Ole Hagen is a London-based artist originally from Norway, working in mixed media. His art seems to derive from a classic sense of horror, although the anxieties emerge in futuristic visions of glossy surfaces and uncertainty. It’s an artificial world, an ugly world, but Hagen’s work overlaps this horror with humor, often through primitive constructions […]
I’m trying to get away from the idea of travelling as a story lined drama, as something that unfolds from A to B. It’s a Western tradition to see the journey as a coherent story. Afraid of losing ourselves, we sort it out with a line on a map. Or if not on a map, it should be ‘an inner journey’, with some personal growth. It involves purpose and heroism.
Desertshore is guitarist Phil Carney’s project, where he’s branching out from Sun Kil Moon and Mark Kozelek. However, on Desertshore’s Drawing of Threes, it’s obvious that Mark Kozelek is very much involved, to the extent where the two friends from Red House Painters are intertwined in each others solo projects. I especially like the song […]
You probably need a foreigner to see your own country, and I love the song where singer songwriter Mark Kozelek manage to make Ålsund a melancholic and mysterious town. Suddenly I found Norway a good place to be. Sun Kil Moon is a Mark Kozelek music project after the group Red House Painters came to […]
I just came across this amazing documentary (not to be confused with Peter Greenaway’s Zoo). It did very well at several film festivals in 2007, but without a widespread distribution, it quickly slipped into oblivion. Zoo, short for Zoophile, is a lyrical dive into the outskirts of human sexuality.