KALTBLUT-HONK! 05 The Dictatorship

issue #05. Published 01.11.2011 by Marcel Schlutt & Nina Kharytonova. Art, Fashion, Music and Photography. Artists: Steed Lord, George Tot, Benny Nero, Mara Sommer, Kiril Bikov and many more All Copyrights @ The Artists! Berlin 2012

issue #05. Published 01.11.2011 by Marcel Schlutt & Nina Kharytonova. Art, Fashion, Music and Photography. Artists: Steed Lord, George Tot, Benny Nero, Mara Sommer, Kiril Bikov and many more All Copyrights @ The Artists! Berlin 2012


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Kiril Bikov Steed Lord Tom Van der Borght Benny Nero Ragnar Persson Karl Slater Susann Bosslau


Stefan Fähler Dusan Pejcic Masha Sadari Neda Rajabi George Tot Ocean Reid Mara Sommer


Hiro Kimura Zsu Szabó Linus Morales Jasmin Schuller


Cover: Pascale Jean-Louis Model: Paul Brock







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Christo Mitov, Polys Avraam, Nina Kharytonova, Denise Dahinten, Nicolas Simoneau

Larisa Cantano, Shel Fuller, Stefan Springer, Coco Meurer, Pascale Jean Louis,

Suzana Holtgrave








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Published by Marcel Schlutt

HONK! is based In Berlin / Germany


I am a dictator !

OH YES! I am! You don´t believe me? Then you just have to ask my

work mates. They will tell you how I am. If I want something I´ll get it.

No matter how much others have to work for me.

Why choose dictatorship as an issue theme? Just take a look at your

life! Are you feeling free? Be honest to yourself!! You are so not free!!

Oh no!

Do you have a wife and children? Hm hm your are not the master at


You are gay? In a relationship? Oops sorry. One of you is the strong one

and he is telling you what to do and I guess you are not the one.

School? I think we don´t have to speak about teachers. Most of them

are assholes and you get it every day, they are the ones with power.

The State and the Goverment in your country are probely the biggest

dicators around. Democracy 2011 is nothing more than a fraud. Politics

are not what they should be.

Let´s talk about the fashion industry. They dictate what you have to

wear and when. Why do they tell you now what you have to wear in 7

months? Come on people ! We can´t even buy those pieces right now.

Why are all the magazines filled with them! We just don´t get it.

So! Life is a dictatorship!

Thats why we present an issue with that theme. Welcome to our number

5 !!! More then 300 pages around this theme. We hope you will like

what we did.

Dearest greetings Marcel Schlutt




















Abyssus Abyssum Invocat

by Zsu Sabó


by Kiril Bikov

Guilty Pleasures

by Nouveau Noir

Ragnar Persson

Cock VS Brain

by Stefan Fähler

Nuba by

Dusan Pejcic

The Art of Food

by Christo Mitov

Contemorary Dictatorship Aka Self-Inflicted Restraint

by Coco Meurer

Dictatorship of Time

by Nina Kharytonova


by Benny Nero

The Journalist

by Marcel Schlutt

Gaze as Dictatorship

by Kevin Jung

The underclass in revolt by Marco Scalvini





A Kingdoms Future

by Karl Slater

94 A Dynasty - little rooms

by Hiro Kimura

68 A Honk! should wear

74 Transformama

by Tom Van der Borght

232 Berlin Bohème

by Marcel Schlutt

254 Delusions of Beauty

by Suzana Holtgrave

318 Black - Impossible to be mistaken

by Fernando Mazza Abámgt






Interview: Steed Lord

I Wanna Cher! Muisc preview

by Yamaho

We are the sound of 2011

Artist of the year

Interview Ocean Reid



Deep calleth unto deep

Photography & Concept by Zsu Szabó


Hair & Make up: Janine Mannheim/Hamburg

Model:Nicki Kaminski

Post aldo design





Mind and Hand







man is a wolf to [his fellow] man










Contemporary Dictatorship

Aka Self-Inflicted Restraint

Are we all free?

Or at least most of us?

Text by

Coco Meurer


Lets begin with the social conditions to be

found in Europe, and lets say that the dark

ages of dictatorships belong surely to the

past. We could say, that right now, right here

we are free people. And yet, there are those

who insist: “Only the ignorant one believes

to be free in our country.” And most people

would be quick to protest: “Excuse me, but

we are no longer sporting a star sewed on

our clothes to demonstrate our religion and

to be set apart.”

Do you feel free today?

What is restricting you? Is there anything restricting

you? Or are there no borders anymore?

Borders have changed. Perhaps, most people

wouldn’t even call them borders any longer.

They are self-imposed necessities, laying

heavy on humanity’s bent backbone. Too

long working shifts, dress codes, behavioural

codes, this code, that code. Success expectations

and life expectations, prestige, looks

and inter-personal relations. You have to be

that, to look that, to do that! And for Christ’s

sake you have to stay away from THAT! The

creator of these rules remains a mystery. The

fact that these rules might have been useful

sometime in the past but can no longer apply

to us is something most people seem to fail

to realize. Mrs and Mr Normal curtsy to the

invisible regime. Whatever it asks of them.

Being normal means obeying the guidelines.

Abiding the law and fitting the pattern as quiet

and modest as possible. Does this make

them less free than people who choose to be

not “normal”? A good job, a marriage, two

children and the suburban fenced home.

Is this supposed to be considered normal,

when more that one third of marriages end

up in divorce and about 30% of Berlin’s

population (19-50 years old) are single? And

what about all the gays and lesbians? Are

they more free than good citizens leading a

“normal” life? No, all this can’t be the answer

to the question: Are we free?

The desire to be different and to live at the

outskirts of society’s commands is as old as

society itself. And yet, the individual can’t

manage to build him/herself his/her own shelf.

Either you belong to the so-called normal

ones, also happily labeled as Mainstream, or

you belong to the so-called hipsters, those

that always look so perfectly stylish un-stylish.

Berlin is full of people trying to shine in

their individuality and still manage to be just

the same as anybody else.

The same goes for nature loving people, environmentalists.

The code they have opted

for is loose linen trousers that want to scream

out how independent they are from million

companies that have their fabrics manufactured

in Taiwan. They are trying to be different

by resisting the dictatorship of fabrics- and

fashion-industry, by opposing factory farming,

climate change, the extinction of animal

species, and... everything else.

The list of groups of people that are struggling

to define themselves through clothing,

opinion, preferences and behaviour is endlessly

long. With this very decision and realization

of belonging to a Group they just

make themselves subjects to a new dictatorship.

The dictatorship of labels. Labels that

man himself has created.

All that talk of different people and what they

do in order to stick out as different seems

to have buried the original question about

whether YOU feel free.

So? Do you feel free?

We feel free, as we can ponder and wonder

about it, about whether we are free. If you

get bored of your skinny jeans in the morning,

take them off. You want to be a punk

from now on, so be it. Maybe it helps us all

be a little less enslaved and a little more free,

if we tear down the labels and shut away all

the boxes, leaving others the possibility of

choosing to be who they want to be.








by Karl Slater

Met 5 of the best new and young fashion

designers from UK!

Photography: Karl Slater www.karlslater.com

Stylist: Rickardo Mattocks - Maxwell

Hair : Adam Bennett

Photography: Karl Slater www.karlslater.com

Make up: Catherine Cather

Model: Jonas@ Stylist: D1, Rickardo Monique Burrell Mattocks @ D1, - Sienna@ MaxwellSelect

Hair : Adam Bennett

Make up: Catherine Cather

Models: Jonas@ D1 ,Monique Burrell @ D1

Sienna@ Select


Jonas wears

Ralph Joseph Marcos Rovero


Jonas wears

Astrid Anderson

Astrid Anderson is highly

tipped for greatness ever

since graduating from the

prestigious Royal Academy

of Arts with a number of

industry Awards under her

belt. Astrid is a true breath

of fresh air when discussing

menswear as there isn’t

many words to describe

her approach to design.

She will also be showing

during Man day at London

Fashion Week in partnership

with FashionEast.

Monique wears

Rachel Freize


Rachel Freize has gone

from strength to strength

since graduating at CSM

in 2006. Her passion and

influences stems from

her love for historical costumes

which have seen

Rachel produce extremely

dramatic and androgynous

garments in previous

seasons. Rachel will be

showcasing a private presentation

during London

Fashion Week.


Sienna wears

Agi & Sam


Jonas wears

Ralph Joseph

Marcos Rovero

Ralph Joseph Marcos Rovero has only graduated

earlier this year with the most incredible

collection which has seen the young designer

receive interest from Lady Gaga’s stylist

Nicola Formichetti and Topman. Ralph is all

about referencing bright bold colours, shapes

with influences including Pokemon and children’s

toys. Ralph will be showing a private

exhibition during Fashion week.



Monique wears

Melanie Rebecca

Melanie’s collections are unique inspirations from

shapes and the human body, fusing together hard

and soft textures to refine and promote masculine

and feminine elements of human beauty. Clean,

luxurious and classic is what resonates through

every single collection. Melanie will be present at

Vauxhall Fashion Scout during London Fashion




Jonas wears

Astrid Anderson


Jonas wears

Agi & Sam

Agi&Sam will be showcasing there

latest collection in partnership with

FashionEast for the second season

at Man day during London Fashion

Week. Combining humor, contemporary

designs with bespoke print

the duo have developed a strong

following already including music

producer Labrinth and the Red Hot

Chilli Peppers.




It is getting cold outside. So, why not

reading a book? Here is our Top 5 of

books with the theme : Dictatorship!



5. Dictator Style: Lifestyles of the World’s Most Colorful

Despots by Peter York

Welcome to the fabulous lifestyles of the cruel and despotic. Running with

the idea that our homes are where we are truly ourselves, Peter York’s

wildly original and scathingly funny look at the interior decorating tastes of

some of history’s most alarming dictators proves that absolute power corrupts

absolutely, right down to the drapes. Mining rare, jaw-dropping photographs

of interiors now mostly (thankfully) destroyed, York’s hilarious

profiles of 16 inner sanctums of the scary leaves no endangered tiger pelt

unturned, from Saddam Hussein’s creepy private art collection to General

Noriega’s Christmas tree to the strange tube and knob contraption in the

Ceausescu bathroom. All your favorite dictators are here: Hitler, Lenin,

Stalin, Tito, Mussolini, Mobutu, Idi Amin, Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos—

each with their own uniquely frightful chic. An interior decorating book like

no other, Dictator Style is a welcome tonic for a world in need of a good

laugh at the expense of the all-powerful.

Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Edition edition

ISBN-10: 0811853144

ISBN-13: 978-0811853149


4. How to Rule the World: A Handbook for the Aspiring

Dictator by Andre de Guillaume

Everyone wants to rule the world, but only a precious few have the skills

to create an ironclad plan of attack. Simple, direct, and delightfully unprincipled,

this guide contains tales of global power mongering from every age

and endeavors to show dilettante dictators and tyrants-to-be just how it’s

done. Tips are provided on creating a personal flag, what type of puppet

government to establish, how to squelch free speech, and, most important,

how to handle enemies. Also included are humorous full-color illustrations,

sidebars on admirable despots, and self-quizzes that allow readers to see

if they have what it takes to conquer the world.

Publisher: Chicago Review Press Language: English

ISBN-10: 1556525877

ISBN-13: 978-1556525872


3.From Dictatorship to Democracy by Gene Sharp

From Democracy to Dictatorship was a small pamphlet, printed and distributed

by Dr Gene Sharp and is based on his study, over a period of

forty years, on non-violent methods of demonstration. Now in its fourth

edition, it was originally handed out by the Albert Einstein Peace Institution,

and although never actively promoted, to date it has been translated

into thirty-one languages. Now in its twenty-first year, it is being published

for the first time in the English language. This astonishing book travelled

as a photocopied pamphlet from Burma to Indonesia, Serbia and most

recently Egypt, Tunisia and Syria, with dissent in China also reported.

Surreptitiously handed out amongst youth uprisings the world over - how

the ‘how-to’ guide came about and its role in the recent Arab uprisings is

an extraordinary tale.Once read you’ll find yourself urging others to read

it and indeed want to gift it. It has been likened to Karl Marx’s, Manifesto

and Mao Tse Tung’s, The Little Red Book in its historic importance and

has played a pivotal role in the recent and ongoing uprisings of the Arab


Publisher: Serpent’s Tail




2.The Dictator’s Shadow: Life Under Augusto Pinochet

by Heraldo Munozp

Augusto Pinochet was the most important Third World dictator of the Cold War,

and perhaps the most ruthless. In The Dictator’s Shadow, United Nations Ambassador

Heraldo Muñoz takes advantage of his unmatched set of perspectives—as

a former revolutionary who fought the Pinochet regime, as a respected scholar,

and as a diplomat—to tell what this extraordinary figure meant to Chile, the United

States, and the world.

Pinochet’s American backers saw his regime as a bulwark against Communism;

his nation was a testing ground for U.S.-inspired economic theories. Countries

desiring World Bank support were told to emulate Pinochet’s free-market policies,

and Chile’s government pension even inspired President George W. Bush’s plan to

privatize Social Security. The other baggage—the assassinations, tortures, people

thrown out of airplanes, mass murders of political prisoners—was simply the price

to be paid for building a modern state. But the questions raised by Pinochet’s rule

still remain: Are such dictators somehow necessary?Horrifying but also inspiring,

The Dictator’s Shadow is a unique tale of how geopolitical rivalries can profoundly

affect everyday life.

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN-10: 0465002501


1.Front Row: Anna Wintour: What Lies Beneath the Chic

Exterior of Vogue’s Editor in Chief

by Jerry Oppenheimer

She’s ambitious, driven, insecure, needy, a perfectionist--and she’s considered

the most powerful force in the more than $100 billion fashion industry. She’s Anna

Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue, the world’s fashion bible. With her signature Louise

Brooks bob, trademark sunglasses, and glamorous furs, she’s a sexy international

diva, gossiped about the world over. As famed designed Oscar de la Renta

declares, “She’s a star.”

Front Row is the scrupulously researched, often shocking life story of this enigmatic

icon--a candid portrait of a fashion-obsessed teenager in Swinging Sixties

London who claws her way up the ivory tower in New York. It is also an intimate

examination of Wintour’s personal passions and needs.

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

ISBN-10: 0312323115

ISBN-13: 978-0312323110






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Photos by Felix Krüger / Model: Jan (thespecial)


Jacket - Emporio Armani, Body suit - Vintage, Skirt - Free People, Shoes - ASH

Beautiful Sorrow










White dress - Herve Leger, Blazer - BCBGMAXAZRIA, Necklaces -Expression




Right: Beaded dress worn as cape - Halston Heritage, White dress - Herve Leger, Head piece - Stylist own

Left: Jacket - Emporio Armani, Body suit - Vintage, Skirt - Free People, Shoes - ASH



Backless dress - Riche, Leggings - Robert Rodriguez,

Shoes - ASH, Head piece - H&M



Text by Nina Kharytonova


I am too late, always and everywhere. No matter the effort I am

bound to lose against the merciless ticking time. Chronopsychology

– a science responsible for explaining the organizing

and handling of time by living creatures claims this to be a trait

of my personality type. So this science divides people into two

kinds: the through timer – the well organized and disciplined

planner and the in timer – the chaotic person living for the very

moment. The relation of those two types is that of 50:3. Well to

those last ones it must be that I belong. Hail to modern science;

now I don’t have to be embarrassed for being late anymore.

I’m coming back to that later. First of all we have to figure out

what this dictator-like time is, where it comes from and where

it speeds to, unstoppably.

Time is a human invented physical notion that

in correlation to space embodies a fourth dimension.

Its SI base symbol is t (from the Latin:

Tempus = time) and its SI base unit is one second

–s. It describes a series of events and follows

naturally as expected a one way, irreversible

direction. For us it has the property to flow.

Witnessed from a philosophical perspective

time is the progress of presence from presence

into future, as well as the continued duration of

a sequence of now-moments. But even scholars

seem to have very split opinions around

time and the ways we perceive it.

The first systematic reflections on time reach

back to Platon. He introduces the theory of

ideas, according to which ideas live forever in a

timeless space of non-change, while their representations,

which show up in our human surrounding

time and space, are nothing but shadows

of the original ones.

Which leads to the conclusion that time is only

a depiction of eternity. For Heraclitus time represents

being, the true being of a whole reality,

All is flux, nothing stays still (Heraclitismus). Aristotle

also did agree to this conception, except

for him time is unchangeable, not really a motion

in itself but actually a unit.

This idea of a continuation and connection of

space and time is still examined by physics today.

Augustine, using Aristotle defines time as a

unit of past, presence and future, but he thinks

time is intertwined with human experience, specifically

the human soul. Only presence acquires

the right to an autonomous existence outside

the soul, while past and future can only exist in

connection to the human soul. Augustine was

also the first to draw a line between physically

measurable time and psychological time.

Quid est ergo tempus? si nemo ex me

quaerat, scio; si quaerenti explicare velim,

nescio. fidenter tamen dico scire me quod,

si nihil praeteriret,non esset praeteritum

tempus, et si nihil adveniret, non esset futurum

tempus, et si nihil esset, non esset

praesens tempus. duo ergo illa tempora,

praeteritum et futurum, quomodo sunt,

quando et praeteritum iam non est et futurum

nondum est?” Augustinus, Confessiones

XI, 14

So what is time? When nobody asks me about

it, I know it, but when I have to explain it to

someone asking me, then I don’t know.


In caution I can at least say that I know, that

if nothing passed there would be no past time

and if nothing is awaiting then there is no future

time. Yet these two kinds of time, past

and future, how can we say they exist when

the past is already gone and the future is not

there yet?)

Isaac Newton talks of an absolute, mathematically

defined time, which is uniform by

nature and exists regardless of any outside

object.”Time is, and it is ticking evenly from

moment to moment. This definition has managed

to prevail in science.

On the contrary, for Immanuel Kant, time is

subject to pure perspective, allowing us an

entrance to the world and enabling a relation

to before and after. He views the cause-andeffect

chain as time-bound. Modern philosophy

differentiates between total time-definition

such as Augustine’s, relative time-definition

such as Kant’s and modern natural science’s

definition. By the way now, according to modern

findings lasts ca. 2-3 seconds, then it dissolves

into past.

The most interesting part about time, is that

our first encounter with it in school. Children

are oblivious to time, they are preoccupied

with something as long as they are having fun

doing so. After they get into school they face

time obligations and realize the sense of time.

And this is where all evil begins.

