Peaches on her post-human sex toy art show: ‘It’s disturbing but a lot of fun’

The pop provocateur has created an artwork in which an army of fleshies, or masturbation devices, seek sexual liberation. She talks us through its deeper meanings Best known for her vagina bodysuits and sexually charged lyrics, Peaches seems an unlikely art-world darling. But in 2007, the French artist Sophie Calle asked the electropunk queen to respond, in the form of a song, to a breakup email Calle had received. The work was one of 100 that appeared in Calles show Cut Piece, letting audience members snip away at the singers clothes until they had entirely gone. Now, 20 years after unleashing her sex-positive signature song Fuck the Pain Away, Peaches finally has an exhibition of her own. I was like, …

The big picture: a suited man on Brighton beach

Paddy Summerfields eye is caught by a man in a suit enjoying a quiet moment in 1970s Brighton On a beach in Brighton some time in the mid-70s, Michelangelo Antonionis Blow-Up, Ingmar Bergman, Robert Bresson. Taking pictures is the easy part the hardest thing is to make the book about something, Summerfield says. Unlike films, however, photographs offer slow time: You can go at your own pace and examine each individual frame. You see a photograph, and its permanent. Paddy SummerfieldsFlow Photographic Gallery, London NW10, 19 October to 30 November

Ferguson: five years on from the police shooting of Michael Brown

The fatal shooting on 9 August 2014 was followed by months of protests. Five years on, the legacy of that shooting of a black teenager by a white officer depends on who you talk to. Photographs by Jeff Roberson/AP. Co-written by Jeff Roberson and Jim Salter. People affected by the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown and those who have sought change in the aftermath acknowledge his death and the upheaval that followed changed race relations in Ferguson and beyond for ever. Here are some of their stories. Michael Brown Sr In 2014, Williams and Brown were both 18 and knew each other, though not well. Williams took to the streets of Pulliam recognizes that more than 50 years after …

Mark Mawstons best photograph: Yoko Ono’s electrifying power

She came on stage with a black silk bag over her head and walked straight into the mic stand. It didnt ruin anything though. The crowd were in raptures I took this shot of Yoko Ono 14 years ago, in 2005 at bagism a practice she and Lennon engaged in as a way to deindividualise speakers and emphasise their message by wearing a nondescript bag over their heads. So she came out with this black silk bag obscuring her vision, and walked straight into the mic stand. It didnt ruin anything though. The crowd were in raptures. In a split second when I managed to take my eyes off her, I realised that Sean Lennon, her and Johns son, was …

Philip Pococks best photograph: Miriam the Berlin punk and her rat Bestia

The punks were sceptical of my presence. One guy even headbutted me. In retrospect, I think it was a sign of acceptance I was in my mid-20s when Cornell Capa, director of the International Center of Photography in New York, recommended me for a job documenting life in the American sector of Berlin while the city was still divided. As a young photographer, I was so nervous. All of these senior German officials were swanning around my studio inspecting my work. I blurted out that I wasnt American, that I was born in Canada, almost like a confession. I felt I had to tell them. They just looked at me quizzically, laughed and started speaking in German. I have no …