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!! OMG, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz: Mounir Fatmi’s ‘Sleep (Al Naim)’ !!

If you are not familiar with Sir Salman Rushdie, read a blooming book some time. His first novel ‘Midnight’s Children’ won the Booker Prize in 1981, and his fourth novel ‘The Satanic Verses’ won him death threats and from angry Muslims and a fatwā issued by the -then- Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Oopsie!
Paris-based Moroccan Artist Mounir Fatmi’s latest piece is a reinterpretation of Andy Warhol’s 1963 film also entitled ‘Sleep’, and features a 3D render of Sir Salman Rushdie…asleep…obv.
This 6 hour durational piece was censored at a show at l’Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris last year but is currently showing in Fatmi’s solo exhibition entitled ‘History is Not Mine’:

“Rushdie lives between different worlds, between countries, between life and death. It is at once boring and voyeuristic to look at someone sleeping for six hours. I want the audience to feel guilty about Rushdie’s destiny.”

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!! OMG, PROFILE PICS: ‘Finding Vivian Maier’ !!

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In 2007, historical hobbyist, John Maloof bought a box of ‘amateur’ film negatives for $380 from the auction house across the road from his place.
It held 100’000 negatives, 700 rolls of undeveloped colour film as well as reels of 8mm and 16mm movie film.
John traced this film treasure chest back to one late Vivian Maier who worked as a children’s nanny in New York and Chicago in the ’50s and ’60s.
Through his upcoming film ‘Finding Vivian Maier’ [trailer after the jump] John attempts to discover the woman behind these, now world famous and sought after street photographs, through talking to old friends, employers and the children she looked after at the time the photographs were taken.
It appears Maier was a very private person who simply loved composing photographs of what she saw, with even her best friends unbeknown to her ‘hobby’. In this tone it is her self portraits that I find to be most engaging [a collection of which you can see after the jump]; captured in the reflections of discarded mirrors, shop windows, and various interiors, there is a ‘knowing’ in Maier’s expressions, which hints at a sneakiness as to the private catalog she is creating, or she knows that Facebook is coming and so she’s dedicated her time to taking the CUTEST PROFILE PIC, oooooor she always JUST FARTED when she takes her selfie!

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!! OMG, birth day cards: Birth Certificates reBORN by IWANT !!

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Icon Magazine’s ‘Rethink’ asks designers to re-imagine existing designs, established processes and engrained habits of everyday objects and systems.
IWANT Design rethought the birth certificate to serve as a more bespoke representation of birth.
The traditional information still remains on the document -some now represented by symbols- as well as astrological, astronomical and etymological details of the newborn and prints of their tiny albumen-sopping handies and feeties!
You can see the four seasonally colour-coded versions of re-imagined birth certificates after the jump. I’m off to breed myself so I can have one too!

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!! OMG, hand wash only: My Knitted Boyfriend !!

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What a hunk! ‘My Knitted Boyfriend’ is a woolen wet dream, created by Dutch designer Noortje De Keijzer:

He likes to sit on your floor, on your couch or at you dinner table. But most of all he likes to lay down next to you in bed. With your head on his chest and his arms wrapped around you. This way you will never feel alone ever again. With this man you can be sure, he will never leave you.

Got that girls, “never leave you”, so you can scream at him and be a total blooming bitch to him and he’ll still stay, just like a real life straight dude, and just like a real dude he can buy accessories and he has nipples and even a wooly 5 o’clock shadow, but unlike a real dude, you can bung him in the wash when he starts to get musty, and he wont try and cover up that HAMSTER PUBEY SMELL with Sea-Breeze Axe spray…pee-ew!
Basically he could only be more perfect if he had a massive knitted schlong that you could pop a woven condom on and ride ALL KNIT LONG!
You can read his story HERE, and see more pics and a video of ‘My Knitted Boyfriend’ [I’m calling him Fhread now], after the jump.

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