Know all those words you’ve heard in hip hop but have never been too sure of what they meant? They were probably drug references. Dro. Buddha. Molly. Piff. Key. White Lady. Percs. Sizzurp. Yup, all drug names. And thanks to Project Know, you can find out just how ‘rap’s celebration of all things intoxicating outpaces that of even its wildest pop-culture predecessors, by a long shot’.
Ever wondered what drugs look like when viewed on a fotonregativer and enlarged? German artist Sarah Schonfeld’s project All You Can Feel sees her dropping ‘various legal and illegal liquid drug mixtures onto negative film which had already been exposed. Each drop altered the coating of the film’.
Based on an indulgent ‘fantasy laboratory,’ Aroha Silhouettes has created six necklaces for their latest designer drugs series. ‘From the delicate simplicity of the ‘spliff’ to the intricately assembled ‘coffee and cigarettes’, the new collection lets one enjoy a trip that leaves a lasting impression,’ says DesignBoom. Each piece of jewelry is made from lightweight […]
Earlier this summer Kris Rios and I published a documentary on the websites of the Guardian and Univision about the public health crisis gripping Puerto Rico. The converging issues of heroin addiction and HIV have overwhelmed the local government’s resources Non-profits groups try to fill the void, but the problem persists. In our film, we […]
A new brilliant anti-drug ad campaign was recently launched in New Zealand, funded by the New Zealand Transport Agency via Clemenger BBDO. The spot features three young Maori boys sitting outside in the car, waiting for one of their dads to come out and drive one of them home. The only thing is, the dad has […]
Diddo, the conceptual artist behind the womb coffin, jewelry weapons (my personal fave is the diamond ring grenade) and high fashion gas masks is at it again. This time he’s created a skull out of cocaine and gelatin. That’s not a typo!
It’s funny how popular TV shows can shed a new light on art. A good example is the Black Acid Co-op installation by two American artists, Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe. It’s their third collaborative project, a large-scale installation of several rooms including a meth lab, all commissioned by Deitch projects. To enter the installation, […]
Bryan Saunders breathes new life into experimental art. Some 50 paintings soon to be on display alongside Damien Hirst’s were drug-fuelled creations that have won him legions of admirers.
This online comedy series will make you realise how ridiculous your life has become. However you won’t be able to work out how to change things so actually there’s not much point in watching these in the first place – except for the fact that you could laugh as I did.
Lots of people take meth and other amphetamines, and quite a few know how to make them. But oddly enough, nobody knows exactly how amphetamines work. This gap in knowledge makes it hard to understand and treat the large and growing problem of amphetamine addiction. The scarcity and slow pace of funding for research compounds the difficulty.