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“I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but ... or spice, sex or success, alcohol or Nembutal, internet or .... get high and watch TV.” From the ...

One More Won’t Kill You

하나 더 가진다고 죽지는 않아요

An exhibition by Vasava at Seoul Design Festival. December 2011, Seoul, Korea.

“I wouldn’t recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” Hunter S. Thompson. American Journalist and Author, (1937-2005).

읽어주셔서 감사합니다 뭐 좀 먹을까요?...

아니오

스스로 컨트롤 할 수 있나요?

잘 모르겠다



무언가 남겨 놓았나요?

아니오

아니오

만일 너의 엄마가 찾아 낸다면 곤란한 것이 있나요?





아니오



당신이 원한다면 언제나 그만 둘 수 있을 수도 있어요.

엄마와 공유할 수도 있어요 지금 당장 사러 가세요

당신은 많이 가졌어

하나 더 가진다고 죽지는 않아요

Vasava, Barcelona 2011

Thanks For Reading This SHOULD YOU HAVE SOME?...

NO

NOT SURE YES

CAN YOU CONTROL YOURSELF?

NO

NO

DO YOU HAVE ANY LEFT?

YES

WILL YOU BE IN TROUBLE IF MOMMY FINDS OUT?

YES NO

YES YOU CAN SHARE IT WITH MOMMY

YOU CAN GIVE UP WHENEVER YOU WANT TO GO BUY IT NOW

YOU HAVE A LOT

ONE MORE WON’T KILL YOU

Then again, maybe you can’t help it. Maybe you read everything. Ingredients. Washing instructions. Parking tickets.

Plastic surgery, tanning and teeth-whitening: all of these can become addictive. Did you see that guy on the bus with too many tattoos?

Sometimes you want to stop. But it feels so good. Just one more word. Another line can’t hurt. Go ahead, punctuate my day.

Maybe we should start addictionary.

Addictions come in many forms. Some harmful, some not so much. Coffee or cocaine, sugar or spice, sex or success, alcohol or Nembutal, internet or fishnets, cigars or cars… most of us are addicted to something. Too much is never enough. Is that such a bad thing? Addiction is passion, after all. Everyone likes a bit of passion. We know you do. It’s written all over your face. Addictions get a bad press – but they are beautiful, in their own way. Like fish in the sea, they come in all varieties. We’ve heard of people who are addicted to ice. Or soap powder. Or hair drying. Or puppets. Or fish, for that matter. Shopping is definitely habit forming. So is exercise (maybe not as much as we’d like).

It takes willpower to beat an addiction. That’s beautiful too: finding the strength to deny yourself. But when you’re hooked, you’re hooked. Once an addict, always an addict, that’s what they say – even if you’re dealing with it one step at a time. Our name is Vasava, and we are addicts. Graphics are our thing, in every shape or form, static or animated, flat or 3D. Why not take time out to come and visit us? We’ll see you there. A few times. Because let’s face it, when you’ve taken your first bite, you’ll be back. Again and again. Vasava, Barcelona 2011

Addictionary

Whitney Houston, August 1986

Addictionary

Addictionary

A

Adrenaline rush: Often leads to extremely stupid activities with extremely stupid gear. All–for–me: Addicts don’t share. Alcoholism: Also known as a disease. Antibiotics: Harden the fuck up please.

B

Badonkadonk: Extremely curvaceous female butt. Women who possess this feature usually have a small waist that violently explodes into a round and juicy bottom. “I like big butts and I cannot lie!” Sir Mix-A-Lot, American MC and producer, (1963 - ). Betty Ford: After announcing a long-running battle with alcoholism in the 1970s, she went on and founded the Betty Ford Clinic. “Help is available. So is hope” if you got the cash. Bieber Fever: Extremly ridiculous addiction among teenagers. Symptoms include, sweaty palms, braces, teenage obsessive behavior and hysteria. Bodybuilding: Who wants to be the first one to tell the 150 kilo beast he has got a problem? Botox: For that baby soft look.

C

Communism: Just like an addiction it strips you of all your personal will. Capitalism: Just like an addiction it strips you of all your personal will, then sells it back to you for double the price. Cold Turkey: It’s all or nothing. Cheese: Comes in two forms, cheese or money. The Swiss are well know abusers of both.

D

Dalí: “I don’t do drugs, I am drugs.” Salvador Dalí, (Spanish painter, 1904-1989). Death: If you’re in a hurry addictions are what your looking for! Detox: Naa, just kidding. Doobie: Cigar shaped object that upon contact with fire releases magic smoke that enhances your appreciation of cartoons and cookies. Dopeman: “Please can I have another hit?” Dopeman, N.W.A

E

Enthusiasm: Another way of seeing it.

F

Fiction: 60% of what’s going on in the head of an addict. Facebook: Your social media pimp. Try living without him.

G

Gambling: Go ahead, blame it on the devil. Gluttony: Also known as the munchies. Grass: Ordell: “You know you smoke too much of that shit, that shit gonna rob you of your own ambition.” Melanie: “Not if your ambition is to get high and watch TV.” From the movie Jackie Brown, 1997.

