On Hiatus

Eircka Beckman‘s Hiatus is an experimental film about online interactive ‘identity’, that went by unnoticed at the 1999 Rotterdam Film Festival but recently received wide acclaim when it was included in Beckman’s two day Image Games event at Tate Modern. Sarah Baker thinks that, 14 years on, we’re now ready to travel in Beckman’s visually elaborate virtual reality…

Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures

Stanley Brinks doesn’t seem like the type for nostalgia. Since leaving Herman Düne in 2006 the artist formerly known as André has released (by my count) 22 albums, darting between calypso electronica and acoustic balladry. Playing live, he rarely revisits material more than two years old. Requests from the back catalogue are usually met with…

Morrissey – Autobiography

He may not have produced any music of genuine significance for two decades, and has lived abroad for as long, but, somehow, 54-year-old, erstwhile Smiths potentate Steven Patrick Morrissey remains a pervasive presence on the UK music scene (and beyond – the Prime Minister professes to be a fan) – a still ineffably looming, indomitable…

The Collection

Mark Hix’s Tramshed is the closest a London restaurant has got to merging dining with contemporary art since Damien Hirst opened Pharmacy in Notting Hill. It’s no surprise that Hirst collaborated with Hix on the installation (that takes centre stage in the dining hall), as he, like many of the YBA’s, has a genuine affection for this down-to-earth…

elBulli For You

It’s not every day you get to speak to a legend like Catalan chef Ferran Adrià, world-renowned for his scientific and groundbreaking approach to gastronomy. When you do get the chance, it’s important to try and make the conversation worthwhile. Frankly, some of the most interesting questions I asked Fernan Adrià didn’t come from me, they…

Recipes For Reform

Food has long been used by artists not merely to evoke abundance or beauty, but to interrupt and intervene in fundamental aspects of life and society. The kitchen is a stage upon which to follow the scripts which dictate men and women’s models of behaviour, and in turn a platform to critique them. Here, Susannah Worth discusses three…