Caroline Zakka has an uplifting love for words, in tune with her life. Copywriter for the advertising agency Kayak Communication, her bold spirit enables her to see beyond what life can give. Between nostalgia and sweet legacies, writing has many purposes for her. We can’t wait to share them with you.
“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.
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.
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.
Politics, literature, movies, nothing seems to escape her eye and constructive criticism. Born in Sao Paulo and living in Lisbon, Carol Persego is a literary talent in the making.
Marcus Slease was born in Portadown, N. Ireland and immigrated to Las Vegas at almost age 12. He left the U.S. in 2005 and is no longer a resident alien of the U.S. His latest book, Play Yr Kardz Right, is forthcoming from Dostoyevsky Wannabe in August 2017. Currently, he lives in Madrid, Spain and teaches English as a foreign language. Check out his website and add him on Instagram.
Did you ever wonder what are the motives behind the people painting worlds with words? Writer, Chief Editor and Wizard of modern literature at Dostoyevsky Wannabe, Richard Brammer opens our Owerllian series called “Why I Write”, based on the essay of the same name.