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LONDON behind the curtain: how I explored squat lifestyle

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Written by Agnė Kyguolytė

You wouldn’t believe it, but it is pos­sible to live in London without money. Unless you have psy­cho­lo­gical dif­fi­culties to eat food that was thrown away or wear second hand clothes. Or even spend big part of your daily life on the floor. It becomes so nat­ural for squat­ters, that after it seems inhu­mane to sit on the chair. Squat act­iv­ists are like the good para­sites of soci­ety– they are using the system’s gaps by liv­ing in unused houses, eat­ing wasted food and using other things that work­ing people don’t need. Squatting in London is flourishing.

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Why Jonas Mekas will always be great – Serpentine Gallery

Jonas Mekas. Photograph: Liz Wendelbo © Jonas Mekas

Written by Hatty Nestor

He is the god­father of American avant-​garde cinema. The films depic­ted in this art­icle are frag­ments of his life, encoun­ters with people and events, snip­pets of his genius. His cur­rent show at the Serpentine gal­lery demon­strates an intim­ate account of his unique life. The people he met, inter­viewed, his voice is every­where, and he is still a beau­ti­ful inspir­a­tion to us all. Perhaps his pop­ular­ity doesn’t just revolve around the char­ac­ters he has doc­u­mented – Lennon, Warhol, Nico to name a few – it’s the way they were depic­ted in his films, the intric­ate atten­tion to detail. His films are like home movies, the faded aes­thetic qual­ity and over exposed bleach outs.

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Grafixx Zine Fest in Belgium. Photo reportage and interview with Daniel Frost

In a yet undis­covered by the masses art hub of Europe, Antwerp (BE), an event which might have seemed a bit as a sort of gath­er­ing of a secret soci­ety took place last week­end. Not very widely advert­ised and pro­moted, it attrac­ted only the “same” kind of crowd: artists, illus­trat­ors, design­ers and other young (at least at heart) and beau­ti­ful cre­at­ive minded people.

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The weird girls project

Written by Barbara Mal

Translated by Jonas Petrauskas

The Weird Girls Project is a con­tinu­ous art exper­i­ment cre­ated by con­cep­tual artist Kitty Von-​Sometime. It is being developed epis­ode by epis­ode and its par­ti­cipants are a mix of those who star­ted from the very begin­ning and those who joined later. The concept of every epis­ode is care­fully pol­ished for around three months before its meta­morph­osis into video and photo formats. The par­ti­cipants know about the epis­ode just enough – the date, but the idea, loc­a­tion and cos­tumes are kept secret. Every girl knows she will be pho­to­graphed and filmed, but everything else is taken care of by Kitty Von-​Sometime and her col­leagues behind the stage in secret.

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Koudlam — an extremely attractive french protest

Written by Grėtė Kaulinytė

Translated by Jonas Petrauskas

I must admit that it was hard to start an art­icle on Koudlam. The idea was in my head for a while, but I thought it was my per­sonal dis­cov­ery that should be hid­den from the pub­lic up until the very last moment until I find the best words to describe him. Unfortunately this moment did not seem to come any­time soon and I can­not delay it any­more. Here is my art­icle – a little unpol­ished and still full of child­ish fascination.

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