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The recent rebellion of writers against Amazon brings into focus the media consolidation of the previous decades. Variety editor-at-large Peter Bart comments on the creative decay corporations have caused the creative industries. Read the fill article “Authors’ Protest of Amazon Shows That Bigger Isn’t Always Better in Business” here: http://tinyurl.com/lgwluxz
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The recent rebellion of writers against Amazon brings into focus the media consolidation of the previous decades. Variety editor-at-large Peter Bart comments on the creative decay corporations have caused the creative industries. Read the fill article “Authors’ Protest of Amazon Shows That Bigger Isn’t Always Better in Business” here: http://tinyurl.com/lgwluxz

Illustration by lilypadula for variety

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Michael Kerbow Drawings

Based in San Francisco, Michael Kerbow is an artist who loves piling animals, highways’ knots and cars up, in a very urban set which has a fantastic dimension. Very particular urban stills… 

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Emily Blincoe: Color-coded photography

We’ve already featured talented Austin-based photographer Emily Blincoe a couple of times on iGNANT. Her output is amazingly creative and never fails to make us smile. Emily is probably best known for her color-coded arrangements.

For her latest works she collected color permutation of tomatoes, oranges, eggs, ice cream and leaves and sorted them into groups and gradients for each image

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George Takei on his time in Internment Camp

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Papercut Installation by UfoCinque

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Matteo Capobianco, aka Ufo5, was born in Novara in 1981. Originally an active member of the Italian writing scene, he gradually began to embrace a more extensive definition of street art while completing his design studies at the Politecnico of Milan.

As a firm believer in the endless possibilities of the mural as a communication tool, Matteo began to experiment with different techniques beyond the restrictions that writing as a codified subculture was putting in place.

Central to Ufocinque’s vision is his layering tehcnique: each element blending traditional painting techniques with a project-oriented attitude in which multiple levels of interpretation are intertwined together. Form is never detached from function as they are sustaining each other to create an effortlessly beautiful world.

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"Hence, anti-consumerist politics is a lifestyle politics that assumes the problem with capitalism lurks at the point of consumption rather than the point of production; it assumes that the solution to capitalism is based on our buying choices, on de-commodifying by refusing to buy from big corporations, and living as pure anti-capitalists in an individual sense. The fact that the vast majority of people, especially those with the power to change society, cannot opt out in this kind of way, or the fact that buying at ‘ethical’ sites of production does not at all escape commodification, eludes this simplistic and self-righteous politics. Nor do most of the people who push this anti-consumerism see any contradiction in wearing clothes, walking down sidewalks, or living at the centres of capitalism which is entirely dependent on the brutal system they claim they are fighting when they make fun of people buying Banksy prints at Walmart."

— “Argh! Lifestyle Consumerist Politics!" (M-L-M Mayhem!)

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[I just want somewhere to live. Dammit.]

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Echo Morgan: Blue and White Porcelain

photos: Jamie Baker

The performance “’Be the Inside of the Vase” was divided into two parts.
The first story began with my dad’s attempt to commit suicide. The performance revealed my uneasy childhood and difficult relationship with my father. I was still and silent whist my voice revealed the narrative using a pre-recorded audio. In the second performance the story moves towards my relationship with my mother. Through a rather brutal personal history I addressed sexually political statements:
From my father: “Women should be like vase, smooth, decorative and empty inside! ” From my mother: “ Don’t be a vase, pretty but empty inside, be the inside, be the quality!” From myself: “This is my voice, my story, my childhood, I am not a vase! .”

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Be the inside of the vase from Echo Morgan on Vimeo.

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[…… Mommeh?]

[…… Mommeh?]

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NeSpoon Polska: Lace Street Art
  on Behance
Warsaw-based artist NeSpoon uses ornate lace patterns in her unique brand of street art that translates into ceramics, stencils, paintings, and crocheted webbing installed in public spaces. NeSpoon refers to her art as “public jewelry,” specifically as an act of beautification by turning abandoned and unadorned spaces into something aesthetically pleasing. You can see much more over Warsaw-based artist NeSpoon uses ornate lace patterns in her unique brand of street art that translates into ceramics, stencils, paintings, and crocheted webbing installed in public spaces. NeSpoon refers to her art as “public jewelry,” specifically as an act of beautification by turning abandoned and unadorned spaces into something aesthetically pleasing.

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