“There’s nothing more punk than being a mum.” Liberty Ross
SHOWstudio Nick Knight contributed as a consultant to the creation of ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’ the infamous and very successful 2013 exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New-York. For Nick Knight “Punk was one of the most culturally important and far reaching movements in the last 100 years.”
Curious to find out what Punk means to a new generation, he invited, in parallel with the Met exhibition, a number of filmmakers to create films that explore some of the themes central to the Punk movement, especially the ideas of dressing to provoke, DIY and self-expression.
With personalities as diverse as Bella Freud, HOOD BY AIR, Stephen Jones and Jodie Harsh – to name a few – involved in SHOWstudio Punk fashion season the results were bound to be diverse.
The latest film of the series was released on October 14, 2013, under the title ‘HOME ALONE’. It comes from celebrated English model and actress Liberty Ross.
We have previously featured Liberty Ross starring in the fashion film ‘Packing Heat’ for Damaris selected for Modeconnect by French film maker Coban Beutelstetter in a curation of fashion films with strong narratives.
More to the point Liberty Ross often collaborate with SHOWstudio. Commenting on the film directed by Alexa Karolinski and which explores Punk and Motherhood, a concept chosen by Ross, Karolinski and Rosa Lieberberg; Liberty Ross said “There’s nothing more punk than being a mum.”
The whole series is great and we invite you to view it on Showstudio’s site. We cannot however, resist to include here another of our favourites, a film by photographer Jez Tozer and Maria Araujo entitled ‘Search & Destroy‘ – coincidentally the title of one of the most important seventies punkzines but also the title of a song by Iggy Pop – which explores in rhythmic style the lo-fi DIY culture of punk.