about instant celebritywarholschildren.com.au**the magazine about other people.
instant celebrity,making random people famous,for totally random reasons...Making random people famous for random reasons – we used to say ‘it’s what Warholwould have wanted’ but then we got a letter from the Andy Warhol Foundation’s lawyerswho said we cant say that any more. Seriously, evidently they’re the only ones who canlegally speculate about what Andy would have wanted. Go figure. Anyway, now we say‘it’s what Warhol may or may not have wanted’. They havent got back to us on that oneyet.... stay tuned.
first,about the magazine,about other people...Before we introduce Instant Celebrity, we should probably introduce themagazine:We’re Warhol’s Children – www.warholschildren.com.au – and we’re themagazine about other people. We’re interested in what people are really thinking,not what talk back radio, reality shows, mainstream press, morning TV, tabloidjournalists, ‘experts’ or the media tell us they’re thinking.We’re interested in what’s really going on. We’re interested in the world fromother people’s point of view, in their words, and not ours. We’re interested inwhat they like, what they don’t. We’re interested in the subcultures, theobsessions, the possessions, the status symbols, the ambitions, the relationships,the careers and lives of other people.We’re interested in what interests them. Brands, music, sex, shopping. About whatthey wear. What they believe.We open a little window into the parallel universe that is the life of anotherperson; the view can be interesting.
what’s instant celebritygot to do with andy warhol?Good question. Andy is representative of a moment in history when celebrity got de-coupled from actual achievement, accomplishment or talent, he made peoplecelebrities or “superstars” (as he called them) simply because he could.So are we being political here? Is this some sort of intellectual statement? Sure...maybe... but we’re not getting into that, no one wants us getting all ‘deep andmeaningful’, so just think of it as simply our little tribute to Warhol’s contribution tothe modern world.And, unlike the banal, vapid, anodyne airbrushed puppets that comprise the InstantCelebrities of reality TV shows and the mainstream media machine, we make aslightly different set of choices. Our Instant Celebrities are a little more interesting, alittle more real. When you meet them, youll see why and why we’ve chosen them,it’s not something we really have to spell out.
This is Valen Chang and she may have set a worldrecord for international travel wearing a chipmunkcostume.In March this year she travelled from Tokyo toSydney wearing the chipmunk costume picturedhere. Forget business class, she flies ‘chipmunk’. Aswe see it, not only is she now a world recordholder, but she’s thrown down a pretty seriouschallenge to all international travellers.We’re going to make her famous, just for the hellof it, it’s the kind of thing Warhol’s Children do.
This is Stuz, one of our contributors, and one of our InstantCelebrities’, if you’ve read her work for Warhol’s Children,you’ll know why she was chosen.
This is Mickey Suzuki, she’s a writer and in fashion, she’s got a sharpmind, a good eye and a way with words, she’s an Instant Celebritybecause we figure she’s someone to watch.
This is Camden, he’s a writer and a musician. We cover alot of music, from playlists to festivals, it’s very much acrucial part of what we do.
This is Zoe Mattesson from Danger Hausin Adelaide (yes, Warhols Children is anational thing) she’s rock and roll, tattoosand fashion entrepreneur, and Warhol’sChildren love all of these things.
how it works...It’s not complicated, we simply declare random people Instant Celebrities and publish theirphotos, a little information about them and a few links so you can discover them for yourself.We then invite our readers and friends to share the images and links with the idea that we’llhelp our Instant Celebrities achieve some measure of ‘fame’ whatever that means (and forwhatever it’s worth).It gives a little exposure to someone who may find a little exposure useful- to themselves,their cause, their idea, their work or their initiative, and at the very least it’s an interestingthing to do.It’s also part of our mission to give exposure to emerging creative people, so it kind of makessense. And it’s what Warhol may or may not have wanted.If you get invited to be an Instant Celebrity, consider it a compliment, many are nominated,few are chosen – it means someone on staff, or one of our friends or readers must like you.
would you like to be famous?If you’d like to be an instant celebrity, or know someone who would , let us know,we’re always accepting nominations and would love to hear from you - e-mail theeditor at firstname.lastname@example.org
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