Mitch Winehouse.

Listen to him croon here: www.mitchwinehouse.co.uk

Bebe Black.

Listen to her here: Bebe Black Myspace


Ishihara 14.

The 14th exhibition in the Ishihara series will see the unveiling of new wall murals throughout the Queen of Hoxton from both Ishihara favorites and newcomers. The venues new decor will be accompanied on the opening night with one of Ishihara's usual temporal, fleeting exhibitions, which in turn will be complimented by live music & performance.

Jake Ambridge | Bram Arnold | Adam Batchelour | Roy Brown | David Callow | Greg Eason | Tom Hakney | Ibiza Sunrise | Jason Kerley | Landfilll editions | Adam Lewis-Jacob | Sarah Langford | Fergus McDonald | Joel Muggleton | Panther Club | Paper Cinema | Kevin Scully | Lindsay Macmillan | Marcello Velho | Utrophia | Yaaard | Young Athletes League
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Harald Lunde Helgesen - Crystal Farmers

It takes days to get from the smuggler city to the wind-blasted mountains where the crystal farmers dwell near a huge network of mineshafts. Down below, it gets hotter and the pressure rises. It is hazardous to reach the luminescent fields of crystal in the deepest caves. The farmers harvest the precious raw material: this is all they have to trade.

Their subterranean work clothes show the influence of both local village culture and the distant metropolis. The inner layer is homemade high-tech—tight and elastic, suitable for swimming through flooded tunnels or squeezing through crevices. The middle layer was once bright urban denim brought back from the markets. But the original sheen has slowly faded away to the dull, worn-out texture of the everyday. A handcrafted, coat completes the outfit. As they descend, the farmers leave the outer garments behind to collect on the way back. But sometimes one never returns. If his coat is found it becomes an heirloom.

In his new collection Harald Lunde Helgesen, 2009 winner of the Crystallized Swarovski Elements Prize, imagines a hidden story of danger and endurance expressed in rough but intricate clothing that fuses functionality and tradition.