OH MY GOD
i hate when ppl make fun of me for trying 2 be positive and spread good vibes like fuck your bitter ass i spent a good portion of my short life being bitter and angry and suicidal if i wanna shoot sunshine out of my ass then i fuckin will
“They spoke very little of their mutual feeling; pretty phrases and warm expressions being probably unnecessary between such tried friends.”
― Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd
Disarming Design from Palestine is an inclusive design label that presents functional products from Palestine, that provide an alternative narrative from what you might usually find in the high street. The collection includes objects such as hourglasses that use cement from the separation wall, a dress made out of one keffiyeh, embroidered car decorations, scarfs depicting landscapes, olive leaves as earrings and an impossible chess game with water tanks and watch towers. The growing collection of products is presented on-line and through a traveling exhibition.*
As a collection it aims to represent Palestinian culture in its current reality and reflect upon the function of art in situations of conflict.
The goods are developed, designed and produced by contemporary designers, artists and students in collaboration with local artisans and producers.
During several ‘create-shops’ they engage in an enriching design dialogue with small emerging businesses and international colleagues. The project aims to catalyze the development of design as a discourse in Palestine.
Photography by Prue Stent
Melbourne based, RMIT photography student Prue Stent's work is spontaneous, yet intended. It is soft lensed yet bold coloured. It is delicate, and vulnerable yet approaches issues with a strong sense of opinion. It is striking, enticing, and her signature is undeniable.
With her work often exploring the relationship between femininity and nature, human form and landscape, her works often appear as one thing but inherit several meanings. Although her images regularly feature pastel colours, interesting shapes and forms, the intricacy of the photo’s subject often appears delicate. She orientates her natural backdrops–with human and object subjects– into a translation of the almost symbiotic relationship between them.