Oh Good Grief!

The other morning I listened to a Vince Guaraldi record called Oh Good Grief!  I had heard one of its songs on the radio last week called ‘You’re in Love Charlie Brown’.  There were more electric instruments on the track than what I would have expected from Guaraldi.  The early ’70s vibe of it made…

What is Open Data?

Georgie is worried about what is happening to our personal information on the internet, Dallas thinks he’s spending too much time on social networking sites.  Sound familiar?  If so, take a look at this episode of The Silicone Roundabout a film by Gordon Beswick and Cedar Lewisohn.

The Sound of Mountains

Earlier this year, I was invited by Louise Clarke to compile a playlist of music to accompany a group show she was curating called :Xenotopia. The exhibition, which is currently running at the Gibberd Gallery, Harlow, includes some works by the likes of Grayson Perry, Pablo Bronstein and Paul Noble, amongst many others, and explores…

Safari de Nuit

Since the beginning of September Paris has been experiencing it’s very own night, and light, safari thanks to Julien Nonnon. The French artist has transformed nighttime Paris by projecting images of animals with human features onto a number of buildings within the capital’s urban environments. Classic Parisian architecture merges with 21st century technology through Nonnon…

The Power of the Press

I first came across a Hoxton Mini Press publication in a Shoreditch bookshop. I was drawn in by the striking cover of a mother holding her very tiny, newborn baby. Flicking through the beautifully printed pages, it was interesting to see how a series of captivating photographs were able to narrate a sensitively documented portrait…

The Girl in the Painting

London-based American poet Jane Yeh is the revered author of two collections of verse. The subject matter of her work includes everything from ninjas to robots and television programmes, although it’s her poems based on famous paintings that we were most interested to investigate. Here, she talks about the synergy between painting and poetry, her…

Terrence Davies Sunset Song

Barbican Podcasts

We’ve partnered up with the good people at the Barbican and the talented DJ/interviewer Ben Eshmade to share a selection of their cross-cultural podcasts. We’re kicking off with the latest podcast which is also, the final edition of 2015.  Eshmade journey’s into cinema, with the spotlight on Sunset Song from Terrence Davies, Snoopy on the…