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Peter Shmelzer and his art have been called provocative, disturbing and immoral. He’s not bothered.
“I’m not trying to shock anybody,” he says. “I’m not hateful. There’s a lot of things that I’m not. Look again.”
In the era of Pussy Riot and Brett Bailey, the censorship of art is as big of an issue as it was when Gustave Courbet painted “The Origin of the World” in 1866.

The Postal Service
Give Up
The collaborative genius of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel) was unleashed in 2003 with this game-changing minimalist indie pop record. The subtle hints of string instruments shaped the album’s solemn theme along with the soaring vocal melodies Gibbard provided alongside backing vocalist Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley.

Paula Aguirre is photographer based in Argentina, and together with her sister Mariángeles, who’s based in Berlin run tHERAPY recycle and exorcise a sustainable fashion brand. The brand consists of reworked, recycled and upcycled vintage clothing that they acquire while traveling around. They promote ethical and conscious fashion through their DIY project and you can acquire their items through stores, pop ups and flea markets throughout North América and Europe.

Machine Girl, the Brooklyn-based producer, has reached deep within herself to extract defused musical formations. Her brooding style of darkstep drum and bass proves noisily to be a concoction of the inner circles of hell. The music is the fuel of nightmarish images that you never want to wake up from.

Antidote combs the globe for young talented fashion photographers with a passionate eye. This month we have a fashion submission from Shevon Miller.
Shevon is currently a college student in New York City where she was born and raised. Shevon essentially started as a graphic designer and photo retoucher, but after dating a photographer and having many photographer friends she emersed herself fully in to learning as much as she could with photography.

CMW has brought some amazing international talent to Toronto, but I still feel the festival’s main strength is its support of local, unsigned, and underground talent. Day three for Antidote Magazine was all about exploration. I went to every show knowing nothing about the artists playing and I’m happy to say I was blown away by all the talent.