Last week we shared the work of River Roni from issue one of  The Quarterly  This week we’re sharing the epic that was Fahrenheit 451 created by the dream team that is Marc Pritchard, Charli Avery, Rosie Williams and Sven Bayerbach.

We surround ourselves with twenty four hour visuals: TV screens, iPods, tablets, laptops, projectors, moving billboards and wall-sized displays. A never-ending source of distractions. Avoidance. How happy can we get? So we can’t fail to be occupied? Boredom is the new 21st century sin.

Without reasoning we lose control through the media. We relinquish it, stripped of our ability to daydream, to contemplate and to think. The media gives us no respite or pause – no revelations, just repetition and a necessary burning of literature.

Is this our censorship? A gutting of libraries in the name of progress. Surrounded by images, are we heading to a place unable to speak over the hubbub and noise, in a twisted state of melancholia and happy pills?

Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which paper burns.

Top – Maison Scotch Necklace & Earrings – Bill Skinner

Top – Maison Scotch
Necklace & Earrings – Bill Ski

 

Dress – Basharatyan V Latex Stockings – Sasha Louise Gloves – Samsoe & Samsoe  Shoes – Rupert Sanderson Necklace – Stylist’s Own Bracelets & Earrings – Bill Skinner

Dress – Basharatyan V
Latex Stockings – Sasha Louise
Gloves – Samsoe & Samsoe
Shoes – Rupert Sanderson
Necklace – Stylist’s Own
Bracelets & Earrings – Bill Skinner

 

Dress – Elliot Joseph Rentz Jacket – Tramp In Disguise Necklace – Stylist’s Own Earrings – Bill Skinner

Dress – Elliot Joseph Rentz
Jacket – Tramp In Disguise
Necklace – Stylist’s Own
Earrings – Bill Skinner

 

Top – Maison Scotch Trousers – Basharatyan V Bracelets, Necklace & Earrings – Bill Skinner

Top – Maison Scotch
Trousers – Basharatyan V
Bracelets, Necklace & Earrings – Bill Skinner

 

Dress – Basharatyan V Necklace – Kirsty Ward Bracelet, Earrings & Ring – Bill Skinner

Dress – Basharatyan V
Necklace – Kirsty Ward
Bracelet, Earrings & Ring – Bill Skinner

 

Credits:

Photography by Marc Pritchard
Make-up by Charli Avery
Hair Styling by Sven Bayerbach using Bumble&Bumble
Styling by Rosie Williams
Model Honey (Elite)

To see the feature in full download the digital edition of The Quarterly.