Category: Whitney Mallett

A Conversation with PsychoEgyptian

PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 14 INTERVIEW BY WHITNEY MALLETT PHOTOS BY MORGAN MAHER PsychoEgyptian, born Devin Cuthbertson, spits racially-charged raps carpeted by noisy lo-fi production. Often popping up shirtless, always with “dope” emblazoned in ink across his chest, and not infrequently getting kicked out of whatever…

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A Conversation with Palmtrees

PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 14 INTERVIEW BY WHITNEY MALLETT PHOTOS BY MORGAN MAHER Palmtrees makes rich electronic beats that he pairs with affecting lyrics and live instrumentation under the project name Violence. Talking to him about it, his answers are punctuated with thoughtful pauses and it’s…

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A Conversation with Yves Tumor

PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 14 INTERVIEW BY WHITNEY MALLETT There’s something self-effacing to Rahel Ali’s vacillation between extremes and his plethora of musical projects. Yves Tumor is the project that’s featured on the Dogfood MG release C-ORE, but Ali also makes music as TEAMS and Bekelé…

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Mykki Blanco & Dogfood MG

PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 14 INTERVIEW BY WHITNEY MALLETT PHOTO BY LUIS NIETO DICKENS Mykki Blanco and his Dogfood crew threw an intimate summer solstice party in LA’s Chinatown on the longest night of the year. During someone else’s set, I watched Mykki aka Michael David…

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A Conversation with Raquel Nave

PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 13 INTERVIEW BY WHITNEY MALLETT PHOTOS BY RAQUEL NAVE I’m in Raquel Nave’s living room flipping through her binders of polaroids while her three-year old daughter Eagle periodically interjects “that’s my mama,” “that’s my papa,” and “that’s me.” While we talk, Nave…

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On L For Leisure

TEXT BY WHITNEY MALLETT  STILLS COURTESY OF SPECIAL AFFECTS FILMS   Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn’s 16mm feature L for Leisure subverts the language of an Urban Outfitters music video to make a campy class critique of graduate students busy doing nothing in the early…

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New Museum’s Triennial Preview

PHOTOS & TEXT BY WHITNEY MALLETT There is a sense of alien possibility at the New Museum’s 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience. Six years after weirdo video artist Ryan Trecartin was featured in the inaugural triennial, he has returned as a co-curator and, together with Lauren…

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A Conversation with Hannah Kozak

COVER STORY PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 12 INTERVIEW BY WHITNEY MALLETT PHOTOS BY HANNAH KOZAK  Hannah Kozak makes you look at the world twice. You’ve seen her but likely never realized it. She’s performed stunts in big Hollywood flicks like Wild at Heart and Transformers and…

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A Conversation with Sadaf

PRINTED IN ISSUE 11 Interview by Whitney Mallett Photos by Sadaf Sadaf’s music is a viscerally confounding heap of sounds and genres, raw and noisy, but knit together by a keen sense of story. Though New York-based and Persian-born, she first cut her teeth making…

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A Conversation with Mary Bond

Mary Bond is barely legal and effortlessly intellectual. The 19-year-old is practicing selfies as art and writing essays contextualizing the online coven of young women working in intentionally feminist lo- fi self-portraiture. She’s posted naked selfies on the hacker-bro message board 4chan and archived the…

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A Conversation with Kalen Hollomon

By Whitney Mallett Kalen Hollomon (@kalen_hollomon) is taking collage to New York City’s streets and its underground, superimposing clippings from fashion and vintage porno magazines onto unsuspecting subway riders and mundane city scenes. By taking advantage of forced perspective, he can give a cop Céline heels…

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Rachel de Joode

Interview by Whitney Mallett When I went to visit Rachel de Joode in her studio this Fall, she said we were going to try making a “squish.” This process consisted of filling a plastic tube with wet plaster and me hugging it like a lover,…

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Jerry Paper

Interview and photo by Whitney Mallett If someone is planning on making a film adaptation of a George Saunders’s short story, I would like to recommend that they use Jerry Paper’s warbly experimental pop as the soundtrack. His synth-filled sci-fi tunes really capture the idiosyncrasies…

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An Interview with Brad Troemel

By Whitney Mallett From Issue 8 Taco with lock through it. Watermelon with ponytail. Vacuum-sealed organic shampoo and Whole Foods flowers–“Perfect for your dorm or retirement community,” according to the listing. These are just some of the irreverent offerings on New York artist Brad Troemel’s Etsy Store,…

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