22 9 2016

Meth Modernity

From fast-fashion to high frequency trading, speed is now the prime mover in the world’s economy, so much so that it has entered our bio-chemistry. Anthropologist JASON PINE’s research into homemade meth production in rural Missouri shows that a backwater drug epidemic is in fact the spectre of an advanced mode of capitalism.
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Stephen Bayley on CRASHED CARS and the DEATH OF THE MODERN ERA

Death is the most banal event imaginable: A) it comes to everyone and B) it ends in the dirt. But the death of a celebrity, in a fast car, down some black night street, lit up in the bright silver of a paparazzo’s flash bulb, was, during the short twentieth century, the last word in…
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ENCORE: The SADE LOVE Longsleeve is Back

Come in like a lamb; leave like a lion: the SADE LOVE Longsleeve T, commemorating the British singer's 1993 Berlin Tempodrome date, has returned to the 032c store.
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Sterling Ruby: WORK WEAR

Sterling Ruby's bleached, torched, and enzyme-washed studio clothing is an extension of his post-apocalyptic craft, in more ways than one. Here, Ruby shares his workwear archive in a visual contribution for 032c, and speaks about fashion's speed, hunting jackets, and his Gesamtkunstwerk.
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Marco Brambilla and HD Baroque

Artist MARCO BRAMBILLA is impossible to pin down. He directed a blockbuster at the age of 28 and immediately retired from Hollywood. He is a success story for the emerging practice of brand patronage. But Brambilla himself describes the process as a tightrope walk.
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Features

Viva Nigeria: GRACE WALES BONNER’s Bejeweled Visions of Menswear

Viva Nigeria: GRACE WALES BONNER’s Bejeweled Visions of Menswear

GRACE WALES BONNER is a young British menswear designer and recent graduate of London's Central Saint Martins: a thoroughly-researched blend of 70s Nigerian flair and western decadence, her designs eschew the gender binary and create a new vision for a fluid present while alluding to the past.
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Who Is STEVEN MEISEL?

Fashion’s ultimate enigma has had Vogue Italia's cover under his spell for the past twenty years, nonstop. Considered the world’s greatest fashion photographer, a rare interview gets us just that much closer to finding out: Who is STEVEN MEISEL?
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An Interview with Stanley Kubrick’s Producer and In-House German JAN HARLAN

An Interview with Stanley Kubrick’s Producer and In-House German JAN HARLAN

For more than thirty years, JAN HARLAN worked alongside Stanley Kubrick as the director’s researcher, confidant, and producer. Introduced to Kubrick in 1968 through his sister Christiane, Kubrick’s wife, Harlan began work as Kubrick’s resident German-speaker and travel companion, accompanying the director to Romania to assist in the pre-production of the never-realized epic …
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Online and Unmoored: In Search of PRINCESS NOKIA

Online and Unmoored: In Search of PRINCESS NOKIA

How does one cut through the fog, particularly as an artist who’s built an aesthetic by sourcing from the past? Princess Nokia is unfazed, though. The pervasiveness of tech nostalgia propels her forward and stokes her imagination. Princess Nokia premieres her video for "Nokia" along with a profile by Matthew Grumbach.
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Seeing Secrecy: TREVOR PAGLEN Makes Art out of Military Intelligence

MICHEL SERRES

MICHEL SERRES is a French philosopher who specializes in the history of science and whose work attempts to reclaim the art of thinking the unthinkable. Born in 1930 in Lot-et-Garonne, Serres is a member immortel of L’Académie française and has been a professor at Stanford University, in the heart of Silicon Valley, since 1984. He’s authored more than 60 volumes that range in topics from …
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