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The Zoots were a subculture formed, first in America, and later in France during the Second World War, where they were called the Zazous. The zoot suit originated in an African American comedy show in the 1930s and was popularised by jazz singers on the dance floors of Harlem, Chicago and Detroit in the 1930s …

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When Allen Ginsberg said he saw the best minds of his generation destroyed by madness, without thinking about it, I set out to look for mine. My father was a tall man of majestic built, naturally evoking respect in people.I remember his broad shoulders, his suits, the comic ties I used to choose for his …

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Three

I often think about life as a process of connecting dots. There’s only so much you can control. If you happen to fall from your intended path, or that path falls away before you, you will be redirected. Upon returning to Prague, after my first trip to New York, a different kind of wasteland filled …

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In 2014 as a part of my research of lines and lives, I went to Fiona Banner’s exhibition in London’s Peer gallery. It was a collaboration with photographer Paolo Pellegrin, who was briefed to explore and reflect upon the life, behaviours, costumes and activities of the City of London.  Banner took Conrad’s Heart of Darkness …

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I suppose I should start by saying that I am in love with a form. It started with a line. It happened to me slowly and subtly. Every morning I would travel to college through Canary Wharf, watching crowds of expertly suited men from the top floor of a double decker bus. There was something …

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