LODOWN MAGAZINE

"WTF"

will To Fight? Where’s The Fun? What The Fudge? There hardly isn’t any other acronym with such manifold definitions as WTF - and that’s exactly why we chose particular one to headline our forthcoming issue, because back in art school we’ve learned already that diversity and inclusion are the real grounds for creativity. So if you ever met a homeless person and thought they looked like royalty, if you ever screamed out loud because your brain couldn’t hardly cope with the beauty that lays in front of you, if you ever invited a bunch of Chinese strangers to pose on your bed as a way of bonding with a different culture - well, then this issue will be your new favorite thing, no doubt about it.

“WTF“ offers another ambiguous look an the leftfield side of pop culture and contemporary art. 

Highlights of our WTF issue include… 

 

- SYSTÈME K... Garbage. Machetes. Wax. Scrapped electronic parts. Bullet casings. Dirt. Paint. Fire. Blood.

Système K”, the latest documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Renaud Barret, follows a dozen local artists through the trash-lined streets of the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, showcasing their thought-provoking work and performances that will not only put Kinshasa’s street art scene on the map - but the medium itself on a different level. 

- BIGERT & BERGSTRÖM... Swedish artist duo Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström traverse complex issues of humanity, climate and intervention in a rapidly changing world. Explorations of weather systems and climate science have informed their multidisciplinary collaboration for over 30 years. Central to their work is the investigation of humankind’s obsessive desire throughout the ages to influence weather systems to its advantage, against the backdrop of the ecological awareness of the Anthropocene and the impact of global warming.

- THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA... J. Swinscoe and his project The Cinematic Orchestra were bold enough to let twelve years pass since they released their last studio album “Ma Fleur”, and while their musical vision pretty much stays on track, they most definitely elevated the craft of songwriting to a whole new level. It would’ve been easy to recreate the success-formula of “To Build a Home”, but instead he and his longtime musical partner Dominic Smith assembled an impressive spectrum of old and new vocal companions to create something that feels fresh and meaningful.

- JONAH HILL... It’s actually pretty hard to realize a rewarding coming-of-age story, especially within the time span of a movie, because basically everyone has been there, everybody is an expert. Now “Mid90s”, the debut of actor turned screenwriter/director Jonah Hill, arrived to prove us all wrong as he brought a coming-of-age story to the screen that feels authentic and modest and unforced - and strikes all the right chords because of exactly that.

- plus more elaborate features and visual awesomeness from the likes of: JAN HOEK, PAUL BRAINARD, DISCOTECA ANALITICA, LETIZIA BATTAGLIA, STEFAN JANOSKI, UNIVERSAL EVERYTHING, JAYDA G, ORVILLE PECK, CASEY McKEE and many others.

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