Been dazed and confused for so long, it’s not true

Det bästa från senaste numret av Dazed and Confused

#Recension av filmen William S. Burroughs: A Man Within. Sonic Youth and friends celebrate the heroin hipster´s life. En dokumentär av filmdebutören Youy Leyser om den allmän kontroversielle författaren, regissörens egna ord: ”I got alot of the footage from people´s basements. Thurston Moore was digging around his junk drawer and at the bottom was some Super 8 footage of Burroughs!”
”Leyser has gathered an iconic line-up of admiring descendants, including Laurie Anderson, Genisis P-Orridge, David Cronenberg [Som för i övrigt modigt försökte sig på att filmatisera författarens roman Naked Lunch…], Iggy Pop and Thurston Moore…”
(Artikeln skriven av Melissa Osborne)

#En intervju med Culkin-brorsan Rory, som verkar förvånansvärt down to earth. Alla bilderna i det uppslaget är fotade av självaste Hedi Slimane (det värmer ens hjärta en gnutta.)

#Artikeln May ´68 to May ´11: ”The Paris Student uprising in May 1968 have become a yardstick by which all youth demonstrations are judged. Curator Johan Kugelberg talks with Huw Nesbitt about the movement´s legacy and iconic artwork.
Beauty is in the Streets: A Visual Record of the May 68 Uprising presents, for the first time, many of the posters created by Parisian group Atelier Populaire (”Popular Workshop”), an anonumous political art movement organized by the Ecole des Beaux Arts, alongside photos, manifestos and pamphlets of the time. It tells the story of how millions of French students, workers and citizens took to the streets in 1968 in opposition of Charles de Gaulle´s right-wing goverment, forcing him to call an election that he ultimately lost.
As a yardstick to which all subsequent demonstrations are measured… none more so than in the portrayals of recent student protests in London, Paris, Rome and elewhere.” En nyutgiven bok baserad på en utställning på Londons Hayward Gallery, i maj 2008.

#Ett åtta sidors uppslag om Gregg Araki, och senaste filmen Kaboom:
”Teenagers visiting the multiplexes of America in 1991 found Kevin Kostner´s [Costner?] face face plastered on every bilbord. Hollywood fare wasn´t exactly capturing the spirit of the times: the first Gulf war monopolised the news [Baudrillard´s The Guld Was Did Not Take Place….], LA was exploding in riots, and the spectre of HIV/Aids loomed overhead like a radioactive cloud. Act-up protestors threw cremated ashes onto Bush Senior´s White House lawn that years, and the macabre open-coffin funerals processed through the streets. But deep in the underground film scene, a trailblazing batch of young filmmakers christened the ”New Queer Cinema” were confronting subjects the mainstream avoided, and were becoming hard to ignone. Gus van Saint´s tail of gay street hustlers My Own Private Idaho hit the screens, as well as Derek Jarman´s Edwards II and Todd Hayne´s Poison, inspired by rebel outsider Jean Genet. Our film however arrived cloaked in rumours that is´s controversial content was igniting fist fights in Los Angeles bars. The Living End was shoot with the guerilla charm, little obvious acting ability and the kind of energetic freshness that has marked Jean-Luc Godard´s Breathless decades before. It belonged to cult provocateur Gregg Araki, and kick started a career that would crown him the patron saint of misfits, fuck-ups, and sexually confused teenages everywhere.
… a Bonnie and Clyde for the Act-Up generations.
Fans has described Kaboom as a Twin Peaks for the Facebook generations.
[Kaboom is] intentionally shot to feel like you´re flicking through the pages of a fashion magazine, it´s a hyper-stylized pop explosion of beautiful Californian eye-candy expermenting across all levels of the Kinsley scale.
Most controversial was Doom Generation. Its nightmareish vision of LA conjurs up a ”fluorescent shithole” of 7/11s, fast-food and blood red motel rooms. Nihlistic teenagers commit aimless murder, billboars shout ”Pray for Your Lost Soul”, and the garish violence culminates in one teenager getting his genetals sliced of with a shears by neo-Nazis singing ”The Star-Spangled Banner”.
[Utdrag ur recension:] ”An artsy atrocity for thugs and sub-literates that make Natural Born Killers look like The Sound of Music.”
(Artikeln skriven av Hannah Lack)

Exempel på konst från majrevoltens Atelier Populaire:

(Kopplingar till Sex Pistols God Save the Queen?)

Some bits and pices from my favorite magazine Dazed and Confused.
#A review of the film ”William S. Burroughs: A Man Within. Sonic Youth and friends cecension av lebrate the heroin hipster´s life”

#An interview with the Culkin-brother Rory, photographs taken my the divine Hedi Slimane.

#The article ”May ´68 to May ´11” (The pictures tie in with this article, and is artwork from May ´68 riots in Paris.)

#An eight page spread, about Gregg Araki and his new film Kaboom.


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