The opening lines to Pale Blue 💙 Eyes, written by Lou Reed and recorded by the Velvet Underground has become a personal and abstract expression for a feeling I have been experiencing lately.
Life is without doubt Livid 💖 Pink in the world of Fredrik Öst – self-proclaimed Dr of disturbance, disruption and disobedience and founder of Snask.
Are you frustrated of feeling like you have to please your audience, bank balance, followers, your tutor or teacher and pretty much anyone else before you are happy with your art or design work? I am a tutor and it’s common for people learning to think variations of this.
Death is your gift — the prophecy bestowed on Buffy by the first Slayer. She wasn’t wrong, for Buffy or for any one of us for that matter.
Stumbling out the dark cave of Liverpool Street Station on to a bright sunny Bishopgate we head east for Commercial Road and immediately run into Minty, a Skeletor hopelessly in love with his closest friend: Frida.
On a cold and soggy winter day we set out for London to visit the major retrospective of paintings at the Hayward Gallery of artist Bridget Riley. She is one of those painters that has to be seen in person.
Why are these images intoxicating to look at — is it because there are both beauty and destruction all in one spectacle? The blends found in these expanses of colour are fascinating to stare into, the way they twist and wave into a glowing pattern is like a tractor beam of sorts.
There is nothing better than spending time exploring a hedgerow or wild field or woodland. Butterflies, hoverflies, beetles and even the odd frog will show itself.
If we told you it was possible to improve your physical and mental health with a simple life hack would you consider it? If we told you it only required a single act, in fact it was so straight forward all it required was pressing a button (or more accurately to stop pressing a button).
Do you feel upside down? with a nagging feeling that the world is far from ideal and free thinking for yourself is considered over–rated in an ever expanding media induced 21st Century haze.
For the first time in living memory, (at least ours) the people of the UK gathered around a simple set of collective principles to make change happen “Stay home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives”.
In the opening scene we are thrown into the dark and vaguely familiar world of our protagonist Hurbalin Wolf — he is teetering on the edges of life and death (BY MATRIX) when a profound encounter with a mystery fish from the future sends him on a journey of destruction and self–discovery.
A provovative response to the simple question what is to be done? from way–way back (1988) DON’T — ‘I think the answer to this is not only nothing but considerably less, than nothing … and what I mean by that is that the real solutions to our problems lie in a series of negatives.’
We were seven years old when 1980 arrived. The currency of music in the playground was without doubt the compact cassette tape and the beloved mix-tape. We spent hours sitting next to the radio trying to time the perfect recording of 1999 and hustling friends for their uninterrupted version of Take on Me or Mirror Man.