Browsing Category: music

  • Mark Leckey, Affect Bridge Age Regression (2017)

    In hypnotherapy, an affect bridge is a way of linking feelings in the present with feelings in the past. But if an affect bridge were a bridge in real life what form would it take? Mark Leckey has free associated a bog-standard graffiti strewn motorway crossing. It’s an icon we never knew existed, until we …

    July 18, 2017
  • Johanna Billing, Pulheim Jam Session (2015)

    To be fair, all years have some groundbreaking music to recommend them. But 1975 was a good year for both jazz and urban planning in Germany. Who knew the two could go together? In Köln, Keith Jarrett played an improvised concert, the recording of which was to become the best-selling solo piano album of all …

    March 21, 2015
  • Ragnar Kjartansson, The Visitors (2012)

    Hard not to like an artist who is unafraid to quote his dad in an interview (as you can see Kjartansson does in the footage above): “It’s sad and beautiful to be a human being”. There’s also an honesty about his subject matter in The Visitors. It’s not about poverty, war or global pandemic. He’s …

    October 29, 2014
  • circa69, What was wood will be glass (2012)

    This is not a simple work but it is easy to enjoy. It is easy to enjoy if your idea of fun is lying back in bed listening to breakbeats and watching a movie on the ceiling. The footage shows scrambled data on a VDU, followed by a delapidated caravan in a clearing with a …

    August 10, 2012
  • Trainofthoughts @ The Horse Hospital

    You might think it’s a first world problem or a high class issue, but just how does a human being get through a seven hour traffic jam? Such was the predicament of Micheál O’Connell, aka Mocksim, snarled up on the M25 in what it soon emerged would be a history-making tailback. But while his phone …

    May 14, 2012
  • Kaffe Matthews, ‘You might come out of the water every time singing’ (2012)

    “Okay, we’re 30m underwater on a ley line and we’re heading for some squid,” or words to that effect. Such is my greeting from artist Kaffe Matthews. My response is helpless excitement. I lie on my back on the shark platform and look up at the murky green light. You can well imagine the hammerheads …

    May 8, 2012
  • Liverpool Biennial/Manchester Weekender

    Two long-ish previews written this week for Culture24 and I’m looking forward to both: Preview: Liverpool Biennial 2010 Preview: Manchester Weekender 2010

    August 27, 2010
  • Artist's Statement: Oliver Beer on Deep and Meaningful

    Here’s the first of a series of new features in which artists talk about their own work. This is what Oliver Beer had to say about his film Deep and Meaningful: “For some time I had been quite fascinated by the structure of hidden architectural spaces, but also I read about these urban explorers. They …

    July 24, 2010
  • Oliver Beer, Deep and Meaningful (2009)

    Three locations are evoked by the film Deep and Meaningful by Oliver Beer: the sewer in which the original choral performance was filmed; the type of church where you might expect to hear such a thing; and the gallery environment in which it might end up. The correspondence between church and art gallery is self-evident. …

    July 12, 2010
  • Diane Arbus/Chicks on Speed/Arabicity/July must-sees

    Here’s another round up of stories written in the past week for Culture24: Preview: Diane Arbus – Artist Rooms, Nottingham Contemporary Preview: Chicks on Speed – Don’t Art, Fashion, Music, Dundee Contemporary Arts Preview: Arabicity: Such a Near East, the Bluecoat Culture24’s art must sees for July

    July 11, 2010