Our weekly round up of things we like on the Design Week news desk.
Pipilotti Rist – Eyeball Massage
Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist’s first major survey in the UK, Eyeball Massage, features a chandelier of pants, headless upholstered torsos and earthworms on nipples. Running throughout the gallery’s lower spaces, the exhibition spans her career from the 1980s to the present day, with new works and an outdoor light installation. The bizarre, extraordinary exploration of the feminine takes in dream scenes, music, video, and installation to form a all-consuming environment. Expect menstrual blood dripping into ponds and The Beatles’ Happiness is a Warm Gun as the soundtrack to a woman relvealing her breasts.
Pipilotti Rist is at The Hayward Gallery, London SE1 until 8 January 2012
Sinem Erkas has created a marvellous series of beermats (or postcards, depending on your habits), which make Jarvis Cocker into Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse into Pete Doherty and Ronnie Biggs into ‘the policeman that never caught him’, which is confusing and funny even before any beer has actually been consumed.
The Africa Needs you campaign
Africa Needs You is a project launched in conjunction with children’s charity UNICEF, which encourages celebrities who tweet brand endorsements for cash to contribute to famine relief for East Africa. The site is designed by Enjoythis, and the platform lets tweeters send messages encouraging said ‘slebs to donate their endorsement fees to UNICEF, and to then tweet about the crisis to their followers.