice: “This means tout seul dans ma cellule” (alone in my cell).be/dribbles/ rocksteadyandrising for more memorable Trojan moments. but I have no regrets. I guess. A year later. While its commercial power began to tail off in the mid-70s. and a British number one. his fi ngers read ‘Bang Bang’. Digging through books of tattoos. tattoos were almost exclusively the domain of convicts. vintage Jamaican sounds. O on the left. © Trojan Records © Yassin Serghini . They came across as stories from a distant era until we ran into Marc a couple of years ago. ex-almost all of the above. the label continued to showcase virtual unknowns from Jamaica including Dennis Brown. my comrades would cross my legs: KO. Hit singles followed from Jimmy Cliff and the Harry J All Stars. drug pushers. tasting mainstream success with the Upsetters’ Top 5 smash Return of Django in 1969. All that is in the past though. (NA) Visit thewordmagazine. military prisoners. as well as fostering a host of new talent from Britain’s burgeoning reggae scene. Marc opened the book . Gopthal recruited a number of iconic Jamaican producers such as Lee Perry. with its photos and drawings of prison tattoos that documented the life and times of early 20th Century villains. working class white skins and their West Indian neighbours decked out in immaculate clothes and hot-stepping to the sounds of reggae. Some legionnaires had their whole life story tattooed on their back. “Every stripe is for one year I’ve spent in prison. His neck has seven stripes on the front. in the spring of 1971. Perversely. ska and rocksteady brought to their ears by a small subsidiary of Island Records called Trojan. we had stumbled on the extraordinary Les Tatouages du Milieu. Trojan’s rapid rise had much to do with the embracing of the direct. K on the right. this didn’t originate in Dutch or Belgian prisons for instance. If ever I'd fallen in battle. Above I've had ‘Legion Etrangère’ tattooed… As a memory. British dancehalls were fi lled with young.

This “two-headed body” created works that explored the multiple parameters of a relationship through the prism of the body. rather than self-harm now seems to prevail. the artists breathe mouth to mouth the air exhaled by the other until they fell unconscious 17 minutes into the performance. while they might not be as dramatic as the work of their ‘grandmother’. The spectacular nature of her work leaves quite an impact but is paradoxically why what’s widely known of her practice has often been reduced to a few very shocking images. Born in Belgrade in 1946. pain or even (in the case of the loaded gun) death.I. The current major retrospective at the MoMA in New York should place her career into perspective. certainly deserve to be regarded as more than skin deep. Abramović and Ulay’s work belonged to a larger range of transgressive and violent bodily practices. my canvas Burned. young women artists such as Danai Anesiadou and Kate McIntosh (also a member of the band Poni) create works where exuberant costumes. One of her early works invited the public to use any of 70 objects on her body.22 The papers ˆ “ The artists breathe mouth to mouth the air exhaled by the other until they fell unconscious ” ˇ My body. art and within wider society. For over 10 years. In 1975. less well known photographs. one of their fi rst collaborations. genre movies and performed conferences fi lled with a great sense of the absurd (think : “sportsclub on the Moon”). mysticism and austerity that characterize Abramović’s work. Abramović entered the art scene in the 70s with testing physical performances in line with the Viennese actionists. growing up under Tito’s dictatorial regime in the former Yugoslavia. but what of her legacy to the next generation ? Humor. which. Working under the name of I. and it’s as good an excuse as any to take an overview of the work and legacy of this self-proclaimed ‘grandmother of performance’. After 30 years. The product of a strict education. In Death Self. Abramović moved to Amsterdam where she met the German artist Ulay. 1971). the young Parisians Chloé Maillet and Louise Hervé produce installations. In the Netherlands. Abramovi positioned her work at the margins. which might provide her with pleasure. the couple developed a common artistic practice. Many of their performances put the body in danger. Among the 50 works are performances. the masochism and dramatic tension that pervaded Abramović’s work seem to have run their course. Courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery . In Belgium. which appeared in the 70s and of which the most notorious propent is probably the American artist Chris Burden who ordered his assistant to fire a gun at his own arm (Shoot. Abramović’s extreme art practice emerged in a period when the West was shaken by social and sexual liberation movements. There are inumerable manifestation of the colorful and liberated aesthetics promoted by this emerging generation of women performers. over the last 30 years Marina Abramović’s skin has probably been the most abused in the art world. the collective Kimberly Clark present installations and delerious performances depicting the body of uninhibited women – “art with pleasure” as they call it.I. frozen. (for International Institute for Important Items). video installations and sound pieces.I. gathered under the term “Body Art”. surrealism and burlesque replace the nudity. scratched or cut. (DB) © 2010 Marina Abramović. and pushed to re-defi ne the limits of control over the body.

Speaking with Dirk and Katie about their passion. To be useful. who won the world championship taxidermy title for his recreation of a rhino. sperm whales.or in Dirk’s case zoos and game reserves . and there is nothing that inspires us as much about the possibilities of life as a skilfully recreated creature . on the other hand. found her inspiration in the jars of pickled animals her school art teacher brought to class as inspiration.to collect the cadavers they use in their work. Owners bring us the mangy old body of a dog and expect us to reconstruct Fido the way they remember him as a young.be/dribbles/ alifeinskin for more taxidermy photographs. “There’s too much emotion involved. first studied sculpture. It is a process that requires enormous patience and respect for the animal’s anatomy. the skin must remain plump. he works on recreating animals that truly fascinate him: elephants. Taxidermy may no longer be exactly mainstream.Neighbourhood 23 ˆ “ Owners bring us the mangy old body of a dog and expect us to reconstruct Fido the way they remember him as a young. naturalists. For there is nothing that confronts us with death as harshly as a badly stuffed animal. it is almost impossible to transport and freeze the body of an elephant in its entirety. the coelacanth. it’s clear that neither would be able to kill an animal. 20 years later.he a World Champion taxidermist. biologists. It remains a craft that is passed on from one aficionado to another and workshops are mostly offered informally by practicing taxidermists. That’s why I refuse to take on people’s pets or game caught by hunters. In winter that gives a taxidermist maximum four days to work with an unfrozen cadaver : in summer. rhinos. The dainty body and fragile skin of a chick won’t tolerate the slightest slip of the scalpel and the 4cm thick hide of an elephant must be skilfully shaven down to a manageable four millimetres before it can be used. where she is completing an internship with artist-cum-taxidermist Polly Morgan. Among their number are Dirk Claesen and Katie Brookes . . “Taxidermy is about representing the animal anatomically as truthfully as possible. He used this background to become model maker for local taxidermists and so learned the trade. it must remain ‘fresh’ : hair and feathers must remain securely attached . They count on family and friends .” says Dirk. While smaller animals can easily be frozen for later use. Now. The path to becoming a taxidermist is not clear-cut. both involve skill. caught for eternity mid-stride in the glare of unseen headlights. healthy animal ” ˇ © Sarah Eechaut A life in skin Taxidermy: it’s a word so dusty and outdated it sounds as if one must first shake mothballs from its syllables. but the craft maintains a quiet following: artists. Her fascination with animal anatomy led her to London. Katie. only two. Hunters want us to capture the raw wildness of an animal and the glory of the kill in a head mounted on a feltcovered plaque. It’s an impossible task. Working with bigger animals such as rhino or elephants.” Skin remains as fragile in death as it was in life. (SC) Visit thewordmagazine. she a student discovering the art one delicate step at a time. and both draw a clear line as to what they will and will not work with. academics and museum curators that are as passionate about the animals in death as they are in life. Dirk. Whether skinning a baby chick or an elephant. healthy animal. time becomes even more critical. It conjures up images of stuffed foxes and dull-eyed rabbits. Obtaining a formal qualification is virtually impossible.

Charlie Dupont. a West End theatre production that pointedly required him to bare all. if Joey couldn't play Joey (…). if Joey couldn't play Joey (as he did in the conveniently-named TV series Joey. It’s one thing to grow up on set. otherwise known as Nancy Hughes.C and the Simpsons. believes that though actors’appearances might stay the same. but Daniel Radcliffe has spent his entire puberty amidst invisibility cloaks and wands. Kylie Minogue got her break as Charlene on the Australian soap Neighbours in 1986. a Spanish porn star.yet not talent .24 The papers ˆ “ Hollywood wasn't having it . the actor tried branching out by playing in movies such as Ed and Charlie’s Angels. When The Sun accused Roache of being as boring as his character. even though managing to score quite a number of roles after Happy Days. (RJ) Visit thewordmagazine. he couldn’t play anything at all ” ˇ A role for life Once upon a time. lucky. Wagner never landed any notable roles elsewhere.that know all about having to switch identities. Of course there are exceptions. which fi zzled out after two years). © Virassamy . it's nowhere near the record. When he grew a moustache. but Hollywood wasn't having it . making it very clear that he was not to be mistaken for Ken Barlow. Other names that spring to mind include Ron Moss (Ridge from The Bold and the Beautiful) and Henry Winkler (who.always be the Fonz). has played in the American soap opera As The World Turns since it fi rst aired in 1956 – a whopping 54 years. Despite the occasional break from the show. and perhaps a more familiar face. After 10 seasons of playing Joey Tribbiani on Friends. Now there’s something Matt LeBlanc never tried. there was an ordinary 12-year-old boy who liked Mars Bars. Helen Wagner. If only Jason Donovan had been so lucky. He stripped off his Potter persona very literally in 2007 for Equus. the British actor sued the newspaper for libel and won. Fulham F. Record holder on this side of the Atlantic. it’s the way the audience looks at them that transforms them.appears to be handling things rather well and seems more than ready to show what other tricks he has up his sleeve.be/dribbles/ aroleforlife for our pick of notorious “25-to-lifers”. But there are less long-serving soap stars that also have a hard time shaking off their on-screen persona. Ever. an 18th century painter and a French creative director. Her popularity on television probably helped feed her popularity behind the mic. Adolescence is about developing your own identity – a challenge in itself. lucky. He went by the name of Daniel. will . He's now 22 and Ms Minogue is still on the scene having just completed a string of world tours. he couldn’t play anything at all. her first single Locomotion was an instant hit. Zoom in to our modestly-sized country and you'll fi nd actors with a more modest share of fame . and has that scar? Yet Daniel – or ‘Dan’ as he now prefers to be called . Nine years and six feature fi lms later he is known to the world as Harry Potter. after which Charlie laid down perfect performances as a Belgian cop.admit it . who played Vincent in the hit series Seconde Chance on TF1. is Coronation Street’s William Roache. While nine years is a long time to portray a character. four different directors thought it perfect for a part in their show. who fi rst took on the character of Ken Barlow exactly half a century ago. Just think of Matt LeBlanc. Imagine having to figure out who you are when the world keeps telling you you're the boy who fl ies broomsticks.

