Friday, 5 November 2010

not on one strand are all life's jewels strung

liana pattihis, alysodeméno/chained, 2010

*slaughtering: liana pattihis has been exploring the area of enamelling in contemporary jewellery and has developed her own unique method of sifting and fusing it.her designs cannot be pre-conceived; each piece is allowed to create itself. alysodeméno/chained is her newest collection which comprises mainly of brooches and necklaces made out of silver and gold chain alone, or chain attached onto a copper mesh base which are then enamelled.

her first solo exhibition will take place @ the hellenic centre,
16-18 paddington street, london, w1u 5as,
from friday 12nov. - monday 15nov. 2010
opening hours: friday and monday: 11am-7pm
saturday and sunday: 1pm-7pm

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

emptiness & solitude

nuestra señora de los dolores (monflorite), virgen del vallejo (alcozar)

san bartolomé (ucero), santa cristina de lena (san lorenzo de felgueras)

san andres apostol (soto de san esteban), san vicente (cervera de pisuerga)

la immaculada concepción (guijosa), santissima trinidad (iturgoyen)

*slaughtering: the word ermita, which has a similar structure in all languages derived from latin, holds the same meaning as its equivalents in non-latin languages. it always refers to an uninhabited or isolated place. in romance languages it comes from the latin word eremus, again derived from greek eremos, which means deserted. in spain, the use of the hermitage, or ermita, has shifted throughout history, but it has always been an isolated sanctuary or chapel. belgian photographer sebastian schutyser has dedicated himself to his project "ermita" for the last seven years. he has been wandering around in northern spain looking for early christian and romanesque hermitages in rural is truly amazing how this photographic mission has managed to capture such intense and moving images and convey the significance of such spaces. hopefully a better appreciation of this often neglected heritage will form an essential step in a changing attitude towards its preservation.

ménage à trois

"I love you. you love me.
you love otto. I love otto.
otto loves you. otto loves me."

*slaughtering: taking place in the three most iconic cities of the world - paris, london and new york - this love trio is trying to balance a relationship that runs through lust, egocentricity and addiction. smart and quirky dialogues, among very well thought scene settings, compose a really peculiar play that deals with human affair in its most passionate form. the two male actors give their best, in a play that is definitely going to make you laugh and redefine the bonding of an unorthodox relationship.

plain spaces

*slaughtering: "the father of modern architectural minimalism". the design museum presents a major exhibition of the work of john pawson. often described as a 'minimalist' he is known for a rigorous process of reduction, that creates designs of simplicity, grace and visual clarity. at the heart of the exhibition is a site-specific 1:1, full-sized installation designed by pawson to offer a direct experience of his work - the first such installation at the museum.

design museum / 22 September – 30 January 2011

c a n d e s c e n c e

*slaughtering: the installation is an array of acoustically responsive spheres activated by sound and touch. human interaction triggers an ascendance of vision, light and sound in a cyclic loop of which the individual is integral. the project explores the notion of psychoacoustics and acousmatics applied in an architectural space. the sonic and radiant atmosphere inhabits and alters one's perception of the former empress coach house space.

ps: such a misfortune to have missed this incredible event. hopefully kite & laslett will strike again soon. pictures above have been taken from their private collection.

lead your way

*slaughtering: as part of the london design festival, antwerp-based graphic designer paul boudens presented a large-scale installation at the wapping project. the piece was produced in collaboration with designer bob verhelst. the installation was on display from 3rd september until 3rd october 2010. a bit late on the upload of this post but it was a definite must see. paul boudens achieved to invent and construct an evocative journey through his exhibition, were the designs become your boundaries. bold, colourful, current and enigmatic.

frame and capture

clermont-ferrand, 2009 - george rousse/adagp,courtesy galerie rx(paris)

chasse-sur-rhone, 2008 - george rousse/adagp,courtesy galerie rx(paris)

chasse-sur-rhone, 2008 - george rousse/adagp,courtesy galerie rx(paris)

chambery, 2008 - george rousse/adagp,courtesy galerie rx(paris)

vicenza, 2007 - george rousse/adagp,courtesy galerie rx(paris)

seoul, 2000 - george rousse/adagp,courtesy galerie rx(paris)

*slaughtering: rousse’s work, from the 1990s to today, appears to be photos of desolate or abandoned spaces, on which the artist has superimposed precise geometrical shapes or graffiti.

this type of work is referred to as anamorphic art. It changes but is only viewable in its intended focus from one precise viewpoint. The projects involve not only painting, but often construction of major proportion! curved walls, angles of light all play into the finished project.

Monday, 12 July 2010

dum d(r)um dum

music for one apartment and six drummers by ola simonsson and johannes stjarne nilsson , kostr-film.

*slaughtering: a classic that many of you have probably seen before, but still- the moment when the smartly dressed gang leaves their volvo for a well-planned guerilla performance is a slaughterhouse's favorite.

Sunday, 11 July 2010


if you were confronted by an emergency life-or-death situation involving another person, would you know how to respond in super quick time and save their life using first aid?

these executions for the uk's st. john ambulance—a charity that teaches first aid— have been out for a while now,encouraging members of the public to learn first aid. five tragic stories are presented, those of abigail, samuel, tony, keiko, gary.the five situations are: choking, heart not beating, severe bleeding, heart attack and blocked airway.
each picture shows the subject with eyes closed, text telling the story of the medical emergency that became fatal only because no one knew what to do.

*slaughtering: photographer nadav kander shot these fictional serene death portraits for london agency bbh. the campaign revolves around "the difference", raising levels of knowledge and skill as well as financial support for the organisation. The print series won a gold press lion at cannes international advertising festival.
nadav's breathtaking pictures will hopefully benefit the campaign immensely.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010


in 1991, the parisian design gallerist patrick seguin went to see a discarded prouvé treasure. the ferembal house had been built as the offices for a can factory in nancy in 1948. the factory was demolished 30 years later and the prouvé pre fab nearly ended up in the dumpster. luckily, a local who understood what could be lost, packed it away until seguin came to investigate and took it off his hands. it took him another 10 years to stockpile the funds to renovate the house and another nine – working with prouvé experts in nancy, the designer-engineer-architect’s town, and seguin’s long-term pal, the architect jean nouvel – to actually complete the renovation.

seguin estimates that the building – all one storey and 180 square metres of it – is now worth €8m. but the restored ferembal house is important not because of its price tag but because it is more evidence of the genius in prouvé’s radical utilitarian design.

*slaughtering: wallpaper*
produced a fascinating video detailing the restoration of jean prouve’s ferembal house. the video explains how prouve’s gem was brought back to life. undoubtedly a worth-watching video with aesthetically rich art design and a quite high nostalgic touch.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

back to basi(c)s

*slaughtering: slaughterhouse has been separated for a while now as each of us enjoys the sun back @ our beautiful hometowns. this blog will be hopefully acting as a weird kind of a meeting point during the summer. few weeks back slaughterhouse's one half revisited a very familiar place...

Tinos reveals itself the same way a spider web reveals itself: slowly, hesitantly and only to someone who is willing to leave it alone once it is discovered. Tinos is a creature. whenever you stop thinking about it, it starts haunting you,it gets into you...after a while just the thought of it being there, waiting for you is enough. whenever you want,as you want, as you are,whoever you are...till then.