Alva Noto

“There was this term in the 80s which I like, ‘ingenious amateurs’. That with a certain kind of dilettantism and ignorance, you are less soared to touch things and to do stuff. (…) I think it’s very important to use something in the wrong or radical way.”

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SHOWstudio and Walter Van Beirendonck dream the world awake

September 16, 2011 in Features by EB Team

What happens when an avant-garde Belgian designer like Walter Van Beirendonck teams up with the renowned fashion-video producers at SHOWstudio? Hypercolor magic, naturally. The London company has taken a selection of Beirendonck’s clothing and created something at once both mindblowingly original and completely timeless. There’s nothing more to say other than ‘you need to see – more

Tobias Oliver has Obsessions

November 29, 2011 in Features by EB Team

Though Tobias Oliver was born in Germany, we Austrians like to claim him as a Viennese artist. One of the finest techno producers and DJs around, the man with the two first names has lived in Vienna for nearly 15 years. But, we have to admit, there’s a history when it comes to arguing about – more

Awesome Tapes from Africa’s new label

August 1, 2011 in Features by EB Team

Awesome Tapes from Africa is, as the name suggests, a literally awesome blog that shares cassette rips of African and Middle Eastern music that have been procured from dusty shacks and music stalls across the African continent. Having run the blog since 2006, when most people were still struggling to understand what the platform was – more