By Oliver Wainwright
With their eerily pristine models of Apple and Facebook’s offices, Turner-nominated artist duo Langlands & Bell expose the ‘fantasy of total control’ that is Silicon Valley architecture
Eerie white forms appear to float off the walls of a gallery on Pall Mall, hovering in front of lurid blocks of colour like the preserved cadavers of some alien race displayed in a future museum of natural history. There are amoebic creatures with bulbous appendages, others with angular faceted shells; some seem to stare out with cyclopean eyes or gaping circular mouths.
Westminster’s gilded avenue of gentlemen’s clubs, where kings and earls once strode, is an appropriate place for what turns out to be a display of our modern-day vessels of power. These bleached bodies are the headquarters buildings of the world’s biggest technology companies, as seen through the detached, deadpan eyes of artist duo Langlands & Bell.
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By Guardian Staff
Czech photographer Ludwig Jindra was sent on a world tour by his government – and opened up understanding about Tuareg culture and beyond
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Source: Sands of time: Saharan Africa in the 1930s – in pictures
On Dutton’s dishonesty Meredith Williams writes: Re. “Just trust us on Manus facts, says secrecy-obsessed govt” (Monday) Mr Dutton’s latest attack on the ABC over its reporting of recent violence on Manus Island is simply more of the same truth-avoidance, distortion of reality and abrogation of responsibility. Dutton asks — why take the word of the ABC over […]
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By Bernard Keane
A long series of independent reports has confirmed that the Department of Immigration is the most incompetent agency in the Commonwealth. A major intervention is needed.
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By Emily Watkins
ACMA has found a marriage equality ad that played on Foxtel on Valentine’s Day was not in breach of the rules, though the same ad on Sky was problematic. And Ray Hadley got away with playing a political ad during a blackout period because he wasn’t paid for it.
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The failure of the federal government to establish a corruption commission leaves a serious gap in Australia’s governance arrangements and undermines confidence in the system, writes former premier of WA Geoff Gallop.
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The ABC has promised that “subsequent reports will make sure to give equal weight to the accounts of discredited PNG ministers as well as the accounts of discredited Australian ministers”.
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By Stephen Mayne
If Olympic athletes, federal politicians or even the local hockey club president want to go along and observe how Australia’s future Olympic leadership is being decided, they should be free to do so.
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