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Oh, Oh, Emmanuelle!
— An icon of liberated sexuality for over half a century, Emmanuelle has been the subject of the most successful series of skin flicks ever made. Her name became a by-word for blue movies and her imitators travelled the earth and beyond, from the Italian sexploitation gorefest Emanuelle and the last Cannibals to the Emmanuelle in Space series.
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In its official version, Emmanuelle appears as the work of Emmanuelle Arsan, purportedly the nomme de plume of Marayat RolletAndriane, the Thai-born wife of a French diplomat. Marayat kept details of her identity deliberately vague, saying that everything that needed to be known about her was to be found in her writing. What biographical information there is gives her date of birth as 1940, which would have made her 17 in 1957, when the manuscript arrived from Bangkok. There has since been considerable speculation that the Emmanuelle Arsan writings were largely the work of her husband Louis Jacques RolletAndriane. Certainly the long conversations on moral sexuality at the heart of the book read more like the rationalising of a free-living middle-aged diplomat than his teen bride.

ˆ The heroine is a 19 year old with a genius for sex and a time-consuming masturbation habit ˇ
Nevertheless, Marayat associated herself fiercely with the character of Emmanuelle : a slight, full-breasted figure with waist-length black hair and precocious physical allure. As the first Emmanuelle movie went into production, Sylvia Kristel recalls ‘Emmanuelle Arsan’ as being so horrified with the director’s choice of casting that

Emmanuelle aime les caresses manuelles et buccales…Emmanuelle aime les intellectuels et les manuels… Serge Gainsbourg, theme to Goodbye Emmanuelle She has inspired fashion collections, chair designs and satire aplenty, but beyond the free love and exotic locales, who is the real Emmanuelle ? First released in a clandestine pressing in 1959, Emmanuelle carried neither the name of its author nor its publisher, it was just Emmanuelle a novel centering on a bored clique of expats wiling away their life in Thailand on

a diet of sports, saphism, intrigue and passiondampening erotic philosophy. The eponymous heroine is a 19 years old with a genius for sex ( and a time-consuming masturbation habit ) who is inducted in the ways of the new eroticism – a doctrine of free love that abhors the banal and routine. The Parisian published Eric Losfeld purportedly received the manuscript in a hefty parcel with a Bangkok postmark. He split it into two separate books – Emmanuelle and L’AntiVierge –but despite receiving considerable attention in the alternative press, restrictive obscenity laws kept both books underground until 1968.

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she refused to meet her; “She is the heroine of her own book,” recalled Kristel. “It’s her story. She is Eurasian, dark-haired, short, an emancipated woman before her time. I am tall, pale, docile, with strict morals, shaped by my religious education. She comments that Emmanuelle would never have brought her partner to the set. She would have devoured the crew and the natives with contagious nymphomania.”

ˆ Certainly in the later films, she has an absent demeanour assisted by her hearty uptake of coke and champagne ˇ
In the end, of course, it is the lean, fair Utrecht-born Kristel who won Emmanuelle. The strong-willed beauty queen – who became the lover of Belgian intellectual Hugo Claus when he was 45 and she 22 – was condemned to spend her life identified with this single character, to which she had not even been allowed to give a voice. Her relationship with Claus pre-dated the Emmanuelle fi lms ( although he encouraged her participation in them ) – and it seems significant that it was perhaps the only ‘pure’ relationship that she had with a lover. The intoxicating character of Emmanuelle dominated all the rest. “Men have loved my body,” she wrote recently. “I have been their fantasy, but I’ve seen few hearts. My fans were faceless, and I didn’t belong to myself… I wanted to be big when I was nothing but a child. I wanted to be looked at and that’s all that ever happened.” Through a life scarred by alcoholism, cocaine addiction, exploitation and bad relationships, Kristel time and again found herself wooed by men unable to separate her from her most famous role. Even in her 50s, recovering from major surgery, she was treated like public property, a walking emblem of liberal sexuality submitted to intimate questions about orgasm on French TV shows. It has become a cliché to describe the original 1974 Emmanuelle movie as tame by modern standards – what is much more striking, in fact, is its coupling of force to female enjoyment. While the women happily toy with one another and masturbate openly, most of the penetrative sex seems to be initiated in circumstances little short of rape. Watching the fi lm you can see a vista of ‘when a woman says ‘no’ she means ‘maybe’’ thinking and date rape rolling out in its wake. Emmanuelle may end the movie as a sexually liberated woman, but she attains this status via enforced pain and humiliation. Matters are not helped by the fact that Kristel so rarely looks as though she’s having a good time – her faked orgasms have an edge of disgust to them, and certainly in the later films, she has an absent demeanour assisted by her hearty uptake of coke and champagne.

The free-loving ethos is shattered in the third movie by marital jealousy – the new erotic philosophy that provides the series with its raison d’etre is implicitly discarded and normal service resumed. But while the sexuality of the fi lm is very much of its time, the book is genuinely transgressive, with a lingering fascination with childhood sexuality that leads to some unforgettable pronouncements – “The erotic woman is the one who, at snack time, calls her son and tells him to make a sperm sandwich for his little sister.” While the books are almost an exercise in sexual philosophy strung out between physical diversions, the films communicate this new libertinism via the lush exoticism of their locations ( Thailand, Hong Kong, the Seychelles ) and artful mise en scène. Both the first two films were made by fashion photographers, the fi rst by the Dutch-born Just Jaekin, the second by Francis Giacobetti, whose softcore aesthetic was

honed on the Pirelli Calendars, and who was also responsible for the iconic publicity stills from the fi rst movie. With wardrobes raided from Balenciaga and beyond, it’s not surprising that the style of the films has had a particular influence all of its own. Everything from Sylvia Kristel’s haircut, to the heavy kohl eye makeup to the rattan furnishing to the peek-a-boo eveningwear became a cultural reference. The Emmanuelle style has influenced fashion collections ( notably from Veronique Branquinho ) and is still visible on women of a certain age. Unlike Sylvia Kristel, of course, the generation of copycat Emmanuelles really did choose to align themselves with an image of sexual hedonism and availability – and thus perhaps most deserve the title of the real Emmanuelle.
Visit thewordmagazine.be/dribbles/ ohohemmanuelle for our selection of classic Emmanuelle scenes.

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Eline was injured in a fi re accident four years ago. She was one of the fi rst people in the world with a subskin transplant, taking skin from her thighs to cover the burns. When her skin started to get tougher, she became a judo-addict.

and has been living in Belgium since she was three. She is doing a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at Ghent University on liver failure and diagnostics.Life 31 Irene (21) Irene was born in Lubumbashi. Congo. . She has a total absence of pigment in her skin.

he suddenly started to suffer from Vitiligo. For 12 years now. so he brews his own mixture of essential oils which slowly improve his condition. he has been living and teaching in Belgium. In 2004. a disorder causing depigmentation of the skin.32 The Word on Aloys (64) Aloys was born in Rwanda. None of the treatments had any effect. .

Now. and only has 10% vision. she works as a shiatsu therapist in her Sauna Suomi in Zandvoorde. . caused by albinism. Lisa. is three months old and does not share the condition. Mieke has extremely pale skin. Her daughter.Life 33 Mieke (29) Mieke is a qualified cook and lifeguard.

mid-January. scouring the streets of Brussels for soft fruit. The idea to test some tanning products on several peaches was thrown into one of our infamous brainstorms. our bluff was called and there we were. getting ready to apply some ungodly beauty products on these five euro a pop peaches ( adjusted for winter price hikes ). Photography Benoît Banisse Retouching Ilan Weiss . more of a ‘let’s see if they latch on to it’ type of idea than a thoughtthrough pitch. To our amazement.34 The other Word on Consume Watercooler Play The way you make me feel — It all started rather innocently.

