shut up and play the hits

Culture Diary w/c 08-10-12

Monday – Sleepy Hollow 8.40pm @ FACT The final film in FACT’s The World of Tim Burton season, Sleepy Hollow is one of the macabre director’s quiet triumphs, sometimes forgotten amidst the likes...

Rhys Chatham, A Crimson Grail, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, image courtesy The Double Negative

Biennial 2012: Rhys Chatham & Andrew Ellis in conversation

Before the UK premier performance of A Crimson Grail back in September, we sat Samizdat’s Andrew Ellis down with legendary composer, Rhys Chatham… For the launch of Liverpool Biennial 2012, Rhys Chatham, legendary...

John Akomfrah, The Unfinished Conversation

All We Have is Now

Two works at the Bluecoat move C James Fagan to contemplate time, its passage and how we cling to it… How do you capture a moment, or catch the passing of time? Which...

Mercy design

Studio Series: Mercy

Ahead of Mercy’s Electronic Voice Phenomena Biennial Weekend (kicking off tonight at Camp and Furnace), we talk ghosts, fanzines and Chicks on Speed with Creative Director Nathan Jones! Hi Nathan! Please describe your...

Les Savy Fav, detail, Gary McGarvey

Artist of the Month: Gary McGarvey

New Artist of the Month, Gary McGarvey, talks screenprinting, ambitions and the day Pixies’ Kim Deal became a fan… Hi Gary! Let’s get some important details first – where were you born, where...

(L-R) Cherie Federico, Rachael Jones, Miranda Sawyer, Francesco Manacorda, Edgar Schmitz. The Medium, Liverpool Biennial 2012, image courtesy The Double Negative

The Medium is the Medium

It’s a question that’s been asked since the dawn of time, well blogging, but just where are the standards in journalism set now? Getting on for a couple of weekends ago, I was...

Ming Wong, Making Chinatown

Biennial 2012: Making Chinatown – Ming Wong in conversation

In the third of our special Biennial ‘in conversation’ series, we pair up cine-inspired artist Ming Wong with director and film critic DW Mault … Ming Wong, born in Singapore and based in...

Guy Maddin's Keyhole

Film Podcast #10: Guy Maddin’s Keyhole

Film Podcast #10: Guy Maddin’s Keyhole by The Double Negative on Mixcloud DW Mault reviews Guy Maddin’s abstract thriller Keyhole. In a house haunted with memories, gangster and deadbeat dad Ulysses Pick arrives...

Superflex, Cunard

Biennial 2012: The Cunard Building

C James Fagan on feeling very much like an unexpected guest at the Cunard building… This piece is the result of two visits to the Cunard Building; when faced with something as large...