Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

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Friday, August 9th, 2013

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This is AMAZING. Like a sexed up styled up version of Cherry Moon On Valium and Rineke Dijkstra’s clubbers. I can’t get enough of this Euro hard dance stylin’.

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/1995 Collection by Dutch designer Tom Nihjuis.

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Rebel Radio

Friday, July 19th, 2013
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A short documentary about pirate radio in the 80s featuring DBC fm.

You can watch more docs in this series on radprog’s youtube channel.

New ISYS / NTS Radio Show

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Listen to my most recent ISYS show for NTS radio here. Terry Farley talks music, dancing and youth culture…

Dream Beam

Monday, March 19th, 2012

My boyfriend plays this record to me nearly everyday. I love it and look at how fantastic the video is – I didn’t even expect it to have a proper music video. I’m not really into the whole ironic “I love acid/rave/keith haring and smileys on everything” phenomenon but those are some jazzy visuals and the styling is so bad it’s good…

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Postmodernism

Friday, October 7th, 2011

On Wednesday I went to Postmodernism: Style and Subversion – 1970-1990 at the V&A, nere are some of my favourite things from the exhibition.

Ray Petri ‘The Harder They Come, The Better” 1985

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Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance, 1988

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Grandmaster flash, clip from Wildstyle, 1983

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Devo – Whip It, 1980 – ‘Energydome’ hats by Gerald Casale

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Klaus Nomi – Lightning Strikes, 1982 – I was particularly impressed with his suit, which they had on display.

Grace Jones Maternity Dress, Jean Paul Goude, 1979

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Venus In Furs, from Because We Must – Charles Atlas, 1979. Outfits by Leigh Bowery & Mr Pearl

Laurie Anderson – Big Science, 1982

Kraftwerk – Man Machine, 1978

Buzzcocks – Orgasm Addict, 1977

Karl Lagerfeld in his Memphis Furnished apartment in Monte Carlo, 1981. Photo by Jacques Schumacher

Portland Building – Michael Graves, 1985

Mercedes Coffin, Samuel Kane Kwesi – Ghana 1993

This Is Me Now

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

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Friday, September 16th, 2011

IDOLS – Love this – from ISYSArchive.tv

Holy Malta

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011


All photos copyright Cassie Clarke

Figures & Fictions

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

FIGURES & FICTIONS: CONTEMPORARY SOUTH AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY

New exhibition at the V&A museum opening 12 April 2011, including work from Pieter Hugo, Kudzanai Chiurai (‘Untitled I’, 2009, above),  David Goldblatt, Zanele Muholi and many more.

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

I haven’t been to a wedding since I was seven, when I went to 2 in the same year. So I’ve only been to 2 weddings, but this year I have 3 to go to and I don’t know what to wear. I’m not a fan of dresses but I think I’d quite like to wear one, but dresses are boring, especially formal ones. My boyfriend suggested that I make one, and I realised I have a stockpile of African batik fabric hanging around that I could use. And that’s when I came across this…

All images from: http://www.adireafricantextiles.com/