PARIS, LA 4



Edition

Issue 4
French & English
Summer 2010
96 pages color
Letter US




Editor’s Letter

I see a vivid orange ball of fire jumping into the ocean, and for a short moment a bright shiny light reflects on the surface. Blinded, I’m forced to close my eyes. The landscape moves suddenly according to a chromatic revolution. A violent strength —a slap on the face— turns the water into milky foam. Flushed pink. Reminiscence of the flesh. I’m in Big Sur, a promise to erotic love.

The artist Dorothy Iannone, goddess of love, says: “Erotic love is not only natural but also good.”

I believe so. Every rough element breathes, every wild animal senses, every static substance moves. Taste, finger, embrace the cosmos. Join together the use and the pleasure. You are so beautiful, I am so satisfied. It feels good and yes I am ready to come.

Dorothée Perret
Saturday 24 April 2010, Paris

 

Contents

Poster: LOST AND FOUND MANIFESTO
A tribute to the YSL woman by Ariana Reines

LE RÊVE DE D’ALEMBERT
Marie Jager’s collages, accompanied by an 18th century dialogue on the theory of materialism by Diderot, create an abstract piece of poésie.

CHINATOWN BY HUBBY A SNAPSHOT OF AN ERA
Bettina Hubby recalls, with Semiotexte co-editors Hedi El Kholti and Chris Kraus, 10 years of art in LA’s Chinatown gallery scene.

A PORTRAIT OF PICO AVENUE, LOS ANGELES 2000-2005
The artist Amy Yao tells stories about Pico Avenue aka Art Square —a so distinctly Los Angeles neighborhood.

I’M STILL GAME: DOROTHY IANNONE
Since the 60s the artist Dorothy Iannone has aroused the art world with erotic love. Today she reveals to Trinie Dalton the lioness inside her that once defeated the U.S. Government.

HER AND THE OTHERS
Clovis Goux meets French musician Chloé on the occasion of her
new album One in Other, a piece of French electro full of sparkling champagne bubbles.

A SOLITARY TASK
Haider Ackermann —the hope of French fashion— speaks about Paris, Anvers, family, and friends.

DEAR ME
Because fashion is all about seduction, all about sex-appeal, and all about self-love!

UNISON
Paul P. and Cédric Rivrain celebrate the romance of flesh.

TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW ABOUT YOKO
The voluptuous lines of Yoko—a sphinx-like beauty from Japan, captured by Marlene Marino.

FAR EAST FAR WEST
Mongolia, the mirror of Western America. By Philippe Chancel.