SEEK MAGAZINE No.6

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HAWAIIAN GRADIENTS

Aryton Page's minimal captures straddle the natural world and a place beyond our imagination.

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BASIC INSTINCTS

What do the smells of David Beckham’s football shoes, a rose, and a wet dog have in common? 

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BOXERS

No pain, no gain! In the face of adversity, sometimes we just have to feel the fear and fight it out. Looking into the eyes of the young boxers shot by Nicolai Howalt.

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CAN'T TOUCH THIS

In our historical juncture, smoothness has become synonymous with perfection.

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(MARS

The greatest unknown remains the endless space surrounding us. Capturing photographs of the surface of Mars, the HiRISE project evinces the shifting beauty of an alien landscape as frozen light winds back through time towards our present, allowing us to lose ourselves in infinite, eternal possibility. 

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STREET ERRANDS

Escapist landscapes juxtapose pure elemental beauty with the mundane urbanity of New York City in KangHee Kim’s visual series Street Errands.

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TRANSITION

Delicately piecing together images and fragments, artist Lauren Marsolier crafts a reality that questions the validity of the given world. 

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HISTORY REPEATED

There’s no copy-paste shortcut at a gypsum workshop — replicating the past is a time-consuming task. We draw on its comprehensive archive and it evokes contemporary reminders of our distorted view of limbs. Fragmented bodies are anything but silent. 

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LITTLE ESCAPES

Visual and conceptual artists, a photographer, and a lmmaker shift from their preferred mediums to tarry with interior design. In disregard of normal limits, each artist brings a unique aesthetic to everyday spaces. 

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people

SIMON DENNY

In his work, New Zealand-born, Berlin-based artist Simon Denny examines the business culture of tech companies, startups, and corporations. From showing at MoMA PS1 to representing his home country at the 56th Venice Biennale, the artist’s installations evoke the feeling of a dystopian Silicon Valley product launch event.

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Tobias Zielony 

Tobias Zielony’s photography blurs the boundary between documentary, art and action. His recent work deals with the personal stories of African refugees who risked their lives to cross borders and have arrived, yet often remain alienated from their destination. 

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JULIUS VON BISMARCK

Julius von Bismarck's approach to art is oriented around science and technology. His work challenges our perception of space, questions what we call reality and explores our relationship with our surroundings.

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STORIES

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FORTUNE COOKIES

A fortune cookie is the finishing flourish to countless Chinese meals. Pure delight awaits in the popping open of the shiny packaging, paired with an overwhelming curiosity at the fate that awaits us on that tiny paper strip. Hungry for contemporary wisdom, SEEK asked writer Durga Chew-Bose to reimagine the format in a series of short poems.

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PROGRESS POETRY

We’re in a waiting line, waiting for devices to complete our tasks. For one second or a minute, maybe. While that progress bar reaches towards 100%, our brains yearn for something similar. Micro-moments represent a chance to experience and capture now-ness. 

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WHAT'S IN STORE?

In the years to come, shops will begin to cater for needs above and beyond consumerism. Technology will be harnessed in order to provide functions both unique in purpose and precise in demand. Stroll through our high street of the future to understand how the services you didn’t even know you needed are, in the minds of some, already being prepared for. 

Heartbreak Hotel

Recently single? Still sleeping in their t-shirt? The end of a relationship is hard enough without stumbling across constant reminders of your ex. Now, you no longer need to concern yourself with the debris left behind. At the Heartbreak Archives, we professionally remove and store memora- bilia left behind by dumped, lost or unsatisfactory lovers. Items are kept safe until you decide to move back or move on, free of heartache. 

DreamStream Theatre

You spend roughly one third of your life asleep, but wouldn’t you like to see what you’re picturing whilst you doze? To remember the perfect fantasy that was abruptly jolted into confusion by your alarm? With DreamStream technology, simply place our discrete monitor inside your pillow, and then pop in-store to view your dreams in HD. It’s that easy - just dream, stream and screen to see what really goes on in your head. 

Keep Un-Touch Café 

Skype? Please. Our cafés are all about connection. With our unbeatable holographic equipment, you can share dinner with whoever you desire. Smell the food of a loved one, see the surroundings of friends in differ- ent hemispheres, and forget about screens as you immerse yourself in a long-distance call like no other. But remember, the only way to keep in touch is not to touch. 


 
 
 
 

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