A Brush With Violence. Ghosts, Hamlet and The Art of Butoh.

  Butoh is an art form which is at the same time instantly recognisable, but extremely elusive of description or definition. Like the paintings of Francis Bacon, the way one is brought in contact with the force of reality comes from an aesthetic which is a tightrope walk between horror and beauty, one which you … Continue reading A Brush With Violence. Ghosts, Hamlet and The Art of Butoh.

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“Damn Him, How Various He Is!”

Julian Sands returns to the Kino-teatr St Leonards -on-sea 7th and 12th January. Preview Julian Sands’ career is fantastically varied, looking to an outsider like a slow release firecracker, but within it are moments of circularity and connection. One is that in 1986 he played Shelley in Ken Russell’s ‘Gothic’ and last year was asked … Continue reading “Damn Him, How Various He Is!”

Art and Bathing on the Hoof: the Scythians at the British Museum.

Published in Hastings Independent Press Issue 89 10/11/17 If you saw the film ‘Eagle Huntress’, perhaps you wondered, among other things, how nomads manage bathing. There’s one answer in Herodotus, a Greek historian of around 484-425 BCE: a tent of wooden mats supported by poles is set over a pit into which red hot stones … Continue reading Art and Bathing on the Hoof: the Scythians at the British Museum.

Environmental Metaphors

Charcoal drawing

How does one convey the experience of relating to the environment: the visual and sensory stimuli, an awareness of its history and essential instability.? Four artists at Stables Studios in Fairlight Hastings find metaphors. The artists can be contacted via the facebook page: Stables Studios Fairlight @StablesStudiosFairlight 1. Sally Cole "…..and you can feel by … Continue reading Environmental Metaphors