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The City Beautiful by Martien Mulder featured in T Magazine

Tuesday November 1, 2016

The photographer Martien Mulder’s new book, “The City Beautiful,” is an exploration of the quiet weight of the relationship between light and space in Chandigarh, India. After the country won independence in 1947, Le Corbusier was asked to design the city of Chandigarh. What he created, realizing his Modernist vision, became known as The City Beautiful. “Of course, as a photographer I am always chasing the light, and, in Chandigarh, the light is just a dream,” Mulder says. The photos she took there — and the resulting book — comprise Mulder’s homage to Le Corbusier’s core belief that “architecture is...

Showboat: Punk / Sex / Bodies - Interview of Toby Mott for i-D

Monday August 1, 2016

By Paige Silveria

"What do you think is the enduring legacy of punk culture on sexuality?
It was the gateway to making things more progressive. It created an open dialogue. I don't think young people today are shocked by gender issues and stuff like that. People can be more secure. The terrible way that it was when you would be victimized for being gay, hopefully it's now a thing of the past. Punk was sort of the first culture to embrace different ideas about sexuality. Previously, there was the 60s' sexual liberation, but that was pretty heterosexual. It wasn't until the advent...

Showboat: Punk / Sex / Bodies featured in NOOVO

Wednesday July 13, 2016

"Beginning in 1972 and spanning right up to the present day, Showboat provides a chronological survey of the relationship between punk and sex as seen through original posters, flyers, record covers, and ephemera drawn from the editor´s punk archive, The Mott Collection. Alongside this material are written contributions from musicians, artists, writers, designers, activists, sex workers, and filmmakers whose work is wedded to the punk movement. Contributions come in the form of anecdotes, lyrics, manifestos, personal essays, and historical overviews from which impassioned, engaging, and often contentious positions on punk and sex emerge..."

Showboat: Punk / Sex / Bodies featured in Dazed

Wednesday July 6, 2016

By Ashleigh Kane

"Through Showboat: Punk / Sex / Bodies, Mott and an array of contributors provide anecdotes, lyrics  manifestos, personal essays and historical overviews – including filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, Sex Pistols’ Paul Cook, photographer Bob Gruen and writer Will Self – that explore "sex in punk and punk in sex”. Chronologically spanning from 1972 to now, posters, flyers, record covers and various ephemera from Mott’s ever-growing archive, The Mott Collection, are surveyed.

Designed by Dazed’s own Jamie Andrew Reid – who has colour-coded pages to differentiate between contributions (yellow) and archival material (pink) – Mott adds, "What we hope we have created is a....

Showboat: Punk / Sex / Bodies featured in the Vinyl factory

Wednesday July 6, 2016

"...Moving from 1972 right up to present day, Showboat chronologically surveys the relationship between punk and sex through original posters, flyers, record covers, photographs and ephemera drawn from the editor’s punk archive, The Mott Collection.

The publication includes anecdotes, lyrics, manifestos, personal essays and overviews as told by a wide array of contributors – including Sex Pistols’ Paul Cook, VF contributor Vivien Goldman, Eve Libertine of Crass, and writer Will Self..."