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designated for Black Africans before the apartheid era. young. but usually they do it at home. Langa is one of the oldest townships of Cape Town. and in a good condition. . Langa (2010) Established in 1923. like shoulders) to keep their skin hygienic.38 The border Talent Photography Global Surface complex — Travelling through South Africa. Some of these women go to work with their faces whitened. we discover that nothing about skin is ever simple Photography Guy Van Laere Two Women. It is mainly Xhosa women who use clay or chalk on their faces (and sometimes other parts of body.

is Muslim. Cape Town. .Life 39 Two Men. and of mixed descent. The one on the right lives in a suburb of Cape Town. with Indian ancestors. Cape Town (2010) The man on the left is an Afrikaner from Jo’burg on holiday in Seapoint. There are many Muslims living in Cape Town. particularly in the picturesque central neighbourhood called Bo-Kaap.

like a well considered ensemble. We spend vast amounts on cleaning and treating our skin. “Children get bugs into their mouths via their fi ngers. In families with four children the likelihood of any child having the disease is lower than in families with one child. Dr John stresses the importance of rehydrating the skin after the shower ( he recommends using almond oil ) and avoiding harsh and heavily perfumed soap. “We are not fi sh – our skin doesn’t like to be swimming all the time . Water dries skin. Detergent soaps can have an alkaline ph of up to 9. Researching the project. would we do better to leave it alone ? Photography and interviews Ulrike Biets Writer Hettie Judah As part of her graduation project last year. cellulite drainer.at For more information on dermatology : eadv. For more information on Sonja Baumel : sonjabaeumel. The fashion business. simultaneously protected the wearer and made an individual statement. As leading dermatologist Dr Torsten Zuberbier points out. daily washing with soap is not a pre requisite to live. and her project looked at human skin bacteria as a kind of living outfit – one that dispersed and reacted to its surroundings. “evolution did not creates soap or showers before humans . but you would never wash your shoes frequently. Sonja interned in a microbiology lab and learned about the delicate bacterial balance that was required to guard against disease.” he explains. Sonja’s background is in fashion design. then it starts splitting and gets little fi ssures and allergens can easily get in.” Professor Swen Malte John of the department of Dermatology and Environmental Medicine at the University of Osnabrueck has rather stronger feelings about the role dirty skin has to play in building up our immune system. neck cream. décolleté gel. In addition. ˆ Evolution did not create soap or showers before humans . but the fortunes being made by the industry in persuading customers that they are dirty.5 behind our ears in bed these days – we tend to wear the matching body lotion.” Dr Zuberbier is Professor of Dermatology and Allergy at Berlin’s Charité – Universitätsmedizin. face milk. Fashion may be an exciting medium for collaborations on skin bacteria. particularly in the interpretation of research into childhood exposure to potential allergens. smelly and unattractively wrinkled are likely be a significant impediment to visible bacteria textiles becoming a hot new trend. Individual to you. it’s about getting the bacteria into you skin and your gut.org . modern fluid soaps contain preservatives and perfumes that often provoke an allergic reaction ( whether the fragrance is ‘artificial’ or of plant origin has no bearing ). eye cream. the longer you put skin into water the more permeable it gets. he does feel that we overdo hygiene in our society : “people wash their clothes frequently. In her thesis (In) Visible Membrane. have an existing relationship with the bacteria on our skin. he does also warn that a lot of the media reports into allergy and hygiene have been misleading. it will render the immune system unemployed. and even with growing textiles from bacteria. of course. and contemplated a role for designers in provoking interplay between specialists and allowing them to see their practice from a different perspective. but while he waxes humorous on contemporary obsession with scrubbing and perfuming ourselves.” Dr John considers argument for frequent washing to be a question of sociability rather than health.” Dr Zuberbier also points out that certain allergic conditions – notably Atopic Dermatitis (a variety of eczema) involve an overgrowth of bacteria that irritates the skin – so would not profit from less washing. these babies need to be nurtured rather than scrubbed out. What’s so great about washing.” He also points out that the ‘pet’ bacteria that we need as a barrier on our skin thrive in an acid environment of around ph 4 or 5.40 The report Underground Getaways Lifestyle Good dirt. daily washing with soap is not a pre requisite to live ˇ “Early contact in life with pathogenic bacteria and parasites prevents allergies of allergic rhinitis and asthma by 50% but it’s not a question of not washing the kids – what’s protective is drinking milk with tuberculosis bacteria and being in a barn with swine for three hours a day. does. We don’t only wear a dab of Chanel No. lip balm. She was also surprised by the extreme specialisations of the different scientific departments that she worked with. Overall. anyway ? — Viva pet dirt ! Your skin is host to a flourishing layer of bacterial flora that protects you against aggressive pathogens. she experimented with growing bacteria on textiles. “If you have good hygiene in the living space and in your skin. For those of us who can’t kick the washing habit. and which. then covered and incubated it to create a self-portrait rendered in bacteria. Sonja Baumel constructed a giant petri dish lay down briefly on the jelly-fi lled container. It has nothing to do with washing the skin and household. because the standards of hygiene won’t be the same. however. she proposed fashion as a medium by which science and scientific information could travel outside the laboratory. hand food and hair masque.

but in fact.” Kasper wants to make people aware of how to keep their practises with water as economic as possible. While he is playing with fire. Unlike New Zealand or Australia. since most of the water in Belgium has to be purified. we re-use it for flushing the toilets. It’s irresponsible and ridiculous to flush a toilet with 13 litres of drinkable water. into the sea. When we do. “Especially because we don’t have much rain or reserves here. we use the rainwater we catch in barrels in our garden. not at all wet. And when the water is used for showering. and our consumption of water is less than a regular household. Imagine that one day. It goes straight into the sewer.Life 41 Kasper Moreaux Kasper travels as an artist with his theatre company De Vuurmeesters. We try to not bath or shower that often.” . That would be a disaster. we can’t go to a lake to provide ourselves with clean water. he tries to avoid the use of the one thing that could save him if a fire trick goes wrong: water. for some reason the production of chlorine was stopped or the most important cleaning systems would be out of order. We depend on installations. “We live in a house with a community of 15 adults. That’s almost what you drink in a whole week. creating big installations that spit fire. because we don’t have them. just to get rid of a simple pee. Trained as a geologist he is all too aware that we’re close to running out of drinkable water. it’s just a grey country. People think Belgium is such a wet country.

so there is no reason to shower. Then again. too much alcohol can be the trigger for a long hot bath. We only do it out of mutual respect. Especially because in the US and Canada. So if we can’t handle the odours anymore – and when we’re out of baby wipes – we stop at a hotel just to take a quick shower.42 The report Cam Pipes Cam is the lead singer of the Canadian heavy metal band 3 Inches Of Blood. washed hair. which means that being on tour with a bunch of dudes is a big part of his life. with wet. and certainly not showers. Your own smell is never as bad as someone else's smell.” .” Even at home Cam only occasionally takes showers. After a few days. travelling from venue to venue. is he tempted to take a cleaning moment for himself. venues don’t have a real backstage area. “I don’t mind. that thing is a total mess. my girlfriend doesn’t mind.” Only when he sees other people looking all clean and fresh. or at least the hangover can be. “Our days on tour consist of sitting in a small van. “Even after a show I’d rather grab a beer than a shower.

and try to live my life as normally as possible. “I practically never wash my face. “I think my allergy to water can be attributed to that particular event. a rare disease in which water dissolves her skin protein which in turn provokes an allergic reaction. I get red and dry spots all over. but we didn't think it could do any harm. They itch. you can hardly imagine someone being allergic to this substance. The water was dirty and green. I have to add oil to the water to soften it. but Jennifer has a condition called Aquagenic Urticaria. Whenever I take a bath. my nails are crumbling. vomited for two weeks and became dehydrated. “I'm a cleaning lady. It ruins my hands.” she says.” When she was four years old. Jennifer became really sick when visiting her family in Romania. She now has the choice between washing or painful spots.” But Jennifer became ill. so I have no choice but to work with water all day. At the end my body always looks as if I have been caught in some kind of burning accident. which makes it even worse.” Jennifer tries to avoid water in all circumstances. but I do my very best to fi nd a way to combine my job with my disabilities.” . All the other kids were swimming there too.Life 43 Jennifer Beckx Knowing your body consists of 40% water. “I went for a swim in a lake near the Black Sea. “When my body comes into contact with water. so I can't help scratching them. even during her job.

living without tap water is really not such a big deal… once you’re used to it.44 The report Jonas Geysemans A while ago. But otherwise. “The only downside of having no tap water for us is that although we dream of installing our own silkscreen atelier here. “We are melting snow on the big stove now. because we live here without a water supply. washing is a luxury. because we’d need a pressure washer. and made it into a cosy.” he laughs. but as long as you don't stink. we shower at school. we wash our hands with rainwater. at night. at our workplace or with friends. Jonas discovered an abandoned minigolf course and decided this would be his new home. and things like greasy hair you can easily cover with a hat. Together with a few friends he squatted it. we use all kinds of different ways to obtain water. I am an educator in a boarding school for mentally disabled children. I have a quick wash over there when I feel too fi lthy. Showering is not that important to us . we can’t. We don't want to be ‘the smelly kid’.” . like I do now. We have no choice but to be creative about it . and if we feel too dirty. when they are all asleep. welcoming but very unusual house. A full wash once in a few weeks is sufficient. mainly to flush the toilets with. and sometimes.

so whenever we take a trip through Europe or the rest of the world. The patches state your place in the group. That machine is like a woman to us. and stitch the patches back on. “If someone wants his jacket to be baptised. burn the jacket. the only thing we care about is our Harley. the sweat. buy a new one. the baptism takes place over the years. no problem. With our bikes it's not that simple of course. Now. it has been there with us. so it becomes a kind of souvenir that contains smells and stains from everything we went through. In the early days. we love it almost as much as our family and brothers.Life 45 Ronny “Manoly” Ronny “Manoly” is one of the full members of the Hell’s Angels in Ghent. but it’s not an obligation anymore to become part of the pack. which means he has earned all the patches on his black leather sleeveless jacket. Sometimes the evidence is clearly present . the Hell’s Angels used to baptise these jackets with beer and dirt. If the jacket is ruined. or the dirt from when we hit the ground or fall down while riding our bikes. But at that moment. We wear it outside of our other gear. as being a hang-around. but these days this ritual has kind of disappeared. because no one ever washes their jacket.” . we take off the patches. a prospect or a full member.

