Bladerunner 2049, Baseline Test. The Dick/Nabokov interlink

While not giving away the end of the film this article does contain significant spoilers. The sheer philosophical complexity and visual sweep of Bladerunner 2049 have been widely critically attested. The film’s concerns regarding the nature of self and the manner in which an individual perceives their own existence elevates the original Bladerunner’s ‘sci-fi- film-noir … Read more

Laurie Anderson Song Conversation

It was with great excitement that I sat down in my seat to watch Laurie Anderson this year’s Brighton Festival director, perform Song Conversation at the Brighton Dome. The stage was lit with an ambient purple and the instruments stood waiting to be played.  Laurie and her fellow musician’s pianist Nik Bartsch and guitarist Eivind … Read more

Vic Mars – The Land And The Garden. Psycho geography In Music And The Value Of Good Packaging.

All the doubtlessly tiresome ‘Dad’ stories that you may have heard about how, in the glory years of vinyl, we would recklessly purchase an album based entirely upon the merits of its sleeve art are scandalously true.  Band unknown, we heedlessly cast our pennies upon the record shop counter sure in the knowledge that ‘album … Read more

Murray Ballard – ‘On The Prospect of Immortality.’

I attended the book launch of Murray Ballards ‘On The Prospect of Immortality’ on 17th March at the Pheonix centre in Brighton intrigued to hear the motivations and inspiration for his work on cryogenics. Ballard and his publisher Gordon McDonald from Gost hosted a discussion explaining how the work came together and its journey from … Read more

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