The retrospective of John Stezaker’s photo collages at the Whitechapel Gallery recently seemed entirely set up to make you feel stupid if you hadn’t heard of him before. And fair enough, I hadn’t (though apparently everybody in advertising has – but then original ideas are hard to come by in that shriveled segment of society). But there’s some sense of wonder and foreboding that Stezaker conjures up that really drew me in, and actually made me fairly unsettled at the same time (as all good art should).
FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION
In partnership with our friends at Optus, we present the third in a three part Lost At E Minor video series that puts the spotlight on some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. Episode Three features 16-year old Melbourne-based producer, Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper), who has racked up thousands of plays over the past year or so via a number of well-blogged remixes ranging from City Calm Down and The Townhouses to bootlegs of The xx and Bon Iver.