Posts By Thomas Gorton

Olafur Eliasson on his daring melting ice blocks installation

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Tuesday (December 11) marked the launch of renowned Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson’s new major piece of outdoor public art in London. Ice blocks sourced from the waters of the Nuup Kangerlua fjord in Greenland have been placed outside the Tate Modern and around the rest of London, in a visual call-to-arms against climate change. They are just 30 of the 10,000 that…

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The future-spanning work of video artist Meriem Bennani

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An inherent contradiction of our world right now is that the movement of bodies around the globe is both freer and more restricted than it’s ever been before. Tech is driving a culture of convenience and speedy travel, but to actually move seamlessly and uninhibited around the world is the privilege of a rich, white few. New York-based Moroccan artist Meriem Bennani encapsulates this paradox with her latest installation, “Party on the CAPS”, which…

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This designer created a Balenciaga office that we wish we worked in

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Over the course of the last couple of years, we’ve seen a resurgence in the logo-mania that first gripped the world back in the early 00s, when the likes of Fendi, Dior, and Gucci splashed their monograms over… well, pretty much everything. As fashion fans around the world plunge…

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Roísín Murphy on creating some of 2018’s most exciting club records

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Roísin Murphy is having, in her own words, a lazy day. It’s 3pm, and she’s sat sipping a beer in a cool, pastel-hued London hotel. The fatigue she tweeted about earlier this year, she reassures me, has been and passed. “I was exhausted then, but today I just woke up and got the kids ready for school,” she laughs. “I had loads of hours before I came here! Sometimes I don’t have much to…

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How you can help Cyntoia Brown get the justice she deserves

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In 2004, Cynthoia Brown was convicted of first-degree murder. At 16-years-old, she was charged with murdering a man who solicited her for sex and sentenced to life in prison. Last week, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that Brown must serve 51 years of her sentence before she can be deemed eligible for parole and release.

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Miley Cyrus will be in the next Black Mirror series

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New details are slowly being revealed about the next highly anticipated season of Black Mirror, which is reportedly on its way on December 28.

The show is known for its dark twists and ability to make you feel abject horror so it’s only fitting that the latest revelation is that we will have to sit through Miley Cyrus’ acting in one the season five episodes.

The ex-hip hop star turned country…

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Films starring women are outperforming movies led by men

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The 350 highest grossing films from 2014-2017 all had something in common: they all had women leads.

A new report compiled by research agency Shift7, CAA (a leading talent agency) and created in conjunction with a Time’s Up working group revealed staggering figures from the last few years in cinema. The organisation compiled data from the most commercially successful movies over a three year…

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Inside Tschabalala Self’s queer, black party providing an escape in Miami

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Last Friday night, as part of the 777 International Mall at Free Range Miami during the city’s annual Art Week, Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist RAFiA Santana took to the stage. She wore a black bustier and thigh high boots, her bright, tight cropped curls accented by touches of fuschia coloured fluff at her wrists and around her waist, as she performed a six-song set in front of…

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