■□ "The sense of being between cultures has been very, very strong for me. I would say that’s the single strongest strand running through my life: the fact that I’m always in and out of things, and never really of anything for very long."

— Edward W. Said, Power, Politics and Culture. 
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Hello friends!! We plan to produce a Kickstarter video for BITE Magazine and want you guys involved! Here’s how: 

Send a short clip of yourself (recorded with any device; no longer than 60 secs) telling us
Why you love and support BITE
Mention ‘PRINT BITE’ at the end of the video
If you speak a language besides English, it would be great if you could say ‘BITE’ in this language as well!
Spread the word/like/reblog and SUBMIT. This would mean so much to us to see our first print issue come to fruition, especially with our readers’ support and love!  
Please send all entries in .mov or .mp4 formats to nadirah@bite-zine.com 
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Yohji Yamamoto SS2015
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Victoria Australia, 1999, Auftraggeber: Helmut Lang, Fotograf: Cary Wolinsky, 1986, Courtesy hl-art, New York
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Alexander Ferrario by Lorenzo Marcucci 
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■□ "You have to have a certain detachment in order to see beauty for yourself rather than something that has been put in quotation marks to be understood as “beauty.” Think about Dutch painting, where sunlight is falling on a basin of water and a woman is standing there in the clothes that she would wear when she wakes up in the morning—that beauty is a casual glimpse of something very ordinary. Or a painting like Rembrandt’s Carcass of Beef, where a simple piece of meat caught his eye because there was something mysterious about it. You also get that in Edward Hopper: Look at the sunlight! or Look at the human being! These are instances of genius. Cultures cherish artists because they are people who can say, Look at that. And it’s not Versailles. It’s a brick wall with a ray of sunlight falling on it."

—  Marilynne Robinson
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The fashionable ideology that “artificial” lacks the inherent goodness of “natural” is an appealing, but hopelessly simplistic notion of the intellectually chic. Artifice is the result of a deliberate intent to make. Nature also “makes” things, using a set of basic building blocks common throughout the universe. Exchanging infinite time for deliberate design, nature has ingeniously built plants, planets, galaxies and unimaginable constructs which seem to structure the universe itself. What we call “natural” is simply the result of whatever set of rules nature has followed in fashioning our observable reality. On planet Earth, nature has manipulated the common elements to fashion everything from bacteria to the molten core of the planet. Discoveries in the ”nano” technologies of bio, molecular, and micro engineering will re-edit the nomenclature of “natural” versus “unnatural”, blurring if not erasing the line of distinction between “machine” and “organism”, “natural” and “unnatural”, “God-given” and “man-made”.  
— Syd Mead

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Still from Primary Time (1974) by Bas Jan Ader
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