Sophie Calle, who is often called France's most famous conceptual artist, and is at the very least its most consistently intrepid, has made a career out of investigating the unseemly and overlooked corners of life.
"The first week of the new administration left me, and the great majority of people I know, feeling completely devastated, and somewhat helpless," Los Angeles-based photographer Anna Beeke recalls. But she opted not to wallow.
Just like a snow globe captures something beautiful and makes it sad, so too does Universal Harvester—a story of grief laced with a bizarre and seductive mystery, trapped in the static and suffocating landscape of the Midwest.
Punk, surf punk, pop punk, indie rock, noise rock, alternative: these are some of the labels that have been applied to Menace Beach, the Leeds, England-based band, which seems to both encourage and resist classification.