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.
German artist SARAH SCHÖNFELD’s All You Can Feel is a visualization of legal and illegal drugs, now published in a leather-bound volume that functions as a psychedelic Rx field guide. To produce these images, Schönfeld – whose interest in chemicals developed while working at one of Berlin’s most notorious night clubs for many years –… More
Photographer TOD PAPAGEORGE, who captured and immortalized street life in New York in the 1960s and 70s, recently opened an exhibition at Galerie Thomas Zander in Cologne, titled “Studio 54.” The show presents 70 black-and-white photographs of the legendary New York nightclub, a mise-en-scene that begs a soundtrack or narration. While Larry Levan or Walter… More