Collage Culture

Gemma de Cruz: Mandy, the title of your essay is “Living In The Mess”. Do you feel that this is a terminal mess, or that the ‘mess’ could be organised into something beautiful, uplifting and challenging? There are artists like Christian Marclay and Dexter Dalwood who use the physical idea of collage but whose work…

Not OK Computer

As the digital age ushers recorded music into ever more fractured configurations, Rhiannon Parkinson stands up for the time-honoured long- playing album and explains why she believes the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts. A recent conversation with a good friend confused and unsettled me. Both self-described music enthusiasts, I assumed we…