Photos: Matt Smithies
A few from our various travels last summer. Better late than later.
Locations: Cyprus / Montenegro / Amsterdam
Photos: Matt Smithies
Here's some new artwork from one of our team members. An amalgamation of two great cultural icons,
Action Bronson and Ziggy Stardust.
We present to you...
ZIGGY BRONSON // ACTION STARDUST
Artwork and photos by MS
Hand-drawn/cut stencil on canvas
After a busy month of not being able to do anything, we were finally able to get out and have a combined wilderness/painting session this week.
Here are some shots from the day:
(Please also note the trippy eye piece before and after pics towards the bottom of the gallery which someone managed to diss in the time we were out in a highly unceremonious fashion)
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Back by popular demand, here is the 4th instalment of our 35MM MEGAMIX series !
Things have been very quiet for us recently, but fear not!
We are just preparing for our first tee shirt drop which is happening within the next week !
Tees will be available from the SHOP tab on our site or HERE.
Keep your eyes and ears open for our release date!
In the meantime, here's a couple of shots from a recent wilderness expedition to the south coast.
A little while ago, Hostile Dub went did a bit of urban exploration / wilderness in the south of England, and came across an amazing and equally terrifying train graveyard. The gallery below speaks for itself:
Pictures: Henry Howe
Words: Matt Smithies
Highly regarded as one of the greatest and well-respected thespians, Danny Dyer has stunned audiences the world over in his iconic portrayals of the character of "a 'ard nut" in over 50,000 films.
Now, just as his career reaches its highest point (having just joined Eastenders), he reflects:
Danny Dyer's Reflective Haikus
Starring Danny Dyer
Written and produced by Tom Rosenthal (@rosentweets)
for his 2013 Edinburgh Festival stand-up show 'Благодаря'
Directed by Gareth Tunley
Now we love us a bit of poetry, but nothing could have prepared us for the absolute brilliance of this poem by spoken word artist Hollie McNish about how stupid Flo Rida's 'Whistle' truly is.
All you need to do to enjoy it is put the Flo Rida video on mute and play Hollie's poem at the same time.
If you like what you hear you can follow Hollie on twitter here:
Check out more of her work on her website here:
On a dreary Sunday afternoon in September, the new appointed and very hungover correspondents of the EVILTWIN CULTURE GANG ventured deep into the heart of the ancient City of London in the hopes of finding an experience to appeal to the deepest, darkest and most enjoyable parts of our psyches.
We were not disappointed.
‘Victoriana: The Art of Revival’ is a new exhibition housed in The City of London’s Guildhall Art Gallery. As quaint and unassuming as its name may suggest, the exhibit was far from it. With works from artists from all disciplines and backgrounds, as well as people famous enough that we learnt about them in art GCSE like Grayson Perry and Yinka Shonibare, the exhibition focuses on the idea of Victorian revivalism in the modern age; drawing comparisons with the modern fascination for the weird and weirder to the Victorian obsession with death, the afterlife and the supernatural.
London-based artist Tessa Farmer’s ‘Mignon, Ambushed by a Mob of Fairies’was one of the most impressive and morbidly fascinating things we saw. Her work incorporated hundreds of insect carcasses suspended from the ceiling by wires being ridden by tiny figures with swords and spears ready for a very tiny battle around a statue. CULTURE GANG can confirm that Farmer’s piece is almost definitely in the running for the world record for Most Dead Things Stuck on to Other Dead Things.
Paul St George’s ‘Geistlich Tube’ (Ghostly Tube) is a device created to witness the manifestation of spirits or ghosts. He draws on the Victorian fascination with death and even prompts people in the gallery to tweet him (@telectroscope with the hashtage #geistlich) if they witness such a manifestation.
Some of the slightly less macabre works were still as impressive (and also slightly easier to stomach on a hangover). Mat Collishaw’s ‘Magic Lantern’uses strobe lighting and creepy moths to show the Victorian fascination for raving, while Stephen Kenny’s letterpress revival work instructed, nay ordered us to ‘DRINK MORE GIN’ which we duly did. We also got samosas afterwards and they were excellent.
This exhibition is perfect for creatives in search of inspiration or weird shit to see, as well as any other budding CULTURE GANGS looking for new experiences in the city.
Victoriana: The Art of Revival is running from 7th September – 8th December 2013 at Guildhall Art Gallery, City of London
Entrance fee: £7 (£5 for students and concessions)
Closest tube stations: Moorgate (Northern, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines), Bank (Northern, Central, Circle, District Lines), Mansion House [Bow Lane Exit] (Circle, District Lines), St. Paul’s (Central Line)
Words by MS