H

Hansel & Gretel: “Discovered the gingerbread house about 45 min after they discovered the mushrooms.” George Carlin, American stand-up comedian. (1937 - 2008). Heroin: Saddle up and ride the golden horse into the sunset.

I

Ice Ice baby: Meth for meth heads and jewels for the ladies.

J

Jesus Christ: Are you addicted to the Lord? Meet him in church on Sunday mornings from 9:30 – 12:30. Jeffrey: Term used in the movie Get him to the Greek. It is a concoction of mostly marijuana laced with opium, heroin, peyote, methadone, crushed up ecstasy, some of it is unidentifiable, and a hint of angle dust. (Possibly a few other things). It would be really stupid to smoke a Jeffrey. You’d probably die instantly.

K

K-Hole of Ketamine: For those relaxing afternoons. (At sufficiently high doses of the drug, it is common to experience a Khole, subjective state of dissociation from the body which may mimic the phenomenology of schizophrenia, out of body experiences or near death experiences). Kleptomania: Also known as the five finger discount.

L

Life: Overdose of Reality. Love: “Is the drug”, Roxy Music.

M

Marijuana: 1- “I tried marijuana once. I did not inhale.” Bill Clinton, American 42nd US President. (1946 - ). 2- “Marijuana? Marijuana is not a drug, I used to suck dick for coke!” - Bob Saget, in Half Baked (1999). Methamphetamine: Trailer park cocaine.

Morphine: “Every addiction is bad, whether it’s alcohol, morphine or idealism.” Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist (1875-1961). Music: “Music is a safe kind of high.” Jimi Hendrix, American guitarist and singersongwriter (1942-1970).

N

Nembutal: A white crystalline or powdery barbiturate used as a hypnotic, a sedative, and an anticonvulsive drug. A.K.A Good Bye Cruel World, the sweet dreams suicide pill. Not: Safe for work Nothing: Nothing succeeds like excess.

O

Offer: Buy one get two! (ask your authorised dealer). Oscar Wild(e): on absinthe.

P

Pituitary gland: It’s all about chemistry! This little bastard can do more for you than all the self-help books, friends’ advice and A. A. meetings. Help him and your neurotransmitters will be healthy. Pleasure: Doesn’t always require a prescription. Pokemon: The heroin of toy franchising. Pollos Hermanos, Los: Worlds largest fictional distribution chain of Meth. Porn: A good way to get cash for your addictions. Pringles: Once you pop you can’t stop. Purple drank: “Sippin on some drink the color purple like silly / Really they say I should chill before it kills me /But so will a car crash or a nine milli” - Me and my Drank, Lil Wayne. Pusherman: “I’m your mama / I’m your daddy / I’m that n**ga / In the alley / I’m your doctor

Addictionary / When in need / Want some coke? / Have some weed / You know me / I’m your friend / Your main boy / Thick and thin / I’m your Pusherman.” Pusherman, Curtis Mayfield.

Q

Quarantine: The addict’s worst nightmare.

R

Recreational drugs: For some camping just isn’t enough. Rehab: “No, no, no”. Amy Winehouse. English singer-songwriter (1983-2011).

S

Seven per cent solution, a: Even Sherlock Holmes was an addict. “It is cocaine,” he said. “A seven percent solution. Would you care to try it?” The Sign of Four, A. Conan Doyle, Scottish physician and writer. (1859 - 1930). Sex: The Rolls Royce of addictions.

T

Tattoos: When they hit you face, you know you got a problem. Tanorexia: Rare syndrome where an individual appears to have a physical and/or psychological addiction to sunbathing or the use of tanning beds. Tea: “I’d rather have a cup of tea than go to bed with anyone.” Boy George, British singersongwriter (1961 - ). Teleportation: “Beam me up, Scotty”. From TV show Star Trek.

U

Underground: “For what is man without desires?” Notes From the Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian writer (1821-1881). Urine: Get some from your sober friend.

V

Viagra: It’s so hard being a sex addict. Vice: Rhymes with nice. Coincidence? Vicodin: “It’s Vicodin, it’s mine, you can’t have any.” Dr Gregory House, from the TV Show House. Videogames: The academy for your future addictions. In there, you will learn how to deal for an extra dose, getting your endorphin rush, cheat your acquaintances and steal sleeping hours. Who cares about homework when I have another boss to defeat? The first step on a long stairway.

W

Wanking: If you can’t afford a Rolls Royce, a Ford Focus will have to do. Waste: “Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self esteem.” Kurt Kobain, American musician and singer of the band Nirvana. (1967-1994). Why?: On the other hand, why not? Will: Will you or won’t you? Let’s face it – you probably will. Whitney: “Houston, we have a problem.” report on the incident of Apollo XIII on April 14, 1970.

X

Xanax: An addiction can lead to anxiety and Xanax can lead to addiction. The perfect circle. Yes: To everything.

Y Z

Zero Tolerance: Will not be tolerated.

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