A look into my favourites of the moment (and forever)
The canterbury tales by Pasoloni! It makes me want to make a movie!
A tour of of artist Thomas Houseago's Moun Room at Hauser & Wirth in New York.
Anna & Bernhard Blumen - Kitchen Frenzy
The Blumes have been collaborating since 1980 on a "lifelong photo-novel" that involves staging themselves in scenes of German middle-class life gone frantically out of control. As artists who studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy in the 1960s when Joseph Beuys began teaching there, the Blumes are of a generation steeped in the tradition of performance art, which was often documented by photography.
Ebi was a pseudonym used by Susumu Yokota(born 1960, Toyama, Japan - died 27 March 2015, aged 54) who was a Japanese techno and ambient composer, producer and house music DJ.
Folkert de Jong, Zelfportret van de kunstenaar als mummie van de toekomst
In a few weeks I'm having a talk with Folkert de Jong, very excited!
Geo Wyeth, Tennis player 2.0 (2016)
Geo Wyeth is an artist and teacher, working in the realms of music, performance, installation, and video, currently based between Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NL and New York City.
TENNIS PLAYER 2.0
Tennis Player 2.0 is dead and dead in the water, boiled into a red juice. No one knows what to do now after what happens with the fight. Great script, excellent costumes, we make them together, we could sell them at my Aunt's crafting booth. She paints classy linoleum placemats because broke WASPs dig pictures of dead fish, boiling hot stuff. Or let the TV run, I'm going for a swim, forget about the war. The warrior in us means we like Avirex without Auntie's dragons, fishcakes anyone. Deep fried swimming pool side luncheon. 2.0 is dead, fish dead in the water, but the light breaks easy and we love a good lounge and a bright juice boiled. Someone fought for you. You are fighting too. Don't forget to forget so you can finally love what's dead - Geo Wyeth
Paul Kooiker, Untitled (Luncheon), 2021
Kirstin Kennedy admits that “we are not entirely sure” what the “splendid knife” she holds was used for. But we do know that each knife had a different piece of music on each side, and that a set of them together contained different harmony parts in order to turn a roomful of diners into a chorus.One set of blades had the grace on one side, with the inscription, “the blessing of the table. May the three-in-one bless that which we are about to eat.” The other side holds the benediction, to be sung after the dinner: “The saying of grace. We give thanks to you God for your generosity.”
DIALOGUE was conceived as a series of musical letters written back and forth between Luke Slater, Anthony Child (aka Surgeon), KMRU, Lady Starlight, Speedy J and harpist Tom Moth (of Florence + the Machine) at the height of the pandemic between 2020 and early 2021. Using the common language of rhythmic ambient electronics, each DIALOGUE features three actors in a sonic conversation of longform improvisation between 15 and 25 minutes in length, with Luke Slater the common denominator. The results are a brooding, psychedelic exchange of melody, texture, bass, oscillation, key changes and volume swells, which organically merge into complete compositions. It’s music that both reflects and transcends the artists' common reality of isolation – a meditative, consciousness-expanding conversion of musical ideas born from necessity. Cosmic but not escapist. And very much of its time.
“In a very general way, you could say there are two approaches in sculpture to the act of making; one tends toward removing traces of the hand and the physical activity of the artist, and the other emphasises that activity.”
Shot in 2005, small steps is a glimpse into the life of the legendary founder of Deep Listening, Pauline Oliveros. While Pauline's body of work is primarily focused in the world of sonic exploration, it becomes clear through a series of intimate conversations, panel discussions, and live performances that she is driven by a profound desire to make life better for all of us.