but bear with us for just a moment. it’s styled like a top-of-the-range sex toy.com Available from amazon.96 ) thefl ip. minimal dialogue. The quality is excellent. Photography Benoît Banisse Art direction and styling Facetofacedesign 01. it’s the size of a mobile ‘phone and. but watching Shane Meadows movies reminds us what it really felt like at the time. because we did start this with naughty intentions. let’s face it. the smooth glossy metal of a very expensive. pretending that we’re still pretending to be grownups. the crisp first touch of rolling papers stolen from an older cousin. We still like mucking around with fake tattoos. back in our younger skins. Flip Mino HD ( ¤ 164. very forbidden thing. two actors.uk . you know the type we’re talking about. Something about the creases round the ankle on a pair of silk stockings. We want it so much. oh yes. So we asked a few of our favourite digital maestros what we should buy and they ALL told us to go for this baby – the Flip Mino HD.co. Oh yes. Night moves We’re not often serious on these pages. We wanted to shoot a special movie.46 The showstoppers Consume We love Lifestyle Classic Fashion Sensory recall — They say fetish is all to do with memory – experiences that leave traces on you like stains on the skin from back in childhood. small audience.

The look. and we’re kind of regretting plastering ours all over the party balloons. What they forget is that although we really are a little bit scummy. Oh well. Now they’re so hype that the waiting list has gone into overdrive. for lower stress levels. nude-coloured lifestyle. Total respect.uk Available from amazon. the refusal to take the easy path or the cheap shot.Style 47 02. Grubby mits The problem with all those pale.co. the feel. We’re probably the people that Longchamp had in mind when they came up with these bags – pre-sullied. we naturally assumed that he’d done it just for us.uk 03. Les Trompe-L’Œil de Chanel (¤55) 04. Brand nude We can only imagine that every stylist in the world got jealous of our Skin edition and wanted in on the action. the unflinching treatment of difficult subjects and the firm grasp on how it really felt to be a kid. Where we’re coming from The films of Shane Meadows were without question the single biggest point of reference for this issue of the magazine. We have a lifestyle filled with paint and dirt and chocolate sauce. Because when Chanel Makeup’s creative director Peter Philips came up with a set of fake tattoos that let you transfer the brand’s logo all over your skin. This Is Shane Meadows boxset (¤ 22.49) shanemeadows. we live and learn. the sound. nude-coloured clutch purses is that we don’t have a pale.co. we do still aspire to be immaculate sometimes. Longchamp Artitude purse (¤120) .

whether they’re delectable silk stockings that shimmer down your leg like a 1930s starlet. 06. But mum. there’s something about skin-toned hosiery that always provokes a reaction. . you can play a thoroughly educational and child-friendly game with skins – the one where you write a name on one side and stick it on someone’s forehead then get them to guess who they are? Not that your mum will ever believe that you don’t smoke cigarettes (and worse) when she finds them in the back pocket of your jeans. opaque tan weave straight off the skating rink or thick fetish-tastic bandage-coloured hose from AF Vandervorst’s nursing-inspired underwear range. We blame Betty Draper for fl ashing her taupe suspenders in Mad Men. because since then we haven’t been able to get enough. they’re a design classic… Rizla Silver. Get your seams straight So wrong their right. Flesh coloured hosiery Available from Underwear See page 94 for full product information.48 The showstoppers 05. Crispy skins You know. Available everywhere.

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” While there have always been aggressive overtones to the movement. religiously pressed straightlegged Levi’s jeans and shiny. Skinheads are the bogeymen of youth culture. In fact they maintained that mod aesthetic for being obsessively fastidious about what they wore. reggae. Their uniforms label them a threat. far-right groups began both recruiting white skins with right-wing views and promoting the skinhead image among their own youthful members. “This was not the classic skin image but it was the one which became equated with the movement and with the far-right. with little attempt made to discriminate one subgroup from another. their Lonsdale sweaters and Fred Perry cardigans. Where did it all go so wrong for this brotherhood of British and Jamaican youth styles ? And how did labels like Fred Perry and Ben Sherman. “When the skins segued from the mods. When the punk movement and the death of the sixties dream in the mid-1970s brought with it anarchy and social despair. these ‘hard’ mods were known as skinheads and their lives and their fashions had strayed further away from the middle class fascination with the latest trends. Some of the brands they wore were actually quite up-market. Fuelled by sensationalist television coverage. and racist. shaven-headed youths waving nationalist flags could have. to judge a shaven-headed lad or lass by his or her clobber may be a dated misconception that is fi nally ready to be consigned to the history books. heavy boots. Culture and Communications at London’s Metropolitan University. coming from the working classes. they mixed with immigrants from all over the world in their manual jobs. “It’s a myth that the skins were more about fighting than fashion. As a result skinheads and skinhead fashion became synonymous with the neo-Nazis. their tight-knit communities and in their dancehall leisure time where they danced to ska. it didn’t mean they were poor. These traditional skinheads. By the end of the decade.” says Bill. This meant that by the late 60s. in essence. all skinheads were suddenly stereotyped as mindless. like the Cromby overcoat which was favoured by city gents. gathered around the nucleus of Afro-Caribbean music. They were well polished. they were now being tarred with the same brush. Their violent reputation and far-right connotations precede them. racist elements involved in it. not a banner of extremism. Professor in Media. “This image sent out a message that these were intensely masculine. everyone who wore . more affluent and fashion conscious group who favoured expensive clothes – and 'hard' mods who embraced a more working-class image and whose less privileged lives gave them a tougher edge. also known as trads or Trojan skins. they adopted a more robust image. “However.50 The way Lifestyle Fashion Classic Underground Hard as nails. and contrary to popular belief. these skinheads found that since their image.” he says. and rocksteady beats alongside their Jamaican co-workers. style and brands had been perverted by the right-wing skins and claimed by the neo-Nazis. straight-legged denim jeans. It’s a myth that the skins were more about fighting than fashion ˇ Bill maintains that just because the skins were working class. In fact. “They bought brands like Fred Perry and Ben Sherman off the peg which was still fashionable but cheaper than having a suit made. every skinhead was a racist. Or do they? While there is little doubt that skinheads have always had a reputation for disorder. Clothing has been an important part of the skinhead culture ever since the schism in the mid1960s mod scene in Britain created the ‘peacock’ mods – a less violent. far-right groups saw the potential in the proclivity for violence and fierce patriotism that some punk or Oi! skins were beginning to embrace. stylish and street sharp. checked shirt and a pair of Doc Marten’s have come to inspire fear in the moral majority. manage to rehabilitate themselves ? Writer Nick Amies Illustration Marcel Ceuppens Nothing makes old people cower in fear and young mothers pull their offspring closer than the sight of a group of skinheads marching down the street in full regalia.” ˆ They were employed and had money to spend on looking good. they were not grouped together around a fl ag of nationalism and united by a racial hatred of minorities either. While adopting even shorter haircuts.” Bill says. "With the skinhead revival in the 1970's and the fusion with punk.” Bill says that these skins were. this didn't mean that they were shabby or scruffy.” says Bill Osgerby. skins were clad in a uniform of long. shirts and braces. the style became more aggressive and we saw an adoption of the skinhead style which has since been popularised by skins in former Eastern Bloc countries and other parts of Europe. settling for an image made up of practical styles that suited their employment – steel-toed boots. They were employed and had money to spend on looking good. these Nazi boneheads also kept their Brutus and Ben Sherman shirts. combat trousers and knee-high boots. that had such tight associations to the bitter end of the skinhead movements. However. a movement that has been a social pariah for decades. violence for the original skinheads was never the consuming passion. Recognising the power images of snarling. In the eyes of the media and the public. working class people whose highly polished and fastidious dress showed a real pride in their identity. soft as velvet — A freshly clipped grade 2. robustly masculine mods that stayed loyal to the fashion fusion of black – most Jamaican – youth styles and a British working class image.or short-sleeve button-up shirts or polo shirts. tighter jeans. violent. This was not a pauperised style.

