Tin & Ed see no separation between personal and corporate work

Tin & Ed, Cup Size, a photographic series featuring linden wood cups by Japanese designer Rina Ono & handcrafted by Takahashi Kougei

It’s not easy to describe what Tin & Ed do, but “playfulness” is a word that crops up a lot in our chat. The creative studio, which recently moved shop from Melbourne to New York City, brings a cheeky wink and a ton of bold colors to both its personal projects and client work, and a healthy sense of never taking themselves too seriously.

“In a sense, it doesn’t matter what the production technique or medium we use,” says Ed Cutting, who co-founded the studio with Tin Nguyen in 2004. …


It’s hard to write an accurate account of Supernormal festival because a. it’s just slightly too surreal to capture in writing, rather than tape loops or gong-based, Ganesh-inspired performance art, and b. it’s hard to let everyone know how excellent it is for fear everyone else turns up and ruins it. But curmudgeonliness and journalistic failings aside, imagine a festival built around a “difficult/experimental” art and music niche that’s at once tiny and all-encompassing. …


Telling the Brutal Story of Abortion Bans Around the World (Broadly)

In Laia Abril’s latest project, a delicate phallus, gently accessorized with a ribbon, sits uneasily next to a rack of metal spikes and forceps. You’d assume something had gotten a bit Lorena Bobbitt. But it’s through these disarming juxtapositions that the Barcelona-based artist explores abortion access across the world, now and historically.

On Abortion, which opens next month in exhibition form and will be published as a book in 2017, presents Abril’s visual reconstructions of the tools and harrowing techniques that women have used to perform abortions when legal…


Hundreds join Dalston’s Rio Cinema picket line against mass redundancies, to “save the soul of the local community cinema”.

A strike at one East London cinema hopes to save a community asset that’s currently under threat — the Rio Cinema in Dalston.

The Rio’s near closure back in 2013 reflected a wider trend in the decline of independent, single-screen cinemas, despite audience figures growing across the board. According to figures published by the UK Cinema Association, nationwide cinema admissions grew from 157.5 million in 2014 to 171.5 million in 2015. …


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Artist Grear Patterson’s new exhibition captures the film’s nostalgia through romanticized sunsets.

In the 1993 film True Romance, Patricia Arquette as a hooker named Alabama made enviable a look that no women before or since has been able to pull off: a turquoise puff-sleeved crop top, a cow-print skirt, and cowboy boots. But aside from the film’s sartorial significance, True Romance has enjoyed lasting legacy in art and culture, as well as in the hearts of 90s teen girls and boys.

Directed by Tony Scott, the film was Quentin Tarantino’s first major motion picture screenplay. In it…


We talk to the provocative video artist about her new exhibition, being a woman in the art world, and why no one should give a shit about what’s in her handbag.

Elizabeth Price takes a magpie approach to both her curation and her own work. When Price won the Turner Prize in 2012 — only the fifth woman to be awarded the UK’s most prestigious art honor since the institution launched in 1984 — it was with her powerful 18-minute short film The Woolworths Choir of 1979. The film placed architectural imagery alongside the 60s girl group theShangri-Las — and…


Characterised by violence and beautiful woman, giallo is a genre that doesn’t appear to have much of a feminist bias. Giallo (‘yellow’ in Italian, referencing pulpy yellow-covered crime books) films, which emerged in Italy during the 1960s, are narratively akin to thrillers, often centred on crime, murder, paranoia and powerful sexuality. Key directors include Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci and Mario Bava.

The female stars that were to become the irresistible faces ofgiallo — Edwige Fenech, Mimsy Farmer, Dagmar Lassander and Florinda Bolkan, to name a few — carried a dichotomy with their new starlet stature: they were at once powerful…


“We’re at an interesting time for woman embracing their sexuality,” says artist Liberty Sadler. “But the capitalist structures in place mean that it’s a certain type of sexuality that is a commodity. There’s an aesthetic privilege and hierarchy of bodies that means that a normal sized woman in an advert is suddenly plus-sized. We’re in an era of fat shaming and also thin shaming — it’s the dichotomy of our times.”

This problematic inference that “one body is better than another” is at the heart of Liberty’s work, which uses film, performance and photographic documentation to show that food, fat…


As their inaugural London exhibition opens at Studio Voltaire, AnOther sits down with the women who made body-painting a political act, to talk about getting your kit off for the sake of art.

Anarchic, nude and vitally, vibrantly fun, 1980s performance group the Neo Naturists were a glorious tits-out reprise to Thatcherite Britain, to stiff upper lips and to art world po-faces. The group’s main members were Christine Binnie, Jennifer Binnie and Wilma Johnson, and its raison d’être was deliberately bold and hippyish — a daring move at a time when to be a hippy was deeply unfashionable. Over the course of a five-year period in the early 1980s, the Neo Naturists took their naked, painted bodies out onto the street and into nightclubs, creating their own unique brand of performance art.

It…


Perhaps a picture of Daniel Radcliffe walking dogs on the polished and hushed white wall of a west London gallery is the ultimate example of mass culture’s appropriation into fine art. Of course, this all truly kicked off with pop art, but in today’s post-digital art world, the use of symbols and icons from pop culture, mass media, paparazzi, memeification, clickbait, MTV and everything else is seamlessly merged with traditionally ‘high-art’ concerns.

Aforementioned Daniel hangs proudly in the Lisson Gallery thanks to Cory Arcangel, one of today’s most prominent post-digital artists. His entire practice is concerned with the digital world…

Emily Gosling

Senior ed atEye on Design, freelance design + culture journo, ex-dep ed It’s Nice That @nalascarlett http://eyeondesign.aiga.org/ http://www.emilygosling.com/

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