Our interest in time keeps growing, the English

term “time” counts 204 million entries on

Google, way more than sex. Literature and

cinema also gift this subject its well deserved

attention. Some examples include:

The film “Lola rennt”


The novel “Momo” by Michael Ende


Yet all this hasn’t always been the case. During

Stone Age and antiquity people used to

live in a set and stable time surrounding, ruled

and marked by long sequences such as day,

week, month and year, subject to the astronomic


However, in the last 4000 years our time surroundings

have changed dramatically, mainly

due to the cultural changes and most of all

because of the industrial revolution.

The invention of the electric light bulb and the

cheap power plants have led to shift work and

always faster spinning conveyor belts.

The history of measuring time is just as much

a technological success story, beginning with

sun dials around 6000 B.C. The demand to

measure time follows the development of

man from hunter and collector to resident

man. Soon after the sun dials, water and sand

clocks followed up, and for the first time during

the Middle Ages a mechanic time clock

appears in order to discipline the folk according

to the structured religion. Soon the technological

process brought spring- and pendulum

clocks and finally Quarz- and atomic clocks

and watches used world wide to count time.

This very cultural and technical development

has lead us to a sheer inevitable Dictatorship

of Time. The more precise we can take down

time, the more aware we became of the loss

of it.

Time begins to get saved, managed and then

eventually still lost. This explains plenty of

sayings emerging today and sealing our frantic

times, such as “time is money”, “win or lose

time”, “time flies by”. In a continuously dynamic

society, which keeps reinventing and creating

new chances, objective time becomes

somewhat of a thorn since it is not subject to

control and continues to pass by uniformly

and inexorably. This easily explains the undying

wish for the invention of a time machine

and the possibility to stop or master time.

People experience this immense desire to

stop time in danger situations mostly, when

their bodies are pushed to the limits, or well

for Buddhist monks while meditating. All in

all our feeling of time is contradicting mathematical

time whenever possible. This issue

has been keeping scientists busy all over the

world for many centuries now. Albert Einstein,

for instance, discovered his theory of relativity

to say in short that everything is only relative,

just as our feeling of time as well.



The relativity of perception is easily displayed

in a simple example: when a guy

spends one minute with his girl, then this

minute lasts just a moment, while had the

same guy spent this same minute sitting on

a hot burning board it would seem to last forever.

The remarkable about time is the fact

that a period of time that has been spent

eventfully, is being registered afterwards as

a much longer period that it actually was.

Which is to say: if you want a long full life,

you should make sure you get plenty of variety

and excitement.

By the way in 20 seconds of reading time

following happens in our body:

Our heart has been beating 25 times

Our lungs has ventilated 3 ltr of air

5-6 ltr of blood have been pumped through the


200 mg CO2 have been exhaled by an adult.

There are many factors responsible for the

differences in time perception –inner factors,

such as body temperature, age, sex,

attention, activity, drugs, intelligence, tiredness,

brain damage, and psychological disease,

and outer factors such as speed of

an event, number of stimuli, familiarity with

what’s happening, complexity and structure,

circumstances and danger. Perception is

something as individual as men themselves.

It embraces a spectrum of a few milliseconds

up to several decades. Our feeling of time

consists of experiences of simultaneity and

non-simultaneity, experiences of a time-set

order, sequenced events, experiencing the

presence but also experiencing duration. Its

origin is in the brain.

In 5 minutes reading time:

275 ltr of water are being exchanged in our

blood vessels

3.9 ltr of blood are floating through the cerebral


Which brings us back to an issue, that

seems to have been forgotten behind by our

modern hectic society. I am speaking of the

biological notion of time as it is experienced

by all living creatures.


The branch of science dealing with it is Chronobiology

and the resulting Chronomedicin.

Chronobiology is examining the cycles of our

inner clocks, the ones our body is subject to

In 8 minutes reading time:

Our long-term memory has stored 50 Bit of information,

our short-term memory has already forgotten

the first paragraphs.

In the meantime following parallels have been

drawn: millisecond rhythm – nerve impulse;

second rhythm – heartbeat, blood pressure;

minute rhythm – peripheral perfusion; ultradian

rhythm (one to more hours) – realization of

sleeping stages, endocrine glands; circadian

rhythm (24 hours) – sleep-/wake rhythm, cell

division rhythm; infradian rhythm (longer time

spans) – menstrual cycle; circannual rhythm

(year cycle) – annual rhythms.

Our inner clock is governed by the so called

circadian rhythm, the nerve bundles, located

between the retina and the optic nerves triggered

by the hormone melatonin.Yet what

happens when our inner clock comes off due

to the constantly faster speeding world? Researchers

have found out that a disruption of

the 24-hour-rhythm, apart from a difficulty in

performing and attention, can also lead to serious

diseasing such as depression or even

cancer. Man is completely unbalanced and

regaining it can be a very long and boring process.


Using all our knowledge about time perception

and our inner clock there could be political

action that would lead to a more matching

time management and a general satisfaction

and a rise in productivity and efficiency.

However, while all this remains daydreaming

there are plenty of things we can do to escape

the Dictatorship of Time, at least temporarily.

Yoga practitioners, for example, reach the

point of melting in with time, the stage where

time loses its existence through bodily exercise,

meditation, and breathing. Eckhart Tolle,

in his book “Jetzt” promises help with simple

mental strength.



Our concentration is steered toward

presence, since past and

future do no really exist as anything

but vague surroundings of

the present time. After a while,

our mind shuts down and we

are able to experience pure joy

in the presence, removed from

time pressure or lack of time.

As Albert Einstein always used to say:

Time is only what you can read off a clock!

Nothing more and nothing less!


A Dynasty




Photography by Hiro Kimura

Direction Sh Kojima

Styling Toru Nagoshi

Hair Takashi Yusa

Make Up U-Ki Nakamura

Lighting Kouki Takezawa

Setdesign Sachiko Kamiya

Models: Alise Shoemaker,

Lisa Cady, Madaline Blake @Click N,Y

Dress left: Elie Saab

Dress middle: Alberta Ferretti

Dress right: Emilio Pucci

Earrings & Necklace: Swarovski Crystal

Bracelets: Stylist own



Dress: Elie Saab

Necklace: Swarovski Crystal

Bracelets: Stylist own


Dress left: Elie Saab

Necklace: Swarovski Crystal

Bracelets: Stylist own

Jacket right: American Apparel

Necklace: Swarovski Crystal

Bracelets: Stylist own


Blouse: Vintage

Lingerie: Lise Charmel




Dress Alberta Ferretti

Blouse: Vintage

Necklace: Swarovski Crystal

Bracelets: Stylist own


Lingerie Corset: Louis Vuitton

Rings: Chanel

Necklace & Bracelets: Stylist own









by Yamaho


Yamaho is known for her versatile music style. People have trusted her taste since 1999 when

she started spinning on the one´s & two´s. Like never before she is picking out the cream of the

crop and all she want´s to do is cher.



Active Child a.k.a Pat Grossi

Gracing the music world with his presence in 2010 Active Child came out with his first

EP, Curtis Lane with a wide ranging soundscape bringing him to various collaborations.

Varying from dub step producer James Blake to indie rock bands such as White

lies and White Rabbit. Now one year later he expands his realm and delivers us his

Debut album “You are all i see”. An intimate dialogue between him and the listener

where the discussion is” heartbreak, lost love and rediscovered, battles with monogamy

and identity” as he describes it himself and hints in the title. “Hanging on” is the

song that truly pulls you in to his world of love and sorrow. With floating synthesizers,

subtle harp accompanied by beautifully sequenced strings and layers of his angelic

but haunting falsetto. Leaving you depending on the state, in tears or joy. Something

so true can only be gifted with healing powers. If you have not yet discovered Active

child now is the time.

Call me Tonight




Dance music nowadays has so many releases

daily it can be hard to keep track

of what is complete crap and what is not.

This EP being a fine example of the latter.

Conforce a.k.a Boris Bunnik a Dutch producer,

is well known to the techno community

for his unique style, delivering well

produced soundscapes and a tight beat

and bass. Last august he released the

Ep Dystopian Elements where he slows

things down a bit. Delivering this four track

ep with dark and electric elements. Each

song has its own individual character but

still leaving you in the realm on refined



None the less his signature sound is to be found with his force of beat consturction

carefully infiltrating his minimal synthized sounds, “Vaccum” last song on the ep

bearing that good wittnes. Not everybody can listen to a 9 min long techno track, but

with the breathingspace they are given you only long for more. If his music was a drug

it would not be legal. Conforce records are havens for high production values, but they

wouldn’t be nearly as successful if Bunnik didn’t give his sounds so much breathing


The Dystopian Elements EP doesn’t just feature great sounds placed artfully and

sparingly in a stereo image, however. It also gives them four very different sorts of

knots to get all tangled up in. Opener “Luminous” and “Lonely Run,” though techno to

the core, both positively slink: despite the crispness of their drums, these beats are

nevertheless impervious to the sticky-tack of gorgeously weighty basslines. The latter,

whose bouncy heft recalls Peter Van Hoesen, plays with the relatively slow tempo.

Lonely run





Workshop has yet again released a brilliant Ep featuring Move D. The name, Workshop

13, referencing their 12 releases before this one. All releases that one should

check out by the by. Distributed by the infamous Berlin Hardwax record store which

right a way has a quality stamp of it´s own. Move D is no amateur to the game has

releases going back to 1994. A true innovator to new sounds and a name to give a

second look when seen on albums, whether it be a track by him or a remix. Move D

delivers three amazing tracks. Ranging from a sexy, slow beat, baby making track

“Untitled 3” to more upbeat cooked with delicious old school house flavors, carefully

spiced with his electronic melodies “Untitled 2” Leaving us with the third but ever so

sweet track “untitled 2” where he arranges gentle beats with a mix of strings and a

melodic voice for the finishing touch.



contact: records@workshopsound.com





Connan Mockasin-Forever-dolphin love Rmx

A young New zelander named Connan Mockasin released a album yearlier this year

called Forever Dolphin love, which took the indie music scene by storm for it´s gentle

guitar sounds and captivating melodies. Duly noted this is a album review of the music

section but not a remix section. That said, after listening to the the Rmx of “Forever

Dolphin love” i had no choice but to cher this with you. An amazing ensamble of the

original song and two remixes made by Erol Alkan & Mickey moonlight. Taking this

dreamlike and airy experimental track into new levels of musical experience. Erol

Alkan giving the track an extra push with a 4 by 4 beat and putting the focus on the

beautiful guitar sounds and melodic keyboard action. Making it the perfect beginning

of the night , middle of the night, end of the night track. Mickey Moonlight is no rookie

when it comes to delivering a good remix takes the track a different direction and

slows the party down. Giving an already dreamy track an even more utopian feel to it.

With a dub that could easily belong on a trojan compilation. Such a treat for all music


Forever Dolphin Love






Agnés a.k.a Cavalier deep house producer released “A million Horses” a staggering

19 track album last august. Now don´t go running quite yet. Even though deep

house is not everybodys cup of tea or hot cup of java as i choose to call it hear me out.

Cavalier puts the D in deep house for sure giving us the full range of this music genre

in one album. Some like it fast, some like it slow. With that said having 19 tracks to

choose from you are bound to find what you are looking for, if you are looking at all. “A

million horses” is a mix between songs in full length with shorter interludes and skits.

The beat craftsmith that Agnes is, he takes us from fully formed tracks to more of what

would seem an idea but still a good idea. Programming all his beats individually giving

it his signature deep house sound. Mixed with classic house vocals “ umadoshi” being

a obvious party flavor. This album gives a good spectrum of the deep house genre

and for those who want to explore that realm, this is the perfect opportunity.






A duo ensambled by Berlin based Holger Zilske techno & electronica maestro (Smash

TV) which is known for his avant garde beat ensembles and Swedish August Landelius

giving us beautifully smooth operated vocals.Founded in 2010 deliver us there Debut

album „Behaving Like A Widower“. A perfect harmony between obscure electronic

beats, airy synthesizers and heavenly melancholic vocals. Bringing an ecologically

balanced entity to the table. Tracks with slow filtered beats with songs like “blowfish”

with an indie,hip hop feel to a more subtle electronic sound with an experimental twist

with songs such as “ half awake”. All tracks have individual characters so it is very

hard pointing out any favorites. But the vocals being delivered with such certainty that

when you listen to “lack of comfort” and he says “time is going to make things better”

it is hard not to believe.

If you feel happy or sad or just simply wanna discover something new, interesting and

beautiful this album is well worth pressing play.

Behaving Like a Widower









Editor’s Choice by



Phillip Lim






Susann Bosslau









ANGOby Kiril Bikov




Kiril Bikov

Born in Bourgas, Bulgaria, Kiril Bikov moved to Sofia at the age of seventeen, and studied Visual Arts in the New Bulgarian

University. Specializing in photography, his Bachelor’s degree explored a diverse range of artistic mediums, including:

spatial interventions, performance art, installation, and mixed-media work.

Bikov’s recent work reflects a critical engagement with his interests in thanatology (the study of death), Judeo-Christian

mysticism, eroticism, and allegorical critiques of anthropocentrism. He has contributed with his photographs and performances

to exhibitions in art spaces and festivals across Europe.

He currently lives and works in Berlin.

























Interview by Coco Meurer

Tom Van der Borght, born 1978, is a Belgium Fashiondesign Student at the Acadmy

of Fine Arts of Sint-Niklaas. 3 years ago he starts his fashion education and

just a year later he works as an intern for Maureen Declerq. In 2011 he wins the

Belgian Final of the Triumph Inspiration Award and competes in the world final.

His work is worn by Lily Cole and we are sure there will be soon more Celbrities

wearing Tom van der Brought. His last collection Transformama is very color full

and everybody should have a piece of his collection. Let s find out who he is and

what makes him so special!

HONK!: Tom how was your day? Was it full

of creativity and new ideas?

Tom: I’m having a chaotic yet productive day. I’m

in the middle of doing the research and startup

for my graduation collection. So it’s one big

chaotic bubble of ideas, questions, images and

input...overdrive hahaha. But I thrive on it. Iit’s

like creating a new little universe.

HONK!: Please explain what sets your fashion

apart! And how it differs from that of other


Tom: I think my own personal story which translates

into my work, makes me unique. I come

from a very classical background - my mother

was a sewing teacher. Being brought up in a

very small place in the northeast of Belgium, in

my early twenties i discovered a much broader

world. I first worked as a social worker, and in

the meanwhile I discovered the underground

psychedelic trance scene of the late nineties.

This made me think a lot about society, social

structures, mainstream and underground. All

these influences speak out it through my work

now as a designer I think. My motivation to become

a social worker was to change the world

or to change systems, and in a way I think that’s

still my dream and vision, translated into my

fashion. I think i don’t see fashion as beauty, but

I view my work more as expression. In that light

my work could come across as more unconventional.

HONK!: Other designers find inspiration in

the city they live in or their surroundings.

Your designs don’t make us think of Belgium

that much. Your style reminds us more of Tokyo

and Mangas. How come?

Tom: Haha. First of all I ask myself what is typical

Belgian. Maybe living in Belgium is a very big

reason why everything in my work is so bright

and colorful. My work always tells a story of

breaking out of the conventional. I’m obsessed

with making bad things look good, or ugly things

look beautiful. So the happy bright almost exotic

atmospheres in my work also stand in a contrast

with darker elements ... I like for example the

contrast between my manga style digital print

and the old-skool crossstitched jewelry I produced

with the same images, this mix of unexpected

things together excites me.

HONK!: Are you bored of the fashion and

trends that you come across in your city or

on catwalks even?

Tom: In fashion there is always this tension between

looking back and looking forward. In a

world where everything is changing more rapidly

than ever before in human history, I sometimes

spot the tendency to go back in time, and people

may tend to go for safer options. But at the same

time, when i am out on the streets, I can also be

very much inspired by the things I see around.

Fashion always is a way of people to express

how they feel and who they are.



Tom: In that way I would say that it would be

great if more people would dare to step out of

that safe zone and just have fun again expressing

themselves more freely :-)

HONK!: In summer 2011 you presented your

collection “Transformama” in the Berlin

Fashion Week. How did you come up with

this name? What does it mean?

Tom: It all started with ancient indian Kathakali

dancers. Before a performance, they get dressed

troughout a long ritual and transform into these

superhuman creatures. I found the build-up of

these costumes so interesting that I decided to

work further on this concept of transforming. In

the same period my mother also asked me, partly

as a joke, if I couldn’t restyle her. There I got

the main idea for the collection. Based on old

pictures of my mother, in combination with lots

of street style elements, I began to transform my

own mum into some kind of superwoman. That’s

how I came up with the title “Transformama”.

HONK!: How do you think people would react

seeing a woman wearing your 6 sleeved

jacket, getting on the metro?

But the collection as an expression is the most

important for me.

HONK!: Art or fashion? Or is fashion art?

What do you think?

Tom: Euh ... tough one. I’d say fart!! haha. No

seriously, I don’t really believe in boxes.

HONK!: What is in your scrapbook right

now? What kind of music, what kind of art,

or other kind of inspiration?

Tom: I’m listening to the cd of Prince Rama

(check them out!), mixed with Björks amazing

album ‘Biophilia’, reading a book about Charles

Manson and am very intrigued at the moment

by native Mexican art ... but shhh before I give


HONK!: Thank you very much for the interview.


Tom: Thank you! COCO AND HONK!

Tom: Haha ... I can imagine it could trigger people

to some crazy reactions. But it’s amazing to

wear it! You feel strong, and also safe in a way.

At least you will have more space for yourself

on the metro :-). And the good thing is that it

consists of two separate jackets on top of each

other ... so you could always help out someone

who’s cold. So acually it’s a very social jacket,

although it might come across a bit impressive


HONK!: Your designs are so much “outside

form and box” that it seems really hard work

producing them! How do you think you will

deal with the production part?

Tom: Up untill now I do all my production myself.

As long as I’m a student I want to keep on

working like this. Because next to designing

my things, I also love to make them myself ...

and it’s the whole process I want to do. I like

this craftsman oldskool approach the best. In

my graduation collection, I’m working on now,

I wanna search further for ways in which (parts

of) my collections can be transformed into more

daily wearable items.