“We did have some problems with the far-right so we stopped stocking the brands in shops where we knew they were selling to this area of the market.” ˆ Fred Perry have targeted alternative movements by using personalities with positive images such as Paul Weller to promote their clothing to indie and rock audiences ˇ Carl says that the brands themselves never made an issue out of the right-wing connection or reacted to it because they believed that if they had. one of which was much cheaper and more popular with these types of clients. Both brands are now on another level and are seen as designer labels. “As the original trads regularly used to say : You can't have roots in black music and be into white power.” says Carl Toye. Once they were embraced by the far-right. And what of the skins themselves ? “The traditional skins. Instead. although it took more than dressing palatable rock stars in their clothes to make a difference in some cases. “What the brands have done is use positive role models in sport and music.” said Bernd Richter. a Fred Perry shirt was a fascist. the . purely by being worn by these groups.Style 51 division manager of ARW Belgium. The problem was that there they were selling two collections. “Fred Perry.” Bill Osgerby concludes.” Visit thewordmagazine. a German expert on far-right movements and their symbolism. rightly or wrongly. have targeted alternative movements by using personalities with positive images such as Paul Weller to promote their clothing to indie and rock audiences and have always used ethnic models to promote equality in their ads. they would have had a very different problem.be/dribbles/ hardasnailssoftasvelvet for classic skinhead styles. and we also stopped selling the cheaper end of the collection. “Of course some of the brands adopted by far-right skins come from the pre-political origins of the subculture.” Bernd said that some brands sullied by farright association have attempted to change their image through specific marketing and advertising campaigns. especially the older generation. have done much to move away from this racist image by forming action groups and promoting the Jamaican roots. style and music of the original movement. they began a policy of spreading a positive message to the next generation through grass roots interaction and support. for example. and have reached out to younger audiences by sponsoring sports events. We also took out some articles from the Fred Perry clothing line that featured the big laurel design. and everyone who wore Doc Marten’s boots was a Nazi. the main distributor for Fred Perry and Ben Sherman in Belgium. making it a little bit more expensive.” explains Carl. labels like Fred Perry and Lonsdale for instance. they became signifiers. Before they were selling to everybody. “In the last five years we’ve seen a real decrease in the association with the rightwing skins across Europe. which were very popular with the far-right. Ben Sherman especially. however.” The labels themselves have noticed a positive change in the way the public and media perceive them in recent years. “These have been politicised. such as table tennis tournaments in inner-city youth clubs. harking back to the origins of the skinheads when it was a multi-racial scene.

and so what if we don’t listen when you try to make us do things your way? You say original – we say new generation – but we’re all still Photography Kris De Smedt Styling Pierre-Yves Marquer .52 The fashion Word Arts Consume — So maybe this isn’t England. and maybe we weren’t around when it all kicked off.

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They should choose their clothes alone or in the company of a man. 3. who sometimes consciously or unconsciously. 8. They should never shop with another woman.60 The 1. A woman should buy mostly in one place where she is known and respected. Remember-twenty percent of women have inferiority complexes. 4. The 12 commandments of Elsa Schiaparelli . 10. FAshion 6. but train the body to fit the dress. 5. Ninety percent are afraid of being conspicuous. A woman who buys an expensive dress and changes it. Never fit a dress to the body. They should dare to be different. They should ask for suggestions. is extravagant and foolish. 11. 9. 2. She should buy little and only of the best or cheapest. g And she should pay her bills. Since most women do not know themselves they should try to do so. Women should listen and ask for competent criticism and advice. and not rush around trying every new fad. Seventy percent have illusions. is apt to be jealous. 7. 12. Most women (and men) are color-blind. and of what people will say. often with disastrous result. So they buy a gray suit.

“It can be but not necessarily. he studied at the Antwerp fashion academy then moved to Paris where his fi rst big break came in 1992 at the then broken house of Balenciaga. This comeback. it was back on track as the house of elite high-fashion. violence is rarely found far behind. given his fascination with martial tailoring “for me. Josephus ran his Thimister label for four years. Eventually the Haute Couture federation suggested that instead of showing it during Frieze or FIAC. But society needs that margin to go on : that margin is its conscience. His return this season to the world of Haute Couture seems to have happened almost by accident – the collection started as an art installation that expanded to fit the opportunities presented. but unbowed Fashion is a precious world. and many designers have a hair-trigger sensibility for the petty tragedies of the everyday. Too often. noting that where you fi nd luxury.” After leaving Balenciaga. In previous years. comeback kid has endured the many knocks and turnarounds in his designing career with his equanimity and good humour intact.the Fashion g 61 Burnt. France and Belgium. A professional interest in violent upheavals seems curiously honest. as he puts it. Josephus considers creative people to have a duty to centralise their energies and make something out of the global mess of the current moment. one model actually wept during the show. no commercial department. “Is fashion art ?” he muses. In this regard Josephus Melchior Thimister is certainly a man apart. Josephus presented a collection inspired by the Baader-Meinhof urban guerrilla group. it was almost spiritual. ready to move up the ranks into Josephus’ shoes. perhaps because he has his eye set on graver and nastier things than the carrousel of seasonal trends. at which point. “It was very important that most of the models were Russians.” he explains. The music I used was a Russian choir– old songs.” he explained. then came back and worked with Charles Jourdan and the Andy Warhol Foundation. “The show was giving beauty out of bloodshed. sung by deep vibrating voices – it was like going to mass. nothing.” (HJ) © Alfred Yaghobzadeh . the military jacket is my Chanel jacket.” he recalls.” He travelled for three years. and they were very touched by it . “There was no atelier. with a young Nicolas Ghesquière already in place. it seems. It’s all a means of expression – as an artist or designer you are always marginalised by society.” By the time Josephus left the house. no crisis is too small for a melodrama. and his latest offering – the fi rst since 2001 – was inspired by the Russian Revolution and has blood-stains and scorch-marks laid across the immaculate tailoring. He also attributes his on-going fascination with all things Russian to his mixed parentage. Josephus came as a guest designer during the Haute Couture week in Paris. “I stayed six years and constructed the whole thing like it is today. Josephus is a true Word-style internationalist : half Russian with homes and roots in the UK. His decision to do another collection was in part a response to the emptiness he feels in the marketing-led fashion scene of the last 10 years. bloodied. “I’d had no money anymore. which influences everything. and I’d had enough. right down to his selection of runway models. but after six years I wanted to do my own thing. The Netherlands. comeback.

and his formal creative partnership with fellow Academy student Christopher de Vos. destroying all her best clothes.” Until recently.” she tells us of her designs. “Crochet use to be something that kept me feeling peaceful but it doesn’t really anymore. that he really started causing a stir. and demonstrated how even the most talented designers need proper support before they can begin to shine. and they’re distinctive without being overbearing. Austria in 1977. she now sits down and analyses the process that’s gone into the pieces with a specially trained team who will reproduce the works by hand. Pilotto was the frontrow’s label of choice at London Fashion week. it was not until his move to London. furnishing this young New York-based Canadian with demand she can barely keep up with. The style was recognisable – a kind of retro-futurist femininity – if hardly mainstream. you got me hooked We’ve suddenly found ourselves in a bubbly. Well-administered awards have helped the label grow.com © Peter Pilotto © Arielle de Pinto .” (HJ) arielledepinto. Copycat works are already starting to hit the market. but despite titular support from the powers-that-be in Antwerp fashion. Peter Pilotto’s initial studies in London were followed by a stint as a window dresser for Vivienne Westwood before he entered the Antwerp Academy in 2000. (HJ) peterpilotto. at least enough to earn a place in the Antwerp 6+ exhibition as part of the ‘new generation’ of fashion talents working out of Flanders. While graduates from the Belgian schools usually seem to look to Paris for the next rung up the career ladder. Pilotto’s strengths are more commercially viable than those traditionally prized on the Antwerp scene – the clothes are wearable. It’s a very meditative practice. but it only encourages Arielle to keeping pushing her very particular skills . This time last year. “It still does come organically from me. and in the succeeding 12 months their digitally printed. I still feel like I’m ahead of the game.com Looks good in print The soaring reputation of Peter Pilotto ( pictured on the left ) is a wonderful illustration of the British fashion world’s ability to claim a new star as its own. but as soon as you have a deadline you lose that. and over the last few years her free-form body adornments have become the fashion sophisticates’ chosen glory. He graduated in 2004 to a cluster of awards. they make women look and feel good. “that’s something I love about being specialised .62 The fashion papers Disruptive Online Talent We love Consume Girl. bobbling sea of crochet projects this month – from bacteria-mapping gauntlets to bespoke second skins to Shauna Richardson’s crochetdermy project – and we can’t help thinking that the sudden chic attached to knot-work is largely down to Arielle de Pinto. While Arielle still creates the expressionistic prototypes by hand. Three years ago. There is something magical to her work – the fragile decay of sleeping beauty running riot in the handsome prince’s chainmail. that she realised that it was time to formalise. the designers behind the label were Antwerp boys. London seems to have been good for Pilotto. It was when the metal treatment chemicals exploded inside the case one day. her life was as spontaneous as her designing style : she travelled with her equipment – including up to 50lb of silver chain – in her bag. Arielle crochets with chain. Born in Wörgl. structured draping has been dripping off the red carpet from the backs of style icons from Rihanna to Michelle Obama.

did not meet our safety standards or had been used for instore display… H&M is committed to taking responsibility for how our operations affect people and the environment… We donate garments that do not meet our quality requirements to organizations such as UNHCR. close to 15. and the prospects of economic recovery seemed painfully slow. In New York. It was against this harsh economic backdrop that Swedish retail chain H&M was caught redhanded destroying its own garments. a threat to a noble profession. (AN) © Virassamy © Virassamy . “ Givenchy announced this an hour ago. denied allegations of carelessly destroying or throwing away unsold items. bloggers are a big – albeit well-dressed – thorn in their side. Why can’t we have a healthy symbiosis of industry insiders and outsiders. H&M enjoy a caring and committed image. designers have given some famous bloggers ( like Bryanboy or 13 year-old Tavi from Style Rookie ) the same privileges as professional journalists. jackets ripped to shreds. as in other major cities. “We want to clarify that we do not throw away unsold garments… We have thoroughly examined [and] have determined that these garments were damaged. a hodgepodge of relentless posers and a slew of other colourful compliments. bin it. Håcan Andersson. Manhattan. alternative solutions should have been considered. Someone (cough – Cathy Horyn of the New York Times – cough) claims they have “overrun the ivory tower”. Not the slightest hint of an altered hemline or sneak peak at a luscious lapel is too trite for them . instead of a soliloquy ? (IA) Visit thewordmagazine. Red Cross and Helping Hands…” Regardless of circumstance. spokesperson for H&M’s head office in Sweden. Caritas.the Fashion g 63 Ctrl-alt-del the front row They have been labeled as pesky. It’s not a stretch to imagine that this hasn’t gone down well with most pros: lacking ‘proper’ education or work experience.3 million Americans were out of work. were this truly the case. a fl ash and an upload button for it to become instant digital fashion fodder for fawning over . stylists and editors : front-row seats at major shows and even design input in the form of capsule collections. a dialogue between those with a passion for fashion. a k student at the City University of New York discovered bags of slashed up clothes which ‘appeared to have never been worn’ at the back of f the H&M located on 34th street. surely the only items found in their New York trash would have been bagel wrappers and empty juice bottles. Why the fear ? For the speed that bloggers process information or the fact that some have escaped from behind their bedroom desks and mouse-clicked their way into the limelight ? Bloggers and readers will always need the magazines to feed on their editorials. Style: catch it. and shoes stripped of soles. all it takes is a click.be/dribbles/ ctrlaltdelthefrontrow for prime seat shots. kill it By the end of last year. inspiring articles and general fabulosity. The report read like dispatches from a fashion horror movie: fingers were chopped off gloves. Cynthia Magnus. people faced winter out on the streets without enough food or clothing. When asked to comment on the incident. All this upheaval is about the ominous rise of the deadly – cue evil organ music – fashion bloggers. it’s common knowledge ! ” or “ Surely that jumper can double as a skort ? ” Always on the look-out for the latest trends and popular it-people. According to the New York Times.

