Author: dreckmag

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Stephanie Van Burk x Vasilina Alamani: A quarantine editorial

Stephanie Van Burk is an international fashion model, fashion designer and activist from Geneva, Switzerland, looking to empower human diversity
through art with a focus on fashion. She displays all the different aspects of her
life, her feelings, her torments, her sensual sides through photography, painting
and fashion. Stephanie is currently living in Los Angeles.
Vasilina Alamani is an editor & social anthropologist, interested in studies of
gender and how they are expressed through makeup and fashion. She’s a self
taught makeup artist & amateur photographer. She is currently living in Greece.
They contacted each other for the first time for an interview Vasilina did about
Stephanie, for DRECK Magazine. Their mutual love of color & respect of the
other’s work created an artistic connection between the 2 of them & was the
motive that opened the road for future collaboration.

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Portrait – a film by Michael Demetrius

“Our film is going to screen at the 11th Athens Video Dance Project. The main theme of my concept is to document the free expression of dance and movement within the urban environment. The film was made after the 1st corona wave in Athens, Greece, a time when we felt that it was vital to connect with each other and with our city. My idea was to reflect lightness in the midst of despair and to show that we still have wings and dreams to fly with.”

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A Faggot’s Destiny

By Helias Doulis
“We’ve learned to live behind the darkest blinds, in the temple of an expelled sexuality, thinking that we’re alone and not unique. They’ve hidden us from seeing and being seen, through a heteronormative light that commands what is true, yet not just a habit. We poured ourselves into the woods to smell each other’s unprecedented lustful eyes, being taught steps of non-lived adolescence. Until we’re left alone again, now concealed from the life that awaited for us, digging for change in our family business’s pocket to watch the shameless lives of others.”

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DEATH BOOK BY BRUCE LABRUCE: INTERVIEW

Available this Halloween and All Souls day at all good bookstores, museums, concept stores, and at Baron Books online store.
The second installment of The Death Book is dedicated to Bruce LaBruce’s archive of rarely published or previously unpublished work characterized by morbid fascinations. Here photographs depicting gang rapes, racial tensions, extreme violence, amputee fetishism and, of course, death challenge the viewer to explore what lies beneath the veneer of Western society. The book brings this body of work together for the first time, combining LaBruce’s performances, actions, film production stills and photography that explicitly outline his obsessions, with never-before-exhibited archival works from projects including Hustler White, Otto; or Up with Dead People, and L.A. Zombie.

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GRANDmothers – a project by Anna Radchenko

GRANDmothers continues Anna Radchenko’s body of work encouraging us to ask: “What if?” The project plays with the idea that we will eventually be able to have children later in life, to the extent where even as grandparents we will have the choice to become pregnant. Composed of a set of photographs and a short film, GRANDmothers stands as a humorous visual commentary on society’s pressure to become a mother by a certain age in order to still be considered valuable.