Check out this protest performance a group of Japanese Feminists at a WisCon science fiction convention made against the Maid Cafe trend. Known as Cafe Scifi-tique, the performance features waitresses who mimic robots and run on a giant wind-up key. ’Maid Cafes’ are a ridiculously sexist craze in Japanese restaurant culture. Imagine a weird, all-you-can-eat buffet that caters to manga nerd men who can’t [...]
The Irregular Polygon rug is designed by Michelle Weinberg. It is hand-tufted of wool and silk, measures roughly 7′ x 7′, and is manufactured by Odabashian. The design of Irregular Polygon is inspired by Weinberg’s painting PreFab2, and it appears to shift shape when viewed from varied vantage points. The rug, in turn, inspired an [...]
Looking at Belgian artist Lawrence Malstaff’s 2010 Shrink installation, which vacuum-packed the artist himself between two transparent plastic sheets and leaves him vertically suspended as he slowly changed positions in his performance, we couldn’t help but think about the photo series of the vacuum-packed couples that went viral last year. It’s a cleverly-designed device — [...]
My brilliantly eccentric and talented neighbour, Nelson Loskamp, is performing his Electric Chaircut and exhibiting some of his artwork as part of a Performance and One Day Exhibition on Wednesday, September 17th at New York’s Fuse Gallery. The night runs from 7 to 10 pm. If you’re in the city, this not to be missed!