Cold Lips 05 TIM WELLS and DEREK RIDGERS

Two of the best documenteurs of subculture were united on these two pages in the fifth edition of Cold Lips. Britain’s best street photographer, Derek Ridgers, who studied aside Freddie Mercury at Ealing Art School, before turning his lens on the faces beneath the mass ocean who create the waves, his extensive and highly important archive has recently been taken on by friend of Cold … Continue reading Cold Lips 05 TIM WELLS and DEREK RIDGERS

Cold Lips 05 Cindy Fournier

Cindy Fournier is a writer, artist and performer living in London. Known as Swiss Cindy to Cold Lips, she first performed with with us at the Cultural Traffic Art Fair, and again at Holloway’s Bomb Factory, and Fitzrovia’s The Social, her muse bounces angularly, from native Switzerland, through the rails of gothic expression, in a jagged resetting of London’s avant-garde. She’s one of the pleasant … Continue reading Cold Lips 05 Cindy Fournier

Cold Lips 05 Letter from the Editor

Cold Lips 05 was a short run print edition put together over a couple of nights, to bring together content which had been sifted through over the previous year. Only 50 copies were made, and were largely given away at gigs for the Vagrant Lovers, with Danielle De Picciotto, in Berlin, and a poetry night Kirsty Allison did in Prague. There was an intention to … Continue reading Cold Lips 05 Letter from the Editor

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COLD LIPS 05 x THE IDENTITY SPECTRUM: Power Poetry Politics and the movement of minds

An essay by Kirsty Allison The internet is an open letter.  And it is death. A letter from our own graves – It begs us to share, to connect, to swipe , to see. Amazing. We can go anywhere – we can be Anything.  The dream is Kubla Khan! But the demands of our digital existence reflect a fear of being deleted. The battery of … Continue reading COLD LIPS 05 x THE IDENTITY SPECTRUM: Power Poetry Politics and the movement of minds

Cold Lips 05 MALIK AMEER CRUMPLER

Cold Lips 05 was a short run print edition put together over a couple of nights by editor Kirsty Allison to bring together content from the past year. 50 copies were sold and (largely) given away at gigs in Berlin and Prague. Thanks to all contributors. These pages feature the wondrous Malik Ameer Crumpler, the Paris-based poet and musician, whose band, Madison Washington is released … Continue reading Cold Lips 05 MALIK AMEER CRUMPLER

COLD LIPS 05 TRINITY TRISTAN & SCOTT TEMPLE

These pages feature the collaboration of the wonderful, London-based but most international, artist and writer Trinity Tristan – a rare sequin on a beach of shells, with the immaculately energised poet/actor/director/writer who whirls with Hemingway’s promise, Scott Temple. Together they explore the delicate emergence of a summer friendship which passed from the deepest intimacies, in every sense a transition, through a work that began as … Continue reading COLD LIPS 05 TRINITY TRISTAN & SCOTT TEMPLE

Cold Lips 05 JUDY NYLON

Some scenes don’t start without the girls who make it interesting. Casually credited by Britain’s most innovative producer of the 70s, Brian Eno, for developing ambient music on 1975’s Discreet Music, after first appearing with him on Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) in 1974, Judy Nylon is the sort of girl to take off her gloves and hat, and ask better questions than anyone in … Continue reading Cold Lips 05 JUDY NYLON