future contemporaries

What Kind of Punk are You?
  • Stonepunk: The use of time period-accurate materials to make contemporary contraptions ("Stonepunk doesn't exist" you might be saying "It's too far fetched!" Well, go to your dance search engine and look for "The Flintstones")
  • Sandlepunk: Old Greek/Roman style and ingenuity combined with post-modernism
  • Clockpunk: (Can be its own Punk) Renascence era, or 'The Age of Enlightenment' aesthetic with modern contraptions (I like to think of Ella Enchanted with the crank escalator and such)
  • Edopunk: Post-modernism combined with the Japanese Edo period. It could also be called that if something like steampunk were combined with traditional Japanese aesthetic
  • Steampunk: A healthy combination of Victorian ingenuity and aesthetic combined with some contemporary/futurism technology and concepts
  • Dieselpunk: (It can also be its own Punk) A combination of the oil age and contemporary/futurism
  • DecoPunk: (Can be a subset of Diesel) Focuses on the 20's-50's Art Deco design (I know one person who would love this)
  • Atompunk: 1940s-60s modernism, which includes the Atomic age and the Space Age (could also be considered Raygun Gothic)
  • Nowpunk: Contemporary Punkness... Not really too much to explain.
  • Cyberpunk: Extreme futurism normally associated with dystopia (The Matrix is a great example of Cyberpunk)
  • Biopunk: Focuses on the underground bio-technical revolution. This is different from Cyperpunk because it focuses on biology, not technology
  • Mythpunk: A combination of post-modernism and mythology and folklore.
  • Dreampunk: The use of any of the above Punk styles and combine it with Fairytales and storybooks (I have this kid an idea to write a story about a time-traveling Red Riding Hood and it was ecstatic about it)

public apologies (2014)

1) i am sorry my kindness became cruelty

2) i am sorry you lived your life like an apology

3) i am sorry i always ate take away instead of your tender home cooked meals

4) i am sorry i didn’t know the difference between selfishness & self preservation 

5) i am sorry i called out your brother’s name when we were having sex

6) i am sorry i promised you gentle realism

7) i am sorry i never learnt to pronounce your name properly

8) i am sorry i shoplifted every gift i have ever given to a friend

9) i am sorry i saw your suffering as something beautiful

10) i am sorry that i don’t wake up when you begin sobbing at 3am

11) i am sorry for comparing ever kiss to the taste of pork

12) i am sorry for only coming up with 3 reasons to keep respiring

13) i am sorry for equating ever relationship with a lobotomy

14) i am sorry i never picked up my mobile even though my dad called me 43 times on his birthday 

15) i am sorry for liking faces with a black eye & hands with raw knuckles

16) i am sorry

~~~(Concept: wearable performance art)::::

Hand embroidered white jumper with black string depicting the concept of a performative and externalised state of being apologetic. Instead of repressing or harbouring feelings of guilt, desire, perversion, etc, the wearer can publicly display their affective state and past events which may hold conflict or trigger tension. Furthermore, historical artefacts which are both intimate and personal are made even more vulnerable by this act of wearing it as an everyday and integrated piece of clothing, challenging the notion of a sacred and internalised state of suffering and remorse. The anecdotal and narrative nature of the sentences also serves to conjure a more personalised and relatable form by evoking a standard post-pubescent mood. Ultimately the wearer can confront and be confronted by their own clothing. 

Made by Zsuzsanna Ihar (Zsusz) - August 2014

Hans Haacke, MoMA Poll, 1970