Review: Torrent

Torrent itself is a celebration of the elements – stone, water, wood. This act of appreciating nature feels as though it’s happening through a glowing desktop computer in a dim, litter-strewn basement.

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Interview with False Witness

False Witness, aka producer Marco Gomez, is a force of chaotic good in the underground club landscape. In step with the socio-political environment that produced techno and dance culture, Gomez’s music functions as a response to the highly charged political atmosphere in which we live—it is musical armour for anxious and futile times, embracing dark, manic energies.

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Premiere: Dugong’s Thaw

Through natural sound pallets and layered loops, Dugong explores the complex bio-poetics of the ecosystem; sometimes we can hear the snow melting. Horizons Sauvages sounds like a daffodil – a spot of colour in a field of grey, delicate, though resilient and joyful.

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Srijon Chowdhury’s Mythic Realism

Srijon is illustrating his own story, one that blurs fairytale fantasy and mythology with realism. His paintings are a spiritual practice, a way of transcending the anxieties of our time, the struggle of good and evil and the nightmarish reality of our apocalyptic world.

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Thomas Barger’s Furniture in Costume

If a chair can be camp, Thomas Barger’s chairs are camp. Despite being spotted in glamorous locations like the NYC Glossier flagship or the homes of in-the- know art collectors, Barger’s process is a humble one: he finds recycled paper and blends it into a pulp, then applies it to ordinary chairs to convert them into something new and extraordinary. His is furniture in costume, utility transformed, like chairs playing house.

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Interview with Fariha Róisín

Loving is difficult, especially when we are coming from a place where we never learned how to love ourselves. It’s her pilgrimage toward this act that writer and activist Fariha Róisín leverages for the purpose of healing, exemplifying the power of transformation.

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Fashion Trend Report: Wool

Gone will be the notions of an inferior form as throughout this year laps of fresh-off-the beast wool will be pomped and draped over the heads of the sceptics and subsequently take us back to a time best remembered by senior citizens.

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Rebecca Ackroyd’s 100mph

Rebecca Ackroyd’s second solo exhibition at Peres Projects, 100mph, delves deeper into her personal dream psyche. Acrkoyd establishes her narrative of random association- feminine forms and sanitized drain covers sit next to one another in discord but interact, poetically, sinisterly, to create a sensual and unsettling landscape.

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