Late last year, I had the chance to profile the super talented actor/filmmaker Peter Vack for King Kong Garçon‘s ‘Con’ issue, which is out now. Those who are currently watching The Bold Type may know him as Patrick, but for us who grew up playing the PS2 back in the 00’s, Vack is affectionately known for voicing the iconic Gary Smith in Rockstar Game’s cult classic Bully. Chatting to Peter was an absolute delight; from covering his early forays into acting alongside Peter Dinklage and Ron Cephas Jones, playing the lead in MTV’s I Just Want My Pants Back, starring in multiple films and shows, to premiering his controversial directorial debut Assholes at SXSW in 2017. We also delved into the shock sites of the early internet, the millennial/Gen-Z divide in meme culture, and his experience as a meme admin for his NSFW page. Few individuals are as idiosyncratic, philosophical, provocative, and unconventional as Vack, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to have picked his brains! You can read the full feature in King Kong Garçon, or here.
Peter Vack, photography by Isaac Anthony
Back in February, I was commissioned by Bobblehaus to review the London installation of CONNECT, BTS – an initiative founded by K-pop phenomenon BTS to connect artists and art fans alike across five global cities. Located in the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park, Jakob Kudsk Steensen’s ‘Catharsis’ was deeply revelatory and pensive; a beautiful digital project to behold You can read my thoughts here, where I draw comparisons with acclaimed Rockstar game Red Dead Redemption 2, the ecologically-minded sci-fi thriller Annihilation, and VR technology.
Courtsey of Big Hit Entertainment
I stumbled upon this incredible Instagram page a few years ago, which catalogues and celebrates the iconic looks of Hong Kong and Chinese stars from the vintage past. Completely enamoured by the page’s aesthetic, I spoke to the owner behind the page, Jade Farrar, where we discussed beauty ideals and standards in East Asia, the historic past of San Francisco’s show girls, and resurgences in sartorial trends. You can read all about our conversation here, for Bobblehaus.
Jadin Wong, image from La Petite Mélancolie