07- 2015.

Structural Failures

Sometimes things just don’t work out the way you’d like them too.

We tried building an installation with paper towels and ran into all sorts of trouble. We revised the plans, took different angles looked at new approaches. But due to the inherent characteristics of these rolls it was impossible to build upwards as far and thin as I wanted to – without adding a second element just for balance’s sake.

… More tests to come.

03 /06- 2015.

Join The Team !

We’ve got a part time sales position opening up!

If you’d like to send in your application please take note of the following requirements;
-Retail experience
-Fluent french & english
-Knowledge & interest for the arts & design
-Available to work 20 hours/week into fall/winter.

We like to put a face to a name so please add us on facebook and let us know what profile to look for.

And send CV to info@ibiki.co

07- 2015.

Music Is For Sharing

Here‘s an older podcast I (Jonah Leslie) recorded back in 2007. I forget what the 2 first tracks were that I used. I’m thinking it may be Kerrier District and an LCD Soundsystem remix but I can’t be certain. Those tracks were all on an old computer I lost years ago. Anyway here’s the rest of it.

1- ?
2- ?
3- In the city – Chromatics
4- Surfing at Midnight – Sorcerer (Prins Thomas remix)
5- Anna Due – Sleazy McQueen ft. Anne Montone (Cole Medina remix)
6- Keep Me In My Plane  - Who Made Who (DJ Koze Hudson River dub mix)
7- Benny Blanco – Put your hands
8- Moment – Damian Lazarus
9- Say Goodbye – Kahn ft. Julee Cruise (Losoul “she’s homeless” mix)
10- I think it’s too late – Rework
11- Back and forth – Alex Kidd

*Cover art is a photo by Gyory Kepes.

Human Sex, 1985.

La La La Human Steps

I bumped into Marc Beland a few days ago at the shop, and Louise I see every week in my studio – she lives around the corner and uses it for creation and rehearsals. We had a nice chat about their time working together in the 80′s. Marc didn’t have any formal dance training when he began dancing for Eduard Lock of La La La but as you can see here, the guy had no problem keeping up with Louise… quite impressive!

At the height of the company these guys worked with the likes of Name June Paik, Lou Reed and David Bowie to name a few.

If you scroll down far enough there’s an even better video post of this duet I made a while back …

Dancers: Louise Lecavalier & Marc Beland.

Choreography: Eduard Lock

ibiki ss15

A sample of what you can expect to see at the shop this season – taken from our instagram account.

06- 2015.

Printed Pages

From the popular art & design website It’s Nice That comes Printed Pages.
Although the format seems to get switched up every other issue, the content and writing stays rather consistent in style and prose.

For Spring 2015 they’ve made it a tad bit longer, and revised the cover finish – which is now satinated and sturdy.

Inside you’ll find interviews with advertising royalty Dan Wieden, comics legend Charles Burns, photographer of the moment Viviane Sassen and Gail Bichler, design director of The New York Times Magazine. There’s also features on nudie drawing, private views, some of the strangest design studio names and an in-depth exploration of rock’n’roll tour photography through the ages.

For the Montreal Feature PP, having never step foot in the city, consulted with ibiki founder Jonah Leslie.

Copies now available in store.


White Fungus Magazine

The genesis of this issue of White Fungus lies in a magazine residency undertaken at Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco and contains coverage of the Bay Area, including an article by Marcella Faustini about Scott Arford and a history of the area’s noise and experimental music scene. The new issue also features an interview with Mexican art phenom Abraham Cruzvillegas, who has just taken on one of the world’s most prestigious contemporary art commissions, filling Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. Nicola Trezzi (US editor of Flash Art) talks to Einat Amir about her social and art interventions. The issue contains an interview with rapidly rising art star Simon Denny, who has an upcoming solo exhibition at PS1 MoMA, and whose work has recently been acquired by MoMA in New York. London-based art critic Kyra Kordoski writes about Kari Altmann who recently created work for Serpentine Gallery’s exhibition Extinction Marathon.

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