Doris Salcedo, Atrabiliarios, drywall, shoes, cow bladder and surgical thread, 1992-2003.
In the piece Atrabiliarios, meaning “defiant”, old shoes, in pairs and singles, are encased in a row of wall alcoves, behind sheets of translucent animal skin which are crudely stitched to the wall. Below on the floor are small boxes, like living caskets, made from the same animal membrane. The shoes which bear the marks of wear, all belonged to women who have “disappeared”, and were donated to the artist by victims’ families. Their place here, hazily visible through the skin sheet, echoes the persistent memory for all those whose fate and whereabouts are unknown, permanently suspended between the present and the past. Thus Atrabiliarios is not only a portrait of disappearance, but a portrait of the survivors’ mental condition of wracking uncertainty, longing and mourning.
—Institute of International Visual Arts
i want more more more. what a fascinating photograph.
Neil Kenlock is a British- Jamaican photographer and entrepreneur based in London. For the past 20 years his work has documented the culture of Jamaicans living and visiting the UK. In 1979 he co-founded Root Magazine, the UK’s first black glossy lifestyle magazine. After the sale of the magazine in 1987, Kenlock later went on to become co-founder of Choice FM Radio, the UK’s first radio station broadcasting to the Black Community. Kenlock’s work is showing at the Tate Britain as part of the exhibit Another London through September 16, 2012. This exhibit brings together 180 classic twentieth-century photographs taken of London between 1930-1980, by International photographers, highlighting the diverse culture & views of the city.
Photo by Frances Pellegrini
SEXY AS FUCK
the man, the man who made the suit, and the suit
All it says at the source: 1940s “Louise”
Which is unfortunate. I’d love to know more.
Josephine Baker as Alwina || The Princess of Tam Tam || 1935
dir. by Edmond T. Gréville
this is why i saw YOU NEED TO SEE THIS WOMAN IN ACTION don’t just reblog photos of her, watch her fucking films and performances!
super cool simone rocha shoes (via fashion & ozon: Simone Rocha Plastic Shoes)
Another one from Robert Verdi’s ridiculously chic shoe collection: These see-through oxfords are custom-made Max Kibardin in collaboration with artist Ike Ude, who did the sublimely scandalous bj stitching on the insole (We DIE).
Guess that’s one way to ensure you’re always a step ahead of the other guys. We sincerely LOVE Robert like no other. Happy weekend! Xx