The Games of Nonchalance

The Games of Nonchalance

Theatre production companies take on the role of game designers as a growing immersion in multimedia alters expectations of entertainment.

Wesley Stace

Wesley Stace

In conversation with Wesley Stace.

A Gothic Novel with a Twist

A Gothic Novel with a Twist

In Your Presence is Required at Suvanto Maile Chapman presents an unnerving treatise on the effects of age on the body and isolation on the mind.

Silence

Silence

Wagner’s second novel to be translated into English is Silence: a genuinely gripping crime thriller with a psychological twist.

Death of an Unsigned Band

Death of an Unsigned Band

Death of an Unsigned Band is the new novel from Tim Thornton, offering a fly-on-the-wall insight into the trials and tribulations that face an unsigned band.

Super Sad True Love Story

Super Sad True Love Story

Super Sad True Love Story is full of brilliantly inventive language and Shteyngart’s trademark humour, which belies a poignant message for society.

Martin Creed: Works

Martin Creed: Works

In an intimate introduction, Creed lets the readers know his insecurities: “I don’t think I want to make a book of my work. I am scared to look at what I have done.”

Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg

Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg

The Beat writers and artists defined a post-War era that was rife with youth rebellion, Cold War politics and the disillusion of the American Dream.

Shilpa Gupta

Shilpa Gupta

Having exhibited in the Serpentine Gallery’s Indian Highway, Shilpa Gupta has drawn interest from both public institutions and collectors alike.

High Frequency Bandwidth (HFB)

High Frequency Bandwidth (HFB)

HFB is comprised of Dr. Alex Paterson of British electronic group, the Orb, and Dom Beken, who has worked with the likes of David Bowie and Placebo.

School of Seven Bells

School of Seven Bells

School of Seven Bells’ follow up to debut album Alpinisms is a electro-pop gem of digitised beats and dream-like qualities.

Grasscut

Grasscut

Multi-layered, engaging, robotic-electro combined with rustic rhythms and wired visions are just a handful of adjectives to describe Grasscut’s debut.

Ólöf Arnalds

Ólöf Arnalds

Ólöf Ar­nalds has a mesmer­ising voice. In her new album, this is given the perfect showcase with accompaniment consisting of harps, strings, and acoustic guitars.

Micah P Hinson

Micah P Hinson

Cinematic in its grandeur, the album expertly arcs from prologue to epilogue through 12 songs, sweeping from a modest instrumental beginning to climax.

The Hundred In the Hands

The Hundred In the Hands

Paying homage to early hip hop, disco, ska and dub, post-punk and girl pop from the 1960s through the 1980s, this album is a rich mix, choreographed to perfection.

Born Ruffians

Born Ruffians

You already know Born Ruffians. The track Hummingbird from their previous album, Red, Yellow and Blue (2008) is instantly recognisable.

Close Out The Summer

Close Out The Summer

August and September are when more intimate festival experiences come out to play. Here’s what it takes to put them together – and why they’re worth going to.

Nigel Prince

Nigel Prince

Nigel Prince has been curator of Ikon in Birmingham since 2004, responsible for many exhibitions including Carmen Herrera, Ryan Gander and Martin Boyce.

The New Frontier of Cinema & Digital Culture

The New Frontier of Cinema & Digital Culture

The digital landscape has altered how and when we experience cinema. In 2010 the Abandon Normal Devices Festival opened to explore these junctures in more detail.

Undertow

Undertow

Undertow is Javier Fuentes-León’s first feature film. Having won the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival 2010, it opened in the UK in August 2010.

Stylised Realism & Coaxing Emotion

Stylised Realism & Coaxing Emotion

Finding beauty in the ordinary, Jannica Honey exposes images that rest somewhere between art and fashion.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Internationally renowned artist, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, premiered Recorders at Manchester Art Gallery in 2010.

Stuart Brisley

Stuart Brisley

Performance art is complex, and requires audiences to experience works in new ways. One of the early pioneers, Stuart Brisley discusses his seminal pieces.

Sculpture’s Narrative Altered by Photography

Sculpture’s Narrative Altered by Photography

A survey into the representation of sculpture and how photography has played a vital role in capturing the image.