by Zolton in New Events on Friday 31 October 2008

There’s an interview with myself and my Lost At E Minor co-founder, Zac, on the latest installment of the always interesting and insightful Not Quite Art television series. In it, we speak about the changing landscape of global popular culture in this increasingly digitial age. Bear in mind when watching it that my interview was conducted via Skype video at around 3.20am. Hence the tired eyes and coffee perky demeanor. This excellent series is produced, written and fronted by Marcus Westbury [above], who has this to say about the inspiration behind his exploration of where our collective creative consciousness is heading: ‘When I was a kid, the cultures I had to choose from were pretty simple. If it wasn’t in a book store, a record store, a local gallery or performance centre, something I could find at a video store or read in a magazine, I didn’t know about it. Kids today have access to virtually all the culture in the world, from comic books to computer games, encyclopaedia and images, to the web as a gallery and reference library, to the history of art. Our culture is shifting from the hierarchical, local and parochial structures, to a global and networked world where Australian artists, musicians, critics and troublemakers have audiences of millions around the world, yet often remain relatively unknown in their local community. Series Two of Not Quite Art shows how the cultures that have great impact on us have less and less to do with where we live anymore or even what country we are in’.