Noomi Rapace, star of Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi sensation Prometheus, stars on the cover of Dazed’s June issue – a space special. Photographed in a futuristic shoot by Sølve Sundsbø and styled by Katie Shillingford, the fiercely talented Swedish actress talks about leaving behind The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to prepare for intergalactic warfare.
Wu-Tang’s GZA and electronic legend Squarepusher bond over quantum physics, as Dazed asks why music and design have returned to the psychedelic impulse to explore far-off planets. Underground rap sensation Zebra Katz travels to Paris to meet cult designer Rick Owens, whose breakout track “Ima Read” was first heard at Owens’s AW12 show. Digital provocateur Alec Empire of Atari Teenage Riot interviews a member of subversive hacktivist group Anonymous, and space-obsessed rapper SpaceGhostPurrp comes to Earth briefly to talk about why he’s the freshest new MC out there.
Plus a series of sci-fi fashion shoots from the Dazed fashion team and photographers Daniel Jackson, Julia Hetta and Ben Toms, a private library of amazing alien literature from the 50s and 60s, an overview of the work of Hollywood special-effects legend Rick Baker and an interview with Dr Pascal Lee about his mission to explore Mars.
Photography by Sølve Sundsbø
Styling Katie Shillingford
Noomi Rapace wears dress by Theysken's Theory