Radio silence

I’m deep into writing, working on a new book based on the LAS interviews and archival research. It’s about culture, curation and the ways we might enable interdisciplinary experiments and creative risk – and the histories and communities of practice that have become what might get called live art in Scotland. It’s too raw to excerpt at the moment – trust the process! write then edit! – but I’m looking forward to sharing some of the project in future months.

Away from my desk, I’ve mainly been at Take Me Somewhere festival, Glasgow’s biennial international festival of radical performance. Above is FK Alexander’s The Problem with Music – a wall of noise and deliberate destruction named for Steve Albini’s essay on the state of the music industry, first published in 1993 – and below are some details from Eve Stainton’s large scale work of suspenseful choreography-with-welding, Impact Driver.