Saturday, 24 April 2010

paradoxical intention

Lingering Whispers

07 may – 06 june 2010

crypt, st pancras church,
euston road,
london nw1 2ba
united kingdom
opening night on the 6th of may 2010 from 6 pm

with live performances by clementine the living fashion doll & ricci/forte
music by stéphane richez

photo © Cyrille Weiner & Christophe Haleb, 2 Fresh 2 Die, 2008

photo © Cyrille Weiner & Christophe Haleb, 2 Fresh 2 Die, 2008

pedrag pajdic curates an exhibition comprising of 40 international artists hunting for alternative ways of expression during the economic crisis. the exhibition in named lingering whispers will be held between 07 may and 06 june 2010 at the crypt of st pancras church in london.lingering whispers participants want to prove that art is always the best antidote to any kind of crisis and despair. art and fashion, stage and catwalk, conscious and subconscious will merge into one and some promising contemporary artists, poets, performers, fashion designers and photographers will unite to celebrate imagination and eliminate pigeonholes of convention.

photo © Roberto Foddai, Another Taboo, 2009

photo © Carolyn Cowan, Rose, 2009

photo © Stefania Bonatelli, Suddenly, 2009

*slaughtering: looking forward to attending such a sought-after event.massive recommendations.pedrag pajdic has already served as a major inspiration to slaughterhouse blog through the pandorian. stay tuned for slaughterhouse's exclusive photos of the event, soon to come.

Predrag Pajdic – curator
Virginie Puertolas-Syn - producer

participating artists in alphabetical order //
Al Giga/Alexandra Eldridge/Barney Ashton/Carolyn Cowan/Christina Kruse/Christophe Haleb/Christopher Stribley/Cyrille Weiner/Daniel Holfeld/Devin Elijah/Dom Agius/Emiliano Lazzarotto/Erick Soler/Errikos Andreou/Fran Dileo/Frances Goodman/Iris Schieferstein/J. L. Nash/Jeanne-Salomé Rochat/Joachim Baldauf/Katarina Mootich/Katharina Hesse/Kobi Israel/Lee Wagstaff/Maflohé Passedouet/Manuel Estevez/Mark Mander/Mauro Santucci/Michal Ohana-Cole/Pascale Lafay/Pato Rivero/ Petra Reimann/ ricci/forte/ Roberto Foddai/Sang Bleu/Sarah Bailey/Scooter Laforge/Stefania Bonatelli/Tapio Snellman/Tupac Martir/Wolfgang Stiller/Wren Britton/Yvonne De Rosa

Thursday, 22 April 2010


le corbusier & walter gropius

le corbusier and walter gropius established the look that has become modern architect chic. here we see the I-don’t-work-in-a-proper- office jackets and the I’m-a-bit-artistic bow ties that originated with this duo. gropius’s bow tie is a little floppier than one would expect from the founder of bauhaus (right), but le corbusier’s pulled-together look is surely what one would expect of a man who used to design whole cities for a giggle.

zaha hadid

here we see zaha hadid proving that her aesthetic inclinations with regards to buildings are echoed in her wardrobe. In this photo, hadid is standing next to a sculpture she made for the serpentine gallery in 2007. it’s a bit of a chicken-and-egg question: which came first, the dress or the artwork?

peter eisenman

with the tie, the braces and, of course, the circular glasses, eisenman's most obvious inspiration is le corbusier, but, with his penchant for richard rogers-esque bright colours, he sometimes looks a little more like a technicolour magritte. most delightful is that, no matter how bright the tie and braces, his facial expression is always one of steadfast solemnity.

richard rogers

richard rogers' laid-back holiday style might seem at first a surprising diversion from standard modern architect chic. but those of us in the know see a man who dresses like his buildings. rogers was once seen in the pompidou centre, which is a plain structure encased in primary coloured detailings wearing a white suit with a bright yellow jacket: he was the human embodiment of his work.

daniel libeskind

from the tips of his spiky hair to the heels of his trademark cowboy boots, daniel libeskind’s outfit couldn’t scream modern architecture any louder if it stood in the street and bellowed through a megaphone.

norman foster

bravely ignoring us vogue editor anna wintour’s recent diktat, norman foster embraces the matchy-matchy look. devotees of trinny and susannah will applaud the way foster lengthens his leg by matching his trousers to his shoes.every one else will muse distractedly on whether he has a different pair of shoes for each pair of trousers.but as his full title is baron foster of thames bank, one feels it is a look that suits the man.

