Herring’s Eye: Richard Herring

07 May 2014 | Interviews

This is an excerpt from my interview with Richard Herring. The interview can be read in its entirety in Issue Ten of New Escapologist. New Escapologist: Does it trouble you that the sun will explode one day and swallow up the evidence that humanity was ever here? Richard Herring: In my latest show I discuss […]

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Pants on fire: eleven crises witnessed by Momus

27 March 2012 | Interviews

Originally published in CACTUS “Every lie creates a parallel world. The world in which it is true”. So begins the The Book of Scotlands: a novel of speculative vignettes, each chapter introducing a different version of Scotland. Among their number is the Scotland in which money is abolished, the Scotland in which ten or more […]

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Renaissance Man: in conversation with Paul Bourgault

26 March 2012 | Interviews

Originally published in Side Street Review Paul Bourgault is a visual artist in Montreal. He usually works in collage and paints. Among his most recurring themes are those of Catholic and Renaissance iconography, and he often uses vibrant colour and sensuous imagery on his large canvases. It is a privilege to visit Paul’s studio. Seven […]

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The Rebel Dollar: Joseph Heath

03 September 2011 | Interviews

Originally published in Side Street Review As an artist, if I find myself thinking about economics, it is usually disparagingly. I’m not alone. For years, artists have rebelled against economics through parody in paintings, music, stand-up comedy and Turner Prize-nominated installation pieces. Unfortunately, if we want to comment upon economics intelligently in our work, we […]

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Poly Styrene

08 April 2011 | Interviews

Originally published at Verbicide Legendary punk front woman Poly Styrene has cancer and is reportedly too weak for chemotherapy. Three months after diagnosis, however, she is promoting her new studio album, Generation Indigo, from a hospital bed while nurses administer a miracle drug called Herceptin. It is from this bed in a British coastal town […]

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