JONATHAN MONAGHAN

Höhle der Wölfe
Den of Wolves ist eine Videoinstallation, die auf einer Reihe von Referenzen basiert, um eine neue vielschichtige Mythologie zu weben. Die Arbeit folgt drei bizarren Wölfen durch eine Reihe von zunehmend surrealen Einzelhandelsgeschäften, die nach den Insignien eines Monarchen suchen. Die Arbeit besteht aus einer kontinuierlichen Kameraaufnahme und ist eine eindringliche, traumhafte Reise, die Verbindungen zwischen Populärkultur, institutioneller Autorität und technologischer Überabhängigkeit herstellt.

Jonathan Monaghan

Den of Wolves
Den of Wolves is a video installation drawing on a range of references to weave a new multi-layered mythology. The work follows three bizarre wolves through a series of increasingly surreal retail stores as they search for the regalia of a monarch. Composed of one continuous camera shot, the work is an immersive, dreamlike journey drawing connections between popular culture, institutional authority and technological over-dependence.

MARGOLIS BROWN

THE BED EXPERIMENT ONE

Witness as the covers are pulled back to reveal the rites and rituals of the untamable Homo Sapiens in its favorite nesting place — a giant bed! Like a bizarre nature documentary THE BED EXPERIMENT tracks four males and four females, who while confronting their deepest fears and desires, balance the witty and weird against the painfully true to life.

“As the piece proceeds, the focus shifts from mating rituals to the antics of lovemaking, from the battle of the sexes to baby worship, and from dreams of conquest to nightmares of disembowelment. The bed turns from the cradle of civilization into a hospital cot, from a sultry desert to a tundra of monsters. As the scenes evolve — the performance is a 60-minute continuum — the tone mysteriously oscillates between extremes of farcicality or pathos. How the performers effect these wondrous transformations is one of the Adaptors’ most singular professional secrets”. Alan M. Kriegsman

Alexander McQueen

Plato’s Atlantis

“En regardant en arrière sur la collection printemps 2010 d’Alexander McQueen, intitulée Plato’s Atlantis, il est facile de lire la série comme un ancêtre de la révolution du streaming de la mode, un héraut de la mode biomorphique et biophilique, et le précurseur de notre obsession pour les chaussures vraiment assez bizarres. Le recul nous dit également que ce défilé monolithique captivant était le dernier de McQueen”. Steff Yotka

SHOW STUDIO:Nick Knight

ANDREA SICSIK

Andrea Delo Toro Sicsik is a Mexican photographer based in Torreón, Coahuila. Her digitally modified photographs make from unbelievably beautiful and bizarre works of art.

thomas mailaender

Nude Museum
Thomas Mailaender (born 1979) is a French artist living and working between Paris and Marseille known for his use of a wide range of media and his experimentation with printing processes, fixing strange and humorous found imagery onto the surface of ceramics, photography and sculpture. The resulting objects teem with curiosity and a sense of the bizarre, pairing traditional, historical techniques with today’s prolific digital visual culture.

akatre

Akatre is a French graphic design studio formed by Valentin Abad, Julien Dhivert and Sebastien Riveron. The trio works in a variety of fields including typography, graphic design, photography and video. Their photography work is absolutely brilliant and unique, exploring powerful color combinations and bizarre concepts.

WILLIAM HUNDLEY

уильям хандли
Based out of Austin, Texas, William Hundley has received acclaim for his experimental photography which combines figurative elements with often surreal settings and landscapes to create something confronting and bizarre.

RON MUECK

ロン·ミュエック
РОН МЬЮ́ЕК
big kiss

Hyperrealist sculptor Ron Mueck works in the realm of the ultra-real where he spends hundreds of hours perfecting the shape of the human form, the appropriate color of skin, and the most realistic hair texture. All of his efforts culminate in incredibly lifelike figurative sculptures with one small (or large) exception: the artworks are often gigantic or miniaturized, resulting in an uncomfortable “does not compute” moment when trying to comprehend exactly what you’re looking at. Each sculpted person is as bizarre as it is amazing, in part because of the raw intimacy portrayed in their faces, as if we are somehow witnessing the documentation of a private moment.

