Boredom, Boredom, B'dum B'dum
Two pieces from the Kino Fist zine on Fashion are up at the Fist Site; a piece of my own on Liquid Sky and Soviet Amerikanizm, which rehashes a fair few familiar riffs but has some nice pictures and the odd snappy formulation; and another rather excellent one by Zach Campbell of Elusive Lucidity, and another on kitsch, fashion and nudity. The zine also featured this particularly lurid old extract from Citta Violenta, a piece by esteemed fashion historian/theorist Elizabeth Wilson and the reprintings you see on the site (Benjamin, Barthes).
As IT mentions, the next one is on BOREDOM, in which we'll be showing Vera Chytilova's astonishing Czech avant-garde classic of accidentally insurrectionary listlessness Daisies (my pennorth from a while ago), Haneke's Seventh Continent, plus whatever cartoons or shorts we end up thinking of (suggestions encouraged as ever). After that there's one on Work featuring the mighty Blue Collar, possibly followed by education, seediness and gentrification. Papers, pieces, images, anything appreciated for any of these, but especially for the next one to IT...The deadline for submissions is: Sunday 17th February. Please send everything to infinitethought[at]hotmail.co.uk. Any questions about submissions to me as well.