Drag Syndrome: The Wonder of an Extra Chromosome

Daniel Vais is the Creative Directors of Drag Syndrome, the UK’s first drag event featuring performers with Down’s syndrome. Tell us about your creative work in only 10 words. My creative work is bold, fresh, challenging and stunning.  What does this work involve?  In the past 10 years my creative work revolved around working with…

Where Science + Art Collide: Science Gallery London

Science Gallery London is a new space for 15-25 year olds in the heart of London, which hosts creativity inspired by scientific research. Firstly, could you tell us in only 10 words about Science Gallery London… Science Gallery London is where art and science collide. Now’s your chance to expand, with a more in depth…

The Therapeutic Gaze: Manon Ouimet and Photography

Firstly, could you tell us in only 10 WORDS about your photography? My photography’s about generating trust and capturing honesty from my subjects. How did you begin? I was asked by Bettina Arndt, an internationally well-known sex therapist, to take portraits of new clients. Her clients were people who were trying to find love, using…

Based On a True Story: An Interview with the Directors

Bella Spencer interviews twin filmmaking duo Jack and Gabe Whitehead about their latest short film, Based on a True Story. The short follows the story of Henri and Verity, two amateur photographers who chance upon a competition to take a photo of ‘The Truth’. A discussion of art and pretension, it delves deep into the…

Steady as She Grows

Mercedes Dawson’s Poem on the realisation that she can step into herself and that she can be a place of strength Art by Mercedes Dawson I no longer feel the weight of tiredness, triedness, fasten down my bones to the position of sitting, or hold me still, sedentary. Somewhere between all the ways in which…

Discovering the Unknown

Lily writes her guide for tackling the unknown Words and art by Lily Garget No.1 The Unknown is not a dark place UNKNOWN. Where to begin? Every element of our lives is unknown to a certain extent. The word itself can be daunting – conjuring images of darkness and uninhabited places. In my own mind…

Year Abroad: The Ultimate Unknown

Words by Jemima Skala Art by Ana Ovilo This article is part of the ‘UNKNOWN’ series. Next piece to be published on the 6th December. The unknown. That dreaded open space that stretches out before you, a horrendously blank canvas that you are painfully aware that you must paint with your experiences, whatever they turn…

Let Go: My Sobriety

Words by Maya Wenzel Art By Logan Wenzel Part 1. This has nothing to do with me thinking I’m better than you. This has everything to do with me stopping myself from doing something I don’t want to do, something I can no longer handle. Like many people, I have had fun experiences with alcohol….

PlathoesCave Podcast: Hazy Jazz+

Groovy tunes and groovy people: weekly interviews with artists, creatives and funky people. This week, an interview with Jacob Allen aka Puma Blue, a South London crooner bringing hazy jazz onto the scene. Along with some jazz, hip-hop/rap, electronic and a Lauryn Hill track hand-picked by Giannina’s mum.  Bought to you by Giannina, a dedicated Missy Elliot…

PLATHOES CAVE PRINT ISSUE VOL. 1: NOW AVAILABLE

If you’re part of our community, you’ll have heard us harping on about our first print issue by now. We recently held our launch party in London (featuring drag fortune telling, short films provided by Girls on Film  and performance by REV). For those who weren’t able to get hold of your own copy there, we’re selling…