source: the guardian. article by hadley freeman.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

que pasa, que pasa, la musica en casa, vol.2

andreas patsalides exclusively @ slaughterhouse

*slaughtering: interviewed andreas patsalides

listening to your tunes, it seems that you have a range of musical influences. how would you describe your sound, any recommended listening to people that like your style?
first of all, I would like to say that I’m really happy to be interviewed by your blog. well, to be honest, there are quite a lot of influences, since I like to listen to all sorts of music, but I consider bob dylan as my major influence.he actually combines american, irish and english folk music with rock ‘n’ roll and blues.he has not only been a musical inspiration to me, he has been influential as far as writing lyrics is concerned, as well; in the form of short stories. other artists, who have influenced my musical style are nick cave and the band madrugada; although their sound is a bit more electric than the sound of bob dylan.

how do you want people to listen to your music? do you want them to listen closely and put on their headphones and think? what is it that you want people to get from your music?
this is a really interesting question! since I consider my songs to be small stories, I like it when people take some time to think about them and create images in their heads while listening to my tunes. I don’t think there's an obvious subject in any of my songs; i use quite a lot of words which have more than one meaning, so it is definitely better when people develop their own ideas about each one of them.

you write the songs yourself...would you say there's an autobiographical element to anything you write?
most of the songs I write, describe memories of mine in their own way. I’ve been happy, I’ve also been sad and I believe people get the idea while listening to the songs. another characteristic of my lyrics is that i kind of like protesting against things, which I really hate, such as war and violation of human rights in general.

if you had to choose a quote (or a line) to describe what motivates you day to day, what would it be?
I’m glad you’re asking me this! there’s a short part of a song, which I wrote, entitled “el niño’s last waltz”, that says:
“the saint will be the devil, cause the devil’s the saint, till the day they meet each other again”
I just want to explain the meaning of these lyrics because I don’t want to be misunderstood. I personally think that everything has two sides, a bad one and a good one, a holy one and an evil one. when these two sides become one, a much more interesting and complicated side is formed, which could easily puzzle almost everybody.

what's the saddest song you've ever heard?
there are actually two songs, which I consider to be the saddest songs I’ve ever heard. the one is entitled “epitaph”, written and performed by the british progressive rock band “king crimson”, in their debut album “in the court of the crimson king”. the other one is entitled “invitation to the blues”, written and performed by the american singer /songwriter tom waits in his studio album “small change”.

which songs do you perform most frequently? do you ever play any covers?
I always enjoy playing cover editions when I perform on stage, such as “ain’t no sunshine” by bill withers and “wish you were here” by pink floyd. but there’s a song, which I always play either for my friends or on stage. it’s a song, written and performed by bob dylan, in his studio album “john wesley harding” ,entitled “all along the watchtower”. I love performing this song as it’s possible to create a medley starting with it’s first verse and ending with it’s last one. there’s also a greek cover version of this song and it’s always a part of the medley, which usually consists of “all along the watchtower”, “don’t fear the reaper” by blue oyster cult and the greek cover version of “all along the watchtower”.

what's up next for you? any big plans?
to be honest, I don’t have any big plans. my main aim is to finish my “multilingual communication & translation” degree at the university of applied sciences, cologne, germany, but I surely want to perform my songs more often, either in cologne or back home.

slaughterhouse's favorite andreas patsalide's tune,
"the tango with the fire"

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Tuesday, 20 April 2010


dionisio gonzález/ an assembled city/ 2006

*slaughtering: dionisio gonzález deftly documents the architectural disarrangement of shanty towns in sao paolo, brazil by piecing together photos of these towns with photos of modern, geometric architecture that blend the clean and modern with the grungy and scattered.after an exhaustive and exacting study of these massive unregulated settlements, the artist proposes a radical restructuring of the constructability, improving precarious conditions of habitability. unlike most architects and urban planners who want to impose an urban logical order through their work, dionisio gonzález tried to adjust constructive alternatives to existing structures according to the needs of the residents.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

sun is in the sky, oh why, oh why would i wanna be anywhere else?

sunny london.
*slaughtering: outdoors on a sunny saturday

Friday, 16 April 2010

face off

tilda swinton by glen luchford for dazed&confused

*slaughtering: you always know that if tilda swinton is involved, there will be something to look at besides physical beauty.

should i stay or should i go ?

mini hotels
9h pod hotel by design studio s.

