Monday, June 27, 2011


The Illusionists is a feature-length documentary about the commoditization of the body and the marketing of unattainable beauty around the world.  (See the Kickstarter Page).

The film will explore the influence that corporations have on our perceptions of ourselves, showing how mass media, advertising and several industries manipulate people's insecurities about their bodies for profit.

The preoccupation with physical beauty is as old as time; what is different today is the central role that the pursuit of the perfect body has taken. It has become our new religion. Everyone is affected: boys, girls, women and men from Los Angeles to Tokyo, passing via Mumbai.

Almost 50 years ago, French philosopher Guy Debord wrote The Society of the Spectacle. In the book, he spoke about a consumer society obsessed with and drugged by spectacular images. It was eerily prophetic. The central importance that appearance has taken in our world is at the core of this film.

ELENA ROSSINI (writer, director & producer)



Sunday, June 26, 2011

Corrosion : Gavin Harrison

British fashion photographer and artist Gavin Harrison has just released his first fine art pigment print, Corrosion.  The print is 40 cm x 50 cm and printed by Mariela Cadiz in association with Burning Boy Press onto heavy German Etching paper using archival inks process. The edition is limited to 50, each signed, numbered and dated by Harrison.

Gavin, a professional illustrator and fashion photographer, says he fully embraced the freedom of self publishing and used all his skills to produce a rich, highly detailed work about portraiture and time. "I wanted to make this print for myself," he says. "For my own walls.  And to make something something that would work off vintage furnishings and contemporary design. A piece that brought together a collection of surfaces to reflect the world that I live in...and maybe some other people as well."

The artist pulled together a number of different media like aged paper, flaking iron, and a stenciled wall – oxidation in all its forms – and something iconic and British: The school boy photograph from the early 20th century.  The effect is nostalgic – an essay on decay, loss, memory and in the end, civilization. The result is dark but humorous and visually compelling.

Corrosion is available directly from Gavin Harrison for £120.00.  You can order the work here.

Gavin has long worked as a photographer for numerous fashion and editorial projects in the UK and internationally. His portraits of both men and women, sometimes whimsically attired and posed, are humorous, scintillating and extremely sexy.

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Burning Boy Press Paris produces limited edition fine art pigment prints for artists, photographers and designers in Paris.  We work with the finest technology and the highest quality papers.  We are also tri-lingual: English, French and Spanish.  Contact, click here.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Strange Positioning Systems Live From Zagreb, Croatia : Alexander Viscio's Inside Verbal Seed

SPS is launching its live stream from Zagreb : Alexander Viscio's Inside Verbal Seed in collaboration with Galeria Michaela Stock, Vienna and Muzej Suvremene Umjetnosti Zagreb.  Live feed/stream: Thursday June 9th @ 1pm - EST/US.

Please see the live stream here: