Krautrock is a genre of rock and electronic music that originated in Germany in the late 1960s, with a tendency towards improvisation on minimalistic arrangements. The term was popularized in the English-speaking press. Later, German media started to use it as a term for all German rock bands from the late 1960s and 1970s, while abroad the term specifically referred to more experimental artists who often used synthesizers and other electronic instruments.
Look up here, I’m in heaven/ I’ve got scars, that can’t be seen
Lazarus from Blackstar (2016)
David Bowie’s last album crowned his work as an unpathetical pure piece of art and poetry. Hunted by death the singer, actor, performer, writer produced seven tracks for his latest album Blackstar. They are full of cryptic lyrics hinting at the terminal nature of his condition. Bowie used the haunting lyrics of his swansong album as a parting gift to say goodbye following a secret 18-month battle with cancer.
The shiny surface of Cities got an icon of representing any spot of the globalized world in the superficial esthetics of advertisements and Public relations campaigns. Not only smiling dictators on TV or on banners in public spaces, also the skylines of their Capitals got a visual for the spreading of a glamorous appearance. Scars of war and natural catastrophies are camouflaged with a glossy surface of a prosperous commercial future in the light of construction booms and gentrefication.
The Anonymous hacktivist group has taken responsibility for a powerful cyber-attack on the Turkish sector of the internet this week. It promised to continue waging cyber warfare on .tr domains until Ankara stops the “insanity” of supporting Daesh (Islamic State).
What does it mean to be a migrant? Coming from somewhere lost that is present only in the memories of the elder ones and in family albums. Ramize Erer is a well known Turkish Cartoonist living in Paris and Istanbul. With the Solo show “Remembered” she is returning to painting, remembering her roots personally and technically.
While it’s no news that factories in Yiwu produce 60 percent of the world’s Christmas decorations, the Jinping family, working in one of the factories, have no idea what the bubble stars and stockings will be used for. Nor does the elder Jinping know about the culture of Christmas.