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.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010


"when you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping, and the mask falls, so that the real person appears", said philippe halsman.

“there is a sublime silliness to halsman’s images that can make you laugh or at least smile regardless of how often you see them. they may offer incontrovertible proof of schiller’s claim that ‘all art is dedicated to joy.’ evidently the simple act of getting off the ground requires giving in to something like joy. you have to let go.

“one of the purest examples of this joy is an image of halsman himself, holding hands with a smiling marilyn monroe several feet off the ground. facing his partner, he seems ecstatic, as if he cannot believe his luck.”

“audrey hepburn, shot in a hedged garden, goes aloft with legs apart in an enthusiastic cheerleader manner that seems to fit her tightly wound, perfect-girl persona.”

“the most famous of these images, “dalí atomicus,” shows the madcap Dalí aloft, brush and palette in hand. he is flanked by a chair and two easels (holding dalí canvases) — all elevated, and seemingly floating, above the floor, which heightens the sense of suspension.

but the main event is the great curve of water arcing across the image, along with three flying (or flung) cats in damp, disconcerted disarray. for once dalí’s characteristic look of exaggerated surprise makes sense.”

for more information for his project "jump" click here

Monday, 14 June 2010

il n'y a personne ici mais me

capsule collections ad for ysl, 2010

Sunday, 13 June 2010

trust.. in a bottle

the secret is out there, creative ad campaign by wieden+kennedy, portland, 2010

*slaughtering: this new ad for coca-cola ties together their rich history of advertising, and teases us about the secret ingredients. who knows the secret ingredients? how is the secret formula protected? who is doc. pemberton? the only solution, as the title hints, is to buy bottles of coke to ‘unlock the answers’.

so what is the secret? well, wouldn’t you like to know?

Friday, 11 June 2010

slow box after image

shin egashira created this project for the first tsumari international art triennial in 2000. he intended to make linkage between 7 towns of tsumari district. it required the construction of an over-sized camera vehicle (slow box) and an archive space (after image). slow box can fit a person inside its wooden structure. it travels across villages with a help of an agricultural tractor. with 15-30min-exposure time, it directly prints (imprint) images in the size of 1.5×1.5 meter square on to 5mm thick glass pane coated with photo emulsion.

some shots from the transportation of the mini structure among the small villages and the transition from horizontal position to vertical.

some of the resulting images can be seen above.

the installation shots are from the school gym in kurokawa village, where the prints were displayed in august 2000.

"the pictures were eventually displayed in an old hall with tall windows hugh up on a remote hillside. twenty or so large sheets of glass with images showing the people of this quiet corner of japan, the sepia colour and hazy focus conjuring up anthropological images that could have been taken a hundred years before."

for more information on shin egashira's work click here.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

un.deux.trois. / vol.2

when routine bites hard

and ambitions are low

'love will tear us apart'

joy division, 1980

nouvelle vague, 2004

sussana and the magical orchestra, 2006

*slaughtering: to be different... but the same. different artists, different approaches, different times... same tunes. enjoy.

ps: waiting for summer to begin.. some of us anyway!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010


immaculate, ruben brulat, september 2009

*slaughtering: Symbiotic relationships include those associations in which one organism lives on another, or where one partner lives inside the other...