Author Archives: Saskia


John vs. John

John Frum is to John Galt what Vanuatu is to Galt’s Gulch? Maybe not. The former appears more reasonable.


Art and Olfaction Awards

The IAO is launching a new awards mechanism for independent & artisan perfumers: The Art and Olfaction Awards.


Assemble is a relatively new company based in New Zealand that was started by the very smart James Franklin.


The Institute for Art and Olfaction

I’m so excited to announce a new organization that I started in Los Angeles: The Institute for Art and Olfaction.


Favorite photos of 2012, so far.

Here are some of my favorite photos, so far, this year.


Public Domain

The Public Domain Review is amazing. I picked out two images from the site that I liked. Each links to the original context.


Two photos of Los Angeles-based artist Marcos Lutyens’ mind-bending ‘Reflection Room’ at dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel Germany.    

Marcos' Impromptu Surgery

‘Work No. 16 (2011): Stories’

Part of the art collaborative Mr. and Mrs. Hahn, the ‘Stories’ project is an ongoing series of true short stories, told on camera by fascinating people around the world. If you have a meaningful (to you) true story you want to tell on camera, please email us at mrandmrshahn [at] gmail [dot] com. In the […]

Aka Pygmy music

From Wikipedia: “The Pygmies are a broad group of people who live in Central Africa, especially in the Congo, the Central African Republic and Cameroon. Music is an important part of Pygmy life, and casual performances take place during many of the day’s events. Music comes in many forms, including the spiritual likanos stories, vocable […]

Slamdance essay, 2012: ON FAILURE

Every year I write an essay for the Slamdance film catalog. This year, I decided to write about something filmmakers (and artists in general!) know a lot about: Failure. — Here we are. Another year at Slamdance with the crème de la crème of indie filmmakers. We, here, are all winners! We are the 1% […]


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