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Björk the Goddess: ‘Notget’

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Björk has released a stunning video to accompany ‘Notget’ in which she transforms from sea creature to a blinding goddess of light. ‘Safe from death’ indeed, as the chorus repeats hypnotically.

Directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones, creatively directed by Björk and James Merry acted as creative directors and mask designers that the singer wore in the video. Bjork donned a motion-capture suit to embody a mercurial and transforming character in the light goddess she depicts. The Cthulu creature that swims towards her seems so threatening but only until the goddess touches it…

The video was in the Björk Digital exhibition last year at Somerset House, so it’s good to see it on general release to a wider audience here.

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Colour Smudging by Hare and Bone

With Pride upon us and Festival season well under way, it’s good to ring the changes with your hair. SEEN loves walking about in London, just for the sheer creativity that Londoners and visitors alike display in their choice of hair colours.

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Somewhere Over the Reignbow: LGBT Rights Protected in Queen’s Speech

With all the recent sombre news, coupled with the feeling that communities in cities are experiencing particular oppression, it is indeed heartening to hear the following words in the Queen’s speech: “My government will make further progress to tackle the gender pay gap and discrimination against people on the basis of their race, faith, gender, …

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Oh to be at Camino Bankside Now that Summer is Here

With temperatures set to soar as though it was 1976 (SEEN remembers sweltering through that), your best bet is to get anywhere by the river Thames, where the views are gobsmacking, and the food is fabulous. Like last year, London is awash with marvellous gins – and let’s remind ourselves, if you drink gin you are partaking in a resonant and historical pastime that is inextricably linked to London’s rich, vibrant and – dare we say it – dark past.

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Kieren Hughes: Urban Dreamscape

SEEN was instantly captivated by the work of the Cheltenham-born artist Kieren Hughes recently. His unsettling images seem born of modern-day anxieties about urban living, as in Chicago Fever Dream or the privileges accrued by a rich elite, as in The Last Privilege of an Oil Man.