To them, work is gliding over the surface of the world – over water on a surfboard; through powder on a snowboard; above concrete on a skateboard. They always make sure to take enough of every drug, to avoid getting trapped between worlds. But skating takes them somewhere you can’t go synthetically. They call themselves TOPHEADZ, and they are traceable only by their bespoke hearts.
KATE BELLM photographs the skate collective’s amphibious protagonists.
Leading up to his womenswear F/W 2014 show, DRIES VAN NOTEN speaks with Vanessa Friedman about his upcoming exhibition, “Inspirations,” at the Louvre’s Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris and what he does to relax: make jam.More
The artist FRANCESCO VEZZOLI recently had an epiphany. It was not the result of a spiritual journey or the discovery of a new author – Vezzoli had his revelation at PLASTIC, a disco heaven in Milan where the rules of club culture are upended and renewed. When he told us that the legendary institution was on the verge of closing, we knew what needed to be done: a series of embroidered record covers, dedicated to the Plastic Playlist, by Vezzoli for 032c. In addition, Carlo Antonelli – Editor-in-Chief at Rolling Stone Italy and film producer – sits down with the artist for a conversation that reveals the alchemical function of the nightclub: a place for dancing and discourse, now as much as ever.More
On 18 July, a concept first identified in artist Sterling Ruby's studio, then analyzed across 12 theses in 032c Issue 34, was physically rendered at the SSENSE retail and events space in Montréal. Click here to see images of the show.More
Microsoft President and CLO Brad Smith on the Future of Facial Recognition and the Urgency for Legal Regulation: “Imagine finding a young missing child by recognizing her as she is being walked down the street. Imagine a government tracking everywhere you walked over the past month without your permission or knowledge. Imagine a smartphone camera and app that tells a person who is blind the name of the individual who has just walked into a room. Imagine the stores of a shopping mall using facial recognition to share information with each other about each shelf that you browse and product you buy, without asking you first. The future is not simple.”
“You have jobs where you’re treated with dignity and respect, you get good payment, you get good benefits, but you secretly labor under the knowledge that your job, your work, is entirely useless.” David Graeber, The Rise of Bullshit Jobs
This winter, artist JORDAN WOLFSON opened up his psyche – and his upstate country home – for 032c. In conversation with executive editor Thom Bettridge for 032c Issue 33 Winter 2017/18, Wolfson discussed the Faustian bargains he made at Bikram yoga class and the virtual reality film that sent a wave of horror through the culture industry. More
At a show in Berlin, the trans experimental musician spoke about the difference between music and language, her fascination with geology, and physicality in the internet age. For Crampton, who was born in California to Bolivian parents, the very notion of becoming as something that occurs “beyond a constitution of discreet-particle physics.”More
032c Fashion Director Marc Goehring traveled from Paris to sunny Marseille this week for the launch of Simon Porte Jacquemus' first menswear collection. Tanned, overjoyed, and exhausted, Marc returned to our Berlin HQ with this travel diary.More
What happens when you mix RnB star Kelela with high tech sportswear and marinated quail eggs from Iceland in an empty warehouse behind a van depot? You feel like you have walked into the gym of your dreams.More
Last week, 032c Fashion Director Marc Goehring left our Berlin HQ for New York City's South City Seaport, where Saint Laurent Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello unveiled his first fully-fledged menswear collection for the label. Here's what happened.More