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Chicago People: Kaugummi at Golden Age, one-night-only!

by Suzanne on July 8th, 2011

From Dondoro by Estelle Hanania & Hoichi Okamoto, published by Kaugummi, 2011, 48 pages, FR/EN, full colour offset, 1000 copies - click to enlarge

If you happen to find yourself in Chicago tomorrow evening: This is an event not to be missed as one of my very favourite French publishers of small press is having a retrospective displaying more than 70 zines from their 7-year publishing history.

If you've never heard of Kaugummi Books, you obviously haven't been paying attention to this blog and I suggest you go stand in a corner and think about what you've done.

From It's My Life by Aleksandra Waliszewska, published by Kaugummi, 2010, 20 pages, black and white on pink paper, 100 copies, handnumbered - click to enlarge

For all others: The event will take place at Golden Age from 6 - 9 PM tomorrow and I highly suggest you show up with a few bucks to support independent publishing.

Venue details below.

From Death Patrol by Stephane Prigent, published by Kaugummi, 2011, 20 pages, printed on grey paper, 100 copies, handnumbered - click to enlarge

On show: Jul 9, 2011, 6 - 9 PM

Address: Golden Age, 119 N Peoria St. #2D, Chicago, IL 60607, USA, tel: +1 312 288 8535

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 12 - 6 PM and by appointment

Kaugummi Books

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Bits and Pieces of Such Utter Randomness That You Might Want to Call a Nurse

by Suzanne on May 4th, 2011

Behold these news items of great importance and visual beauty that I found while clearing out my tabs...

Why make separate posts when you can squash everything together in one? EXACTLY!


Sculpture from Jessica Harrison's Breaking series, photo by Wurzeltod , 2011 - click to enlarge

I reported about her current London solo show here and I'm happy to say that Jealous Gallery allowed me to take pictures of her sculptures. You can find them over here on Flickr.


Heretics' Gate by Doug Foster/Unkle, photo by Wurzeltod , 2011 - click to enlarge

Last weekend, after my visit to Jealous, I took a stroll down Camden Road and ended up at the beautifully dilapidated St Michael's church where Doug Foster is currently showing his Heretics' Gate (music by UNKLE). Do check it out if you're near Camden.


Improvisation avec Lizzie by Féebrile, 2011 - click to enlarge (slightly)

.. and staying goff, I stumbled upon Féebrile's most gorgeous photo yet. It's entitled Improvisation avec Lizzie and it's one of the most painting-like photographs my eyes have ever seen. Such beauty.


Pharaoh Nophru ka by Alex CF, 2011 - click to enlarge (slightly)

Alex CF is on a creative roll. He's crafted his most astonishing mummy to date, Pharaoh Nophru ka, and is looking for people to collaborate on a new project:

"Over the next year I will be making my own interpretation of alice in wonderland. Call it trite, but I believe my take on this classic childrens books will be original enough to warrant its creation. I am making all of the practical effects myself, and I am slowly but surely roping in a number of friends to help me film, edit and produce the short. I am looking for anyone willing to help out, from location seeking to costume to acting.

Read on


Yes, he's back. The Elder Gods have heard our prayers.


Who's just released the one tarot deck that's literally going to kill all tarot decks? That's right, Le Dernier Cri and Olivier Texier have.

You can buy it here for ridiculously cheap €25.


Estelle Hanania shared this amazing video with the internets the other day and I thought you might like it too. Filmed by Simon Bernheim.


Shit title, great film. Go see it.

Estelle Hanania's Myriorama at Fat Galerie, Paris

by Suzanne on May 15th, 2010

From the Dondoro series by Estelle Hanania, 2008

Five days to go to the opening of Estelle Hanania's Myriorama show at Fat Galerie in Paris. Maybe an excuse to waste all my hard-earned money on an overpriced EuroStar seat and go and see the Takeshi Kitano show as well?

From the Shady series by Estelle Hanania, 2005

Anyways, as a great lover of central Swiss carnival folklore, I must say that it has always deeply amazed and impressed me that a metropolitan Parisian captured the surreal, archaic, pagan and otherwordly ongoings in a time of seasonal and spiritual transition best and her images fill me with great longing to travel back in time to my homeland to an era of frugality, carnalness and happy witch burnings and Protestant bashing for the whole family. But then again, I could just tune in to a Kenyan news channel, couldn't I?

From the Shady series by Estelle Hanania, 2005

Opening reception: Thursday, May 20, 2010, 5 - 9 PM

On show: May 20 - June 30, 2010

Address: Fat Galerie, 1 Rue du Petit-Thouars, 75003 Paris, France, tel: +33(0) 1 44 54 00 84 | Map

Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 1 – 7 PM


Artist's website

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Dondoro - Collaboration between Estelle Hanania and Hoichi Okamoto, 2008

by suzanne_tumblr on January 16th, 2010

From the Shady series by Estelle Hanania

by suzanne_tumblr on January 16th, 2010


Estelle Hanania - sponsoring tonight’s SHC Hour!