Photos by Alexander Popelier

Make Up/Hair by Adelien De Puysseleyr

Models: Joanne Chalon, Hector Mary,

Jules & Leonie Borgs

Production: Tini Cleemput

Assistent photos: Lieven Dirckx

Special thanks to Caroline Bosmans,

George, Vispoel-Van Rentergem family







Photography: Nouveau Noir www.nouveaunoir.nl

Model: Anniek Vermeulen

Layout: Caro Meyer








>> hidden assets <<

available at cream


neck “the key : the secret”

and “I GING : der Friede”

Photos by Felix Krüger / Model: Jan (thespecial)





by Benny Nero



I am interested in

the concept of

propaganda ”




Benny Nero is an artist the way I like it! His art is provoking, you have to be able

to think outside the box when looking at it. The 25 year old Austrian is holding

a mirror against society’s face, like nobody else would dare lately. He is using

symbols of a dictatorship that has caused great suffering to the world, without

insulting anyone. This is what art has to be.

HONK!: You are from Austria, yet living in Berlin.

When and why did you move?

Benny: I moved in 2005 in order to work as an illustrator

and animator. In the mean time I’m making

a living as an independent artist, and Berlin is

the right city to do this,.

HONK!: What inspires you in this city?

Benny: The Germans and their lifestyle. Very

much is suppressed here, held in the dark. This

impotent dealing with reality is a rich field of inspiration

for my work. And when this begins to

piss me off, the city is filled with people from

everywhere in the world and you can still calm

down somehow.

Benny: This love culture seems to be having towards

pornography doesn’t seem to be much

more than a cover to allow us to stop fearing our


I don’t think it can make anybody think. Way I see

it, it is easy to use something vulgar as a symbol

for joy in life, in order to avoid any real feelings. I

don’t think this is good or bad but it is a fact that

you have to face.

HONK!: Is there a dictatorship in art? I could imagine

some galleries might be hesitant when it comes to

exhibiting your work.

If so, how do you deal with it?

Benny: It has never happened to me, they are all

pretty excited.

HONK!: Your work is provoking! The imagery

of political propaganda is a recurring

theme. What’s up with it?

Are you a political person?

Benny: I am too much of an idealist to be a political

person. I am interested in the concept of

propaganda and its influence on people. The

globally accepted image of society is nothing but

propaganda in itself, an advertisement for a nonexistent

lifestyle that has been agreed on.

I am only painting reality the way it reveals itself

to me, and this means: with a thick layer of propaganda.

HONK!: You are also using pornography. In

2011, do you think it is possible to shock

people through pornography, to make them

think? Or are we already numbed?

HONK!: Your series „Mickitler“ is for me, as a

German, very bold. I am certain that a German

creating this series would have lots of


Did you have to go through that?

Benny: First of all, causing this „Oh god, Nazis“

cramp reaction was one of the goals when creating

this series. I want the viewer’s first impression

to be a shock that forces him/her to go to a

deeper level. Then again I try to make it easier

on them by using so much irony in the pictures.

This helps you notice your psychological barriers.

Of course there are people not willing to follow

to the next step, they just remain shocked,

but I don’t get real trouble. I think it is obvious in

the paintings that I am not idolizing anything.



Micky Maus

is only a symbol




HONK!: What is the message behind “Mickitler”?

Benny: Look, as a German speaking individual, the face you see most in all your life is that of

Hitler. It ceases to be a face and becomes a symbol. Same as the face of Micky Maus is only

a symbol nowadays. Hitler is Micky Maus, only a darker version, the shadow – Monstermicky.

This sinking into the symbols is the basis on which I have built everything else. But every single

picture in the series is approaching a different subject. Mickitler is just opening the door each



HONK!: How, where, when can we see more of your work? What project are you working

on at the moment?

Benny: Regarding exhibitions, you can always find information on my website www.bennynero.

com. Hm, projects I am working on at the moment… I am busy with Body-Politics right now. Lets

see what comes of it. But just for a change it’s something including no swastikas this time.

Interview by Marcel Schlutt



Photography: Neda Rajabi

Assistant: Doro Schwartzmann

Styling: Aude Jamier

Make Up & Hair: Patricia Makosch

Model: Su Shien @Mega Models




























































































They came together by mere coincidence -

the Icelandic band Steed Lord consists of

three individuals: Kali, (singer/songwriter/

stylist) and Mega (producer/director/designer)

and Eddie House (producer/composer).

Steed lord is a musical performance art project,

making, as they would best describe it,

“emotional electronic dance music “. Steed

Lord have released their music and remixes

on labels such as Get Physical, Ed Banger and

Dim Mak as well as releasing on their own label.

Successfully collaborating with the italian

legends Crookers, Steed Lord have also

been remixed by artists such as Jack Beats,

Dj Mehdi, Reset! and Mustard Pimp to name

a few.

After having established solid ground in their home town they

relocated to Los Angeles where they continue to grow and

push their limits by giving us powerful & energetic sounds that

makes the bass bounce off your ass. Being a 100% “do it yourself”

project, they refuse to be dictated by the music industry

so they produce their own music and videos releasing them

under their own label called New Crack City Records. They

work hard for the money and take crap from no one. Giving

cool a run for it, their style will make your head turn 180 degrees.

Which didn’t go unnoticed by the H&M giant where they

were asked to design their own fashion line. Their mantra being:

“Don´t compromise your art, stay true to yourself “. With

out further a due I give you: Steed Lord.

Interview by Natalie G Gunnarsdottir

Self Portraits by Steed Lord

Make-up- Hildur Ársælsdóttir

Styling by Steed Lord


HONK!: Mega & Kali how long have you been

a couple and when did you first meet?

Kali: We first met at this icelandic nightclub

called Tunglid (The Moon) on new years eve,

1993. I was 16 years old and Mega was 15. I

was partying that night with some friends and

saw him and he saw me. It was love at first

sight. We both had bleached hair and were totally

into the rave dance scene and our style was

kinda similar.

Mega: Couple of weeks later we started hanging

out, we had mutual friends. I had a huge

crush on her but I was really shy when it came

to girls. I didn´t really know how to ask her to be

my girlfriend cause she was older and she made

me a bit nervous so I just stayed cool.

Kali: But one fateful evening at another club in

Reykjavik, I was singing house music with my

then band Scope and that was the night we became

a couple. It was march 4th 1994. We

have been together ever since. We broke up a

couple of times but started living together in january

2002 and have been living together since


Mega: Kali is my soulmate and couldn’t function

without her. I asked her to marry me a couple of

months ago and she said YES ;) so we are getting

married next year in Iceland... very exciting!

We can´t wait to go back to Iceland and spend

our special day with all our family and friends

that we love. It´s gonna be an epic and unforgettable

day !

HONK!: When and how did Steed Lord become

a reality?

Eddie: On february 8th 2006 I gave Kali a beat

for her birthday and she wrote a song to it called

“You” and from there is just started. I had been

making beats since I was 12 and studied piano

and percussions and just loved making music.

Kali had been recording and releasing albums

since she was 8 years old or something so she

was a real professional when it came to writing

and recording.

Kali: When Eddie gave me that beat I just knew

that this kid, that I used to babysit by the way

when he was 5 years old, was really talented

and kind of a wonder kid at writing music.

Mega: I had been a DJ for a long time in Iceland

but never really made beats, well I made a few

rave tunes in ‘91 on my Amiga computer when I

was 13, so I learned about sequencing and basic

music production very young. And being a

computer nerd I remember giving Eddie my old

Mac computer and Ableton Live 2 and he started

producing some ill beats on it so I was inspired

to do the same and kinda went back to my roots

and made Dirty Mutha in a couple of hours one

night. And we just got hooked on creating music

and we knew we had something special going on

when the three of us started writing and recording

together, and it just exploded from there.

Kali: There was no stopping us, the songs just

kept coming and a couple of months after we

starting working together we were booked to do

gigs in Iceland and from there we became Steed

Lord. It was kinda an accident that Steed Lord

happened cause we had never planned to start

a band, and before we knew it we were touring

all over the world through myspace bookings.

HONK!: Steed Lord is a combination of

family and love.

How do you manage to keep a good relationship

with each other as brothers and as boyfriend

and girlfriend?

Mega: Correct family and love! It´s a challenge

of course because I’m in a band with my younger

brother and my girlfriend. But our creative

relationship is very strong because we´re all so

like minded so it´s very natural for us to work

together even though we´re a family.

Kali: We of course fight and have heated discussions

about our music and about the band

but we have enormous respect for one another

and we always want to find a way to work things

out so everyone is heard in the band cause each

opinion matters to us all.

Eddie: I love that I can be totally honest and

open with my bandmates in a way that I can´t

really be with others. We all have our personal

opinions and we have to be critical of each other

to be able to grow as a band and keep on evolving.

Kali: I´m just super happy to be able to live and

work with the love of my life and my little



Eddie: I´m truly blessed to be able to tour the

world and make music with two of my best

friends and people that I love to death. We are a

team and we enjoy being in Steed Lord together.

Steed Lord is our baby.

HONK!: What are your music inspirations,

and are there any heroines that affected you

in a big way?

Eddie: Michael Jackson is my idol number one.

He has inspired me musically and style wise

since I was a little kid. Vangelis and Giorgio

Moroder have also been a big inspiriation to me

and the way I compose music. 9th Wonder, DJ

Premier, RZA and other legendary hip hop producers

also made me want to produce beats. I

listen to all genres of music and I´m always discovering

something new that I dig.

Mega: So many great minds and musicians

inspire me. I grew up on listening to what my

grandmother put on when she was cleaning the

house and thankfully she put some Eurythmics

and Grace Jones along with Aretha Franklin!

I discovered Stevie Wonder and Quincy Jones

through my dad and weird folk music. Later

my older brother gave me NWA and the Posse

on cassette when I was 9 years old and that

changed my life. From that day on my mom who

was a flight attendant bought me all the rap music

I needed and she didn’t care about the explicit

content and I´m very thankful for that!

She even surprised me and bought me the first

Brand Nubian and De La Soul records because

I asked her to buy some gangsta rap, yeah a

10 year old white kid from Iceland. I could write

pages and pages about musical influences and

good shit. Let´s just say I dig good music wether

it´s classic pop, 80s funk, rap, disco, or bluegrass.

As far as heroines I guess Prince is somewhat

of an icon to me, seen him twice in concert and

I have so much respect for his musical entity.

Such a genius and pioneer but I also respect

many others like Dr. Dre for instance.


Kali: I´m a huge classical music fan and I listen

to a lot of instrumental movie scores and have

done so since I was very young. Barbra Streisand,

Stevie Nicks, Patsy Cline, Karen Carpenter,

Diana Ross and Cher have been major influences

while growing up. Also Aretha Franklin

and soul music in general is a favorite of mine.

I listen to a lot of old music and I´m not really

into mainstream popular music of today. I adore

Teena Marie and all the disco divas from back in

the day. Robin S and all the 90´s dance music. I

adore Dolly Parton, Eagles and Bryan Ferry and

Springsteen. I´m also very inspired by icelandic

music, old and new. Icelandic music is pretty

unique and it has always influenced me in a big


HONK!: Since we are discussing dictatorship

in this issue, do you feel there is dictatorship

in the music industry today? And if so is that

the reason you choose to release everything

yourself and have total creative control over

the band´s image?

Mega: Money and greed has always been the

evil dictator of the music industry so with the

internet and the mp3 there was sort of a revolution

when people started downloading illegal

music to rebel against the industry. But good

things came from it because independent artists

and labels were able to become successful

without the majors which is great and now you

can reach so many people online with your music,

art, videos and design and you don´t need a

middle man to do it for you. You can make a hit

record without a major record deal by the power

of the internet.

So maybe the internet is our savior from the evil

greedy dictator who is putting out shitty pop music

with no quality control but what happens if the

internet shuts down? Are we all fucked then?

I feel kids today are getting disconnected from

the real world by always being online no matter

where they are, they are online at concerts even.

Sometimes I do miss the old times of no internet

and real social networking but then again I

wouldn´t be answering this interview in LA on my

computer if we didn´t have internet. The future

of the music industry is so uncertain because all

content is becoming so worthless money wise

so the majors don´t care about quality just exposure.

Yeah technology is taking over the world, before

you know it you will be experiencing a virtual

concert or a DJ set in your living room with

smell-o-vision and super duper HD Hologram

video with your friends logged in with their virtual

beers… but don´t get me wrong Im not against

that… I love

Kali: I remember when I was signed as a solo

artist with EMI/Priority Records for 4 years back

in 1999, I didn´t have any control over the way

my album was suppose to sound, I was lucky

that I actually got to co-write 6 songs on my own

album. I didn´t have a say in anything. They

picked the video director and picked the cover

art and all the press photos and my stylist. Everything

went through them, when I gained a

little weight they told me to go on a diet. I hated

it. I loved the traveling and being able to tour all

over and meet amazing people but in my professional

career I wasn´t happy and everything I

was doing wasn´t the real me. It was someone

they created to be able to sell albums and make

money. Cause the label was only in it for the

money. Not for the love of music and art and

creating things. It was all about the money. After

4 years of this I was really happy to be out

of that and being in control and being able to be


Eddie: I´m just lucky to be in a band where we

have the final say and we are our own bosses. I

could never go through what Kali went through.

Some old guys telling me how to dress and how

to cut my hair and how to write music. No fucking

way. When you are an artist you wanna be

your own person and be totally free to create

from your heart and soul and always be true to

who you are. Otherwise you´re just fooling yourself

and everyone else.

Mega: Don´t


your art.

Stay true

to yourself !




130 Money and greed

has always been

the evil dictator

of the music industry..

HONK!: Some things are simply meant to be.

Since you came together your path has only

been upwards, apart from the music being

stellar what do you think is the key to you’re


Mega: We have never considered ourselves being

super successful really. We are still a struggling

underground band. And I guess success

to us means that we can live off of our music

and art, pay our rent and not be slaves to the

industry. To be able to have 100% control of

our projects and also have a personal life that

doesn´t involve our band. That´s important to

us cause we live and breath Steed Lord but you

always have to have that extra time out to just

do silly shit and enjoy life.

Kali: The key to success for everything in life is

hard work and if you do that you´ll enjoy success.

Nothing comes for free and you better work for

it. We are really thankful and blessed to be able

to live off of Steed Lord and have adventures

everyday but like I said we work fucking hard for

it. We wouldn´t wanna do it any other way.

HONK!: Sometimes life throws you a card

that no one expects. In 2008 you had a serious

car accident that shook the core of your

fans and the Icelandic nation. Can you tell

the readers of Honk what happened?

Mega: Yes we were going on a tour in Scandinavia

and our dad was driving us to the airport

in Iceland. It was snowing and the roads were

icy. A car from the opposite direction lost control

and hit our car head on. It was an almost fatal

car crash. Really serious and horrific. Me, Eddie

and Kali were injured in a very serious way

and our dad and other brother Elli had other minor

injuries. The three of us had very dangerous

internal bleedings because we were sitting

in the back with no air bags and some of our

injuries were close to fatal. We all had to be in

the intensive care unit and me and Eddie both

had emergency surgeries. Thank god for the

talented doctors and nurses working the most

important job on the planet, to take care of other


Kali: Mega was in the hospital for 4 months and

was badly injured internally and that´s something

he has to deal with for the rest of his life.

Eddie and I were in the hospital for about a week

and we also have permanent health problems



We were very lucky that day cause someone

could have easily died or been paralyzed. I believe

strongly that we were blessed and someone

was watching over us.

Eddie: I think we were supposed to go through

all this for a reason.

HONK!: What impact did that have on you

and the way you approach live today?

Eddie: To go through something so horrible and

life threatening really changes your outlook on

life. You just don´t sweat the small stuff and try

to remember to enjoy every single day cause it

could be your last. This car accident happened

in a split second and our lives flashed before us

and I almost lost my brother. We are just glad

to be alive and although we have health problems

from the accident, we can´t really complain

cause we are here today. It only made us stronger

and made us love our families, friends and

fans even more. And our message to everyone

reading this is to ALWAYS wear seat belts, also

in the back!!! because that saved our lives that


HONK!: You relocated to Los Angeles. How

is it for an Icelandic band to live and thrive in

the city of angels?

Mega: It´s great, we love it here. We have always

loved California because Kali lived here for

a year and half back in early 2000 and she and

I had been going there to visit ever since she

moved back to Iceland. We always loved the

city and many of our friends live here so when

we got the chance to move out here again we

went for it. And the city has treated us well.

Kali: We just wanted to change the scenery and

live somewhere else and when Eddie was more

than willing to move with us we just went ahead

and did it. These 2 years have been amazing

and wonderful. We have made a beautiful

home here in LA and the band has flourished

since moving. We have all spent a lot of time

in the US while growing up, I used to spend my

summers at my aunts house in Jacksonville with

my family when I was little and the guys used to

spend their summers at their parents vacation

house in Longboat Key, Florida with their family.

So moving to the US wasn´t such a big thing

for us cause it has always felt like our second



Mega: But being a band in LA you of course feel

like a small fish in a big pond because there are

so many bands and artists here fighting over the

same thing so you have to work extra hard to

get heard and noticed, but we love a good challenge.

No one said it was gonna be easy so we

just take one day at a time, do our thing and go

with the flow.

HONK!: What would be your all time dream

music collaboration dead or alive, and why?

Mega: Prince! Working with him would be something

out of this world and we would learn so

much just being in the presence of his greatness.

And Dr. Dre we would love to pick his brains! So

Prince and Dre holler at us, let´s do this!

Eddie: Michael Jackson of course.

Kali: I would love to work with Roisin Murphy. I

think we could do a mean duet together. She´s

truly mind blowing. I also really dig Beth Ditto,

her voice is killer and she´s so true to herself.

HONK!: If you’re studio was on fire and you

could only save 3 things. What would they


Eddie: The computer would be the first thing I’d

grab. Also our analog synths, but they weigh so

much that we would need to call some beefcake

to help us out! And all our hard drives! I would try

to stuff as much shit on me and run out. Oh and

Mega and Kali, I would carry them on my back if

I had to, that’s a lot more than 3 things, shit.

Mega: Our cat Precious, my computers and our

Dave Smith Tetra synthesizer.

Kali: Since our studio is in our apartment I would

take Precious our cat and try to take some of my

fav clothing. I would want to take them all but

that would take weeks cause I have too much


HONK!:Your last album heart 2 heart has

brought us yet again the energy and power

of Steed Lord and you have been touring the

world getting rave reviews.

Can it get any better than this?

Mega: Thank you, but oh yes! We feel like the

best stuff is yet to come! We just became a three

piece band a couple of months after moving to

LA while we were in the midst of making Heart

II Heart after being four in the band. Now we

have a new direction of where we want to take

the band and our artistry. We kinda feel like the

music we made together from the beginning

was like our growing pains and now we feel all

grown up and sexy. We intend to take Steed

Lord much further and explore new territories in

our sound, videos, art and design. We also had

this self discovery kinda late that Steed Lord is

a musical performance art project because we

have always done much more than just music.

