“A Pirate of Sounds” — An interview with Félix Blume

The works of sound artist and nonfiction filmmaker Félix Blume deal with the interpretative possibilities of aural narratives. From installation sound-pieces built around Thailand’s shoreline, to album releases focusing on Haiti’s funerary traditions, his artistic output always serves as an extension of a wider multimedia project built around sonic tradition.  Continue reading “A Pirate of Sounds” — An interview with Félix Blume

“The skeleton of what you’re making” — An Interview with Richard Forbes-Hamilton

In his latest work, (Third Study for) Swedge of Heaven (2020), multi-disciplinary artist Richard Forbes-Hamilton presents us with the precise image of his beat: a digitally animated individual with an oversized yellow whistle for a head – complete with a stoic ‘have a nice day’ smiley for a face – arrhythmically pounding on a drum with glow sticks. Continue reading “The skeleton of what you’re making” — An Interview with Richard Forbes-Hamilton

‘Kiss’

by Ruairí McCann The kiss, that flashpoint of intimacy, communication, and the present tense, has been the subject of art since its prehistory. In Andy Warhol’s Kiss (1963-64), this subject’s ancient roots, straightforward prurience, and its potential for stimulating abstraction can be found in this early example of the artist forging a new cinema: one of ground-breaking casualness and a-causality. Originally conceived and screened as … Continue reading ‘Kiss’