Camera Roll: LARPing Around the World with Musician JAMES K

New York-based musician James K‘s work spans a number of disciplines, the connected threads of which spin a delicate universe of their own. With sparkly pop songs and equally spellbinding self-directed videos she is steadily growing an autonomous and spooky fairy empire. After collaborations with Uno NYC’s Gobby and scoring Eckhaus Latta’s SS-16 fashion show, James K just …
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Trance is a State of Mind: The Ghetto Biennial’s Museum of Trance

As part of this year’s Ghetto Biennial in Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, German artist duo HENRIKE NAUMANN and BASTIAN HAGEDORN will create The Museum of Trance, a semi-ethnographical collection of almost-historical objects which tell the story of the early days of German trance music. Working on joint projects since 2011, Naumann and Hagedorn’s work often plays…
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Lust & Sound: Man About Town MARK REEDER’s Forgotten 80s Berlin

When Manchester native MARK REEDER arrived in West Berlin in 1978, his first order of business was to make a unannounced visit to the pioneering German electronic musician Edgar Froese. Froese didn’t come to the door, but Reeder nevertheless managed to embed himself in Berlin’s underground music scene over the course of the next twenty…
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Pedal to the Metal: ROXANNE FARAHMAND Teams Up with VISIONIST for her A/W 15 Collection

London-based accessories designer ROXANNE FARAHMAND takes her inspiration from East London youth culture, meshing her heavy metallic jewelry designs with racer aesthetics. Following her last presentation at Fashion East, which featured a group of Fast & Furious-looking youths hanging out in an open-top Mazda, she continues into this hyper-stylized territory with her A/W collection. For…
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032c Exclusive: Hear a New Remix of DAN BODAN’s Catching Fire

After completing his latest album, Soft, over the summer, musician DAN BODAN commissioned Munich-based artist Alberto Troia (aka Kyselina) to choose a song and interpret it as a series of images. The result is a limited edition collection of three wall posters depicting Troia’s unique take on the song Catching Fire. The posters will launch this evening and…
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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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Why WOLFGANG TILLMANS Has Re-Coded Recorded Music into an In Situ Experience

It is considered normal that in order to see original works of visual art one can visit a museum. However there is no dedicated space or place where one can go to to hear the works of musicians with the studio sound quality that the original recording was made in. This is the first exhibition in the series Playback Room that will, over the next months, give a dedicated space to the playback …
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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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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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JANUS: Searching for a Sound that Doesn’t Exist

JANUS is a Berlin-based club night founded by Dan DeNorch and Michael Ladner in 2012. Soundtracked by resident DJs KABLAM, LOTIC, and M.E.S.H, its parties are experiments in the most radical musical possibilities, cultivating a sound that's allusive, brash, and completely new. Leading up to the party on Saturday, May 10, 032c spoke with Janus in Berlin.
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Chiraq, Drillinois: Violence, Hip-Hop and Hope in Chicago

World Star Hip Hop has just released a self-produced documentary focusing on the dynamics at play between music and violence in America’s third-largest city, featuring interviews with local community organizers, police veterans, and major players in the drill music scene, from 14-year-old rapper Lil Mouse to Kanye West collaborator Rhymefest. “It’s no secret that Chicago’s…
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FRANCESCO VEZZOLI: Plastic, Saturday Night, Milan

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 …
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Magisterial, Precise, Unsettling: SIMON REYNOLDS on J.G. BALLARD

SIMON REYNOLDS is one of the most recognizable music critics around. Possessing a willingness to tackle pop music as an art form worthy of intellectual discourse rather than a fleeting moment of adolescent flash, Reynolds' recent work Rip It Up and Start Again is a timely excavation of post-punk: Cabaret Voltaire, PiL, Magazine, and so on. What’s more, J.G. BALLARD was a thread throughout …
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Kool Keith

“Our operators are masturbating right now, but your call has been placed in a bucket of stomach fluid and will be attended by a double-talking robot approximately 7,000 years from now.” Dr. Octagynecologist is not available; his intergalactic ecological gynecology practice is closed. A portrait of the rapper KOOL KEITH and his astral Gesamtkunstwerk.
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