ANCESTOR BOY arrives March 22nd 2019
04. ANCESTOR BOY
05. STORM CHASER
06. VOUS ET NOUS
12. I’M AN ISLAND
The SoulMates Archive™ is an ever-expanding collection of songs uncovered through the travels of Adaron and Nico; a gecko and corgi whose friendship and fanaticism guide them across the cosmos. After developing BassGas™, a subwoofer-powered form of renewable fuel, the friends find themselves in frictionless perpetual motion; scouring the most remote corners of the galaxy for rare artifacts in the form of lossless MP3s. The Soulmates Archive™ represents the first time these relics are distributed for public consumption, now offering earth-based lifeforms the choicest editions in the pantheon for their streaming pleasure.
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SoulMates™ – Backwards (Demo Ridge Edit)
Laurel Halo – Moontalk
David Morales feat. Lea Lorién – How Would You Feel
SoulMates™ – First Time
Song of Storm and Fire (Vocaloid acapella)
Lido & Canblaster – 6:59 AM
Masayoshi Iimori – Whirlwind
Ten Forward – Avenue X
Art of Noise – Dreaming in Color
R Racing Evolution – Divas (Namco)
Jean Michel Jarre – Zoolook (Remix) (SoulMates™ Deep Color Edit)
Logan Takahashi – Pops
ADR x Nightfeelings – Saxuality (VapeLife Edit)
Teengirl Fantasy x Guido – U Touch Me feat. Hoody x Mad Sax
Michael Stearns – Star Dreams (Peace Eternal)
Kelela – Jupiter
R Racing Evolution – Select 1 (Namco)
Nightfeelings – 7th world
Stéphane Picq – Amazonia
Robert Rich – Rainforest Suite Drumsong
Wiwek – Run
Zhi Vago – Celebrate (The Love)
Monkey Mafia – Lion in the Hall
Mu-Ziq – Phargmal Synthesis (Part 3)
Ken Ishi – Future is What We Are
Kenny Larkin – Loop2
Plaid – Ralome
Mark Isham – On The Threshold of Liberty (Soulmates™ UpAllNight Edit)
SoulMates™ – Instant Fan
Presented by the New York-based collective DIS, Genre-Nonconforming: The DIS Edutainment Network, (“The DIS Network”) is the first exhibition coinciding with the launch of dis.art, a new streaming platform for entertainment and education. The DIS Network reveals a “DIS-topian” take on the future of education—decentralized and open-access, yet communal and physically connected, inviting visitors to experience a twisted hybrid of entertainment and education. Played on a continuous loop on 36 large LED screens in the de Young’s atrium, the work is the result of collaboration with a group of international theorists, writers, and artists including Korakrit Arunanondchai, Darren Bader, Will Benedict and Steffen Jørgensen, CUSS Group, Aria Dean, Casey Jane Ellison, Ilana Harris-Babou, Ada O’Higgins, Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman and Daniel Keller, Ian Isiah, Chus Martinez, Babak Radboy, Christopher Kulendran Thomas in collaboration with Annika Kuhlmann, Ryan Trecartin, Amalia Ulman, McKenzie Wark, and Women’s History Museum with Jack Scanlan.
Many of the videos feature music and sound design created by Dis-affiliated composer Aaron David Ross.
Launching his eponymous line in 2005 at the age of 18, Liberian-American unisex prodigy Telfar Clemens has developed a strikingly original and democratic design vocabulary. Laying the blueprint for today’s black avant-garde, TELFAR was genderless a decade before it became a trend, launching projects with a remarkably horizontal cultural impact—from collaborations with Solange Knowles at the Guggenheim Museum to designing the nationwide uniforms for over 10,000 employees of the US fast-food chain White Castle. After winning the 2017 Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund, TELFAR is poised to take its place in the foreground of America’s fashion future.
At Spazio Maiocchi, KALEIDOSCOPE presents TELFAR’s first project in Italy, Nude, a fashion presentation without a single garment, eloquent to the brand’s progressive aesthetics and artistic DNA. The exhibition centers around a 30-feet-tall nude image of the designer by photographer Rob Kulisek surrounded by ten nude and genderless sculptures designed by American artist Frank Benson and manufactured by German state-of-the-art mannequin factory Penther Formes—an updated version of the iconic mannequins presented by TELFAR in the 2016 Berlin Biennale. The show is completed by a short film about Telfar’s apartment building in Queens, New York, by filmmaker Finn MacTaggart; and a musical composition written for clapping by Aaron David Ross in collaboration with artist Ryan Trecartin.
TELFAR’s exhibition will also take over the 3x6m billboard in the courtyard of Spazio Maiocchi, and will be accompanied by a book of images by New York photographer Jason Nocito, a performance by South-African musical duo FAKA, and an exclusive limited-edition T-shirt.
The Pike and the Shield: Five Paradoxes Danced By Nozomi Iijima, inspired by CHANEL Nº5 L’EAU
Japanese ballet dancer Nozomi Iijima performs a self-choreographed video directed by Lola Partel Oliva, inspired by the paradoxes of Chanel’s latest fragrance campaign for Nº5 L’Eau. Equal parts surreal and spectacular, the film features Nozomi dancing the paradoxes of her own life and art through the streets of Tokyo and beyond.
Danced and choreographed by Nozomi Iijima
Written and directed by Lola Partel Oliva
Music by Lafawndah & BRRR
Additional music by Aaron David Ross
Audio and video samples available upon request
Installed at Clearing Gallery with ‘Garden (2017)’,
Indigo powder, dad’s dirt, seafood waste, blown glass, clay, LED lights, fiber optics, electrical wires,
found wood, roots of dead trees, bamboo, banana leaves, coconuts, carpet, resin,
prayer objects for the naga, IV bags, old car parts, dead pine trees, surround sound