And even though the price tags are not for the faint-hearted and there’s a fair chance haggling won’t go down too well. The overall raw and unfinished look of the premises : bare ceilings. Writer Randa Wazen Photography Charlotte May Wales Let’s face it : shopping can be an absolute drag. It operates as Comme’s London fl agship store. that make them look more like Factory hangers by than busy bee salespeople. the ‘market’ appellation seems to be the most fitting one. Dover Street is not a department store. and tongue in cheek plays on random every-day objects. if not sterile. does not look like any other place in the world. concrete walls.64 The project Disruptive Business We love Consume Currently available at — Dover Street Market still feels fresh as new despite being around for half a decade. Sure. and dismisses the trendy label of concept store. The goal was to channel their energy and disorder in order to create what she describes as “beautiful chaos”. you’re suffocating on the stench of consumerism pushed to the max. antique dealer Emma Hawkins’ exquisite collection of Victorian stuffed birds and rare animal skulls at the entrance. The billboards carrying artist Barbara Kruger’s slogans : “I shop therefore I am” – “you want it. such as the vending machine that sells Dover Street Market label t-shirts for £25 a pop. coarse wood and plastic fi lm covering the elevator’s buttons: put it light years away from the clean and polished interiors of the neighbourhood’s designer boutiques. like the cashpoint machine hidden in a giant hut in the middle of the room. There are eccentric touches. you buy it. and before you know it. or the big portacabins that serve as fitting rooms ( trust us. sleek. and the singular sense of style and laid back attitude of the staff. created by Comme Des Garçons’ Rei Kawakubo and her husband Adrian Joffe. It’s all topped off with an atmosphere of creative tension spilling from the eclectic stall designs. they’ve also killed the fun. you forget it” : that Selfridges displayed in its windows for the launch of its 2007 Boxing Day sale summed it up with a chilling dose of irony. stocking all 10 lines as well as its perfume range. Kawakubo envisioned this project as a tribute to Kensington’s iconic market and has always professed her love and fascination for bazaars all over the world. department stores are convenient – and easier on the Jimmy Choos – but while they’ve simplified the game. atmosphere. yet offers a cutting-edge selection of other high fashion brands as well as more challenging independent designers. The six-storey shop located in London’s Mayfair district. The anti-glam aesthetics are no shocker to those familiar with Comme Des Garçons shops and philosophy. which means that it's held its place as our favourite one-stop fashion shop. it almost makes the Rue Saint-Honoré’s temple of cool look mainstream. The brand and designer’s visual identities are wiped out in favour of a uniform. Comes the curious case of the Dover Street Market. Often compared to Colette. trying on garments in one of those is truly disarming ). but the novelty here is in the . even for the most athletic among us ( and particularly if you’re wearing six-inch heels ).

Dover Street Market is granted limited edition ranges and exclusives like the Peter Jensen collection and Charles Anastase’s ethereal drawings. we were told. Kawakubo is notoriously media shy and when she or her husband grants an interview. The idea is that each individual that comes to the store is meant to make up his or her own answers and interpretation of what it’s meant to be. Givenchy. to the team of sales assistants. In return. Giambattista Valli. For now we will just indulge in a veggie pie by Rose Bakery’s organic open kitchen on the top floor and a Comme Des Garçons Play striped knit. Thankfully the visual treat is free. and a whole lot of Rodarte. This spirit of perpetual evolution creates excitement among its loyal customer base and it’s now traditional to fi nd an army of fashion cognoscenti queuing outside before each re-opening. One of the most intriguing areas is the World Archive .com Visit thewordmagazine. Artistic freedom and creative control are offered to designers like Alber Elbaz of Lanvin. they remain carefully elusive. a pair of Cutler and Gross vintage shades. The stubborn secrecy and vagueness could be perceived as presumptuous and almost become annoying. Ann Demeulemeester. Dover Street Market undergoes a biannual makeover named Tachiagari. This passion and attention to detail on the part of everyone involved seems to be a kind of key to Dover Street Market Adding to the mix is the aura of mystery around the place. The store is closed for a few days during which all the installations are revamped and new designers introduced. sacredly guarded by everyone involved. vanished cult fanzines and old art books. meaning ‘start’ or ‘beginning’ in Japanese.be/dribbles/ currentlyavailableat for more insider shots of Dover Street Market. Sessions of this kind were frequent. a simple table and chair surrounded by Angela Hill’s jaw dropping collection of vintage magazines. Comme des Garçons. Dover Street Market is different to everyone. if not for its irreproachable result. a lifetime guaranteed leather bag courtesy of Bedouin.the Fashion g 65 direct collaboration with the other brands involved. Behnaz Kanani. Bess jeans and Proenza Schouler could all easily fi nd their way into our shopping basket. Giles. meaning ‘start’ or ‘beginning’ in Japanese ˇ Constantly renewing the space. There is no advertising. ˆ Constantly renewing the space. allowing them to direct their own space. Kind of like a David Lynch fi lm. Hussein Chalayan. Bibi’s rings made of prehistoric mammoth ivory. Dover Street Market undergoes a biannual makeover named Tachiagari. buyers refuse to comment on their modus operandi. from African masks and tribal jewellery. Phoebe Philo of Celine or Nicholas Kirkwood. and caught a designer presenting his new collection of handmade denim. The basement stocks enough gems to make any street wear junkie or sneaker fetishist’s head spin in a fraction of a second. If we were to play one of our favourite games and imagine we were obscenely rich for the day. . and essential for the creator to pass along the knowledge and love invested in the product. We were lucky enough to be allowed a guided tour before opening hours in order to take shots. reluctant to defi ne the Dover Street Market philosophy. limited to one hundred pieces. pieces collected by Michael Costiff from around the globe. Pierre Hardy. Magazine geeks will thrill to the Idea Books corner. Dover Street Market Dover Street 17-18 London W1S 4LT United Kingdom doverstreetmarket. to communist memorabilia.

With nothing. nothing but love.66 The look Classic We love Watercooler Minority report — Try matching a worn-out. we thought it high time to immortalize it once and for all. Photography Sébastien Bonin Assistant Ludo Hanton . Having observed the style’s many evolutions over the years. baggy pair of corduroy trousers ( and beige at that ! ) with a shiny new Prada baseball cap and you’ll quickly understand that these cats are geniuses at the art of mix-and-match street fashion. respect and admiration.

Adidas tracksuit bottoms and Nike Air Max Style tip: Watch La Haine Style icon: Pepe Guardiola Favourite piece in wardrobe: “My Barcelona football shirt” . leather jacket.the Fashion g 67 Jalal Labchiri (28) Occupation: Sous-chef Favourite brand: Adidas Signature accessory: Barcelona football shirt Wearing: Barcelona football shirt.

68 The look Patrice Tuilier (29) Occupation: Tram driver and founder of independent label Give me 5 Favourite brand: Giorgio Armani Signature accessory: Baseball cap Wearing: Burberry shirt. Louis Vuitton belt. Sebago shoes. Lee Cooper Casuals corduroy trousers. Prada baseball cap. 1050 Brussels) Style icon: George Clooney Favourite piece in wardrobe: “My new Moncler coat” . Prada man bag and Breitling watch Style tip: Take a trip down Francis Ferent (on Avenue Louise 60 Louizalaan.

Adidas tracksuit bottoms. Fossil watch. Sebago shoes. who works at Francis Ferent” Favourite piece in wardrobe: “Never without my Scapa winter coat” Part of an ongoing project on overlooked street fashion.the Fashion g 69 Mounir Benkassem (23) Occupation: Tram driver Favourite brand: Lacoste Signature accessory: iPod Wearing: Lacoste jacket. Yashmag scarf Style tip: RM Sport and M&M Sport. . both in Brussels Style icon: “My cousin Wajid.

we ditched the other ideas and followed our raw. And at base. There could have been books and bags and accessories and all kinds of bits and pieces. That’s because what gets our juices going always tends to come inside a sturdy oblong box. instinctive passion for shoes. You can wear what the hell you want : so long as your shoes are fabulous. well. then. that pretty much defines fashion for us. So since nothing else was doing it for us.70 The special showstoppers Consume We love Lifestyle Fetish You show me yours and I’ll show you mine — We went through all kinds of torment working out what could possibly be fashiony enough to cut it as our Fashion Special showstoppers. Photography carmendevos . wrapped lovingly in tissue paper. so are you. but none of them really got our juices going.

