Thursday, March 27, 2008


!...........Se la xx
ch al es.......!

Video: 'el anti-cristo'
text: tjcristo

Monday, March 24, 2008

"Vivienne Westwood - The Godmother of Punk"

Westwood has a uncanny knack of seaminglessly fusing styles such as Victoriana, Punk, Tribal, French Nobility and Sex Kitten Lolita. Punk style was born with the band Sex Pistols who played their first gig wearing clothes from my shop at 430 Kings Rd. The clothes represented the culmination of the ideas that had pervaded my work up to that time. Zips, rips, chains, bondage, porn and slogans all featured to give a look that would have a revolutionary impact on high fashion still felt to this day. In those days (not now) I believed in Anarchy and hated the older generation. Punk was our creation; the look was the urban guerrilla and it was put together from iconography of our earlier collecgtion. Punk was a movement that rose up against the establishment in the 70s, by the workinmg class youth who were fed up with being ignored. The clothes that Malcom and I were making at the time along with the music of the Sex Pistols etc were rebellious and heroic, they were meant to shock and get peoples attention. Who knows what would have happened without this combination of events. We were inspired by S&M and took t-shirts and ripped them up, made bondage trousers that tied the legs together and put safety pins through the Queens mouth and through clothes. The inspiration for many of the graphics was taken from the seditionaries who were a french art movement in the 1960s. My rebellion was a gut reaction against the corrupt power maniacs, who daily become more powerful. I didn't want to be this token rebel. People were stealing the punk movement, and they carried it on and made whole career out of it. But I realized that you can't keep living on what you have already done, repeating yourself, you need new ideas. And the only way in which you can look at the age in which you live is to look at past ages. I realized that punk was just another commodity for the marketing people. I use my collection as an opportunity to speak out in an age where this is becoming increasingly difficult. That said; the collection is about sex. Quality rather than quantity - business must work with creativity. Let us not forget that the Renaissance rediscovered the Greek mind and with it the understanding that civilization is defined by culture which is manifested in art. Punk began first of all as a fashion. It was a minifest made by means of fashion. We tried to create the image of the modern city revolutionary who was not satisfied with the city he lived in. I was very political at that stage and I still am.

Text: WestEast Magazine issue 23
Image: tjcristo

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I declare war on the world
War in outer space War in a heartbeat...
I declare war on so-called civilization
World trade globalization
Organized desinformation...
On the amassment of murderous high-tech toys
And all crimes against humanity....
War on the moral majority
On imperialism...
Worldwar three - be all that you can be.

Text: (extracted from KMFDMs song)
Image: tjcristo

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Jean Nouvel @ UCLA 2.08.08
I'm not an architect, in the traditional sense. I'm against recipes. I like to Analise the history of the place. Analise is very important in my projects, and my office spends a lot of time doing it for every job. We have to create the future, after analyzing the past. At the "Reina Sofia" addition in Madrid, Spain, we created a contrast between the old and the new buildings, were the roof is an independent structure that works as a mirror, being supported by columns, in the appearance of needles. The "Agbar Tower" in Barcelona, is a reminisce of Gaudi's pinnacles with a pixelated facade; and at the "Quai Branly Museum", I design a building without any vocabulary, and not related to a specific type of architecture. The whole building is a random structure, and definitely not an occidental one.

Text: tjcristo
Image: tjcristo

Saturday, March 1, 2008

"Delete yourself"
You put on the videohelmet and you quickly realize that this is not just another videogame - your entire field of vision fills with another worldly scene - youre in the game! - one day will com
Enter the cyberspace and you never ever want to get out - cause reality is shit and cyberspace is gone: "Delete yourself"...

Text: (song's intro) A.T.R.
Image: tjcristo