Looking from the outside in - people, place and practice

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Lost Boys

If you can, try to watch the whole documentary. These guys are so inspiring...

Zizek on cinema

'Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn't give you what you desire - it tells you how to desire' - Slavoj Zizek

Friday, July 22, 2011

Meeting Judith Butler

Yesterday I experienced what it's like to listen to Judith Butler in person. She is as amazing in person, and very witty, as I imagined she would be. She spoke at the University of Stellenbosch, my alma mater. The conversation mainly focused on performativity, gender, grief and Zionism. She makes such amazing, conclusive arguments for everything she talks about. I had to run up to her after the talk and ask her to sign my Masters thesis!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The commodification of the body

This is a short clip from the documentary, The Illusionists. This is a brilliant initiative. Follow them @illusionists. Read more on their site

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A walk with Judith Butler and Sunaura Taylor

In this video, Judith Butler and Sunaura Taylor talk about normalised movement in a very refreshing way. Movements are normalised to such an extent that we attribute certain uses to specific body parts. The normalised view, according to which body parts should perform certain movements, is disturbed, for example, when someone carries a coffee cup with their mouth...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Suited Tilda covers W Magazine

I seriously looove this look. The way in which W Magazine plays with androgyny is really great and I think it's something a lot of magazines can learn from.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Unemployment in the U.S.

Only a few American cities have suffered as badly as Rockford, Ill., from the recession. Here unemployment reached nearly 16 percent last summer. Photographer Alex Soth uses audio interviews and photos to capture the everyday worker, in stores, factories and offices.

 Listen to the audio interviews here.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Pierre Bourdieu: Sociology is a Martial Art

"I often say sociology is a martial art, a means of self-defense. Basically, you use it to defend yourself, without having the right to use if for unfair attacks". Pierre Bourdieu

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

Child's play

I love these, also posted as Picture Editor's Pic of the Day on today's @marieclaire_sa. 

It's crazy how children are gendered already at such a young age. Boys playing with guns and girls with the boy in the little dress at the top!

Australian-born artist living in Paris, Vee Speers – The Birthday Party