FRINGE IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!
PRESS FOR CLUB DIMANCHE
PHOTOS FROM CLUB DIMANCHE POP UP PARTY AT DALSTON SUPERSTORE LONDON FASHION WEEK 17 FEBRUARY 2013
Sunday sees a special pop-up London Fashion Week party takeover Dalston Superstore. Club Dimanche, set up and hosted by Konstantinos Menelaou and Michelle Arnusch, plays host to some of the hottest names in fashion from Marios Schwab to Aqua by Aqua. RSVP will be required for this fabulous party and they’re only asking for a suggested donation of £3 on the door that will go straight into the pockets of housing and homelessness charity, Shelter. We caught up with both Michelle and Konstantinos to find out more ahead of the party…
What led to you deciding to set up Club Dimanche?
We just wanted to have a good party and we liked the idea of the designers and talent all DJing together.
We were very inspired by the different services they offer and we wanted to contribute. We both regularly talk to homeless people around our areas to try to get to know them and help them out where we can. One thing we both realized is that there are a lot of misconceptions around homeless people and the reasons they ended up where they are – kids who were facing abuse at home etc. The stories are all so different you can really see how easy it is for someone to face these troubles. It’s also heartbreaking to hear how much abuse they get on the streets, verbally, physically etc. If any charity is trying to help them we are all for it.
And why do you feel it is important to establish a strong connection between fashion events and charities like Shelter?
It’s such a huge industry and has so much to offer so why not direct that towards people who really need some help.
What kind of music can we expect?
Different flavours of super dance!
How does Club Dimanche differentiate from the other parties taking place during LFW?
Different designers, stylists and musicians all DJing together for charity.
Who on your lineup are you looking forward to seeing for whatever reason?
All of them of course.
What one track epitomises what you’re aiming for with Club Dimanche?
Anything by Prince And The Revolution.
What will you be wearing?
Michelle: Belle Sauvage by Chris Neuman and Virginia Ferreira.
Konstantinos: I haven’t decided yet.
And how can we get an invite?
Top secret but RSVP is firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Michelle and Konstantinos at Club Dimanche this Sunday from 9pm – 2:30am at Dalston Superstore.
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My new video “Goldie Hawn” premiers at ASVOFF 5, Diane Pernet’s fashion film festival at Centre Pompidou in Paris. The dates for the festival are 9, 10, 11 November 2012.
Goldie Hawn is a short film, which aesthetically borrows elements from fashion and music videos and thematically it comments on the current alarming situation that Greece is in.
Traditional themes and conventions that represent Greek free spirit and culture, such as traditional Greek music, plate breaking and zeimpekiko dance are being subverted by the use of nazi outfits, balaclavas and blood shedding. What used to be the fun and liberating act of dancing in a Greek taverna is shown here as imposed, negative and painful experience.
The joyous spirit of the music band is replaced by robotic mannerism and outfits (balaclava) that reference terrorism. The traditional zeimpekiko song is mixed with disturbing sound effects in order to show that the Greek spirit that once was sung freely is now broken. The mix of skinhead outfits with cretean costumes reference the intrusion of fascist beliefs into the greek parliament. The breaking of plates was once a joyful act, but now represents the pain that derives from the Greek laziness and indulgence in non-apologetic acts of pleasure in a time when Greece was a better country.
In “Goldie Hawn” fashion, music and dance work as powerful social and political connotations that are used in an unconventional manner in order to ask questions about tradition, freedom and their brutal attack not only from alien and hostile powers, but also from within.
My new collaboration with ELLESSE HERIATGE is finally out.
ellesse heritage have teamed up with five of the world’s most revered stores to rework five archive ellesse sneaker styles from the late 70s and 80s. Each store was selected for their specific and inspirational personalities. As an extension to last year the designers were offered complete creative control, allowing them to change colours, fabrications and design details on each shoe. The project brings five unique tastes, subcultures and crafts to ellesse’s glorious history.
The stores are: ATMOS in TOKYO, PRESENT in LONDON, SPECIAL in MILAN, AMEN in MUNICH and KIN in SHANGHAI.
Last spring we travelled to the above cities with the Ellesse team and we filmed 5 short videos, each one capturing the style of each city and store.
You can view the videos and get information about the FAB5 project at the Ellesse Heritage FAB 5 page: http://www.ellesseheritage.com/FabFive/Home
My last video is a collaboration with Ellesse Heritage. It was shot in May and it is the last installment of a series of portraits we worked on for the last 2 years. The video premiered at Dazed Digital last week.
Following previous instalments of Konstantinos Menelaou’s City Portraits Films for Ellesse Heritage that focused on skating in Berlin and alternative fitness in London, the latest, NYC-set movie covers dance, showcasing the work of New York resident and dancer Brian Henninger. Like the previous films, this, the last in the series, shows a protagonist using physical activity to access, see and enjoy urban life in a way only open to someone determined enough to navigate the cityscape according to their own rules. Henniger dances on worn-out post-industrial Brooklyn streets, teaches the art of locking to a young kid and travels uptown to perform a cinematic piece of professional choreography with a female partner.
Now is a good time to tap the dance energy in New York. Maybe the current spasms of spontaneous voguing at Brooklyn warehouse parties and b-boying in Manhattan gay clubs might seem like the product of a city trading on past glories. But once you’ve actually stood next to a man with face-tattoos busting moves while balancing a full champagne glass on his head, you get over it. It’s partly those sorts of WTF moments that have fueled a year’s worth of NYC club-scene comeback talk.
Text Daryoush Haj-Najafi
Three years ago i ago i was employed by White Cube gallery to work with Christian Marclay as a researcher for his project The Clock. The project won the Gold Lion prize at the Venice Biennale in 2011 and since then it has been touring the world collecting only positive reviews. Next stop is The Power Plant in Toronto, 15 September - 25 November.
Check it out if it’s in your city. It will blow you away!
The Clock (2010) is created from thousands of edited fragments, from a vast range of films to create a 24-hour, single-channel video. While The Clock examines how time, plot and duration are depicted in cinema, the video is also a working timepiece that is synchronised to the local time zone. At any moment, the viewer can look at the work and use it to tell the time. Yet the audience watching The Clock experiences a vast range of narratives, settings and moods within the space of a few minutes, making time unravel in countless directions at once.
My first collaboration with Erevos Aether “Gaping Void” will be featured at the program of San Francisco International Fashion Film Festival which takes place at the West Bay Conference Centre in August 25th.
Info on the festival:
Gaping Void on Vimeo:
Last May we shot the last installment of the CITY PORTRAITS campaign for Ellesse Heritage. The video will launch September 2012 and it is a fast dance piece shot in great locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.
My friend Sam was our driver and he took these great photos from the first day of the shoot..
Sam’s website: http://www.margevicius.com/SMAargevicius/
City portraits: London: https://vimeo.com/40896885
City Portraits: Berlin: https://vimeo.com/36644149