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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

⧯ On the Silver Couch: Quinn Latimer

Writer and poet Quinn Latimer

: Tell me the story of your life in 140 characters
: She read Little Women read Ai Gaitskill Paley ED Lessing she read the Woolf read Carson Sontag Arendt Ferrante Bachmann she wrote she wrote

: What makes a poet nowdays?
:: Language, denial, strange syntax. Concision—while paradoxically wanting “every kind of life,” per Sontag: “What I really wanted was every kind of life, and the writer’s life seemed the most inclusive.”

: Do you read a poem in the same way that you may "read" a painting?
:: No.

: What's your favourite title of a poem or artwork?
:: Poem: “Amorgos,” by Nikos Gatsos (at the moment). Artwork? I love the titles of Michel Auder’s moving-image works—Heads in Love (1970/2009) sounds like a certain kind of British paperback novel; I Am So Jealous of Birds (2001) always cracks me up. But I also like “Untitled” in almost every language.

Monday, February 16, 2015

⧯ On the Silver Couch: Peter Burleigh

Linguist Peter Burleigh

☮ What do you do exactly?

⧯: I am a dad, a linguist, a lover (she said) and becoming Deleuzian. IRL I grade papers and drive my girlfriend around.

☮ Have you ever thought to invent a new English word? if yes how that would be?

⧯: I had. Yesterday. But forgot what. The beauty of communication is in between words; words are rough designators around which the slight ephemera of meaning gather. So if that word was invented it’d be a blunt sketch of the linguistically uncovered notion—it’s just as well I forgot.

☮ :Does it influence you emotionally the language you are speaking? and if yes can you tell me an example?

⧯: Ashamed to say I only speak English properly. I get very irritated when tones of language, an essential and very private and precious tool, are used manipulatively in the grotesque neo-liberal “let-us-work-for-you” farce. Companies assuming the voice of a friend, from the non-capitalized smoothie to British Airways “To Fly – To Serve” logo drive me mad. I AM NOT YOUR MATE.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

⧯ On the Silver Couch: Jesse Darling

☮:Tell us the story of your life in 140ch

Born to white immigrants in Wherever UK. Grew up weird, got a trade, lost my shit, found it back. Came out as 'artist' & the rest is history

☮:What's the most interesting thing you heard recently?

⧯: That the ancient stone lions that appear in eg Athens are a sort of word of mouth meme that travelled from Mesopotamia and that's why they look so funny, because nobody had ever seen one. 

☮: What makes you still living in London?

⧯ : At one point I felt like I would be useful, like there weren't many of my kind here so I should stick around and represent for my community. These days I just don't know, except that everyone has to live somewhere

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

⧯ On the Silver Couch: Phoebe Collings-James

 Artist Phoebe Collings-James 

:Tell us the story of your life:

 ⧯:As a child I was almost constantly naked, preferring life outdoors, trees, mud and mischief. Now as an adult artist my preoccupations are the same. The body, our connection with the earth our identity and sexuality being the points that most excite and fascinate me. 

:How would you define the attitude of your generation of artists?

:YAAAS! Bored, nervous, excited, productive, lazy, fun everything-all-at-oncers. There are so many people with varying agendas. While the consciousness of the market increases and the inability of anyone but the rich to live in any of the worlds metropolis' it can sometimes feel as though only one kind of voice is being heard. But the attitude is still very eager and hungry. Which is exciting. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

웃 ◒ Moyee chair

The whole idea of immersing yourself from outside distractions is very interesting topic for me (click here) so this wild chair is really a must have. Design by Jason Goh and this is first seen on this Instagram account.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

⧯ On the Silver Couch: Iliana Fokianaki

Curator and founder of State of Concept Iliana Fokianaki

☮:Tell us the story of your life in 140ch 

⧯: wanted to be a performance artist and then i didnt.its all about art and it also isnt. Smiles. Instincts. Lots of books. 

☮:What's your state of the concept in general? 

⧯:Concept is everything. My state is constant. 

☮:What are your current concepts in the current state of the greek art scene? 

⧯:We have really good artists in Greece and the scene its at its best since 2005 when i returned. Im very excited with what is yet to come. Surprises are essential.

Friday, December 19, 2014

⧯ On the Silver Couch: Caribic Residency

☮: Who are the Caribic?

⧯:Caribic are the guys next door, Jas and Dave! check them out at ❑

☮: Whats the concept behind LifeSport?

:Less concept, more life. It's a joggers (sweatpants) shop. It's what we wear at the beginning, in the end and all the way in between. Check out

☮: Whats next?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

⧯ On the Silver Couch: Sophie Jung ☆

Artist Sophie Jung

Tell us the story of your life in 140 characters.
I trip: "always" knock sth over. Shock kicks my brain. My brain starts up. Shaken hence in wrong gear. Wrong gear: place of friction. Fricassé 4 thought 4 work. I Am Clumsy Ergo Art.

Who you think is a contemporary hero? 

The critical mass / once off its ass
the ones that can sense infinity in the moment and still feel inclined to live proactively

What is it that you want to publicly declare?
Nothing to declare as travelling from EU country
Less publicly more solemnly I declare that I am (afunnykindof) loyal, like "a dog". And that I believe this may be the way forward. 
In all aspects of personal and collective life: Loyal VS Royal

Check her website here