Kaput's London editor Alexander Mayor remembers the light in dark places

We are the words that move

Somehow, bright empty streets are a good place to remember dark places.

“Oh hey! We in!” Doors open, suddenly, yet always, we are both downward and upward. But you never quite know anything really, with these nights. A name. Ish. A face (yours, mostly). A commitment to the arts/clubbing/space exploration programme of the currently visited nation.

Typically, you only really become briefly present about half way through the night/morning. You have made friends with unlikely faces. In a kitchen. A corridor. A hotel bedroom. A green room. A space in which enthusiasm is viral, energetic, all conquering. We arrive to celebrate the specific, the poised and particular… and end the night in a warm bath of the general, the shared, the pleasingly out of focus. God, I miss it. You?

The ‘current thing’ (diminish your enemy with low-ball vocabulary choices) has many tangible costs. I shan’t revisit the obvious ones here. But pedalling around my city on regular solo bike missions, past shuttered bars and pubs and clubs with reputations now frozen into stills, you confront the dynamics of the world denied you. And strangely, there’s perhaps something new to record and observe.

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Talking to Americans – A book by Thomas Venker & Jonathan Forsythe

Cornelius Harris “I decided that I was gonna not be an artist and instead I was going to try to help push other artists”

Cornelius Harris is essentially the spokesperson for Submerge and Underground Resistance, two of the most influential institutions of Detroit’s techno community – this interview is an outtake of "Talking to Americans", a book by Kaput co-editor-in-chief Thomas Venker (interviews) and Jonathan Forsythe (photos) documenting a journey through…

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Ilse Ruppert – interviewed by Laurence Wasser

ILSE RUPPERT: “People have become very conscious of their image”

"I prepared very little for my shootings, it is in the pressure of the moment that I found the angl…

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Marco Donnarumma: „Corpus Nil: Eingeweide“

“It’s about understanding that we humans are not any more important than any other creature on the planet”

A lot has been written lately about the end of the artist as we know her/him. The legend is on the s…

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Thank Me Later – Playlist

THANK ME LATER w/ Balu Brigada

„We tend to inhale a broad variety of genres and cherry pick elements from each of them to utilize…

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Cabinet of Kaput

Francesco Vizzini “untitled”

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Liebert-Kuration (II)

Private Fantasies (about Carly Rae Jepsen)

Pop is not the music I hear when I go out to a club, but pop is always the score for my fantasy of w…

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Cabinet of Kaput

Vittoria de Franchis “MIMESI MEMORIA METAMORFOSI”

Cabinet of Kaput No. 52 Vittoria de Franchis “MIMESI MEMORIA METAMORFOSI”…

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