AKATRE

Carton
Akatre is a French graphic design studio formed by Valentin Abad, Julien Dhivert and Sebastien Riveron. The trio works in a variety of fields including typography, graphic design, photography and video. Their photography work is absolutely brilliant and unique, exploring powerful color combinations and bizarre concepts.

AKATRE

Akatre est un studio de graphisme français formé par Valentin Abad, Julien Dhivert et Sébastien Riveron. Le trio travaille dans une variété de domaines dont la typographie, le graphisme, la photographie et la vidéo. Leur travail de photographie est absolument brillant et unique, explorant de puissantes combinaisons de couleurs et des concepts bizarres.

ROMAIN LAURENT & MATHIEU MISSIAEN

Sometimes, no matter how focused you are, you need to step out of the pressure zone and just have fun. That’s precisely what photographer Romain Laurent decided to do when he opted to create an animated portrait of his friends each week. Rather than photographing the stock standard personal portraits you so often see around the web, he decided to experiment with his subjects and animate the bizarre. The result of his work is a series of hilarious and decidedly ludicrous images the traverse the line between nonsensical & strangely hypnotising.

Gwen van den Eijnde

Collage I
Gwen van den Eijnde is a genius costume designer whose intricately designed garments reflect his immeasurable creative capacity. His costumes evoke a charming spirit of dark romanticism that borders on the bizarre, while remaining gracefully enchanting and ever-innovative. Gwen’s costumes all have a unique contemporary twist that juxtaposes classically-inspired touches like crowns made from wooden piano keys, and abundant Renaissance period embellishments.

olivia locher

I Fought The Law
In her “I Fought The Law” series, Olivia Locher has come up with a series of images that creatively poke fun at some of the more absurd laws in effect in the United States. Each photo is a tongue-in-cheek rebellion that intentionally violates some absurd U.S. State law, most of which are outdated or bizarrely specific.

AKATRE

Akatre is a French graphic design studio formed by Valentin Abad, Julien Dhivert and Sebastien Riveron. The trio works in a variety of fields including typography, graphic design, photography and video. Their photography work is absolutely brilliant and unique, exploring powerful color combinations and bizarre concepts.

Tobias Stretch

Weird Fishes
Radiohead

Tobias Stretch made this beautiful and mesmerising stop motion animation for Radiohead’s track ‘Weird Fishes’. Tobias’ natural light stop motion technique conjures a phantasmagorical and intimate world. Grotesque yet endearing puppets traversing the hinterlands in some bizarre pilgrimage. Tactile and beautiful.

ANDREW LYMAN

Alone Together

The phrase Alone Together describes a nature of personal relationships and relating to one another that I have found to be characteristic of an experience the generation I am a part of encounters, if not others as well. The phrase in context of communication calls upon the experience and realization that your mental state is completely unique and solitary. There is a push to connect with others as well as to find someone to spend your life with, and along with this push comes the expectation of a complete and total togetherness. There is an eventual point of realization and discovery of your own mental state and its perpetual solitude, transcending physical closeness with others. The photographs in the series evoke contemplation of this experience, through imagery of the mundane, capturing a quiet departure into a somewhat bizarre disconsolate self-investigation. The photographs play with the association of Alone Together to intimacy and love, with an alternate interpretation or redefinition according to newfound phenomenon.

LIAM YOUNG

UNDER TOMORROW’S SKY
Eindhoven has a tradition to uphold when it comes to thinking about the future, with technology and design together playing the leading role. It was therefore inescapable that the English think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today (TTT) would eventually find its way to Eindhoven. By now TTT has almost become part of the family.Not only did they contribute to the Great Babylon Circus at MU, with the intriguing ‘Landscape of unnatural history’, and conceive the luminous drones that performed an interactive choreography over the river Dommel during GLOW, but behind the scenes they also worked together with Philips Design on the Design Probes programme.This cooperation led to our curiosity about TTT’s many-sided practice and visions of the future being roused even further. More than any other they know how to link up contemporary, and in particular future-oriented thought on nature, urbanism, technology and culture, into inspiring and bizarre stories that tell us as much about the future as about the present day.