Wonderful Women Wednesday
Taking a mid-week moment to celebrate and thank those standing up and kicking ass
This week is artist, designer, stage sculptur⚡️ES DEVLIN⚡️The go to lady for formidable theatre, opera, fashion and pop stage shows. Beyoncé, Kanye, Adele... little-known people like that. And that only scratches the surface. I experienced her work at the Jay Z & Kanye Watch the Throne tour and was blown away before I had discovered who she was. I was properly introduced through the mega Abstract Netflix series and have been obsessed since. Her bold simplicity is perfection, her output phenomenal. The Adele eyes at the opening of Glastonbury 2016 with the hello reverb...AMAZING.
On tech: 'Yeah, I don’t want screens anymore. I want to make films in the air. (Don’t we all?) It’s becoming more possible. You can hold your phone up and, on a trigger, if you look through your phone or through the glasses, you’ll see film scenes happening in mid-air. I’m not sure quite why, but in a minute that will feel as normal as watching a film on a screen. It would be wonderful because it would be behind the artist and in front of them; it would be around them.'
'None of the ideas that I have would’ve ever happened if I hadn’t drunk the culture around me, like nutrition through culture. I’ve been lucky in London, I see everything. Now with Instagram, I see everything. I draw, I hopefully digest, and everything goes through my person, I hope things I make don’t look derivative, but everything stands on the shoulders of everything else—of art, of day-to-day life, of my kids, of their stuff, of films. I’m a junkie, a culture junkie. I live for it. The older I get, the more I live for art and culture'.
– Es Devlin