“The Priestess of Polka Dots”, a.k.a. Yayoï Kusama, is an avant-garde artist and writer of Japanese descent. After moving to New York in 1957, (with an extra push from Georgia O’Keefe), her artwork went from 2D to… infinity. While painting still remains one of Kusama’s daily artistic mediums, her forte lies in installation and sculpture. Melding aspects of her psychological past and present, with attributes of feminine, minimal, surreal, and abstract expressionist art, it is anirrefutable understatement to call Yayoï Kusama a pioneer of conceptual artistic expression – but I’ll let you decide. Today, we’re going to explore Yayoï Kusama’s obsessions with repetition and infinity – and why these obsessions have become mine, too.
Chastity Belt celebrated the launch of their new album “I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone” at The Crocodile in Seattle and we couldn’t resist to talk about the album and to show you material of this experience. Here is our (Jessica and Marc) collaborative review. Find Chastity Belt on Facebook, Bandcamp, and they might play near you in the future so check out their tour dates!
Marion or Chloé, whichever name you want to call her, is a 25 years old French brand content consultant.
In love with words, both spoken and written, she spends a lot of time over-analyzing them. She hates small talk but would rather not debate about feminism before midday – she likes to take her time to wake up. She loves watching series and reading dystopian novels, preferably with a cat and preferably in her bed. She dislikes speaking about herself at the 3rd person but does so, occasionally.
Freelancer, all-time traveller and independence lover, she stands against default choices of any kind.
Hi everyone, I am Marc Louis-Boyard, the founder of Slow Culture. I am also copywriter, project manager and digital consultant at Kayak Communication, a global advertising agency based at Euratechnologies in Lille, France. Between Berlin, Paris and Budapest, my happy-go-lucky spirit was enriched by both creative encounters and a solitary appetite for art in all its forms. Find me on LinkedIn and Instagram.
Brian Wilson is the band leader of The Beach Boys, the renowned surf music band who peaked in the mid-sixties. We focus today on Brian’s genius (even though he several times made clear that this affirmation made no sense) during his psychedelic period, judged by numerous to be one of the most interesting in modern music history.
Georgia Peach aka ggpeach is one of the many surprises Montreal brought us these last months (remember, when we interviewed SWEAT?). While reading this review, listen to the album on Bandcamp after having liked ggpeach on Facebook. Visit her website, too, and attend her forthcoming gigs.
Shane Jesse Christmass is the author of Acid Shottas (Ledatape Organisation), Police Force As A Corrupt Breeze and Napalm Recipe (Dostoyevsky Wannabe). Police Force As A Corrupt Breeze awarded him a nomination for Best Australian Book by The Guardian in December 2016. Shane also played in Mattress Grave before joining Snake Milker.
Links to the books if you click on their cover (consider this as a post-Easter hide-and-seek game).
Elias Attea was born under New York New Moon on one of the coldest times of Buffalo’s history, or so the legend goes. While a yankee in heart, Attea crawled six-hundred miles as a baby to arrive and endure Tennessee’s hot, humid southern sunshine. While proud to be a Tennessee kid, Attea now resides in a quiet farm house in Western New York, shoveling snow, shit, and soil whist working on his practice as a spiritualist and writer (and paying the bills, somehow).
Juliette is a refreshing mind in the French skies. Based in central Paris, she graduated in modern literature and is now writing for a living. Sounds nice? Wait for what’s coming now.