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Good Vibrations

By Anouchka Grose  Lubo Clyfford is always fetching things. During our two-hour interview he leaps out of his chair at least fifteen times, rushing off to rummage in one of the many suitcases and boxes that line the walls of his Brooklyn studio. He produces a fist-sized meteorite, a telephone book from the 1930s, a…

The Icarus Files

by Emma Holmes It’s been nearly two decades since the maverick artist Frank Zackoff first staged his pioneering videos and subversive performance projects, and he’s still pushing the boundaries. High above the city at the fabulous house of Anna Benau, we met and spoke about his latest hazardous and transfixing work. In these performative acts…

Sculpture

I've been in better hotels than this

By Michael Crowe  Intellect versus Emotion. Intellect wins. Emotion starts crying. The following text was written by a famous-ish author who would rather not have her name attached to the piece. This is partly because it reveals a guarded editing process and partly because she feels it ultimately leaves the reader feeling dejected, worried and…

Wayward Accomplices

by Helen Sumpter  Part 1 At the point at which our protagonist, let’s call him AC, enters this story, a giant purple mushroom cloud is obscuring the world in a thick blanket of pink. The cause is an unexplained fusion of energy, resulting in the birth of an alternative universe which now sits on top…

Art World Dinner

By Cedar Lewisohn It’s a Saturday night and I’ve been invited to a swanky dinner to celebrate the opening of a big West End Gallery. I was at the show earlier and now a select few of us are in a new London restaurant, Morser 72, which has been receiving rave reviews in all the…

The Image Has Cracked

Born in 1953 within the sound of Bow Bells, but raised in the wheat belt of Western Australia, Bleddyn Butcher is one of the prime rock photographers of recent times; emerging in the 1980s, he is responsible for key images of artists such as Nick Cave, The Go-Betweens, The Triffids, The Moodists and even the…