Author: Sean Keenan

DYN: A Self-styled Rival to Surrealism’s Gaudy Dominance

Farewell to Surrealism - The Dyn Circle in Mexico traces the attempts of artist Wolfgang Paalen to escape history and reshape experience from the unlikely location of Mexico City, during the Second...

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Triple Threat: Charlotte Branson [Interview]

In conversation with pop's brave new hope for hopeful, brave pop...

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Live at Ronnie Scott’s: Nitin Sawhney

Heavyweight vinyl, heavyweight venue, heavyweight talent...

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A Last Minute Change of Heart (James Heather)

James Heather's beguiling piano etude suggests interesting things to come on Ahead of Our Time records...

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A dynasty of design: SHH Architects

Generations of architectural elegance applied globally...

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Building the Spirit: Steyn Studios (Architecture)

Designing the spirit, Steyn Studio set an eye on the eternal ...

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A Gravitas of Culture: Joseph Chidlaw (Interview)

A new and vibrant voice in contemporary painting, Joseph Chidlaw talks to Trebuchet about his art and influences...

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Look On My Works, Ye Mighty. And Grind.

Buried hubris and follies of personality along southern France's Atlantikwall...

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Unexpected, Imaginative Experiences… with Whalley Range All Stars

Security stopped us because we Went Too Far.... Whalley Range All Stars prove the power of theatre...

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Our job, as puppeteers, is to disappear: Frolicked Outdoor Puppet Theatre

Puppetry has a quality that allows us, as puppeteers, to get very close to people...

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Disbelief is right there all the time: Maynard Flip Flap

Some audiences are horrible. Maynard Flip Flap's Rick Allen dares to voice the forbidden truth....

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Art can provide a mirror to people’s lives: Company Chameleon

ance tends to find a way, regardless of setting. Comforting as it may be, there is no real need to invoke the Billy Elliot myth of northern lad shucking off the grim strictures of working class...

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‘I’m sure she knew she was talking to a puppet’: The Flying Buttresses

rebuchet applies its right to invoke Henson’s Law. (Henson’s Law: Even the world’s best CGI will look dated in a decade, but an awesome puppet will always be an awesome puppet.)...

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Emotional Journeys Beyond the Fourth Wall: Cirque Bijou

Busy? Hell yeah! Embracing the moment and making an impact with Cirque Bijou...

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Is It OK if I Take A Quick Shot? The Trials of Curation

Art, controversy, exhibition. In introduction to the curator's metier...

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Dedicated to the Bird We Love (Oriental Sunshine, Vinyl)

Round Two records unearth a rare (and unlikely) Norwegian psychedelic folk sitar rock album. Yes they do....

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Urban(e) Legends: Prodigal Theatre & The Urban Playground Team

Fourth wall on the street? Not our style at all....

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Documents of the Disturbed. Alva Bernadine, New Photography

A very suburban sort of smut permeates Bernadine's latest series ...

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Outside of the music, it’s a little quiet…. Dead Light (Interview)

Dead Light, makers of 2016's intricate electro/ambient/classical apogee, discuss their debut album....

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Heads Up For a Load of Hieronymous Bosch

Sneaky September Madrid getaway? Add Bosch at the Prado for some cultural heft...

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Monette Loza: Sculptures Monumentales, Hossegor (France)

Freed from the confines of the gallery, sculpture trails offer an artist some room for manoeuvre...

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Toto, We’re Not in Cannes: San Sebastian Film Festival

A genuine cinematic showcase without the silicone and glass fibre of Cannes...

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Une Femme Au Soleil: Montreuil Theatre, Avignon

Searching for the mean streets amongst Avignon's pleasant boulevards...

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Vinyl Rarities, No Cratedigging. Scandi Gems on Round Two Records

Firebeats Inc., Undertakers' Circus and Kare and the Cavemen signal an untapped wealth of Norwegian rock...

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Unwarmed. How The Last Frontier of Global Warming Stays Frosty

Exploring the cold, sluggish band of deep ocean that resists the global meltdown...

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Soundtracking the Great Game: (Stylotone Vinyl Reissue of Khartoum)

Frank Cordell's epic soundtrack receives a lavish vinyl reissue...

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Grainy nihilist post-industrial ain’t what it was (Sonny Lanegan)

Boasting some solid grooves, Sonny Lanegan's industrial rock is immersive, if not hugely original...

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All Heroes Must Fall. Farewell to a Space Oddity (David Bowie)

Bowie drew from the symbols and semiotics of myth, contemporising archetypes which have been crucial to humanity's concept of itself since time unrecorded....

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One Man Subculture. Alva Bernadine talks Forniphilia [NSFW]

Bringing a touch of Surrealism to the art of Fetish, photographer Alva Bernadine talks to Trebuchet...

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Can We Talk About JOHN? (DV8 Physical Theatre)

Provocative, poignant and unashamedly full-frontal, DV8's John is a rough diamond of confrontational theatre...

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