24.02.14 by Jeff

“Private Language” by Malin Gabriella Nordin

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Artist Malin Gabriella Nordin created a series of sculptures and then invited eleven children between the ages of three and five to interpret them.

“I met with each child individually for an hour to discuss the collection: what they thought the sculptures looked like, if there was a story connected to them, which one they liked the most, etc. I asked each child if they felt the collection was missing something, and if so could they draw the missing piece. I asked them if the sculptures were placed in the right order or if they wanted to rearrange them, which every child except for one did. Even the children who didn’t have anything to say about my sculptures were so certain when they started to move them around. There was no hesitation – they knew exactly how and where they were supposed to go. Before any judgment on the beautiful or the ugly, before any acceptance or refusal (official or private), they provided a testimony of a certain way of being in the world, experiencing the world.

Malin has produced a beautiful book of the project (which you can order here). I’ve included more images from inside the book below!

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Malin Gabriella Nordin’s Website













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.







26.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Ramiro Gomez

A selection of paintings by artist Ramiro Gomez. More images below.

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26.06.17 by Jeff

Reader Submission: Anna Roberts

Pastel drawings on cotton paper by artist Anna Roberts, found via our June Reader Submissions. More images below.

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26.06.17 by Jeff

R.I.P. Prodigy

Listening to this Shlohmo remix of Shook Ones on repeat in memory of Prodigy. The track is from Shlohmo’s summer mix for Sneeze Mag, the whole thing is worth a listen.

26.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Gosha Levochkin

Watercolour and gouache paintings by Gosha Levochkin, based in New York City. More images below.

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23.06.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

This is our weekly discussion post where I ask 5 questions and you answer them (I answer them too). If you missed them, the previous 5 Questions posts are HEREHEREHERE and HERE.

 

The Questions

1- What’s your favourite piece of useless trivia?

2- What’s a bargain bin movie that’s actually really good?

3- How many times do you think you’ve stolen something in your life?

4- Describe your favourite procrastination technique.

5- What’s a unique question that I can use for a future 5 Questions post?