Kali: Yes like Mega said we´ve only just begun.

We feel like in the last year or so we have been

growing so much together as a band and the

future for Steed Lord is bright and exiting. There

are lots more adventures to be had.

Eddie: You ain´t seen nothing yet.

HONK!: If you where to describe you’re music

to a person who has never heard a track,

how would you?

Mega: This one is always kinds tricky. I actually

would love to hear what the person had to say

rather than describing it myself. But if I was at

gun point I would probably scream our “emotional

electronic dance music with a soulful diva-ish

gangster lean”.

Kali: Just good quality music.

HONK!: What is happening in the near future

for Steed Lord?

Mega: We are putting the finishing touches on

our new music video at the moment for “Bed

Of Needles” that we have been working on

all summer. We also have another dope video

project coming out soon but we can´t talk

about it yet and a dope hat collaboration with

our homie Fresh.I.Am. Then by fall we’re taking

a break from the crazyness and recording our

next album and we can´t wait to get back into the

studio and tour after that! And of course more

music videos and film stuff and just all sorts of

creative experiments.

If you want to step into 133

our world and follow

our daily adventures

go to


peace yall!










bauhaus archiv berlin

museum of design

The Bauhaus Collection -

Classic Modern Originals


The Bauhaus Archive/Museum of Design in Berlin is devoted

to the research and presentation of the history and influence

of the Bauhaus (1919-1933), the most important school of

architecture, design and art in the 20th century.

The entire spectrum of the school’s activities is represented

in the Bauhaus Collection: architecture, furniture, ceramics,

metalwork, photography, stage pieces and student work

from the preliminary course, as well as works created by

the school’s famous teachers, including Walter Gropius, Johannes

Itten, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Vasily Kandinsky,

Josef Albers, Oskar Schlemmer, László Moholy-Nagy

and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Even today, the ‘Bauhaus

Lamp’, the ‘Vasily’ armchair and Bauhaus wallpaper designs

are regarded as modern classics.

This presentation of paintings, drawings, sculptures and

models by Bauhaus masters and students, comprising a

selection from the world’s largest collection of Bauhaus artefacts,

illustrates the lasting influence of the Bauhaus.

The museum building is a late work of Walter Gropius, the

founder of the Bauhaus. It was planned 1964 for Darmstadt

and was built 1976-79 in modified form in Berlin. Today, its

characteristic silhouette is one of Berlin’s landmarks.

Bauhaus 1919-33

The Bauhaus began with an utopian definition: “The building

of the future” was to combine all the arts in ideal unity. This

required a new type of artist beyond academic specialisation,

for whom the Bauhaus would offer adequate education.

In order to reach this goal, the founder, Walter Gropius, saw

the necessity to develop new teaching methods and was

convinced that the base for any art was to be found in handcraft:

“the school will gradually turn into a workshop”. Indeed,

artists and craftsmen directed classes and production

together at the Bauhaus in Weimar. This was intended to

remove any distinction between fine arts and applied arts.

The reality of technical civilisation, however, led to requirements

that could not only be fulfilled by a revalorisation of

handcraft. In 1923, the Bauhaus reacted with a changed

program, which was to mark its future image under the motto:

“art and technology - a new unity”. Industrial potentials

were to be applied to satisfactory design standards, regarding

both functional and aesthetic aspects. The Bauhaus

workshops produced prototypes for mass production: from

a single lamp to a complete dwelling.

Of course, the educational and social claim to a new configuration

of life and its environment could not always be

achieved. And the Bauhaus was not alone with this goal,

but the name became a near synonym for this trend.The

history of the Bauhaus is by no means linear. The changes

in directorship and amongst the teachers, artistic influence

from far and wide, in combination with the political situation

in which the Bauhaus experiment was staged, led to permanent

transformation. The numerous consequences of this

experiment still today flow into contemporary life.

Bauhaus-Archiv,Klingelhöferstraße 14, D - 10785 Berlin

Telephone: +49 30 - 25 40 02 0,E-mail: bauhaus@bauhaus.de

Admission Charges

Saturday, Sunday and Monday 7,- € / 4,- €

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 6,- € / 3,- €





Interview by Amanda M. Jansson & Emma E.K.Jones







Ragnar Persson is a special one. One of my favourite

illustrators, the 30 year old Swede is an artist that feels

embarrassed to draw and do things “the right way”. His

work, be it illustrations or collages, is a feast of black metal,

bats, crosses, blood, woods, cigarettes, animals, girls,

scribbling, human bones, and ink blotches. A graduate

of Sweden’s most important university for arts, Ragnar

knows how to trigger the eye. You look once and you just

can’t resist looking twice, for a little longer, until you get

completely drawn in a world of authenticity, youth, melancholia,

nostalgia, DIY lust, and true genius. A humble

pencil user, he doesn’t day dream or obsess about becoming

stinking rich from drawing. Instead, he is working

hard- even when drunk, he prints his own zine, which

is a marvel to hold, and has already published 3 books:

Sarcofago, Heart Full of Napalm and Feel The Darkness.

Right before departing for his exhibition in France I managed

to ask him a few questions.



HONK!: Ragnar, you are still pretty young.

When and how did you know you want to be

an illustrator?

Ragnar: Don`t know about young really. Im 30!!!

But anyhow, I kind of don`t see me as an illustrator

( never have ) , I see it more like I make drawings,

and that is something I always loved doing, it is

sort of like a diary ( some is true and some not…)

it is just something I do every day!

It’s very rare that I make illustrations, I don’t get any

offers, and it is something that I am really bad at, I

can’t make a drawing on demand… I’ve tried a few

times but it is really hard! But to answer your question,

I don`t know really… I always made drawings

but I never thought of it as work, you know.

HONK!: What material do you prefer to use

when you draw?

Ragnar: Any really, whatever is laying around,

sometimes you make your best drawings on a

napkin and sometimes on the bench waiting for a

bus, and sometimes on nice expensive paper you

bought for your hard earned money.

HONK!: Your work is kinda dark most of the

times, where do you get inspiration from?

Ragnar: We live in dark times so then the drawing

gets dark…

HONK!: Do you think art today is as free as you

would like it to be?

Ragnar: No and yes… As always there are people

that really stand out as truly originals and people

that don`t.

HONK!: Which dictatorships existing bother

you when creating?

Ragnar: So many… Hitler, Mussolini, Al Gadafffi,

Franko, Saddam, Pol Pot, Kim II-sung, and the list

just gets longer… You get the point! Any violation

of human rights bothers me, I know a few of these

dictators are dead and so on, but I really think it is

important to not forget and keep on struggling for

a better world. If you can help someone, that is

bigger than art.

HONK!: Do you think your illustrations are

governed by some kind of scheme?

Ragnar: Yes, maybe. I don`t really have an answer

for that, but I guess I have a way of seeing things

under a romantic light… Both good and bad.

HONK!: What are you afraid people fail to see

when they look at you work? What do you want

them to see?

Ragnar: Sometimes people just see an image and

they think good or bad and move on, but it really

doesn`t bother me ( I make art for me! And if some

like it, it is good and if some don`t it is also good!)

Yet sometimes people get inspired and go home

and do something creative themselves, and that

is a true honour if I can get them going!

HONK!: Are you reading anything at the moment?

Ragnar: “The american girl” (don`t know if that is

the English translation….) by Monika Fagerholm,

fantastic book!!!! Go get her books!






let´s play WAR

Photos by Pascale jean-Louis

Photos by Pascale jean-Louis

Styling Marcel schlutt, Models: Paul Brock,

Marley Styling Jean-Louis, Marcel schlutt, karl@ izaio Models: models Paul,

Karl marley, is wearing karl@ Moga izaio e mago models

Karl is wearing Moga e mago



´s play WAR

Photos by Pascale jean-Louis

Styling Marcel schlutt, Models: Paul,

marley, karl@ izaio models

Karl is wearing Moga e mago





Put your toy soldiers aside.

Now it’s time for the real thing.

Read the instructions bellow.

World domination is yours.

1.First of all make sure you get elected. Yes, there

have been very successful dictatorships in Roman

times and in the Middle Ages, during Renaissance

but ever since man was foolish enough to trust

in democracy, the easiest, most effortless way to

claim the power of a state is to have your masses

make you into their rightful leader. It means they

already trust you to do whatever your heart desires

and there is nobody likely to do anything about it.

As an elected tyrant, in the 20th century manner,

you need shed no blood yet and can focus on seeing

to that in the proper way later on.

2.Lie, lie and then lie some more. Lie about your

mother, lie about the money, lie about your enemies,

lie about the drains, lie about wages, lie about

the dead, lie about crimes, lie about your teeth, lie

about security, lie about the law, lie about the bugs.

Tell them they have to walk on their hands, tell

them they can’t breathe without gasoline, tell them

pain is salvation, tell them the poor are just lazy,

the ugly are just evil, the disobedient pose a threat.

Tell them you have to wash your hands in sodium

peroxide, tell them guns grow on trees. Explore the

whole gamma of propaganda. Lie till you die, and

lie when you’re dead still. They must be prepared to

die for a lie.

3.Censorship is a liar’s best friend. Single out the

books that contradict you and make a feast out of

burning them at the stake till every single copy is

whipped out. Then feel free to rewrite anything that

suits you. Turn schools into your messengers and

breeding places for devoted little clones. Spend as

much time and money as it takes to build your censorship

troops to make sure no one dares to speak

what you want left unspoken. Help everyone find

their way back to the church, priests are always

loyal dogs willing to take some work off your hands

when it comes to money. You can be sure they will

teach obedience to the master.

4.Unite the masses. Ignore the differences of the

individuals. Maximize the few things you can find

that set your folk apart, be it big eyes, a fascination

for trumpets, poverty, you figure that out. Idolize

those features and make them believe you are the

personification of them all, even if you have to build

yourself a clown mask. Once you’ve got them into

one piece, hypnotize them.


to the virgin


Text & Artwork by Amanda

and Emma Elina Keira Jon


Thank modern technology you have plenty of means

handy: radio, television, the press, the world wide

web. The mass’s love and fear is a much bigger

weapon that an h-bomb

5.Murder thousands, the more the better. The masses you

are successfully suppressing need some outlet for their

hatred and anger. Give them one. Best applicants for this

witch hunt are groups that don’t fit in, all sorts of minorities

will do (homosexuals, anyone who is different, drug addicts,

cat lovers, blacks, Jews, trainspotters, handicapped

ones, artists, intelligent individuals, stamp collectors, feminists,

it’s an endless list). Find any excuse and then rake

them. Make it into a spectacle. Celebrate. The more the

camps and the mass graves, the bigger the awe, the more

successful your leadership.

6.If you can’t convince, distract and confuse. Create imaginary

needs your people hadn’t known they actually had.

Then boldly step in to satisfy those. Football is a good one,

keep them focused on it. Build roads, build skyscrapers,

build a circus in midair. Drop their wages, raise their wages.

Make them interested in consuming. Produce cars,

houses, electric stoves, tree houses, hats that turn into

monkeys. Invent diseases to terrorize them, invent antidotes

to save them. Experiment and advance science.

7.Experiment and advance science. You have a great lab

at your hands so make good use of it. Your army of scientists

has thousands of subjects to experiment on (camps,

weird people who suddenly disappear, prisoners) and

nobody to justify to, so invent some good medicines and

some good remedies and impress your folk. You can lobotomize,

grow 7 ears, gas poison 1000s, create human

spider hybrids, anything is possible and could lead to a

blinding new discovery.

8.Make up legislation. Nobody can accuse you of violating

the law when you are the law. See what you don’t like

or could stand in your way and replace it. You can surely

come up with a good name and context for genocide. Or if

you are allergic to cherries you can come up with a law that

will forbid cherry trees or consumption of cherries (punishable

by execution). This is your playfield so be creative.

M. Jansson


9.Trust no one. Many great men have fallen victim to their

foolishness by trusting into their sidekicks. Do not make

the same mistake. Carefully examine the people you work

with and remember that you have no friends, since every

man is lusting over absolute power. For all you know you

could get bitten by a malicious ladybug. Even your shadow

is your potential enemy.

10.You can never have enough power. Look at all these

neighbouring countries or even planets perhaps waiting

for you to conquer them. You have just the perfect conditions

to go for it. Enhance your military and come up with

an incredible story and everybody will be dying to fight for

the cause. Bleed dry your new possessions and go for

more. Even when you own the sun and the moon, there

are plenty of galaxies out there. Keep going, keep going

and keep killing.

















Text by Juergen Hirsch

Translation by Sarah Redfern

They have colonised the Berlin Reichstag, they

come and go equipped with their credentials

and in the mean time are regarded, after the

press, as the fifth power of the state.

The Lobbyists.

Lobbying is a form of representation of interests

in politics and society. The groups of lobbies

try to influence the executive and legislative

through personal contacts, gifts or

financial contributions. On top of that, through

mass media they steer public opinion, and with

that target pressure on the legislators.


Lobbying is not an invention of our time. Already

in ancient Greece and in the Roman Empire the

court drudges sat in the outer offices of politics

and reminded the parliamentarians that they

could face re-election or lose their seat in office,

depending what benefits, advantages or disadvantages

they proposed.

According to the Bundestag’s official lobby list,

as of June last year, there were 2136 corporation

representatives, associations, unions and political

initiatives registered. They all have unrestricted

access to the outer offices and to all politically

relevant decision makers. The term lobbyist is

generally seen rather negatively; never refer to

a pressure group as a lobby. They camouflage

their activities with terminologies like public affairs,

political communication or simply as political

consulting. Their main purpose consists of

supplying politicians with information.

Because most politicians are not experts in the

lobbyist’s respective fields, they are thankful for

every bit of information and guidance that the

lobbyists give them. Lobbyists take on this task

all to willingly and generally function as unofficial

consultants to the government. Furthermore, that

these consultants remain in the employ of their

organisations, which for the most part stem from

industry, therein lies, the suspicion that political

manipulation is not too far away. It is obvious that

by all discussions of atom and solar energy, bio

technology and health care reforms, anti smoking

laws or can deposits, the lobbyist doesn’t primarily

have the interests of the consumer, rather and

understandably so, the interests of their employers

at heart.

But where do we draw the line between necessary

representation of interests for the economy

and manipulation of politics?

Lobbying can lead to corruption, and with that

unauthorised exertion of influence. From junkets

organised by their companies, that are incorporated

with complimentary board and lodging and

also could include, party donations, presents,

benefits or the possibility of job on the board of

directors after the politicians political career has

come to an end are all significant factors. RWE

hired Joschka Fischer, where Wolfgang Clement

already sits on the board of directors.

The bigger

the mightier

The ex Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is involved

with Gazprom, and Roland Koch found a job in

free enterprise. Next to the pharmaceutical industry

the energy corporations pertain to be the

branch with an especially keen lobby power. For

example, the energy corporations tenaciously

intervened at the nuclear consensus in 2002 of

phasing out of nuclear energy for a lifetime extension

of German nuclear power stations, and

ultimately succeeded in autumn 2010. This determination

of the atomic lobby is only too understandable,

at the end of the day a lifetime extension

is a billion euro business.

When you take todays price of electricity as base,

the branch giants EnBW, RWE and E.ON would

make in surplus of 50 billion euro with a lifetime

extension of just eight years. If the nuclear power

stations stay on the grid for another 28 years their

profit margin would rise to 225 billion Euros.








D UP !


How strong the influence of the tobacco lobby on

the legislative power is exemplified by the prohibition

of tobacco advertising. Surprisingly it is the

ministry of heath that at the beginning of 1990

voted against a general advertising ban for tobacco

products. That at its peak of the then debate

the tobacco industry distributed donations

to all parties. It could also be the reason why in

1997 the then minister of health,

Horst Seehofer, anew campaigned against the

ban, and kept a study about the effects on adolescents

through tobacco advertising locked

away. Finally, as the European Union threatened

to make Germany pay substantial penalties was

the corresponding bill passed. A watered down

ban was taken over by the ministry of health later

pre-formulated directly from the union of the cigarette


The pharmaceutical lobby has, on the other

hand, in the last 10 years equally failed to pass

five proposed health reforms in Germany. Still

in the time of Gerhard Schöder a was bill drawn

stating that patient protected medicines should

decrease in price, tantamount with a multi billion

loss for the pharmaceutical industry. But the bill

disappeared from Gerhard Schröders desk, after

the lobbyists of the pharmaceutical industry paid

200 million euros into state health insurance and

were allowed after that to determine their prices

freely. Admittedly, this is peanuts in an industry

that is worth around 260 billion euros. However

the pharmaceutical industry goes about influencing

a completely different way.

It doesn’t only use the press and advertising to

manipulate public opinion, but organises doctor’s

strikes and demonstrations. And they do

this scrupulously. The association of Statutory

Health insurance Physicians rented around 170

students and unemployed to demonstrate in Berlin

in 2006.

When lobby representatives influence the powerful,

it doesn’t always have to be at a loss of

democracy. Not just industrial corporations seek

the proximity of politics. There are many charitable

associations that have the welfare of everybody

on their agenda. Greenpeace is probably

the most prominent of them all. Alongside their

campaigns and actions, Greenpeace is always

looking to come into dialogue with parliament.

Even Amnesty International lobbies for prisoners,

human rights and against the death penalty.

And this lobby is the reason why, over the years,

many bills have been passed for the benefit of

human rights. The Social Association VdK represents

the interests of pensioners, people with

disabilities and the socially disadvantaged. Even

children have a lobby; the Kinderschutzbund has

been fighting since 1953 for the little one’s rights.

With organisations like Transparency International

or Lobby Control there are even Lobbies that

make fun of the scheming of other lobbies, and

with that gives them a needed slap across their

knuckles. Their whole objective is to throw light

on undesirable developments in politics through

too much, or not serious influence from the lobbyists

for the general public.

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Enemy Of The State


Pascale Jean Louis, Nicolas Simoneau

Photography by Marcel Schlutt Make www.marcel-schlutt.com Up/Hair: Coco Meurer

Styling Susann Bosslau/Coco Meurer Set: Nina Kharytonova

Credits Susann: Brown Leather Skirt: Vintage HUMANA BERLIN Blouse:

MONK! Coat: MTWTFSS WEEKDAY Shoes : Paris Hilton Shoes Hat: Julia

Mogwitz Jewelry/Accessories : VINTAGE, Pascale: is wearing Rick Owens

Nicolas: is wearing Emporio Armini and Jean Paul Gaultier, Shoes by Björn Borg

Special Thx to Mike Köder und Andre Richter

























HONK! Music Art

2011 was filled with many new talented artists

decide from. Unfortunatly at the end we can on

in our opinion. Now it is up to you! Go to our h





ist Of The Year...

and bands. That made it very difficult for us to

ly choose six. And the following stood most out

omepage and vote for your artist of the year.