a new capsule hotel that offers luxury in a minimum living space. 1 hour shower, sleep for 7 hours, have a 1 hour break / total 9h. guests can spend up to 17 hours in a single stay.each capsule includes an advanced system for good sleeping by computerized control lighting and the bed sheets are of the same quality as those that are used in a four-star hotel.

sleepbox by arch group.

a small, mobile compartment, sleepbox is made of wood and mdf. sleepbox is meant to “allow very efficient use of available space and, if necessary, a quick change of layout”.the hostel-specific sleepbox features bunk beds, flip-out tables and sockets for computers or phone chargers and not much else.

the capsule hotel by vlnr.

if you 're after comfort, this isn't the hotel for you, but bobbing up and down on the hague, these former oil rig escape capsules offer an unusual getaway from the commotion of city life.the capsule hotel aims to establish a brilliant piece of easily accessible 'garbage architecture'. "james bond meets barbarella", according to the creators.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

que pasa, que pasa, la musica en casa, vol.1

robin romei exclusively @ slaughterhouse

*slaughtering: interviewed robin romei, the front-man of the uk based band robin romei.

tell us a bit about your music; what's your sound like?
the way I think about it is this: taking a basic rock formula, making it more upbeat and danceable, whilst making the lyrical content less accessible and by sticking synth on the top to fill the spaces.

do you write all the songs yourself? what is inspiring to you? i know you are studying architecture ...has this ever been a source of inspiration as well?

currently I write all the music myself. generally I write the music at home by recording different ideas and seeing what comes out and experimenting. it is a liberating experience because there are no limitations. the songs are already recorded at home before I take them to the live band, and then we perform the recordings.
how did you know this about architecture? in answer you your question; i write about the simple things and about the details of everyday life. "god is in the details." mies van der rohe.

some of these songs sound so harrowing and personal. what's it like to live with them night after night?
i find it the opposite. i love playing some of the songs because there is that emotional attachment. to play the songs live is to relive the memories which is such a powerful thing.

you 've had several gigs till now,what can people expect from your live shows ?
first of all, expect great banter. we love to have a laugh with the audience. the setup consists of a three piece, with jj, paddy and myself. paddy is one of the best drummers I have played with, he loves experimenting with cross-rhythms and variations of the original tracks live. jj really gets into it and digs in. the songs become 'unpacked' live and really come to life.

when are your london shows? where are your next gigs?
we have a london show in mid-june before we go to california to play some shows out there. we will probably have another one in late may confirmed soon, so come down for that.

what's the connection between you and the rest of the band? do you feel like there's one type of music that brings you all together?
we all went to school together, however we have only been playing together for a few months. musically we all liked the same music growing up, albeit with slight differences, but now we are very open minded and could comfortably listen to any form of music or would enjoy jamming most forms.

are you recording an album anytime soon ?
financially it's hard to produce the album you want without spending a lot of money. i have a clear idea of how I want songs to sound, that is why recording is very frustrating for me. however, we are recording some new demos which are nearing completion.

photos by kerry rice photography.

slaughterhouse's favorite robin romei's tune, "gun hill"

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

you burn up slowly and then go out like that

jekyll and mr hyde, a hydrid novel by alberto hernandez, 2010

'magic book that mixes in the most unpredictable way graphics, text and photography, giving you the impression that you can actually submerge into the story'.
*slaughtering: impressed by this innovative way of creating an illustrative deformation which can be easily experienced by the readers.

girls who like boys, who like girls, who like boys

play with line and shape, jonathan calugi, 2010
*slaughtering: reminds us of ourselves on a sunny day

Sunday, 11 April 2010

between the bars

slaughterhouse's favorite london bars to hit on a weekday

*slaughtering :
lounge bohemia. 1E Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3EJ

it won us over because of its 1960's decor, its amazing menu of eastern european coctails and the utterly divine czech canapes.

bourne and hollingsworth. 28 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1JF

it won us over because of its old fashioned floral prints-its trademark-and grandma cups holding candles on each table.

scooterwoks, 132 Lower Marsh Str, London SE1 7AE

it won us over because of its 1950's italian feel, its scooter themed books and its regulars-scooterworks cats-wandering around.

mix 'n' match

photos by :

demetra for slaughterhouse

today@11.30.slaughterhouse was @canteen, marylebone.

while enjoying breakfast, slaughterhouse tried to make their own version of taking advantage of the mirrors, which could be found all around the place, slaughterhouse mix-matched peoples heads and bodies.special thanks : eleonora hadjigeorgiou