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Ogoh Ogoh

American filmmaker and photographer Travis Barron travelled to Bali for his latest film—an awe-inspiring anthropological portrait of the country's …

Anthropology

Captured Motion

Nike has joined forces with New York-based designer Matthew M Williams for a new collaboration that uses data to enhance performance. In this …

Rituals: Ceremonial

<i>For the latest episode of our series exploring worship and spirituality around the world, French-Algonquin contemporary artist and filmmaker Caroline</i> …

Le Bruit de La Lumiere

Paris-based director Valentin Petit found inspiration for her latest film, exploring the experience of those with synaesthesia—a perceptual …

Catharsis with Marie-Lou Desmeules

French Canadian artist Marie-Lou Desmeules transforms a therapy session into a riotous, full-bodied display in this new film from brother directors …

Art

Rituals: Like a Prayer

<i>Italian-born filmmaker Ivan Olita pulls up a pew for one of Catholicism’s most symbolic ritual moments: mass. Premiering on the occasion of this</i> …

Rituals: The 99 Names of God

<i>London-based director Yumna Al-Arashi’s poetic new film—which originally premiered at Tribeca Film Festival—sheds light on the mysticism and rituals</i> …

Film Festivals

In Residence: Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

Inspired by the natural stones that litter the beaches of his native Brittany, the home of French designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance is a minimalist …

Anthropology

Ecos

Iconic Mexican architect Luis Barragan’s <i>Casa Estudio</i>—an iconic modernist house in Mexico City—hosts a body-bending dance troupe who twist and move …

Photographers in Focus: David LaChapelle

In 1980, at just 17 years old, now iconic American photographer David LaChapelle left his rural North Carolina home for New York, which would lead to …

Fashion Disciples: Black

London-based filmmaker Isaac Lock wrote, shot, and stars in this anxiety comedy that peers beneath the surface of a fashion shoot gone awry. …

Design Futures: Eva Franch i Gilabert

Catalan architect, educator, and curator Eva Franch i Gilabert—who was recently elected the first woman, and youngest director of London’s …

Architecture

My Place: Dilara Findikoglu

When London-based designer Dilara Findikoglu—a Central St Martins graduate of Turkish origin—launched her SS17 collection, she did so with an …

Santa Ana

Legend has it that the ‘Red Wind’ of Santa Ana—which blows through coastal Southern California—causes drastic mood swings among those exposed to it, …

Scenes: Techno Goth

The latest episode of our Scenes series—which profiles wild and wonderful cultural experiences around the world—takes a nose dive into the …

ACT III

New York-based Apparatus explore their latest collection, ACT III, in this new film from director Matthew Placek and the design brand’s creative …

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Photographers in Focus: Miles Aldridge

London-born artist and fashion photographer Miles Aldridge reflects on a career spent bringing colour—and uncanniness—to the world of fashion in this …

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Eve Before

This unsettling story of new motherhood, featuring a powerful performance from actress Jessica Biel, is experimental director Quentin Jones' first …

Commodity City

For her latest film, Chinese-American director Jessica Kingdon takes us on a tour of China’s Yiwu Market—the largest wholesale consumer goods mall in …

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The Artist is Present

Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan—famous for his sculpture that showed the pope being struck by a meteorite—undertakes an extraordinary vision quest …

Stephan Weishaupt at home

Founder of Toronto-based contemporary furniture showroom Avenue Road, Stephen Weishaupt’s curving 1932 Art Deco home in Miami—which he purchased and …

Territoire: Exil

Experimental filmmaking collective BRBR return with a mesmerising music video in collaboration with techno ensemble Territoire and performer Luis …

The Botanist

Directors Maude Plante-Husaruk and Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis met expert botanist Raïmberdi while travelling in Central Asia. His reflections on the …

Other Voices: Buttmitzvah

British filmmaker and photographer Jess Kohl presents a joyful romp through one of London’s hottest new club nights—a Jewish-led LGBTQ+ space that …

Pride of Bukom

French director Alexis Rossi follows boxer and fisherman Nii Armarh Tetteh on his quest to become Ghana’s pugilistic pride. Bukom, the sleepy fishing …

Constructed Views: Ad Astra

Director Paul Tunge teams up with musician Kim Hiothøy to scope out the beautiful brutalism of Norway's sublime churches. This comes at a time when …