THE PUPPET PARADE AND THE MAN OF PEACE

THE PUPPET PARADE AND THE MAN OF PEACE

In his second article for #itchysilk, Matt Jones, Canadian veteran and born-again bohemian, brings the first of a five part series. In it he is recruited by a troupe of artists in the town of Ouzouer-sur-Trézée, South of Paris, to carry an enormous puppet in the...
WHEN FRIENDSHIP TURNS INTO A HOSTAGE SITUATION

WHEN FRIENDSHIP TURNS INTO A HOSTAGE SITUATION

Semtex goes off on the concept of friendship and how it can often be more trouble than it’s worth, especially when it comes to maintaining a relationship with somebody you’ve known most of your life. And many decide to continue to put up with such a person’s...
SATCH HOYT-AFRO-SONIC MAPPING

SATCH HOYT-AFRO-SONIC MAPPING

TO READ THE FULL STORY SUBSCRIBE In this rather intriguing interview, the artistic polymath Satch Hoyt discusses his latest work Afro-Sonic Mappings. It’s a deep dive into understanding Black history, present and indeed future through the musical histories of ‘Black...
STREGA NONA IS OFFENSIVE AS FUCK

STREGA NONA IS OFFENSIVE AS FUCK

In her next piece for #itchysilk, Semtex goes in like the proverbial charging bull on Italian stereotypes. Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola is the catalyst for her ire. Through the lens of this children’s book, Semtex highlights that, in many...
THE BODY AS A NON-ARTIFICIAL MACHINE

THE BODY AS A NON-ARTIFICIAL MACHINE

In her first piece for #itchysilk lecturer and writer Ashby Solano brings a most profound discussion-what is this thing called ‘humanity’. It’s a question we have pondered for thousands of years. While we have brought a plethora of suggestions from some of the great...