Vote here http://honk-mag.com/artist-of-the-year-2011/



Album: Go

Debuting his solo album GO he orchestrated not only his Voice is his

weapon. Indie electronica he delivered a thrilling album with powerful performances.

Leaving us in no doubt to choose as on of our favorites.

Animal Arithmetic




aMinus a.k.a Valentin Plessy presenting his first solo project coming from

the punk band Plateau Repas. Clearly showing influences from synth pop,

funky house, minimal just to name a few. Combining them in an inspirational

and attractive manner proving that powerful music can be created

even though mixing different styles.





Album: Almost and Maybe

Vote here http://honk-mag.com/artist-of-the-year-2011/



Album: Talk about Body

The art and performance collective MEN Speaking about important

issues such as trans awareness, wartime, economics, sexual

compromise and demanding liberty.

Deliveri their infectious, arty, punk-tinged disco house. Loaded

with force it caught our attention.





When saints go Machine

Mini album “Fail and forever” and “konkylie”


Vote here http://honk-mag.com/artist-of-the-year-2011/

Another band who made it beyond ther borders of Denmark. Giving

us strange and fascinating music. A sound hard to pin down

giving us a realm worth entering.

Fail Forever



Vote here http://honk-mag.com/artist-of-the-year-2011/



Album : Feel It Break

A spicy cocktail og intense and powerful ingredients that makes you feel

all warm inside. Mergeing strings of sound influenced by the singer / pianist

Katie Stelmanis only to deliver a unique sound that can only be called


Lose It




Gus Gus

Album : Arabian horse

The Icelandic band showcasing there years of experience and versatility,

they released Arabian horse. Fronting the band not one but three singers

all with outstanding voices giving the techno album a beautiful harmonic

feel. Mature approach for these electronic giants.




Vote here http://honk-mag.com/artist-of-the-year-2011/




„Sluts, objects, expactations.“

Dictatorship: the word seems to

demand someone you can blame,

someone in charge, someone to

judge: the dicator. Thinking about

gaze as a sort of dicatorship may

seem odd, but it is a productive and

empowering way to treat the world.

In order to go beyond normative assumptions

and to gain kind of a autonomy

we have to understand what

it really means to be seen, how the

gaze shapes our selfimage what we

can do to cure ourselves from the

disease spread by the gaze dictator.

There‘s definitely no logic in human behaviour‘ as Björk

teached us. As obvious as this quotation seems, the tention

between gaze and dictatorship will show us how illogic human

behaviour actually can be.

The first question that rises is: what is gaze? The second

question we will try to respond to is: could it be possible that

we are influenced by gaze or even worse: might gaze be a

dictatorship? The obvious fact, that we are a visible object, is

not that simple, as French philosopher Jacques Lacan stated.

For him gaze is more then just being visible. It is something

more disturbing and beyond our controll. By being exposed

to someone elses view, according to Lacan, we as a subject

lose the sense of autonomy. This uncanny effect of being

observed influences our behaviour, the way we dress and the

way we see ourselves.

Text by Kevin Jung

Photos by Sarah St

This may sound rather abstract, so let‘s

try to put it into a more profane picture: an

actor, standing on the stage, is totally aware

of being observed by a crowd, the spectators,

and even though he does not know

each person, he constructs an expactation

according to which he tries to act in a right

manner. Maybe he tries to subvert the expactations

in order to disturb the spectators.

But he never could escape being observed.

He is ruled by the gaze of the anonymous

and by that imagined expactation of the

spectators. As an actor, we are exposed to

the view of others, even though we don‘t

know all of them by person. But the relation

between gaze and subject is not equal.

French philosopher Michel Foucault argues

that gaze is something that constructs and

regulates power relations, it‘s a disciplinary

mechanism. This leads us to the second

question: how free are we, even though we

are always - or feel - exposed to the view of

an anonymous, imagined other?


If we want to argue that gaze is a dicatorship, we should

make clear, what aspects are congruent between both of

them. Dicatorship implies a dictator, a person who is at least

symbolically in charge of everything and the centre of power

and appraisal. A group would also work, but power is concentrated,

without any legitimation from outside. The rest is

propaganda and ideology. The individual has to step back in

order to be part of the big thing, society, the Volk, etc. In order

to maintain power, the dicatorship needs violence and aggressive

power. Let‘s keep this in mind, when we go through

some examples.

How disturbing, even violent, gaze can be shows the slutwalk

movement, that started this year in Toronto and spread around

the world. All kinds of people and bodies started to protest

against the heteronormative male-domintated view of women,

especially victims of sexual harazement.

effen www.sarahsteffen.com

The slutwalk movement fights back and raises

solidary power against a politic of gaze that

claims it‘s a woman‘s fault if they get raped.

Feminist blogger Jessica Valenti shows her

„Study in comments“ why Slutwalk is necessary

and what kind of prejudies and ressentiments

are virulent in western societies. Quotes from

CNN like:

“Do not just blame the person doing the assaulting

if you are going to run around strutting your



“Behave like ladies, and maybe more men will

behave like gentlemen.”

I participated the Slutwalk in Berlin myself and

saw some disturbing scenes. There were a lot

of people of all genders showing there bodies,

shouting slogans like „Yes means yes, no means

no“ and holding signs with sentences like „My

dress is not an invitation“ written on them.


That‘s not the disturbing part, this was

just fleshy empowerment and resistance

to something which is called ,male gaze‘

among the feminist academia. ,Male gaze‘

as a term is coined as the idea that the

power relations between the ordinary genders

male - female are organized by gaze.

Gaze, e.g. the view of a camera in a mainstream

pornmovie is conditioned by a male

perspective. So gaze is almost always a

(heterosexual) male one. The quatiotns from

Jessica Valenti‘s blog show clearly: a lot of

opinions are shaped by this idea, the idea

that a woman is always exposed to men

and they have behave in propper way not to

be raped. It‘s there fault, they just shouldn‘t

wear something slutty.

So all the sluts claim the streets around the

globe, and this is what I observed in Berlin:

a lot of elderly men, equipped with cameras,

taking photos of the bodies slutwalking

through Berlin Mitte. The organizers tried to

encourage the participators of the demonstration

to intervene and disturb the male

gaze. Some of them resisted and spit into

the face of the hobby porndirectors. One of

them even confessed that he just took some

pictures for his private collection. This insane

incidents make clear, what‘s happening

if we talk about gaze as dictatiorship,

esp. from a (queer-)feminist perspective.

Being a heterosexual male viewers allows

you to be on the good side of the power,

you‘re the spectator, part of the audience.

As a female body you‘re always already on

the stage. You have to act as you‘re supposed

to do in the little piece called heteronormativity.

In order the break the rules,

you have to manipulate the expactations.

They don‘t expect you to call yourselve a

slut, and this might be even misleading, but

it‘s seems to work.

There are Slutwalks basically everywhere, with all gender

ing the onesided view. The expose their bodies and reclaim

We are not an object.

How to turn the tables shows the amusing blog ,You are a

bros like girls‘. This might not be the most political correc

I see you, which makes you an object. I don‘t give a damn

a vast range of tumblr repostings showing more or less cu

snapshots up to selfmade webcam pictures. Every object

of the blog kind of tries to inscribe itself in a weird amalga

do the same thing, only in caves and with sculptures and

whatever. I Googled it.‘ But still: it shows vice versa how t

mass, here the readers of the blog, who just by gazing con

real, but in the blogosphere they just exist as an illustratio


s claiming public space with their slutty bodies resisting

them at the same time. The statement is clear:

They contribute to a naive but still nice

attempt to resist the male gaze and install

a male object exposed to an ungendered


The examples I tried to arrange in order to

make my point clear may not have been

the best. But gaze, the fact that we fucking

know that we‘re exposed to the world,

whoever that is and whatever this means,

scares the shit out of us. So much, that we

try to dress in a way we want to be seen, try

to have a nice haircut which highlights the

way we want to be recognized.

Empowerment and resistance against the

dicatorship of the gaze demands creativity,

a sense for aesthetics and a slight hint

of guts just to do whatever you want to do.

Please don‘t fit my expactations, I‘m not the

anonymous other plus that is boring and the

worst thing that could happen. If Björk is

right and there is no logic in human behaviour,

we should at least try not to fit into the

ennui of everyday illogic grind. The mean

anonymous dictator does not even have a

voice, just imagined dumb eyes.

n object‘, which describes itself as a ,place to treat

t statement, but as rough as it is, the title makes clear:

that you‘re male, you‘re hot. The blog is nothing but

te guys in different contexts, from editorials to old

will find a subject that will be fond of it. The editor

mated queer history by stating ,The Greeks used to

stuff--there’s books about it. It’s like a whole thing or

he politics of the gaze work. There is an anonymous

struct an object. The guys on the pictures might be

n of a bigger ideal of male beauty




Dusan is a visual artist from Belgrade but

now he lives in Germany. He moved from

Serbia to Berlin in February 2004. This was

a period of political instability combined with

civil commotion and riots. After the Serbian

prime minister was shoot, he made his decision

and moved to Berlin. And probably it

was time for him to start again in a new town.

Now he is coming up with a great project

called: Nuba!




There is also

this special







Interview by Marcel Schlutt

HONK!: Have you studied fashion? Are you

a professional designer or are you a career


Dusan: When I came to Berlin I designed some

costumes, which were used for performances in

clubs. I also started to study Photography and

Video at the UDK. My painting skills and graphic

design studies in Serbia were a major help for this

study and maybe this brought the idea of studying

to me. I wouldn’t be content with saying I am

a typical fashion designer, my creations are more

art than fashion. But I work not only on my own

projects, I can do a “normal” job too, for example

the costumes I created for the Dirty Dancing Musical.

The most important thing about my work is to

create a character not only a costume.

HONK!: Do you think Berlin is a good city

for a newcomer artist to stay and to let the

creativity flow?

Dusan: For sure, Berlin is a quite cheap city,

when you compare it with other European capitals.

So you don’t have to think about your rent all

the time and what to eat in the next days and it’s

very easy to find some part time job to hold your

head above water. There is also this special atmosphere

around the city right now. Lot’s of artists

and creative people are coming here to be a part

of something unique.

HONK!: Let’s talk about your video art. We

saw your project “Nuba”, which by the way

is very exciting, so tell us a little bit more

about it.

Dusan: Nuba people are inhabitants of the Nuba

Mountains, which are located in Sudan, Africa.


The most fascinating thing about them is that they

really take time to dress up - it’s not the result,

which is important there, but the way. And they

don’t follow any strict rules in their way to dress


So their make up is always different and very original.

I like this idea of being free, without borders

and rules and so the idea of digital fashion came

to me. Where endless creativity meets unlimited

possibilities and even the laws of physics could be

broken. And you can’t touch it, only watch.

HONK!: This brings us to my next question:

is there somebody, who will pay for your

digital fashion, maybe it could be used for

avatars in some social games? And can you

finance your life with your art?

Dusan: Not yet. The idea of digital fashion is quite

new, so I still haven’t figured out how to earn some

money with it. But I think the era of digital fashion

is starting now, so maybe there will be more possibilities

to use this fashion art, other than to dress

a social games avatar. And it’s still better to have

a shitty job and to follow your dreams than to have

no dreams at all!

HONK!: Where do you get your ideas for the


Dusan: I am using 3 D programs on the Internet

for my design, but I would say I am still learning,

as the options are endless when you work digitally.

I also like to combine my analogue and digital

skills, connecting painting, costume design and

digital video together. When I start a new project I

never know what it will look like, it’s like a journey

to some new place, where you have never been


HONK!: Was it always clear for you, that you

will find your place in this world as an artist?

Dusan: No, not always. I was dealing with graphic

design since I was 15 in Serbia, so it was quite

early clear to me, that I will do something creative

I just follow the flow and try to stay as flexible as

I can.

HONK!: Is there some other artist who inspired

you or who stands as a role model in

your life?


Dusan: Yes of course, there are a lot of people

who inspired me. The music was always something

special for me and it’s inspiring me all the


HONK!: So do you have some plans to combine

visual arts with music?

Dusan: Yes, I do, one of my really good friends is

a musician and we are collaborating together on a

video for his music. So soon I will come up with a

new video music project

HONK!: Let’s talk more about your homeland.

How was the experience of Milosevic’s

dictatorship for you?

Dusan: Since I was a teenager, I was active at

the resistance and it was horrible, dictatorship is

no fun. You can’t feel free, you can’t even say or

think what you want and you fear for your life and

for your family. Nowadays there is still lots of corruption,

but things in my country are getting better


HONK!: Where do you see yourself in 20

years? What are your wishes for the next


Dusan: Laughs. To be somewhere near a sunny

beach. But I don’t think so far, I better live in the

moment. Don’t want to be pessimistic, but I don’t

think it’s good to make plans for the distant future.

My wishes for the next 20 years are to do something

different and to discover some other sides in

me and in the world. I don’t want to do the same

thing till the end of my days, it’s better just to follow

the flow of life and to take what you get.

I’m sorry, but I don


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’t want to be an

t my business !!




Photos by Masha Sadari

Models: Devon Storm, Cathy Kiin, and self-portraits.











Interview by Marcel Schlutt

Masha is one of those young artist, I have found in the internet,

when i was searching for new talents. She is just 17 years

old and already a very good photographer. Yes, some people

are simple gifted. She is one of them.


HONK!: Hello Masha... Your photography is stunning and just beautiful.

You are a big talent. When did you realize that photography is

what you like?

Masha: Thank you very much. I began to really fall in love with photography about

halfway through my 365 days project in 2010. I love what I do and I am incredibly

happy that I discovered this wonderful form of art.


HONK!: When i am looking at your pictures , i

am really touched and i can feel a melancholic

energy. Are you a melancholic girl? Can

we see in your photography who you are?

For artwork I definitely prefer digital because it

allows me to manipulate the photo and create

almost any effect in post processing.

Masha: Generally I am a very happy person. I

guess some part of me is portrayed in my work

since all of it comes from my mind but I believe

that everything I create is purely fictiona,l although

sometimes I do use real life events.

HONK!: You are living in Moldova, one of the

most beautiful countries. Tell us something

about your life and culture there ?

Masha: I am originally from Moldova and it is

very beautiful but I now live in Florida, United

States. I moved a few years ago so I still remember

what it was like. It was definitely a simple life

and I wasn’t very interested in art except for the

occasional drawing I did in school. The culture is

very westernised and it is not very different from

many other countries. I believe that in modern

times it is not so important where an artist lives

anymore. I share my artwork through art sites

so it does not matter where I am. The thing is

that Moldova is a very interesting country and is

certainly a huge inspiration to me so I suppose it

isn’t a bad place for a young artist.

HONK!: How do you create your photos?

How long do you need to make them?

HONK!: Which artist is inspiring you? And


Masha: I am mostly inspired by Brooke Shaden

and her unbelievable photographs. I also draw

some inspiration from painters such as Rembrandt.

Brooke inspires me because her art is

very unique and full of wonderful stories that

cannot help but stay in my mind. Her processing

is also a large influence because I love the

HONK!: What are your dreams for your future?

Where do you see yourself in 20


Masha: My dream is to do fine art photography

and be able to teach others and actually have

the ability to make a living off of what I love to

do. But I don’t think I can completely rely on that

so I’m planning on attending university for fine

arts and education so that I can become an art

teacher in High School or even College. roughness

of the images and the painterly feel.


Masha: Well first I come up with a concept, which

is probably the most challenging part of the entire

process. Then I set up a day and time, usually

depending on the availability of my models.

Once I’m at the location it takes anywhere from

20 min to 3 hours to shoot, depending on how

much preparation is required. After the shoot I

sort through the photos, I tend to take less that

100 and most of them are filler images. Editing

takes anywhere from 2 hours to a few days also

depending on the difficulty of the image.

HONK!: Analog or Digital? What do you prefer?

Masha: I love analog but I only use it to take

photos of my friends and family on a regular basis.




It has been over 20 years since Germany used to be divided into 2 different countries,

and yet these wounds remain open sores. The injustice suffered by a great number of

East-Germany citizens is going to need plenty of years before it can be healed. It is very

important for papers to remember all this and to let us be part of these memories and

experiences. Because one day these voices will be silenced. This is why we met Edwin, a

man who has lived through what most will know from history books only.

HONK!: Edwin, you have been born and raised in the

GDR (DDR). You are so to speak the first generation

of East Germany’s children. How was your youth back


Edwin: I am the oldest of 5 children. My parents had a

small farm. To the age of 12, I could say my childhood was

really beautiful. After that I had to help with everything,

milk the cows, feed them and do anything a kid my age

was capable of actually doing. It was rather pleasant to

me since I’ve always loved animals. I much preferred to

skip school in order to be with the animals.

HONK!: As a young man, have you felt the pressure of

living in a dictatorship?

Edwin: Yes, there was this one event that came to challenge

my thought and actions regarding the system. My father

was arrested over something he was not responsible

for. Two friends and I discovered weapons and munition

from WWII. It was in August of 1968. Due to being only 13,

not much happened to me or my friends. My father was

let go, but I never managed to understand what he was

arrested for in the first place. After that my father got only

trouble. This injustice was something I could not deal with.

Because of that, I couldn’t join the FDG (a youth movement

of the time) and had plenty of trouble at school.

HONK!: So in your youth, you wanted to flee and get

out of East Germany. Why?

Edwin: The main reason was this injustice that had been

done to my father.

HONK!: What did your escape plan look like back


Edwin: I had a friend whose father had managed to leave

the GDR (DDR) before they closes the borders. He used

to live in Frankfurt am Main and had a shipping agency.

We met him in Rostock. That’s where we decided to cross

the Ostsee with an inflatable boat and get out.

HONK!: Sadly, the escape didnt work out. How and

where did you get arrested?

Edwin: The State’s Security got to know about it somehow.

Both of my friends got arrested. So I had to try it on

my own. I tried to take the train to the Ostsee. The train

was stopped midway and I was picked out of the compartment

and arrested. Today, we still do not know how the

Stasi was so well informed about this.

H: Then you were sentenced to prison. For how long

did you have to sit there and what was your experience

as an „Enemy of the State“?

Edwin: I was sentenced to 48 months incarceration (1 year

in jail, the rest in confinement in Berlin-Rummelsburg)

HONK!: Have you been physically or psychologically

abused? If so, how?