— Suede desert boots with blue sole by Diesel ( ¤ 100 ) Austin derbies by Hermes ( ¤ 620 ) Sand and beige showgirl pumps with textured fi nish by Nathalie Verlinden from Hatshoe ( ¤ 305 ) 02. — Suede desert boots with blue sole by Diesel ( ¤ 100 ) Beige-brown shoe with red laces by Camper Eliot ( ¤ 150 ) .the Fashion g 71 01.

7” desert boots by Pierre Hardy & Kitsune ( ¤ 310 ) 04. — Black slingbacks with a glossy ecru heel by Dries Van Noten from Hatshoe ( ¤ 399 ) Textured gold leather gladiator sandals by Chloe from Hatshoe ( ¤ 415 ) . — Black mid-heel peek-a-boo pumps by Costume National from Hatshoe ( ¤ 360 ) “Serie.72 The special showstoppers 03.

the Fashion g 73 05. — Suede high tops by Yves Saint Laurent (stylists’ own) Gray-silver Velcro sneakers by Pierre Hardy (stylist’s own) Boat shoe by N. — Futuristic grey leather sandals by Costume National (defi lé collection) from Hatshoe ( ¤ 325 ) Ecru tie-top wedge sandals with a carved wooden heel by Ellen Verbeek from Hatshoe ( ¤ 350 ) 06.D. .C ( ¤ 200 ) See page 94 for full product information.

they have been for years. “Human arms have seven fields of freedom from shoulder to wrist – it allows us to execute the same motion with many different postures of the arm itself. Robots are all around us. We equip robot arms with human-like dexterity so they too can execute motions with different postures. it comes from the Czech. originally meaning slave or serf. Dr Dragan Kosti who is leading the design team behind TUlip. The word robot appeared in fiction long before it was adopted by science. RoboCup has been on the go since 1997. walking and kicking the ball. right here in New York City!” Everyone ignored him but he kept going for hours. and perform repetitive. allowing them to avoid obstacles and undue pressures. centres around the creation of a robot football team composed of bipedal players who will communicate with one another on the pitch. and the current aim is to have a team that could be capable of playing in the human World Cup by 2050. admits that making robots bipedal to give them a human aspect brings with it a particular series of stability problems. The classic science-fiction robot – a bipedal autonomous humanoid rippling with whizz-bang functions – is still a long way in the future. often dangerous tasks without needing to stop for meals or sue for repetitive strain injury. performing. walking a tight grid of streets.74 The advance Disruptive Water cooler Technology — Superhuman cyborgs. and perform repetitive. will be on his way to RoboCup 2010 in Singapore this June. It was hard to tell if he was mad. wide eyed and stripped to the waist. but you have to hand it to the guy: he had a point. but they’re more likely to be hanging out in Detroit than New York City. Much of the fear and confusion surrounding the modern robotics industry springs from the difficulty we still find in drawing a fi rm line between the real and the fictional.” he explains. The annual robot and artificial intelligence research jamboree RoboCup. a bi-pedal robot being developed by the University of Eindhoven. warning us all over and again. but notes that studying the mobility of human limbs has been very useful in successful robotic design. often dangerous tasks without needing to stop for meals or sue for repetitive strain injury ˇ TUlip. self-aware computers. Most of them are involved in industries where they can be kept separate from their human co-workers. 01 “If you look at the anatomy of biological species we see different biomechanical solutions that are applicable in robotics. rebel replicants and autonomous humanoid devices : the promise of man-like machines seems to inspire as much fear in us as it does excitement.” Dragan draws an important distinction between the manufacture robots currently flexing away on car plants and production lines. It seems a long way off: current hurdles faced by team members include basic issues like standing up. who was waving his arms and shouting at people with terrified desperation: “The Cyborgs are already among us! They’re here. or just communicating with us from his own private place. The robots designed to conduct a repetitive precision task . and the service robots that will be designed for close interaction with humans. How far off is the time when robots will be a visible part of our everyday lives ? And what will they do when they get here ? Writer Hettie Judah Photography Vincent Fournier Our new brothers under the skin Walking through the Meat Packing district one January afternoon I crossed paths with a young guy. ˆ Most of them are involved in industries where they can be kept separated off from their human co-workers.

The Eindhoven facility’s robotics research of course goes beyond the playful TUlip to look at both manufacture and service robots. there is a middle ground – teleoperated robots– that allows us to take advantage of the robot’s super-human physical capabilities (in a dangerous environment such as a nuclear .” explains Dragan. to be predictable. That led to a hypothesis that we could create a robot that could help autistic children to start getting involved and react to this behaviour. The replicant is something that mimics human form without exceeding human capability: the robot takes human capability and exceeds it. “But suprisingly they are not reluctant to imitate the behaviour of a toy. Although the research is currently in its infancy. “It was observed that autistic children have a problem mimicking other people.Design 75 do so in isolation – they have a very limited field of response: certainly far too limited to deal with human behaviour. These robots are dangerous not because they have intelligence but because they lack it. in toxic environments or extremes of temperature. able to survive where humans are not.” Currently the research in this field is focused around response – developing a robot that responds to human body language and emotions in a meaningful way. it is the more-than-human. The philosopher Richard Sennett draws a useful distinction between robots and replicants. Perhaps the most extreme end of the human interaction research is going into the development of robots for the therapy of autistic children. autistic children start walking along the circle. For robots to operate safely in a space shared with humans they need to be able to adapt and respond independently to their immediate surroundings. an angry one will be met with something more nuanced. While the dream of fully automated robots waits for science fact to catch up with science fiction. to work without rest. it is based on an observed behaviour of autistic children that suggests that they could specifically benefit from robot assistance. a happy interaction will elicit a happy response. If a car moves in a circle. to be spared the weaknesses of bone and sinew.

in particular. for example) by coupling it to the cognitive abilities of an actual human. robots are sought as a solution to fill the imminent gaps in the employment market created by the ageing workforce. “Funding will be a problem since there are less people working to raise the funds to support people who need care. Technology will play a role. the Applied Technology department is currently designing a robot arm specifically intended for use by people . rather than bolster the ranks of the young.” explains Dragan. “An aging population has more need for care than there are people who can give care. but by age of 55. In Eindhoven. In Japan. or swimming pools. Philip’s Applied Technology department is working on robot devices designed to respond to and assist the elderly.” In fact the biggest social force propelling robot research currently seems to be the ageing population. particularly in setting tiles on big factory floors. Super-human capabilities is perhaps a misleading term. “We see interest in application for robots in the field of civil engineering. 40 percent of tile-layers become invalids because of the un-ergonomic posture these people take.” explains senior scientist Dr Georgo Angelis. it requires skills.” Among other things. for the everyday robot’s usefulness comes in to play in those arenas for which the human’s attention-span and tendency to get damaged by repetitive tasks puts it at a disadvantage. “Laying tiles is a tedious job.76 The advance 02 power plant. They work on their knees and get back trouble – there is a significant cost to society for the treatment of people after they get disabled.

“Of course people would be scared that they won’t see their caregiver any more. so as to avoid causing harm if it is bumped into.Design 77 or from the user’s wheelchair. Philips Applied Technologies. help the user to get in and out of bed. We try to keep people in the lead and let the robot technology be supportive to people not the other way round.” with limited mobility. But if you can relieve the heavy workload of the care provider. robots are sought as a solution to fill the imminent gaps in the employment market created by the ageing workforce ˆ There is a danger that people not using money creates a ghetto of its own ˇ ˇ While the merit of allowing the housebound to care for themselves independently via a robot slave is evident on a certain level. The Netherlands. The Netherlands. February 2010 02. Already working models are in certain university departments researching new potential fields for this humancompatible design. programmed or knows what to do. We don’t believe people are willing to get help from a robot that is replacing a person. but also an important step psychologically. allowing it to leave the living space and conduct guided tasks such as supermarket shopping. High Tech Campus 5. Currently the arm is operating either from a stable platform 01. “A fully automated humanoid robot is in control of a situation. . As currently conceived. ˆ In Japan. and is already capable of performing simple tasks such as wiping a table of pouring a glass of water. Philips is developing the technology to sell on to other clients – they do not intend to commercialise the arm themselves – and it is thought that a functioning saleable model will be available within five years. February 2010 Humanoid robot TUlip at the Eindhoven University. there is less chance of them getting sick or needing to step out of the care process – if a care provider needs to get up a few times at night to turn someone over. it’s hard not to feel uncomfortable at the prospect of a future in which the elderly and disabled are relegated to the care of machines. making the task less of a burden. he’s in the lead. pointing out that the optimal use of such machines will be to relieve the physical strain on the human caregiver. the arm would be teleoperated to a certain extent either by the user or a remote operator – the arm is in effect a robot in the true sense. that provides the human operator with surrogate dexterity and mobility. whether he’s completely self directing. Georgo is upbeat. It is sensitive enough to feel its environment and respond to it – if it senses someone coming close it will cease its movement and prepare to move with and absorb impact.” Georgo considers these more controlled robots to be not simply a technological intermediary point on the way to fully automated robots. Eindhoven. and be supportive. Robot-arm. a slave of the user. in particular. if we can help to do that with technology its already a big step forward for people who are taking care. You have to think of keeping the quality time a caregiver has with the receiver. The next phase in the design will aim to make the arm mobile. The arm can be mounted on a wheelchair. it’s a heavy task and a big burden.

