All posts by Vivian Hua

Vivian Hua (華婷婷) wears a lot of random hats, but has somewhat mastered globetrotting like a hobo and evading traditional 9-to-5 work schedules. She enjoys observing human idiosyncrasies perhaps more than anything and is a magnet for homeless people (a joy) and bug bites of all types (absolutely terrible). Through her work, she hopes to embrace the temporary while documenting the nostalgic, using divination and dream symbolism as guides through the cosmic maze. Additional writing, art, video, and other crap, like her astrological chart, can be seen at www.inallthings-patterns.net. She is the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE magazine, and quite appreciates unsolicited personal e-mails just to shoot the shit and narrow the gaps between human beings.
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Day By Day With Hedi Slimane.

Hedi Slimane has a really simple website where she takes one photograph a day and lays it all out vertically — one giant black-and-white photograph at a time. Most of the shots are portraits, and the best part of this layout lies in the fact that you can see the same person’s face over and...Read...
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Nick Cave’s Crazy Mixed Media Soundsuits

Prolific dancer/performance artist/sculptor Nick Cave (not to be confused with the musician Nick Cave– creative bunch, those Nick Caves) is one of my absolute favorite artists, and these images make it easy to see why. Nick uses everything but the kitchen sink in his modern folk costumes, and even when his performers are covered in...Read...
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LNY LNY LNY LNY LNY LNY LNY LNY LNY

I suppose I feel kind of lucky I’ve been introduced to the work of Brooklyn New Jersey artist LNY. His artwork is literally my perfect aesthetic pleasure, as it combines expert color theory with line work that makes me want to drool. In addition to these drawings, his website has a whole selection of super...Read...
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We Who Are Young Are Old (2010) Short Film Review

We Who Are Young Are Old is based off of a poem by Dylan Thomas, of the same name. Set against a backdrop of industrial decay, not unlike scenes from Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, it has an immediately alluring aesthetic. Dramatic use of sound effects elicit skin-crawling responses, and when paired with stop-motion reinterpretations of blood,...Read...
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Shy Child – Liquid Love Album Review

When you’re constantly asked to review music by relative nobodies, sometimes listening to new albums becomes a painful task. In such cases, creative systems of forced listening become necessary to keep oneself from going completely musically stir-crazy. What I do before embarking on long trips is this: I throw a bunch of albums that need...Read...
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Unnatural At Golden Rule, Portland

Tomorrow, at Golden Rule, is an installation featuring works loosely themed around things that are Unnatural. Here’s what guest curator Aidan Koch has to say about this: “The idea of what is unnatural is of course, a very subjective matter. There’s a few things that could make the list without much debate, like freak accidents,...Read...
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First Thursday: Seattle, WA – Dec. 2nd, 2010

Seattle’s First Thursday is massive; here are some selections from some galleries we regularly enjoy. And, can I just say? Seattle is really rockin and rollin this month, with tons of really excellent and innovative exhibitions. We just did the post for Portland’s First Thursday, and Seattle’s is making Portland’s look like child’s play.  ...Read...