“The beauty of the world is the mouth of a labyrinth. The unwary individual who on entering takes a few steps is soon unable to find the opening. Worn out, with nothing to eat or drink, in the dark, separated from his dear ones, and from everything he loves and is accustomed to, he walks on without knowing anything or hoping anything, incapable even of discovering whether he is really going forward or merely turning round on the same spot. But this affliction is as nothing compared with the danger threatening him. For if he does not lose courage, if he goes on walking, it is absolutely certain that he will finally arrive at the center of the labyrinth. And there God is waiting to eat him. Later he will go out again, but he will be changed, he will have become different, after being eaten and digested by God. Afterward he will stay near the entrance so that he can gently push all those who come near into the opening.” - Simone Weil “The beauty of the world is the mouth of a labyrinth. The unwary individual who on entering takes a few steps is soon unable to find the opening. Worn out, with nothing to eat or drink, in the dark, separated from his dear ones, and from everything he loves and is accustomed to, he walks on without knowing anything or hoping anything, incapable even of discovering whether he is really going forward or merely turning round on the same spot. But this affliction is as nothing compared with the danger threatening him. For if he does not lose courage, if he goes on walking, it is absolutely certain that he will finally arrive at the center of the labyrinth. And there God is waiting to eat him. Later he will go out again, but he will be changed, he will have become different, after being eaten and digested by God. Afterward he will stay near the entrance so that he can gently push all those who come near into the opening.” - Simone Weil

Bug
-an error, flaw or fault in a system that causes it to produce an incorrect or unexpected result, or to behave in unintended ways.

Bug is a multifaceted, non-medium specific, online gallery. We curate shows of editioned artist collaborations that find their gallery space around the person rather than within the confines of the white cube. Our work may take the form of clothing, furniture, a music release, a sculpture; the project designates the material. Bug is a peer-to-peer call and response chant, a way to sit on the edge of institutional power structures. To counter the well-documented wastefulness of the fashion industry, Bug strives to source recycled, vintage, and deadstock fabrics. The vintage component of our store serves as an encyclopedia of aesthetic moments we find culturally significant, encouraging ideas and discourse through this visual history.

Bug is a community-based project in which artists of all cultural backgrounds and exposure can have a voice. It is a place to learn from one another, have discussions, and make mistakes. We are each other’s greatest mirrors. To the ego it looks like miracles or accident, but you are a totally determined being. See you along the road towards the center that took forever.

“The beauty of the world is the mouth of a labyrinth. The unwary individual who on entering takes a few steps is soon unable to find the opening. Worn out, with nothing to eat or drink, in the dark, separated from his dear ones, and from everything he loves and is accustomed to, he walks on without knowing anything or hoping anything, incapable even of discovering whether he is really going forward or merely turning round on the same spot. But this affliction is as nothing compared with the danger threatening him. For if he does not lose courage, if he goes on walking, it is absolutely certain that he will finally arrive at the center of the labyrinth. And there God is waiting to eat him. Later he will go out again, but he will be changed, he will have become different, after being eaten and digested by God. Afterward he will stay near the entrance so that he can gently push all those who come near into the opening.”

– Simone Weil

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