Michael McDermott SUMI… Sumi is the brand new bes
poke framing and fine art printing studio from co-founder of Hen’s Teeth, Russell Simmons. “So far, we’ve handled some fairly big commissions, such as printing and framing the ‘People & Places’ exhibition in The National Library of Ireland. We’ve also curated and framed the artworks for some really exciting new Dublin venues like The Storyteller on Grand Canal Street.” With plans for a new studio on Wexford Street almost realised, it’s all action stations for Simmons. We also found out what a sumi is which is a type of black Japanese ink prepared in solid sticks and used for painting and writing. sumi.studio @sumidublin AFTER CHILDREN For Children, one of Osamu Yokonami’s most well-known series, the Japanese photographer asks young children to pose for the camera while holding a piece of fruit between their head and shoulder. The brief may seem simple but Yokonami’s images result in some of the most pure and direct captures of childlike innocence, individuality and personality in photography. For After Children, Yokonami asked a number of his subjects, now junior high-school students, to restage the photographs of their childhood. Dressed in the same outfit, their hair and the fruit matching the photographs taken years before, the girls pose once again for the camera. In the photobook, each person’s photographs are juxtaposed, leading the viewer to observe, compare, and imagine. yokonamiosamu.jp shashasha.co/en/book/after-children SPACESUSHI… Those Electronic Sheep never stop bleating and now with added reason when the Queen of CooCool Róisín Murphy sports your SpaceSushi triangle scarf in a promo for her latest release. €150, electronicsheep.com/products/spacesushitriangle-scarf-1 GET THE GOO Music news, reviews, recommendations, interviews, monthly event listings and a whole lot more besides. Plus it’s Free! MARCH-APRIL ISSUE IS OUT NOW Pick it up in selected music venues, bars, cafes, record stores and more.