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Duality of Ecstasy

Duality of Ecstasy

The Duality of Ecstasy captures the complexity of human emotion through mime and rhyme. The new short film from Maltese director Keith Albert Tedesco explores the extremes that elevate us and estrange us into ecstasy through a series of vignettes interwoven with French narrative.

The veiled world of curios collecting

The veiled world of curios collecting

I used to collect everything. If I found myself with two objects of the same nature, I would find myself wanting more of them. Ten or so years back I started cutting out the general collecting and focused more so on curiosities. I’ve always loved the layers of curios shelves, skulls, bottles, objects of nature naturally formed into beautiful objects. It’s also nice to have objects that have a story behind them.

Janus Head

Janus Head

We asked four people that each have a history with drug abuse to share their experience while in a rehab journey. We took the best and worst bits from these altered real-life experiences and put them through an AI image generator. A pair of images are generated for each subject depicting the ecstasy and aftermath from their recollections. How accurately does AI capture the sentiment that words are trying to convey?

ECSTASY IN THE EYE OF THE ARTIST

ECSTASY IN THE EYE OF THE ARTIST

As opposed to the oppressive obligation of being, “ex-stasis” is being outside oneself and the world. An emotion, a feeling, that, like all things relegated to the irrational universe, cannot be explained to those who do not experience it. Yet there is perhaps a hope for an insight, for an identification, a moment of common resonance, which is to stand before a work of art and be overwhelmed by emotional sharing.

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Ways of Repair

Ways of Repair

Ways of Repair: Loss and Damage seeks three artists and/or curators, (applying as individuals or as collectives) working within any medium to undertake new or existing artistic research projects engaging with the issue of loss and damage caused by the climate crisis.

FluxusMuseum Prize for Experimental Video 2024

FluxusMuseum Prize for Experimental Video 2024

FluxusMuseum Prize for Experimental Video is seeking proposals for experimental works. Selected proposals will be commissioned and featured in the first video exhibition at FluxusMuseum in July – August 2024, as well as being displayed on FluxusMuseum website, ensuring a wide reaching audience both in person and online. Films will be shown in our main exhibition hall and also on a continuous loop in our cinema for the duration of the exhibition.

ART on Loop Berlin

ART on Loop Berlin

Art on Loop invites artists from all countries to submit their works for consideration. This exhibition is open to all mediums, including but not limited to painting, photography, printmaking, video art, installation, films, sculpting, mixed media, poems, illustration, and more. The theme for the exhibition is OPEN, giving you the freedom to submit any work that aligns with your artistic vision.

Decadence, Now

As modernity beckons in Europe at the turn of the twentieth century, there is a moment of recoil, which seems not only to extend the sentiments that precede it but also immerse them into altered states of consciousness. This subversion of reality presents an opportunity not to simply look back but, rather, for artists to forge a future forwards

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Open Call for Photo Submission – Becoming Poison

Open Call for Photo Submission – Becoming Poison

Impeached is thrilled to announce an open call for artists working in the photographic medium to contribute to an upcoming photo book titled “Becoming Poison: A Lens On The Toxic World of Plastic. This project is dedicated to exploring and exposing the profound effects of plastic in its various forms.

Huma Bhabha: Ambiguous Otherness

Huma Bhabha: Ambiguous Otherness

With her first monographic exhibition in a French institution, Huma Bhabha seamlessly weaves together diverse eras, materials, and iconic forms to create thought-provoking works that explore anthropomorphic and hybrid presences.

Small Amnesias – Kunsthalle Neuwerk

Small Amnesias – Kunsthalle Neuwerk

Explore ‘Small Amnesias’ at Kunsthalle Neuwerk, an evocative exhibition by Maltese artist Vince Briffa. Immerse in a unique blend of video art and soundscapes that echo Malta’s rich heritage, expertly curated by Nina Maier. A sensory journey of memory, identity, and place

Reevaluating Western Perspectivism

Reevaluating Western Perspectivism

Dev Dhunsi, a Norwegian-Indian multidisciplinary artist and photographer based in Stockholm is currently presenting his inaugural solo exhibition at MELK, Oslo. “Encircling Stories” features images captured during Dhunsi’s seven-year exploration, spanning from Punjab to Goa, traversing diverse regions of India by train. The exhibition reveals evolving relationships with land, highlighting the complexities of a region undergoing agricultural challenges, monoculture threats, and dispossession.

House & Garden

House & Garden

Charleston Lewes is currently hosting Through the Joy of the Senses an exhibition by contemporary artist Jonathan Baldock. The solo show explores Baldock’s fascination with sculptural form, craft traditions, and folklore. The selection resonates with Lewes’s historical and cultural context, weaving a narrative inspired by the town’s rich folklore, myths, and legends.

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After birth- to work or not to work

Knowing that this is a very short and precious window that her children will soon outgrow, makes her appreciate this time even more. She makes it a point to be there for each milestone and give her boys the necessary sense of belonging and foundation on which, ‘they can go and battle the world’.

 

Text by: Maria Giulia Pace
Visuals: Justine Ellul

 

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Meeting the first time

For the past six months I was working in an organization remotely. It’s a creative hub that brings talent from all over the world together to do tailored, high-end comms for those looking to step up their communications game. Well, Von Peach was founded during COVID, so when I say ‘brings talent together’, I mean virtually. And when I say virtually I mean with the exception of last week, where the entire company, a six-strong squad, went to Sardinia to meet in person for the first time and devise a plan of action for the next quarter. 

Togetherness - Offsite in Sardinia

Our small but feisty creative hub was born during the pandemic, with creative peaches working remotely tucked in their cosy corners of the world and magicking ideas into life in between video calls, Slack chats and the occasional sharing of memes and playlists.

Stories of Home

Recently, we’ve been working on a project that has also spotlighted the incredible human traits of resilience and adaptation to me, in the form of a photo essay called Stories of Home.

 

Killian van de Water

Two-dimensional, reduced aesthetic with absurd narrative elements. The lively, organic forms are always in interaction with the rectilinear aesthetic.