Unconventional lives + cool projects
Berlin-based artist Katie Paterson is growing books for people who haven’t even been born yet, via her ambitious century-long Future Library project.
Spanish-Brit cyborg Neil Harbisson found a doctor willing to drill straight through his skull to permanently implant a piece of technology beneath his occipital bone.
Shane Thoms spends most of his spare time and cash chasing photos of neglected buildings around the world. His trips are often illegal, and can result in a faceful of mould.
“People use ‘butch” as a way of insulting queer women,” says Esther Godoy, who has launched a new publication aiming to change that.
Darcy Prendergast spends his days blowing things up, animating insane lives for plasticine figurines and creating mind-boggling videos for Australian rock stars.
How the seven Aboriginal sisters of Northeast Arnhem Land, in Australia’s Northern Territory, revived the lost art of keening.
Sophie Harper found herself on the phone to a fertility clinic the day after turning 38: her self-imposed deadline was up.
Taking their cue from the spectacle industry, this Canadian couple are transforming ugly prosthetics into avant-garde fashion.
In the not-too-distant future, we might all be able to travel back in time — via smell.
Scampering up and down ladders and scaling heights is all in a day’s work for Barcelona-based artists Zosen Bandido and Mina Hamada.