Original programme for the British premiere of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis [Wardour Films Ltd.]; Marble Arch Pavilion, London, March 21, 1927
— Eckhart Tolle
lunatic (adj.) late 13c., “affected with periodic insanity, dependent on the changes of the moon,” from Old French lunatique, lunage ”insane,” or directly from Late Latin lunaticus ”moon-struck,” from Latin luna ”moon” (see Luna). Compare Old English monseoc ”lunatic,” literally “moon-sick;” Middle High German lune ”humor, temper, mood, whim, fancy” (German Laune), from Latin luna. Compare also New Testament Greek seleniazomai ”be epileptic,” from selene ”moon.” Lunatic fringe (1913) apparently was coined by U.S. politician Theodore Roosevelt.Then, among the wise and high-minded people who in self-respecting and genuine fashion strive earnestly for peace, there are foolish fanatics always to be found in such a movement and always discrediting it — the men who form the lunatic fringe in all reform movements. [Theodore Roosevelt, autobiography, 1913].
my new cacti/succulent family.
— Oscar Wilde, adapted from The Picture of Dorian Gray
Is She Weird by Pixies
1999 IG/RS, Jurgi Persoons, Antwerp, October 1999
In 1992 Jurgi Persoons graduates from the fashion department at the Antwerp Academy and three years later he starts his own women’s collection. From 1999 he shows his collection in Paris in the form of static presentations, quite similar to performance. His oeuvre can be described as a radical and even trashy interpretation of the classical female wardrobe. In 2003 he stopped his own collection and leaved the world of fashion.
Hettie Judah: Grognard and Stoops’ response is not only to leave things revealed, but also to emphasize the fragility of beauty by playing with ugly, through those monstrous masks and through experiments that emphasize the mortality of human flesh; legs and bodies bound with scotch tape or elastic bands. Much as both their commercial and personal work celebrates the beauty and spirit of youth, there is also a suggestion of death and decay, visible not only in their habitually dark collaborations with designer Jurgi Persoons.