Edwin: In the JVA the pshysical abuse was frequent. They

wanted to belittle us through this. For example, we had

to run for hours or do press ups till we fainted. In the correctional

they tried to break you in a psychological way.

In solitary confinement (I spent over 200 days in solitary

confinement) I had for 2 years absolutely no contact to

the outside world. Also, nobody in my family (parents or

siblings) had any idea on where I was in those 2 years.

HONK!: What was your life like in a system such as

that of East Germany (DDR), after your release? I know

that the state kept an eye on you and you didn’t feel

like you belonged.

Edwin: While still in confinement I tried to issue a travel

pass but my application was declined for no apparent

reason. After my release I was placed under surveillance.

This means I was not allowed to leave my municipality, I

was not allowed to meet specific people and I had to report

to the local police station daily, for 2 years.


HONK!: Today do you have any idea as to who it was

that told on you back then?

Edwin: I still don’t know who did such thing, who revealed

my plans to the state and made them come after me. I

always tried to push this away because I’m afraid it might

have been someone in my family.

HONK!: 20 years after the downfall of the GDR (DDR),

do you feel free? Are the old wounds nothing but forgotten

scars? Or are there moments when these old

stories are as present as ever?

Edwin: These old wounds will never heal, 4 whole years

of my life have been taken from me, simply because I had

a different ideology and opinion than the System thought I

should have. And what is freedom really? Are we actually

free people today?


„I have spent over 200 days in solitary confinement.“






Photography by Mara Sommer


Styling/Make Up: Margaret Petchell


Model: Lauren @Clyne Model Management

Blue shoes: Mi Piaci

Fake fur jacket: First scene costume hire garage sale box

Shawl: $2 shop

Brooches: Victorian Gilt



Yellow knit dress split and stuck with masking tape: Garage sale box,

Retro bathing cap: Victorian Gilt

Original 1959 newspaper



Dress from garage sale customized with

a bodice of clear plastic disposable gloves

Gloves disposable secured around wrist with cellotape

Shoes: Victorian Gilt

Head scarf made from painters masking plastic

Plastic 1950’s handbag -Victorian Gilt

Pink polo neck: Hospice shop

Skirt: Garage sale box

Hat, made from old gloves: Victorian gilt



Striped shirt and nylon slip: Church charity shop

Hat stack: Victorian Gilt secured with masking tape


Black knit polo neck: Savemart

Black Bathers and shoes: Victorian Gilt

Head scarf black rubbish bag


When did it start?

Text by Maria Büttner

Photos from Masha Sadari

She’s crying. She hadn’t since more than five month.

In fact, that’s not long for somebody who almost never

cries. Let’s say – a lot happened. Now, while reading

a book, Christa Wolf’s “Stadt der Engel oder The

overcoat of Dr. Freud” – they came. She’s turning

her face on to the window – she doesn’t like it, when

somebody else’s seeing her tears. By the way, she’s

riding a train right now. Let’s see how it goes when

emotion and reason clashing. Because this is supposed

be a text about dictatorship.

Dictatorship of emotions, remembrance – emotions

while reading about somebody recalling a

meeting and the physical backlash (fainting) of

being emotionally overwhelmed by memories in

a setting of suppression which once promised to

be freedom. There are different ways of emotions

which could be suppressive. During the last century

we learned a lot about it, about war, terrorism

and how it is connected with emotions sent

through TV, internet, Twitter – picturing them, rereading

them, (re)creating them. In 2006 Dominique

Moisi wrote an article named “The Clash of

Civilisations is Really One of Emotions” in Daily

Star. Does this mean we are all mere subjects of

our emotions?:


Whichever is true, it made her wonder. Can

emotions, feelings possibly be wrong? Maybe

they won’t fit the situation or are biased – but

false? Aren’t those the only ones you are able

to feel during this moment? Aren’t you at the

mercy of them, even if you want to feel another

way – it’s you in this moment. How could those

be wrong. Later – looking back – they may appear

to have been useless, unrealistic, even pathetic

– it won’t change the fact they were true

the moment you felt them. If it makes you feel

frightened, irritated or angry – react again, correct

while thinking about it – it will already be the

next moment, span of life, split second.

No, it shouldn’t be that way !

So she thought, staring out of this window. Letting

pass by the landscape while letting pictures

of the past weeks pop up in her mind. Laughing,

dancing looking up to the sky, feeling herself. So

when did it start? The promised freedom being

suppression. When were emotions starting

to get oppressive?

Maybe already at this day, seems like summers

ago – when the first eye-contact (making

her think about a kiss – just for a split second)

didn’t lead to anything. Maybe month ago when

she got shocked and thrown out of balance by a

shaking earth. Not too long ago, she promised

she would stay. Now everything in her wants to

run. From the reality she’s living in.

If we are talking about behavior, Aristotle

comes in. In his definition, emotions

are not something separated.

They bear a great importance, notably

for moral aspects of our life. Our

capacity for which Aristotle regarded

as largely a result of learning to feel

the right emotions in the right circumstances.

Wolf writes something about “falsche Empfindungen”

– does she mean “false” or “wrong”?

Does she mean “emotions” or “feelings”?

Her situation isn’t as half as dramatic as Wolf’s

protagonist’s, not life-threatening, not political

emphasized – just a plain personal matter. But

Christa Wolf managed to write in a way which

responded to herself. And she’s one of the few

author’s making her cry occasionally. Her hands

were shaking after he came this near. Her mind

went blank when he kissed her eyes, lips. The

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s entry

about “emotion” states two important facts:

”No aspect of our mental life is more

important to the quality and meaning

of our existence than emotions.

They are what make life worth living,

or sometimes ending. So it is not surprising

that most of the great classical

philosophers—Plato, Aristotle, Spinoza,

Descartes, Hobbes, Hume—had

recognizable theories of emotion, conceived

as responses to certain sorts

of events of concern to a subject, triggering

bodily changes and typically

motivating characteristic behavior.”

2 Going further onto this subject the

author has to admit, that the know-itall-20th-century

wasn’t able to create

such theories. Maybe it’s not rational

enough, maybe they – we – were afraid

of it’s content.


An entry in one of the most considerable onlinelexica

of philosophy starting like this, should

make one wonder. Such importance, therefor

we are still pretty fast to try making something

rational out of it. Feelings of guilt, shame, jealousy,

aren’t those one would like to cover up.

Feelings of joy for something we should not

have done – it is nice to get some pretext for not

being moral:

”Emotions also raise normative questions:

about the extent to which they

can be said to be rational, or can contribute

to rationality. In that regard the

question of our knowledge of our own

emotions is especially problematic,

as it seems they are both the object

of our most immediate awareness and

the most powerful source of our capacity

for self-deception. This results

in a particularly ambivalent relation

between emotions and morality.”

She always could remember her first kisses, the

strength, awkwardness or knowledge. This first

time, she refused and left. In the end, Slowly regaining

conscious after an intense dream gradually

remembering where she is, one morning

there was this sudden sadness. Not because it

was her own but it wasn’t his place. A shock.

Healing, kind of – it drove her out of this “dictatorship”.

The realization of her being trapped into emotions

she couldn’t handle. Something she couldn’t

stand, not being able to control herself – she left.

She wanted to wake up next to a dream from

which she decided to wake up upon. Yet, she’s

still sitting in this train. Saying it with Descartes:

Slowly regaining conscious after an intense

dream gradually remembering where she is,

one morning there was this sudden sadness.

Not because it was her own but it wasn’t his

place. A shock. Healing, kind of – it drove her out

of this “dictatorship”. The realization of her being

trapped into emotions she couldn’t handle.

Something she couldn’t stand, not being able to

control herself – she left. She wanted to wake

up next to a dream from which she decided to

wake up upon. Yet, she’s still sitting in this train.

Saying it with Descartes:

“It is impossible for the soul to feel a

passion without that passion being

truly as one feels it.”

But reading just a bit further he has to admit:

“Those that are most agitated by their

passions are not those who know them



Therefore what do we do about this? Sitting it out, maybe letting it

out. And waiting for another theory to clear what’s going on when

one looses track of it’s self-awareness.

Where the unconscious is, self-deception necessarily threatens.

When did it start?





Les hommes de «Karl Marx Allee»

Photography by Marcel Schlutt


Styling by Susann Bosslau

Hair & Make up: Pascale Jean-Louis


Karl, Vince, Vedran and Paul @Izaio Models Berlin


Shirt: Schiesser

Pants: Kilian Kerner


Longsleeve: Schiesser

Pants: Acne


Longsleeve: Schiesser

Pants: Tiger of Sweden


Shirt: Schiesser

Pants: Tiger of Sweden

Braces: Models own


Karl - Jacket: Kilian Kerner,

Pants:Tiger of Sweden,

Shoes: Zign

Paul - Coat: Kilian Kerner,

Shirt: Schiesser,

Braces: Models own,

Pants: Tiger of Sweden,

Shoes: Zign



Vince - Coat: Kilian Kerner

Shirt: Schiesser

Pants: Acne

Vedran - Coat: Kilian Kerner

Shirt: Schiesser

Pants: Kilian Kerner

Shoes: Zign



Vedran - Suit: Tiger of Sweden

Shirt: Schiesser

Shoes: Zign


Paul - CJacket: Tiger of Sweden

Shirt: Schiesser

Braces: Models own

Pants: Tiger of sweden

Shoes: Zign

Bag: Models own


Karl - Shirt: Schiesser

Jacket : Tiger of Sweden


Vince - Pants: Kilian Kerner

Karl - Pants: Tiger of Sweden




Vince - Pants: Vintage

Shoes: Docs

Sunglasses: Vintage

Paul - Shirt: Schiesser

Pants: Tiger of Sweden

Braces: Vintage

Sunglasses: Vintage


Pauk 246 -Cardigan: Kilian Kerner

Scarf: Kilian Kerner

Uderwear: Schiesser

Vedran -Jacket: Tiger of Sweden

Underwear. Schiesser


Vince -Shirt: Schiesser

Pants: Vintage

Karl -Pullover: Tiger of Sweden

Underwear: Schiesser













by Nina Kharytonova

1.Jacob Bilabel


Jacob is fighting for our planet, for the environment and probably for our

lives. Together with his partner Guido Axmann he is running Thema 1 –

an independent Berlin based company, which issue is a an accelerated

transition to a low-carbon society. One of his projects is “The Green Music

Initiative” which is coordinating the music and entertainment industry’s

efforts to minimise their climate impact, which is really enormous,

especially here in Berlin. But that’s not all – Product Carbon Footprint

(PCF) Project, Klimapartner 2020, just to name a few of them. So thank

god there is somebody doing something while I am still talking or writing

about that. And this is probably the company’s motto – “Talk without action

means nothing”. http://www.thema1.de/

2.Jackie Taylor

Miss Taylor is a perfect example of her art. She is not only creating

amazing costumes, but she is also wearing her designs by herself, making

an unforgettable and sexy performances. She is also a freelance

stylist with a free and creative spirit. Born in Ireland, traveling through

Europe, where she was having done stint in art school in London and

making a short stop in New York, she finally landed in Berlin, where she

started evolving through many adventures and hard work into designer,

she is today. Her work, inspired by many things, different places, where

she has been brings some colour and beautiful glamour madness to our

lives. If you want to check out something different or you are just curious

to check her stuff out -go to. http://jackietaylor.net/

3. Melanie Pfister

100und1 is a family based company – a creative network made up for

free branches: Interior, Fashion & Media. Melanie Pfister runs 100und1

together with Jacob, Julia and Lukas, where everybody is responsible

for his own section. Everything started with Interior, working on planning,

design and construction of not only interiors, but also art objects

and prototypes. Even your own ideas could be realized on a very high

and creative level. The second pillar is Fashion, where 100und1 acts as

a contemporary clothing distributor, with an elaborate selection of labels

of newcomer designers from streetwear to Haute Couture. It’s a communicating

agency with a bright field from Graphic design over to Art direction

and Advertising. This special combination is groundbreaking in the

generation of new media and will surely have soon plenty of followers.


4. Jan Breus

Fresh wind is blowing from Russia and he brought us not only a bad

weather front but also a styling genie Jan Breus. Born and raised in the

Soviet Union, he came in the latest 90’s to Germany. Now he founded

his way to our capital and spreads his fashionable point of view, which is

truly exquisite, through the city. Maybe inspired by wide fields or by white

winters of Russia, his styles are always pure and unforgettable at the

same time. This talent brought him already a plenty of opportunities to

prove that his style rocks. His clients are coming from all over the world,

Madonna’s ex-toy Jesus Luz was just only one of them. Sometimes he

also gives styling tips on public TV. And if there is nothing special in your

wardrobe, he could even create you a fancy outfit from a plastic garbage

bag. http://janbreusfashionstyling.daportfolio.com/





Delusions of Beauty

Photos and Concept by Suzana Holtgrave

Hair & Make Up by Helena Kapidzic

Styling by Susann Bosslau

Model: Teresa Stark


Chiffon Dress by Susann Bosslau



Top by Jana Hipp

Shoulder pieces : Günes Dericioglu


Shoulder pieces : Photographers own


Lace Body Suit by Susann Bosslau



Top by Franziskus Pummer



Accessories by Franziskus Pummer








by Christo Mitov

If you ask any French chef about the art of food, also known as gourmet,

they would spend hours and hours on telling you the history of preparing

food, the love you have to inject in every little detail in order to achieve

perfection in every bite. Luckily, we don’t have so much time and I am

more impressed by an Oreo turned into a portrait than a kangaroo stake

with a side of asparagus.

Recently it came to my attention that almost everywhere I looked - at most art fairs,

small and large scale exhibitions - there was always a corner saved for art made of

food products. It’s the most consumable form of art - you can not only look at it, but

actually in the very sense of the words, digest it, too.

So I decided to take you on a speed date with 4 of the hottest aspiring food artists

right now. The setting is online casual; we get background infos on every artist

beforehand; the outcome is yet unknown - we ask the questions and assess at the

end which piece we want to eat and which should be put in a museum.


The first artist in the food speed dating series features big names in the fashion

industry with low quality products from the fast food world. Chanel sausage links,

fried Fendi fish sticks, raw meat Gucci and toasty Louis Vuitton bread - Swedish photographer

LINUS MORALES’ FABULOUS FOOD series uses luxury logos to brand food

in an inspiring way. Before rushing to conclusions about the limits and boundaries of

commercialization and starting an endless discussion on commercialization of art,

I am here to inform you that this comprises a rather unique concept, for shooting

purposes only. More on food and art directly from Linus:

Name: Linus Morales

(Art) School: Gamleby Photography school Sweden.

Based in: Sweden/London

Making art since: 2002


Why did you choose to work with food?

I liked the thought of simple swedish fast food mixed with famous designer brands. Do you eat your

pieces after you have photographed them? I ate the Chanel sausages and the LV toast.

How do you feel about fashion meeting food? Dresses and other garments made of

meat, tofu, etc.?

Hm, hard question. I think it’s kind of cool in one way but kind of gross in another. It’s almost a bit

too much.

What food product gets you mostly inspired?

Fast food in funny packages.

Do you cook?

Yes but very simple meals, unfortunately I’m a bad chef.

L i n u s M o r a l e s


The Great Dictator: Chaplin vs Hitler

Text by Claudio Alvargonzalez



JUDITH G. KLAUSNER is a Somerville, MA artist with a love for small, intricate, and overloo

constructing her thesis primarily out of insects, and has since continued to search the det

ally and professionally. About her work Judith says: “My latest series (now in progress) use

intertwined histories of gender and craft have shaped one another and our everyday lives

and question what defines these things as ephemeral at all. What becomes mythologized,

and unremarkable become valued craft simply based on a shift in cultural perspective?”

ked things. She received her degree in Studio Art from Wesleyan University in 2007 after

ails of her surroundings for inspiration. She enjoys playing with her food, both recreations

Victorian handicraft processes to transform modern packaged foods, exploring how the

. I hope to change the way people see the small and often disregarded ephemera of life,

and what is discarded as mundane? Can the same set of skills that were once obligatory



Why exactly Oreos?

Oreos are a quintessential American packaged food, that also have some lovely aesthetic


Do you eat your pieces after you have photographed them or do you keep them

somewhere in a box?

I don’t eat the pieces - they would be very stale! When they are not on display, the cameos

are kept climate controlled (and the preservatives in the Oreos keep them quite well).

How do you feel about fashion meeting food? Dresses and other garments made of

meat, tofu, etc.?

Given how essential it is, I think food it is a natural realm of exploration for creative pursuits

of all kinds.

Are you currently working with any other kind of food products?

The whole From Scratch series works works with a variety of packaged foods, from the

Oreo Cameos to embroidered toast, cross-stitched Chex cereal, and condiment wallpaper


Do you cook?

I really enjoy cooking, especially on weekends when I have the time and energy to be creative.

I don’t usually follow a recipe, I like to cook how I make art and make it up as I go!


Name: Judith Klausner

Age: 25

Based in: Somerville, Massachusetts, USA

Making art since: I can remember!

web: http://jgklausner.com/

Judith Klausner


Jasmin Schuller

JASMIN SCHULLER is an editorial, fashion and portrait photographer from Austria. She has

envisioned and captured every vegetarian’s nightmare - sweets, cakes and chocolates made

solely of meat products. Take plenty of meat scraps and two liters of blood, a bucket of

grease and five kilos of meat, process it, and you have made SWEET MEAT.


Why did you choose to work with food? And is it real meat it your Sweet Meat project?

First of all, I like sweets and I also fancy a good steak. Wouldn’t it be nice to have it all in one?

That and my vegan roommate were mostly the inspiration for the series. I didn’t imagine Sweet

Meats to taste good, but my aim was to make them look compellingly delicious.

Did you eat your pieces after you have photographed them?

No, but it was my dog’s second birthday this year...

How do you feel about fashion meeting food? Dresses and other garments made of

meat, tofu, etc.?

The hunting days are over and gone for good. Today you identify yourself with the choices

you make at the market, also concerning food. To eat consciously and healthy is not only

important but also getting fashionable.

Are you planning to work with food again?

To me, eating is a way to cherish the joyful things in life. This point of view gets pretty obvious

when you look at “sweet meat”. So I wouldn’t except of working with food again. It was

a great challenge.

Do you cook?

For sure and sweet meat is my master

piece, would you like to taste?

Name: Jasmin Schuller

Age: 18.03.1980

Based in: Graz, Austria

Making art since: I am taking

pictures since I can remember,

in 2009 I opened my own




A man who dic

separates himself

from others!






