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2 9 2014

032c Premieres COTTWEILER’s A/W 2014 Campaign

Cottweiler’s A/W 2014 collection shows the London-based brand edging closer to that impossible state of invisible fashion. Produced in either stark black or blinding white, the pieces effectively resist emission, a new kind of camouflage—anti-diffusion. Somewhere between a George Segal sculpture and Metal Gear Solid, it’s stealth in stark outlines, monochrome in HD, a framework for metamaterials.
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Text with Affection: MIRANDA JULY’s Somebody Is Your New Messaging Service

Artist and filmmaker Miranda July has decided to test the waters of our new, smartphone-infused phenomenology with her app Somebody. Designed with the support of Miu Miu as part its Women’s Tales series, Somebody is a mobile messaging app created by July. The Somebody app was launched to the public August 28th at the Venice Film Festival with an accompanying short film by the same name. 032c …
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Anti-Ballet & Post Punk: MICHAEL CLARK Reflects on 30 Years of Choreography

Once the enfant terrible of contemporary dance, choreographer MICHAEL CLARK is now celebrated for his untiring quest to break free from the restrictions of traditional ballet. Over the last three decades, he has collaborated with bands such as The Fall and artists such as Charles Atlas, and has become a pop icon in his own right. He has even won the approval of the Queen Elizabeth II, who …
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Strange Plants: Artists Exploring the Seduction Flora

At times picturesque, at times sinister, and often aloofly sensual, Strange Plants explores foliage as a site for fantasy and perverse imagination. As the inaugural title for her publishing house Zioxla, Zio Baritaux’s book is a series of contemporary artists’ reflections on flora that includes both works and interviews. Curated like an eclectic garden of images, the book features a wide …
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Pleated Pants & Sequenced Environments: A Meditation on Corporate Aesthetics

Following last month's survey into the world of homecare aesthetics, artist Reese Riley of Archival Aesthetics: Environment and Object returns with another special commission of collages exploring corporate imagery. Along with artists Pussykrew, Gergő Kovács, and YNTBP, this month Riley scours image search for visions of cubicles and ergonomic workstations, accompanied by an exclusive mix by …
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Father of Surf Magazines JOHN SEVERSON Explains How Surf Mania Was Invented

John Severson is a surf legend. He started SURFER magazine in 1960, and his films and photography defined the image of surfing in pop culture. In anticipation of his upcoming book SURFER, which features Severson’s paintings and images from his personal archives, John Severson gave 032c a call from his home in Hawaii.
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Features

We Do What We Want

We Do What We Want

ROBERT SILVERS ignores the market. He’s also the juggernaut behind the New York Review of Books. Robert Silvers doesn’t skip a beat; his heart operation is behind him. The 82 ­year ­old is in his kingdom, the editorial offices of The New York Review of Books. The gentleman of large stature wears a dark suit and…
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LACATON & VASSAL: Game Changer

For most, particularly non-architects, the name LACATON & VASSAL won’t immediately conjure any mental images. Even those who have visited their buildings often wonder what it is exactly they have designed. Where, upon the exposed concrete beams and columns, the raw expansive rooms of the Palais de Tokyo (2001–11), have they inscribed themselves?
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