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Announcement: We are making SANG BLEU 7!

 

We are truly excited to share the news with you that Sang Bleu 7 will be printed and available for you to hold early in 2015.

 

To announce this news we have made a film called ‘Gait’ about contemporary ways people share and explore foot fetish through the internet and spoken to NOWNESS about the new issue.

 

Sharna Osbourne made the film which was directed by Reba Maybury with creative direction from Maxime Buchi and Eloise Parry also took portraits of the feet for us.

 

 

 

Interview by Joseph Delaney with Maxime on NOWNESS:

Foot Fetishism with the Alternative Anthropological Bible

Cake-penetrating latex socks, ankles bound with cable tie, and water-drenched PVC platforms all become subjects of the lens of Eloise Parry for the latest series from underground title Sang Bleu. The 10-year-old tome started as the tattoo-themed editorial project of creative director Maxime Büchi, who continues to probe its surrounding subcultures alongside a career as a tattooist and art director for Mugler, Alexander McQueen and Rick Owens. Now operating as a multidisciplinary project with a fashion line under its umbrella, the title explores sexuality and fetish beyond the whips-and-chains image perpetuated by modern media and ‘mom porn’ books such as 50 Shades of Grey. In the lead up to a brand new issue announced exclusively on NOWNESS, the tattoo renegade talks Tumblr, porn and forging the next chapter for the London-based project.

Going back to the start, how would you define Sang Bleu‘s original impetus?
Maxime Büchi:
 Fetish and BDSM is something I’ve always had an interest for and I just applied the same approach that I had applied to tattooing and the other elements of Sang Bleu to fetish. Fetish [...]


Animals In The Wall – William Burroughs at LondonNewcastle Gallery


Animals In The Wall will feature 40 original works by William Burroughs, in addition to new multimedia experiments, alongside an exciting programme of talks, film screenings and workshops at the LondonNewcastle space in Shoreditch, London.

You already know but lets think about it again – Burroughs was informed by a lifetime of dialogue with provocative and penetrating thinkers. Notable collaborators in his lifetime include Antony Balch, Ian Sommerville, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Keith Haring, Robert Rauschenberg, George Condo, Robert Wilson, Tom Waits, Kurt Cobain, John Giorno, Terry Southern, and Gregory Corso. He has been cited as having provided inspiration for countless of others, including David Bowie, David Cronenberg, Patti Smith, Will Self, William Gibson, Thurston Moore, John Waters, J.G. Ballard, The Beatles, and many more.

Burroughs is a prophet for the 21st Century with much of his artistic work still waiting to be unraveled. This exhibition is only on until the 7th of September and it would be sad to miss it.

“Punch a hole in the big lie. Punch a hole for me.” – Last Words, 1997

Curated by James Elphick (Guerrilla Zoo) and Yuri Zupančič (William Burroughs Communications) and with support from Londonewcastle Project Space.

DATES : 29th August – 7TH September 2014, 11am – 7pm
LOCATION : LondoNewcastle, 28 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7DP OPENING HOURS :

http://www.guerrillazoo.com/william-s-burroughs.html


Announcing Primitive’s new weekly shop at Sang Bleu London with Riyo Nemeth and Andrew Grune’s film Morph

Sang Bleu are happy to announce that Primitive a network of artists, designers and musicians based in London will be presenting a selection of their stock to be bought every Saturday from the 20th of September in Sang Bleu London.

To celebrate this Primitive owner Andrew Grune and artist Riyo Nemeth have created this video named Morph using a selection of their current stock which will be available to purchase in Sang Bleu London. The film is loosely based on the concept of transhumanism and the idea that in the future we will perhaps be able to manipulate our bodies and reality.

Designers presented by Primitive include Cottweiler, Nasir Mazhar, Liam Hodges, Sang Bleu VTM, Bracken, Ava Catherside, Ambush, Louise Alsop, Roxanne Farahmand, BANZAI and Primitive will be realising their own line and collaboration as the project evolves.


Whatcha Raving At by Werner Amann

Re-blogged from our sister magazine Novembre because these portraits by Werner Amann taken at raves throughout Europe and the US in the early 90s are simply TOO GOOD not to share.

Photography:Werner Amann

WritingKlf

They’re justified and they’re ancient
And they like to roam the land
They’re justified and they’re ancient
I hope you understand
They don’t want to upset the apple cart
And they don’t want to cause any harm
But if you don’t like what they’re going to do
You better not stop them cause they’re coming through
Kick out the JAMS The notes’ll flow, yo, for the words I speak
Rap is weak so I teach and I reach
A positive vibe, a way of life is how I’m livin’
So get hype to the rhythm
KLF is the crew, ya hear, yeah
Design a rhyme I just won’t fear
Back to react, enough is enough
Let me ask you a question, what time is love?
What time is love?
What time is love?
What time is love?
I want to see you sweat
I want to see you sweat
Okay Houston, we’ll give you a countdown,
Four, three, two, one, fire
I want to see you
The final chapter, prophetic, poetic
When I’m done, this calls for anesthetic
Get to, step to, let an MC
Come in effect with Kingboy DA wannabe, gonna be, ol’time sucka
You know the time, I never stutter
A feat, a dream, a-yeah seem bright
Yeah, pass the mic, What Time Is Love?
What time is love
What time is love
What time is love
I want to see you sweat
I want to see you
I want to see you
I want to see you sweat
Thank you, thank you


Villa Müller by Adolf Loos

“All art is erotic” – Adolf Loos Ornament and Crime 1909

Modernist architect extraordinaire Adolf Loos passed away today in 1933, to remember him we are spending our Saturday morning looking at images from inside his masterpiece Villa Müller in Prague designed in 1930. Discarding the opulence of the aesthetic principles of the Vienna Secession, Loos created the most cutting edge and timeless interior and exterior spaces.

Architecture doesn’t get more arousing than this.

 


the last of the nuba

(editor note) Today would have marked the birthday of the late Leni Riefenstahl, so to celebrate her stunning work we’ve republished these beautiful and vibrant scans from her book The Last of the Nuba.

A body of work can turn out to be a milestone in an artist’s career. Somehow it might seal this artist’s fate as well as the perception you can have from him / her.

Sometimes it ends tragically as for Pasolini who has probably been assassinated in the aftermath of Salò. At some other time, an inflatable rabbit can transform a trader into one of the most successful contemporary artists. More rarely, it can also be a redemption as with Leni Riefenstahl’s The Last of the Nuba. Published in 1973, this book is documenting the 15 years she spent in Sudan and rehabilitated her artist status.

Many thanks to Lyne Friederich who scanned these images.