THE Great Dictator!

by Claudio Alvargonzalez

1940. Europe was divided by a war that left the continent torn apart. Half of it destroyed

and the other half invaded. Adolf Hitler continued his task to attack the

British Islands knowing the United Kingdom and The Commonwealth were the

only nations able to stop the Nazi army those days as The US and The Soviet Union

were still just a selected audience of the Theatre of War that occidental Europeans

were playing over the fields. Benito Mussolini became Hitler’s best ally dreaming

of a stronger and “purified” Europe but also signing his own death sentence for

the same reason. Down the Pyrenees things worked as usual in a different way.

Francisco Franco decided not to take part in the conflict. After three years of civil

war the country was literally turned into ashes with half of the Spanish population

death and the other half looking for something to eat. Although Franco believed

in Hitler’s ideas the Spanish dictator couldn’t find the material way to support

them specially after their unsuccessful meeting in the French-Spanish border.

While this “Rat Pack” of dictatorship was happily

killing what was left of their own population, somewhere

across the ocean there was a short but intelligent

man who seemed to be the only one caring

about all the mess going on in this so called “Old

Continent” probably because he was not American

but British. His name was Charles Chaplin.

1940 was the year of “The Great Dictator”. The film

was released in October in New York City and in

December in London. The film was Chaplin’s first

true talking picture and also his biggest box office

success . It got five nominations for the Academy

Awards (including Best Actor) winning none but

although the film is a masterpiece the competition

that year was wild with “Rebecca” (Alfred Hitchcock),

“The Grapes of Wrath” (John Ford) or “The

Philadelphia Story” (George Cukor) getting most of



But what people will always remember is the one

where Hynkel dances with a balloon globe in his

office while listening Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin

Overture which is also used at the end of

the film while making the victory speech by one

of the characters.

There are many legends and stories about the

film. It is said that Chaplin thought about making

this film when he knew Adolf Hitler had approximately

the same age, height and weight

and also that Hitler’s famous moustache was in

fact a copy of Chaplin’s. It is also said that Hitler

requested to see the film and he watched it more

than a couple of times.

I am not going to tell you much about the plot because

I hate spoilers and for those of you who never

watched even a minute of it just let me remind

you this is one of the must-see movies of all time.

Anyway, the story is about two look alike people,

one is a Jewish barber living in a Ghetto and the

second one is Adenoid Hynkel, the cruel dictator of

an invented country called Tomainia. Chaplin plays

both roles. Let just add the barber and some other

Jewish people get placed in a concentration camp

and as the story goes by there is a casual change

of identities which leads into the final speech of the

movie. If you have read “The Prince and the Pauper”

(Mark Twain, 1881) you already know what I’m

talking about. For the rest of you who doesn’t, forget

about this article and go find the dvd… and the


We can’t forget the film is a comedy. It contains

several of Chaplin’s most famous sequences. He

shows the dictator role as a caricature of the real

Hitler and his oratory style. In fact, the language

used in the picture is not real German. It’s an improvised

slang that may sound like German but it

isn’t. The film started to be shot in 1937 and during

that time there was no real reason to offend

or ridicule so aggressively the Germans. Also the

language shown in the posters, sets, etc is not German

but Esperanto, an artificial language created

by a Polish Jewish called Dr. Zamenhof and which

Hitler condemned as a Jewish plot willing to destroy

German culture.

Two of my favorite sequences of the film apart from

the final speech of course are the one when the

absent minded barber tries to shave Hannah (the

female role played by Paulette Goddard who was

Chaplin’s wife and worked with him in “Modern

Times”) where you can see again the classic Chaplin’s

role “The Tramp”.


Well, there are things we will never know. The only

thing sure is that The Great Dictator is indeed a

strong satire of fascism in general and Adolf Hitler

and his National Socialism in particular. Chaplin

wasn’t Jewish but his mother was. Some of his

relatives ended in camps so he felt somehow the

obligation of letting the world know but specially

the American people that you can’t be passive and

look away when something doesn’t affect you directly.

In fact American policy had remained neutral

and because of the pressures coming from the

German Embassy all anti Hitler movies were not

recommended by the government. That is the reason

the film was shoot almost secretly. Even United

Artists (the production studio) received boycott

threats constantly.


Finally a “Warning to Sailors”: I know I am writing

about something happened in the last century.

Something only your grandparents can remember.

Something you only know from books or movies

but the truth is those words Chaplin said can be

use today without losing their meaning or value.

I’m writing about Chaplin, Hitler, Franco or Mussolini

but I’m thinking about Cuba, North Korea, Saudi

Arabia, Thailand, Syria, Morocco, Venezuela, China...

Although the film was a big success it didn’t get a

great rate from the critics and Chaplin was accused

of communism and chased by the HUAC (House

Un-American Activities Committee) with no other

choice of going into exile some years later.

The film couldn’t be shown in Germany before 1958

and it was a success at the box office. In Spain the

movie was censored from 1940 to 1975 and was

released in 1976 after Franco’s death. But in Italy it

was impossible to see the director’s cut until 2002

because all the previous released versions of the

film censored all the scenes with dictator Napoloni

(Mussolini’s alter ego or caricature) and his wife


But what can it be so dangerous in a film coming

from one of the most beloved comedians of all time?

The answer is simple. This short funny man is not

speechless anymore. He can talk. And what it’s

coming from his mouth it’s something some people

may not like. Quotes like: “I’m sorry but I don’t want

to be an Emperor, that’s not my business. I don’t

want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to

help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man,

white…”, “Even now my voice is reaching millions

throughout the world, millions of despairing men,

women and little children, victims of a system that

makes men torture and imprison innocent people.

To those who can hear me I say “Do not despair”.”

Or “Soldiers! In the name of democracy, let us all


Chaplin didn’t get the Oscar for this role. It is true

James Stewart was superb in “The Philadelphia

Story” but to hear “Charlot - The Tramp” for the first

time which such intensity worth more than a golden

statue. He never got one for his roles although he

deserved it. He was chased and accused of communism

but he almost won the Nobel Peace Prize

in 1948 and in his own words: “ My only political

creed was always Freedom”.


George Tot is a very gifted emerging artist from Rus

when trying to conduct this interview, he is not afra

on the political system of his country. His work, m

own world. Usually in black and white, it sums up e

Moscow and Zhukovsky. The abandonment, the ho

past and present, the poverty but also some strang




sia. Unlike most people we have come across

id to talk about anything, including his views

ostly analog, is mirroring what he calls his

verything he feels and sees on the streets of

pelessness, the bleakness, the oppression of

e beauty and a general longing in everything.




HONK!: Your photography is very characteristic and different. What do you think has influenced

you most?

George: The greatest impact on me so far had a recording of Bach, which I occasionally listened

to in my childhood because of my father. I felt then a grand mixture of fear and delight.

And of course the death of my only girlfriend by a car more than four years ago.

HONK!: Do you experiment with many different cameras? What do you see in analog photography

that digital photography lacks?

George: Yes, I often experiment with different cameras. A homemade pinhole, a Diana, a

Zenit and other old Soviet cameras. In analog pictures I see the discipline and warmth,

which digital photography is lacking. All this noise and grain and other artefacts inherent in

analog photography. The very analog camera shutter sound and the sound when rewinding

film - it’s like music, this symphony.


HONK!: Do you prefer to shoot emptiness and portray still life rather than the typical portraits?

Who do you enjoy photographing?

George: I prefer to shoot still life and void, because my skill level is not high enough for

portraits. I love the works of Russian masters of the twenties and thirties such as Alexander

Rodchenko and El Lissitzky. More photography I like is of course in Bresson, Stanley Kubrick

and Robert Frank..

HONK!: How do you think that living in Russia is making you different as an artist?

George: I think it is the attitude of society and state towards you as an artist. If you have no

money, you will sit in your filthy hole until the end of your days, because we all do not care.

Present Russian art is about depression and loss of hope, because Russia is crap and not

the best place for artists and this situation is unlikely to change.






HONK!: Many of your photos are melancholic and empty, do you see this is as part of Modern


George: Yes, indeed. I’m not going to say this is in the subconscious. Russians drink so

much not to see this shit is happening around them. It’s almost unbearable.

HONK!: Do you think people in Russia are really free or live under a disguised dictatorship?

George: I think there is still a dictatorship, but it is not so noticeable, and carefully concealed.

But it is better not to think about it, because we can not change anything it seems.

HONK!: How free do you feel as a Russian photographer in the whole wide world, and how

important is communication with the outside world for you or your work?

George: I do not consider myself a photographer, I am only a man with a camera in hand.

Communication with the outside world is very important for me, although not always very

interesting. I’, almost cut off from the outside world, I live in my own world. I play guitar in a

band we play noise-rock. My communication with the outside world is limited to walking with

a camera through deserted places, such as landfills, abandoned houses, etc.

Interview by Amanda M. Jansson & Emma E.K. Jones





The Collection

by Emma E. K. Jones


His favorite game is playing with row eyeballs.

He likes to roll them in his bed.

He likes to wear them on his head.

In fact the king is so fond of them, he even hangs them

from the roof as Christmas decoration and then he

stares at them all day long.

And every day he needs some more to build

up his collection.

And then he calls his only friend, the ram, who knows

his way with people.

The ram, whose horns wear the eyes of those who’ve

seen, is roaming the streets when mist falls.

Downtown it seems that hell broke loose.

The ones who hid will die at down, the eyeless crowd

has bound them.

In every corner a headless man is showing you the way.

In unlit paths the shadows whirl detached from human

bodies, to melodies rising from the abyss.

And in your sleep the flies will creep to

plunder your illusions.

The king won’t care, he is decorating now his garden.

Two eyeballs here, two eyeballs there.

But things have changed, the king collapsed; the news

that struck have filled him with despair.

His ram confirmed all human newborns are pure blind

from their birth on.

There is no eyehole, their face is flat as concrete.

The king will have to find a new town again.

Weary enough, but with a little perspiration he rides his

ram and starts for a new direction.

He can not be the king of a town of such

a terrible mutation.








Interview by Natalie G Gunnarsdottir

I’m happy to not join

that club of moaning

dicks !!!

HONK!: Who is Ocean Reid?

Ocean: Ocean Reid is the mind and vigour behind

UK Indie outfit ‘The Recovery Position’. I

was born in the North of England where I went

to school and lived with family. I did my first record

deal shortly after finishing school; where I

got my first big break working with David Arnold

and a host of top producers. My career took off

from there and I’ve never looked back.

I really got into song writing and started to do

different projects around the world. Eventually

becoming a shadow writer, my songs became

other people’s songs and I spent more

and more time away from the stage. Recently I

had a change of mind about that and decided to

plug my Guitar into a nice loud amp!! I’m ready

to go back on tour and be noisy!!

HONK!: Where does the Ocean Reid name

come from?

Ocean: Yeah this confuses people; some people

think I’m in a band called Ocean Reid. But

Ocean Reid is my name. I grew up in a very

self-sustaining way. My family was all about

making things and growing things. So this naturally

lead to a very elemental way of life. Ocean

came from the literal translation of the Dalia

lama, ‘the Ocean of Wisdom’ and Reid is my

family name.

HONK!: What inspired you to start your music


Ocean: Whilst writing songs for other people

I started to feel twitchy. So I decided to write

some songs for me instead. I realised I missed

the touring life and all the ridiculous bullshit

that happens on the road. Parties, inflammable

drinks and jumping into hotel pools from balconies.

Why not?? Who wouldn’t miss it?? I will

probably live longer if I don’t go on tour to be

honest with myself, but if you don’t enjoy the

ride, don’t get on the bus!!! Road life aside, I

just wanted to make the album that I wanted

to make!! I wanted to use the desk that ‘The

Beatles’ used at ‘Abbey Road’ and I wanted to

produce the album my own way. So I did and it

feels completely right.


HONK!: How would you describe your music?

Ocean: I think ‘The Recovery Position’ sound is

a bit of a Hybrid of New York and London Indie.

Some people say it’s like ‘The Kooks’ meets

‘The Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ meets ‘The Subways’.

Sonically I like the sound of that mix. Maybe it’s

more of a Guitar sound thing, but comparisons

aside the material has a nice twist that I haven’t

heard before. Tunes that just don’t really fall into

a Pigeon hole which I’m proud to have written.

I have a huge list of influences but my music

doesn’t sound like any of them. I’m proud to

have found my own flavour, but they do say that

“if you want to make your own cocktail, you have

to try all the drinks!!”

HONK!: Can you describe the energy of your

latest album?

Ocean: Energy is really important to the Recovery

Position album. I like playing songs with big

energy. It just seems to feel more real to my life,

more urgent and more expressive. I also happen

to enjoy playing these kind of tunes more.

As a benchmark I wouldn’t want to make an album

that I wouldn’t buy myself. If I’m not excited

by my own music, then why should anyone else

be? If I’m not blown away by something; like the

records that I heard back in school that made me

want to make my own music then it’s all bullshit

and I’m not interested!!

HONK!: What is your favourite track of the album,

and what inspired you to make it?

Ocean: I think the track ‘Island Red’ is the song

that really got me thinking about the album. The

line “I’ve had this sinking feeling, all my life!” was

the catalyst to say f**k it, I’m doing it!! I hate it

when people complain about stuff and don’t do

anything about it. So I’m happy to not join that

club of moaning dicks. So I wrote the songs and

then took it to the street busking around Brighton

and shouted the songs in people’s faces until

I was happy with the song arrangements. I

took the shouting down a few pegs as nobody

wants to listen to an album that sounds like Forest

Gump getting wanked off. But the album was

basically there, the tunes were solid, it was urgent,

I meant it and it was a right now thing!!


HONK!: Can tell us about your first concert?

An instant breakthrough or do you cry yourself

to sleep thinking about it?

Ocean: I remember my first gig in York (UK).

The lights seemed to be amazingly bright and

I felt a bit like I was being cooked. Pretty much

like a Fly on one of those Insectocutor things.

I’m pretty sure I didn’t change anybody’s life

with my music that night. I knew what to do

with my Guitar, but I had no experience with

Microphones or monitors. So the Guitar side

of the gig went ok, but I have no clue if the Vocals

were even audible. I didn’t quite cry myself

to sleep, but it was a big big learning curve. I

did feel a big rush though and I knew I wanted

more. On top of that I was pretty pleased to

have done the gig. I decided I was going to do

a gig and crash or burn I was going to follow it

through. Ideas are easy; doing something with

an idea is so much harder. Some time you’ve

got to just strap on a pair!!

HONK!: Do you have a favourite city to play

in, and why?

Ocean: I really enjoy playing festivals as I

love that whole chaos element that happens.

It’s hard to say which is my favourite city to

play in though. Every city has a different buzz

at a different time. It’s a tough draw between

Berlin and London. I’m looking forward to

coming back to Germany in Jan 2012 as I

will get to play in a new host of cities that

will be another first for me. All the gigs have

been friendly and fun, which is great. Cities

have lots to offer but it is always the people

that make the city.

HONK!: You have already played concerts in

Germany. How was your experience with the

German audience?


Ocean: I had a great time in Germany last

time, hence I’m coming back. Every gig was

very very different. Most gigs were cities, but

I also played in some smaller towns. Everybody

seemed to have a good sense of fun

and people were very welcoming. There was

a great enthusiasm for the music from people

listening to people joining in. One gig went

through the night; local musicians came up

on stage and jammed with me and my backing

band. They also introduced us all to Black

Beer which turned out to be pretty strong. We

left the venue about 6 A.M, drove to the hotel

slept for 2 hours and then got up to do 2 sessions

of live radio and a full radio broadcasted

gig. A long day followed by a long night, but

everybody’s enthusiasm and energy made it


HONK!: Sex, drugs & rock and roll. A lifestyle

you live or is this a myth that belongs

to the past?

Ocean: This is a real band maker and a band

breaker. Days of screaming Rock n Roll clichés

like “Who threw the TV out of the window?”,

“Who called the Police?”, “Where am

I??” And the classic cliché “where did we leave

the tour bus???” Are unfortunately not myths

but hopefully things of the past.

I’ve been in bands where this has been a real

problem. I’m not naming any names but previous

bands have cancelled Japanese tours due

to incarceration. Band members missing from

video shoots, bans from hotel chains and day

time TV. It really doesn’t take much to make a

band implode. I like to party like most people

do, but I won’t take anybody on the road that

has ambitions to self-destruct on tour. Arrests

and Hospital trips cause gig cancellations.

I’ve been on some quite full on tours, but the

days of record labels throwing tons of money

at bands are over. Which means it’s harder to

make money and bands have to work harder.

So the “Rock n roll” era has come to a close

for most bands. The digital death of Rock n

Roll is here and it’s irreversible!!!


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Text by Shel Fuller

In August 1975, in a small sterile hospital room in Miami under the watchful

eyes of doctors and medical student, a young teenage mother was giving birth

to her first son. The doctor wore a white coat and tennis shoes and calmly

described, step-by-step, the procedure of giving birth. At the same time, 612

km away on the tropical island of Cuba, Fidel Castro (El Comandante) was sitting,

enjoying a cigar, ignoring the needs of his people and soaking in his own

depraved ego. That is at least what I think he was doing. I can’t really be certain.

I was too busy being born.

Miami, currently considered one of “America’s

Cleanest City”, for its year-round good air quality,

vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean

streets and city-wide recycling programs, is certainly

not the worst place to be born. Walking down

the street in the summer, picking mangos from the

trees. Opening up Christmas presents on the beach

with the smell of sizzling barbecue floating on the

breeze. As one could imagine, my childhood was

rather worry free. Castro’s early years, certainly do

not reflect those of my carefree youth but his later

years would prove to leave a lasting impact on the

city of Miami.

A dictatorship is a government that has the power

to govern without consent of those being governed.

Although, the Cuban government describes itself

as a socialist state, there really isn’t very much socialist

about it.

Human Rights Watch is among international human

rights organizations accusing the Cuban government

of systematic human rights abuses, including

torture, arbitrary imprisonment, unfair trials, and extrajudicial

execution. Cuban law limits freedom of

expression, association, assembly, movement, and

the press.

Cuba’s largest influence on my life began with the

Mariel boatlift which was a mass exodus of Cubans

who departed from Cuba for the United States between

April 15 and October 31, 1980. Basically, the

Cuban government said that anyone who wanted

to leave Cuba could leave. In the late 70’s / early

80’s Cuba was in the midst of a horrible economic

downturn, therefore many people took this offer of

asylum and headed to the shores of the U.S. by

any means possible. The U.S. government found

out later that the Cuban government also took this

opportunity to clean out their prisons and mental

hospitals and shipped hundreds of criminals and

mentally ill people to the beaches of Florida. By the

end of October 1980, 125,000 Cubans had reached

the shore of Florida. I was 5 years old.