Design in Motion From 11th April until 28th June 2010 Assab One. Kaisin hereby reinforces his ‘stalwart of Belgian design’ status – if ever there was a need to. Design in Motion traces the turning points of Kaisin’s career through sketches. we thought it fitting to give him a nationalistic nod on the eve of a major installation of his. countless product launches and numerous exhibitions. Milan assab-one. With room upon room fi lled with Kaisin creations. All brought underneath the same roof (Assab One. crumbling shelves. the show’s attracting treat – the cherry-on-the-cake if you will – most surely will be the world-premiere of his crystal collection for venerable Belgian house Val Saint Lambert. set to open during Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile.78 The advertorial Design Lifestyle We love — An unlikely flag-waver for Belgium’s design dynasty. Having sat down with the designer back in March 2008 for our Green Revolution Issue. Charles Kaisin wraps it all up in the shape of Design in Motion. After 10 years of painstaking research. a mid-career retrospective. The Word & Charles Kaisin Musicians bring out Best Of compilations whilst sportsmen get inducted into Halls of Fame. with his focus firmly set on the innovative use of recyclable materials. in Milan’s lively Cimiano district) and paired together with an insane installation by Spanish artist Terre Recarens (moving floors. research papers. Taking as starting point his customary interest in movement and recycling. Charles Kaisin distinguishes himself by a thoughtful and moving approach to design. or even a pixilated wool pompom chair). models and never-before-seen designs (a limited-edition watch for Swatch for example. smashing glass and all).org 01 . Designers and artists – never ones to get outdone – get given retrospectives however.

be val-saint-lambert. 04 charleskaisin. recently presented at Paris' Maison et Objets. The collection of glasses. amaze and intrigue. Kaisin's celebrated K-Bench.com delvaux. The Hairy chair. vases and bowls Kaisin created for Val Saint Lambert. Kaisin’s work never fails to dazzle. more socially-responsible design. 03. 05. 02. The Pixel Bar.Design 79 02 03 What one might call a responsible designer with a strong work ethic.com Pixel Wine Bar Rue Ernest Allard 39-41 Allardstraat 1000 Brussels 01. This. however. Brussels. Kaisin designed the interiors of this wine and food bar with 7500 pixels. 05 . 04. Kaisin is an unrepentant advocate of what many refer to as ‘cleaner’. With a followedthrough lightheartedness to it. Kasin and Terre Recarens' installation for this year's Salone. organic bags which defi ne themselves by the shape of things they carry ). doesn’t stop his work from giving food for thought – whether it be his now-infamous K-Bench ( a beehive-like extendable and flexible seating system ) or his collection of bags created together with Delvaux ( flat packed-like.

Less and more. something of a School of Rock for the under aged with Crayola pens captured on paper. realist and evocative narrative : spontaneous. no less. Kamaitachi (2009) by Eikoh Hosoe Aperture Destroy/Rankin (2009) Gestalten Glen Luchford (2009) Steidl “When the idea of Destroy came into my mind. an annual fair (Skin Two Rubber Ball). Her work’s fragility and Skin Two used to be a fetish club operating out of a dingy Soho basement in London which spanned a magazine (Skin Two). it is his ability to bring his work within the realms of fi ne art photography which ultimately has made him one of the greats. Typified by Robert Adam’s deep American landscapes. Another Magazine and Another Man) takes a personal approach by asking the very music dignitaries he captured over the years (everyone from Michael Stipe and Roots Manuva to Joe Strummer and The Gossip) as well as some of his artist friends to revisit his iconic portraits. Proud flesh (2009) by Sally Mann Aperture Exhibition catalogues serve two purposes: to solemnise a timeless exhibition. from its rice fields to its bewildered villagers. the design ethos of Dieter Rams (2009) Gestalten In his opening preface to the book. its full acceptance as expressive and collectible art. Photography Yassin Serghini Writer Nicholas Lewis overall sense of despair lend it an incredibly strong and powerful nature – similar to a bare knuckle fight – with an added vulnerability to it. the magazine founder and publisher (Dazed & Confused. you’d get something not too different than what Belgian photographer Marc Lagrange has been doing since the 1980s. or to lay to rest the guilty consciences of people having missed the chance to catch said exhibition. re-enacting their interpretation of the urban legend with artistic brilliance. Skin Two Fetish Yearbook 2009 Skin Two Flicking through American photographer Sally Mann’s book. naked women instead of getting up-close-and-personal with animals. Polarized (2009) by Marc Lagrange Ludion Kamaitachi is a demon which has haunted tales of rural Japanese life for centuries. Intertwined with the village’s every elements. straight from the heart and honest. an eponymous clothing range (Skin Two Clothing) and numerous fi lms. it was in the context of power and control. although Lagrange’s talent really seems to be composition: the luscious models. the brand alone conjures up sentiments of tasteful art direction. you sense a bit of Bourdin as well a bit of Newton in his narrative.” So begins British photographer Rankin in his new book Destroy/Rankin. Back in 1969. Theatrical and teasing. director of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film Anthony Bannon sums up the historic relevance of the exhibition it was initially published alongside of : “this moment ( the opening in 1975 of the New Topographics exhibition at the George Eastman House ) marked a turning point for the medium.80 The shelf Arts Consume We love Public library reading — With our account running up ridiculous late return fines. the design ethos of Dieter Rams’ is as complete and representative of Rams’ lifelong oeuvre as the exhibition. Forever associated to the British photography of the early 1990s. Lewis Batlz’s disparate suburban snapshots and Stephen Shores’ removed Middle America. The end result is nothing short of refreshing. Finished with a rubber-like cover and wrapped in its own hardback sleeve. it serves both. our membership’s been revoked and the librarian’s now determined not to let us enter her turf anymore. A subculture with an incredible following. Published alongside the exhibition of the same name ( set to close four days after this issue hits the stand ). New Topographics (2009) Steidl From Willem Dafoe to Tim Roth. and about the confl ict between fantasy and reality. the unseen elements of a very American way of life. these ultimately are integral to the final body of work. The book’s large format allows for her sensuous black and white prints to be experienced as they should be – from up close. the fabulous interiors and the very Belgian touch of humour. you somehow have the feeling you’re intruding on a somewhat difficult conversation going on between two lovers: fraught. intellectual intercourse and daring creativity rather than the seedy etiquette usually associated to the world of rubber romps and spanking sessions. Nah nah. the book might actually be better than the show – you can keep it forever. As versed in commercial commissions (Yves Saint Laurent and Levi’s) as he is in editorials (W Magazine and POP Magazine). until then. photographer Eikoh Hosoe and choreographer Tatsumi Hijikata (founder of ankotu butoh dance) let loose in a northern Japanese farming village. and somehow continues to do so to this day. his was a gritty. ‘Less and more. above all. We have a secret passage through the air vents. a soothing and seductive interaction between performance and photography. their work resonated ( and still does) for its ability to capture what were. . on a par with the Erwin Olafs of this world. An attempt to demystify photography and its role in image-making.” No more. Not that that’d stop us. Rather conveniently in our case. painful and intense. If Nick Brandt photographed insanely beautiful and. you’d be forgiven for forgetting that British photographer Glen Luchford actually was a fashion photographer.

The New Topographics ( Steidl ). Proud Flesh ( Aperture ).be/dribbles/theshelf for more photographs of the books as well as Amazon links.Culture 81 From top to bottom Polarized ( Ludion ). Skin Two. Glen Luchford ( Steidl ). Less and more ( Gestalten ) Visit thewordmagazine. Kamaitachi ( Aperture ). . Destroy / Rankin( Gestalten ).

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Culture 83 Visit thewordmagazine.be/dribbles/the-unprintables-the-pencil for a user-friendly. . A3 version of the game as well as a demo by Félicie.

Photography Sarah Michielsen 01 .84 The portfolio Exclusive We love Photography The finest work — Reconstructing and rehabilitating the skin is a most delicate specialty. We take a look behind the closed doors of a private plastic surgery clinic and the burns unit of a military hospital.

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06. before the changing of bandages. etc. scalpels.) are prepared prior to an operation. Room where skin bandages are changed. Private clinic Louise Medical Centre has an 'aesthetic clinic' where they offer plastic and reconstructive surgery and anti-aging medicine. the patient needs intensive kinetherapeutic sessions and scar massages due to contractures of the recovering skin that decreases movement. Table where surgical instruments (surgical scissors.be 07. Queen Astrid Military Hospital Neder-Over-Heembeek 01. . 05. where aesthetic surgery takes place. sterile gauze. louise-medicalcenter.88 The portfolio 07 Louise Medical Centre Brussels Burns & injuries centre. 03. The skin of his hands has been reconstructed with the aid of artificial skin transplantation. Hands of a man who was victim of a gas-explosion. tweezers. Photographs shows a mammography before breast enlargement. Operating room on the 7th floor of the Louise Medical Centre. The skin of her thumb has been reconstructed : skin taken from an unburned area of her arm and placed on the burned thumb. Hand of a man who had been victim of a gas-explosion in 2002. 02. 04. Hands of a little girl who was victim of an electric burn six months ago. After the wound heals. This is the bath tub where the skin wounds are washed and cleaned.

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After months of slumming it in sub zero temperatures. Makeup.90 The eye Arts Photography Play — When we asked makeup artist Ciara O’Shea to create a fantasy of future skin. we were intrigued by her proposal of how beautiful we could be if we all evolved a more protective epidermis and silky arctic fur. we had to decide between a world of fire and a world of ice. concept and styling Ciara O’Shea Photography Michelle Beatty .

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