At this point, not many people realized that the face

of Miami was about to change for the better and

for the worst. Cuban culture is a very rich carpet

of sounds and colors. When most people think of

Cuba, they imagine cool cocktails at a beachside

bar listening to salsa music and waiting on a cool

breeze and for the most part, that would be an accurate

description. Cuban cuisine is a fusion of

Spanish, African and Caribbean cuisines. A quick

drive through Miami’s Little Havana with the windows

down and you can expect to smell a mixture

of rice, beans, yuca, lime and plantains. People sitting

on the corner, playing dominoes and drinking

a Modelo. This bohemian lifestyle is the perfect

match for a life in Miami.

The negative consequences came over time. Just

like in Europe, the issue of integration went unsolved.

Cuban, just like most other ethnicities living

in the U.S., began to live in their own ghettos.

Many of the new Cuban-Americans put in the effort

to learn the English language but many more really

could not be bothered with the linguistic challenge.

The result is that, even today, there are many Cubans

who cannot and will not speak English. In Miami,

you cannot even think of being gainfully employed

without speaking Spanish. That means, that

many American born citizens began to leave the

city to search for work and the hope of a new life.

It is not uncommon to get an evil eye when you ask

someone in a store if they can speak English. More

often than not, you will get the response, “I live in

Miami. I don’t need to speak English.


When my grandmother retired, due to her struggle

with diabetes, it took her years of battle to receive

the financial assistance that she needed from the

Social Security Administration after working for

over 30 years at a prominent hospital. At the same

time, new immigrants were receiving federal and

state financial assistance without much of a problem,

even though they had never worked one day

in the U.S.

As I reflect upon the years of change that has enveloped

Miami, I find it very interesting that a small

island, only 151 km from Florida, has always had

a huge impact on my life. I cannot begin to even

say that I understand what it feels to grow up under

such malicious government like the one in Cuba but

I can say that their ability to manipulate, control and

retain power over social and political life in Miami is

rather impressive.

For most people, Miami is just a wonderful city, with

beautiful people with beautiful bodies that roam

around with Will Smith’s Miami playing on repeat on

their headphones. For people who lived and grew

up there, we give the city and it new visitors a lot of

appreciation and resentment. Mostly, we resent the

fact that the impact of Castro’s cunning plan was

able to spread. I would be the first to stand up and

defend the right of every person on the planet to

live anywhere on the planet that they choose but

we all have to understand that there are new rules,

and new expectations with every jump across a

border. My lover Castro sent me the gift of a vibrant

and diverse culture which, through its refusal to integrate,

eventually lead to me leaving my birthplace

to search for my own type of freedom outside of my

own country.

Politics in Miami is mainly a Cuban American issue

which normally results in jobs and opportunities being

given to Cuban Americans before anyone else.

America, which is known for it lack of social services,

were (and still) are being bled dry by people

who never paid into the system.

Shel Fuller






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slice of geometry heaven. Be it architecture, photography, illustration, fashion, or design, it is a

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by Christo Mitov

Illustration Ango The

Meek Dead

I feel a little bit like on the first day of

school writing Revenge of The Nerds

right now. You know the feeling - you

spent 3 months away from school chasing

either girls or boys, stuck in the

countryside or staying at home playing

video games. The experience of coming

back to school has always been for me

what I would image a Madonna comeback

would feel like - rather an obligation

(by contract, in Madonna’s case) than a

wish and completely unnecessary (just

like in Madonnas case).

A Lady Gaga joke

I know that by now I have won the Madonna loathing

audience and I am a joke about Lady Gaga away

from having all the attention. Frankly, I don’t think

I have to make a joke about Lady Gaga - she is a

walking mockery of herself this year anyway. While

it was very noble and equally populistic of her earlier

this year to try to convince the senators to repeal

“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” in the US, it’s very hard to be

the girl in the meat suit on Sunday and the voice of

reason on Tuesday.

Hi, how are you ?

Having made that clear, let’s move on… to you. I

haven’t seen you in ages! Ok, only 93 days - but

who’s counting? How have you been? What did

you do this summer? Did you get cancer from all

the sun you were exposed to? I know I didn’t. In

Berlin we had only about 35 hours of sun over the

last 4 months. However, this helped me retain my

aristocratic pasty skin tone. And to those of you who

went to the sea, ocean or whatever you call it in your

country and on your continent I have a really important

question - what was the song of summer 2011?

If I tell you that the last summer song I know is the

one by Las Ketchup (Asereje, aha, ajebe, turejebe.

abejebe… ring a bell?) you’d guess when was the

last time my pale skin saw the light of day during

summer. Was it something latino again this year, or

was it some ragaton? I could never distinguish both.

It’s like distinguishing all those indie bands with guitars

and The in the name - pointless. Thus, find a

way to let me know which song it was so I know

what NOT to listen to.

You know my mail:


Why I haven’t been at the

beach since 2006 ?

You may think that I have a secret disease or I am a

fairy blood drinking vampire (got THAT reference?)

in order not to show my face at the beach for so

long. Let me use this opportunity to assure you that

everything’s just fine with me. It’s not extreme obesity

either. I am not the most slender person walking

the streets of Berlin, but I always vomit a little bit

in my mouth when I hear people saying “fat people

shouldn’t go to the beach and show their bodies” OK,

they don’t actually say it. It is more the look they give

you and all the whisper-talking behind your back.

That’s when I strike back - for every mean look I

start yelling “Go eat something!” or if I am extremely

pissed off I just walk by their towels and dig out sand

and throw it in their eyes by accident. Then, when

they start screaming, I smile like I give a shit and


By now you should’ve gotten the fact that I am pretty

pissed off at body evangelists. If you haven’t, you’re

just waiting for another Lady Gaga joke to come

along. Why is it so hard for skinny people to accept

that curvy people are actually happier? Because,

not only we eat and have healthy lifestyle, but we

also have the brains not to judge someone only by

their size. It might sound tedious and like a complete

framing to the topic of our new issue (Dictatorship, if

you haven’t gotten that yet either) but I am done with

the dictatorship of skinny people. You should know

that, if you don’t like me, I’m going to make you hate

me! Oh, and the reason why I haven’t been getting

all the recommended sun recently, is that I’ve been

busy building a career and digging my way out of the

ghetto that I grew up in. It takes time, you know.

Topping the D-list


If you’re a psychologist then you have figured out by

now that I have been mocked as a kid for my weight.

Especially in school. It turns out that unfortunately the

high-school mentality spreads way further than the

hallway. Take the Berlin art scene - it’s pretty childish

and sometimes really immature. I make jokes about

it being like high school, because it is.

It’s the same hierarchy. You have to know your place,

but you could easily be fooled into thinking somebody

is your friend when they clearly aren’t. If I am

alone with one of the jocks from the football team or

the popular girls, sure, the’d talk to me and even ask

me for advice. But every time I walk through the hall

and be like, “Hi, you popular editor in a small Berlin

art magazine!” he’d act like I hadn’t said anything.

Anyway, just like Kathy Griffin, I have no problem to

be on the D-list. Because I know they know my name

and they secretly love me. Or I am slightly delusional,

because I am almost always on painkillers. Forget

the last sentence.

I’ve always been the outsider and the nerd at school.

That is also maybe why my column is called like that.

Because I’ve been piling up the shit from everyone

all those years and now, it’s time to unload. Sorry for

the mess.

Also, don’t get me wrong, I myself prefer lean guys,

but that doesn’t mean that I am insulting everyone

else, because this would be just straight mean.

Friends of my mother say, “You were that small as a

baby! Just like this!” and they make a fist and shake

it. “You’ve grown so much over the last years!

“Can you imagine? You were so tiny!”

I can’t imagine being that small. It must have been

the one time I didn’t worry about my weight. At 4 kilos,

I’ve definitely been the Calista Flockhart of the

newborn cast. Then my grandma started feeding me

salami (when I was 1 year old) and I turned out to

become what I am today. And you know what?

I don’t want to be like Calista Flockhart - because

all I’ll get to do with my career is play

a crazy anorexic lawyer and marry Harrison

Ford and call it a day. And we all know that

neither is good for your health.

But you know what they say - If you can’t beat them,

join them. That’s how I decided that next year, I will

organize my first exhibition in Berlin. It’s going to be

pretty exciting. I may have proved that I am pretty

professional in being ironic and snappy, but now the

time has come to prove that I am professional about

art, too. I will blow your mind with the exhibition. I am

excited for all the aspiring artists I am about to curate

in the upcoming exhibition.


Oh what’s that sound? It’s the sound of the dispatcher

telling me that my flight is boarding. That’s right -

I finished my work for this issue and am going on a

well deserved vacation. And of course, I am choosing

the un-coolest time ever. Because I can.

I am excited for another school year with HONK and

all the mobbing, elbowing and scratching that expects

me. Stick around to watch it happen. And keep

your third week of November free. There’s something

amazing coming. And it’s better than prom.


The Underclass in Revolt

by Marco Scalvini

During his recent election campaign, British Prime Minister David

Cameron launched a conservative manifesto calling for the advent of

a “big society” or in other words empowered the citizenry and a more

responsible society. Following rioting in Tottenham and other British

suburbs, Cameron was later forced to admit in the House of Commons

that the UK is instead of big a sick society.

Cameron is a product of the Britain upper class, which bases its authority on

peerage, gentry, and hereditary privilege. Therefore it is not surprising that the

Prime Minister labeled the looting and burning that took place as criminal acts

produced by a general national moral decline caused by bad parenting, poor

teaching, and a perverse inner-city subculture. However, Cameron is oddly

right when he says that this society is sick, but unfortunately, it is not the underclass

and those who are marginalized who are ill. Today, it is all of European

society that is sick.

Cameron did not understand clearly, however, that today across Europe, there

is new serious social unrest, which does not have a single cause. It is fed by

three intense factors: the spread of poverty, the retrenchment of social mobility,

and a deep distrust, even basic contempt, toward all politics and politicians.


The West, throughout the Cold War, was convinced

- and rightly so – of the superiority of its

liberal institutions. These were both democratic

and participatory. But in time, those without

a strong culture of political morality slowly became

the convenient home of sleazy profiteers.

Cameron forgot to mention that among his closest

associates there are a dozen, at the end of

the last Parliament, who were forced not to run

again. They had defrauded the tax authorities

and obtained parliamentary illegal reimbursements.

As consequence, Cameron did not blame

Britain’s recent tabloid phone hacking scandals

and the improper relationships between police

and journalists. For this Prime Minister, the moral

decline of British society is only the fault of the


When the British social system clearly went into

freefall during the riots, thousands of people living

in disadvantaged neighborhoods stormed

the stores. As Naomi Klein notes, these people

“came out pushing shopping carts overflowing

with the goods they could no longer afford—

clothes, shoes, electronics, food”. Sneakers and

TV’s and mobile phones are not luxury products.

It is very hard to argue that excesses of consumerism

produced these riots! The rioters did not

assault Prada or Harrods.

On the other hand, the ‘condemnation’ of this

event by the media establishment was reactionary,

a means of escaping and disregarding and

excusing the very real and most pertinent questions

raised by that outburst of violence. The

media simply placed the blame on stereotypical

teenagers. British society then reacted through

an uneasy populist criminalization of the underclass:

Evictions from public housing, threats to

cut off communication tools, and outrageous jail

terms (three years for a stolen pair of shorts or

six months for a bottle of water). Indeed, the government

under public opinion pressure wanted

and demanded tougher punishments to restore

the order.

Ironically, journalists, police officers and politicians

- who are now bellowing for more law and

order - are those who themselves were caught

red-handed, either committing or colluding in

systematic criminal acts during the phone-hacking

scandal. But in that case, the public opinion

did not overreact by asking severe measures

against crimes. Why?

For understanding what happened it is important

to demystify certain interpretations voiced by

the mass media and the ruling classes. Avoiding

the political dimensions of any riot is clearly

an ideological choice.


It is symptomatic of a widespread trend in

neo-liberal societies to presume that ‘the political’

has been either altogether displaced by

‘management’ or ‘technocracy’ and that poor

people or uneducated minorities are not able

to express political actions or ideas.

What is necessary is a broader, more inclusive,

concept of the political, which encompasses

any and all social actions or has implications

for power relations that will allow anyone to

see more clearly the true ‘political’ nature of

these riots. As Gary Younge on the Guardian

argues, “They were looting, not shop-lifting,

and challenging the police for control of the

streets, not stealing coppers’ hubcaps.”

The British riots and the draconian reactions

to them show that today the political class has

lost contact with the real conditions of a large

part of the population. Prisons won’t teach the

underclass to love society. Cuts to their social

benefits or public housing evictions will only

marginalize them even more. Social peace

has already evaporated far too much. The last

thing we need is to return to Charles Dickens’s

England. Thus the elite consensus regarding

the criminalization of riots shows that there is

no longer any language that speaks to a common

experience between the underclass and

the wealthier classes. Unfortunately, wealth

cannot ever be shared if we do not share the

language used to speak about it.

Indeed, Antonio Negri is correct in suggesting

the recent London riots should be considered

for their “radical” diversity. These riots can be

characterized as radical because the youth involved

rejected an authority that they simply

do not or perhaps will not recognize anymore.

And as Ben Whitham has brilliantly observed

in a comment: Yes there was “mindless violence”

in terms of unplanned resentment that

translated into the destruction of property and

clashes with the police.

Yes, there was “opportunistic” thieving of the

most common commodities that range from

the cell phone to sportswear. Yes, the rioters

were “enjoying themselves”, drinking and

dreaming for a night to be stronger than authority

power. And no, there were no a political

agenda, no leaders, no engagements with

the mainstream political discourse. But these

riots were not simply “inexplicable.” They can

be explained by a collective rejection of the

inevitable poverty, unemployment, discrimination

and police abuses.

However, if we accept a political point of view

when we analyze these riots, are we then saying

that violence is acceptable? Smashing a

window, looting a store, or assaulting police

are all “violent acts”, but they can also be understood

as clear, pointed effects of a “systemic

violence”. According to Slavoi Zizek,

Violence is intrinsic to a political-economic

system predicated on inequality of wealth.

In short, violence is a key feature of contemporary

societies inasmuch as its social disparities

are growing in intensity and number.

Therefore, the British rioters were reacting to

a violent system, one in which the rioters are

systemically excluded from equal access to

resources. But then what does “equal’ mean?

Equal opportunity or equal entitlement and the

right to grab what you believe you deserve as

politicians and bankers constantly do?


These questions - as we all know – rest not

just in the UK. Today all of Western society

- and especially Europe - is in serious crisis.

The West was entrusted to the myth of endless

economic growth, but this system is possible

no longer. It is founded on business and

consumption, but only fueled huge debt that

financial speculators were allowed to use for

their own personal advantage. This society

was proud of its social status, from cradle to

grave, but Europeans now consume more coffins

than create cots, and governments grudgingly

have to admit that the welfare state is

no longer sustainable. So the crisis created

by the wealthiest elite can now paying only a

small part of the population and not other segments

(especially its youth), which has been

left sadly sitting ever more hopeless on the

edge of society.

The UK riots have unique roots, but British

youth’s alienation is similar to the disenfranchisement

behind revolts across the Mediterranean.

Hence, the recent economic crisis is

not just a crisis of one industry.

It is a crisis of the entire economic and thus

the entire social structure. We are seeing now

the collapse of a whole system in today’s society.

For us Europeans, in particular, this crisis

has largely destroyed our welfare and our

culture of social solidarity. In the future it will

be even more difficult to face angry mobs and

find solutions that reflect social justice.


Marco Scalvini is a POLIS-Silverstone

Scholar and Graduate Teaching

Assistant in the Media and Communication

Department of the LSE.

He has supported numerous efforts

by the international community to

promote political dialogue, national

reconciliation, and democratization

in Kosovo and in Palestine. In 2009,

he worked as consultant for the G8








Postmodernism. Style and Subversion 1970-1990.

Controversial and defining, it is a feast of colours

and forms. The exhibition covers the two decades

that revolutionized the world of art and design abolishing

all rules reaching a newly discovered perfection.

Utopia, dystopia, new wave, punk, postpunk,

design, ambiguity, everything from a time when image

was everything can be rediscovered till January

15th at the Victoria and Albert Museum.



International Short Film Festival. We HONK!s love

a good short film and so do you surely. 500 films

from all over the world, 6 contests, 7 movie theatres,

special guests, and plenty of events such as shooting

your own film are awaiting you. Everything lasting

up to 20 minutes is being shown. The program is divided

according to theme so it won’t be that hard to

choose. Though you’d probably wanna watch them

all. From November 15th -20th , check for a convenient

cinema near you.








Another Story –photography from the Moderna Museet

Collection. A complete photography take-over!

Exclusively! This is something every Stockholmer or

visitor should take advantage of. This is the 20th century

like you have never seen it before. Divided into 3

parts: Possessed by the Camera, See the World! And

Written in Light, the work of the finest masters of

photography, over 100,000 photographs, a true revelation

available till February 15th, Moderna Museet.

http://www.modernamuseet.se/en/Stockholm/ .


Recent Photography from Leipzig from the Zabludowicz

Collection. They say living in New York is like

living in Europe, but in case you miss home or in case

you want to experience some European Europe check

out these exceptional Leipziger art photographers and

the way the use and question their medium. 10 innovative

and diverse artists are being exhibited. What

you will see is different, contemporary and surely

inspiring. Running till 29 February, 1500 Broadway.




Roundabout: Face to Face. The best things just happen

when cultures mix like that. If you are lucky

enough to be in Tel Aviv you can’t miss this exhibition

bringing together artists from the Far East, Australia,

and New Zealand. The outcome is explosive

as national borders , techniques, media, age, gender

and cultural conflicts melt together and create a mutual

creative artistic expression allowing a journey

within the self. Just opened and till January 1st, Tel

Aviv Museum of Art. http://www.tamuseum.com/


Kusama’s Body Festival in 60’s. The work of 60s

pop artist Yayoi Kusama is celebrated here uncensored

and to the fullest. Photography dripping with

the swing, the geometry and the sass of the sixties

as Kusama experienced to the core while in New

York and Europe. Minimalistic yet filled with purpose

he gives a different meaning to light, mirrors,

sculpting, bodypainting and basically everything

he gets involved with. Luckily extended till November

27th, Watari Museum of Contemporary Art.









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