2 Burst results for "Francesca Kevin"
"francesca kevin" Discussed on Monocle 24: Culture with Robert Bound
"Yeah Hello and welcome to Monaco and culture with me bound if I say mushrooms what did you think hap- taken straight into the woods. Maybe Rambuteau Oh dinner. Last night it might conjure up images of plump toadstools in fairy tales or you might be transported to some psychedelic memories from your youth. Oh yes today. It's clear that mushrooms of a plenty of connotations and these seem to change wherever you are in the world so it's easy to see why they've been a focal point for artists throughout the ages. This is the curator and regular regular voice on this show. Francesca Kevin decided to dedicate an entire exhibition to mushrooms mushrooms. The design and future of fungi. It's just opened Somerset Somerset. House in London. It's a multimedia. Show that venture from side. Tom Lead a bit trix pasta to cost and Holler to John Cage and shows the breadth and influence this vital. Fungi has had on art music and performance throughout time an around the clock. Basically I'm a reproductive organ on a mushroom fungus. I'm part of a bigger organism and isn't that is mostly underground. Francesca congratulations on the show with standing in front of the boilerplate for it designed by Pentagram. Graham it's definitely illegible but definitely unusual. It may be sums up the exhibition. In fact it certainly is the title of it. Tell us what this is and what it says I'm well the says is mushrooms. Er Design and future. Fungi and Pentagram. Actually were to design a front that grew algorithm it. CLE- echoing the way. Hey that mushrooms grow so in the final room. You can actually doesn't interactive program so you can type in any word and then see it grow into mushroom foam. But they three D. printed did typefaces and also throughout the exhibition. You'll see a little weird mushroom growths popping up like fungi around the three traces. How long have you been a Michael or Mike? Mike Ho- file. I should say I would never call myself and my college I'm say. Let's say a cultural entrusted in my college. I'm much more interested in how autism warriors has been so drawn doing one single subject for me. That's fascinating or how you can see the breadth of different mediums simply through some single object. So that's really great for me but then I also just kept looking at more you discover about mushrooms. The facts are so mind blowing that it kind of changes your entire perception of you. You humanity philosophy relationship to the world. You know simple things like that. Perhaps some minor themes some minor themes running through this exhibition. Then ask asking the question of where did you get the the idea from in the first place. We mushrooms are kind of that cones for various things. But it kind of sums figures of fun. You seem to be wanting to redress that balance I mean I love a bit of playfulness. I will say that a lot of the expeditions. I've done in the past of usually descended in one way or another either the remnants of the counter coaches influence on contemporary life or on technology and. I think mushrooms kind of do both. They're almost like a metaphor metaphor for. Let's save a period of psychedelic but like the counterculture which is real moment. Where politics and aesthetics were intertwined? Mushrooms are a perfect example of that and and also they are a form of technology. The blockchain Bitcoin were based on the structures of my Salihu. So I think that was also really fundamental but my first gateway mushroom like many of do things was for my news. My Sister Sean Gavin. Who We did a show Monaco with free and she started making these crazy? anthropomorphic and architectural landscapes escapes with mushrooms and I kept seeing mushrooms everywhere. Particularly Jeremy Shaw was probably my second mushroom. But it's it's the stage now that you could gateway you can google will any single artist's name and the word mushroom and you'd be amazed at the variety of where I come on and there's all sorts of different media in in your show. Here people might be able to hear in the background around David Fester and this is a a witty ribot sort of Michael logical view. I Suppose Scientific View Mushrooms what should treat go and get a little bit of David fences five. This is a video work in moments collection. Some people consider my kind to be sacred. I have this toxin that when taking it produces this really unique experience a lot of people where they this is the as of right mushroom explaining the history of his Jenness to this about this. It's a man dressed as a fly. Garrick Eric psychedelic mushroom. Basically sort of buried in the ground with a little white headed little red hat describing how he managed. He sees mushrooms which is really fun. And this is the thing. So he mentioned Super Mario Land and all these sorts of things he is that sort of classic red topped mushroom with the white spots on it. The kind of what we call the toadstools. This feels like this is an icon POPs up in popular culture drug coach all sorts of different things. You trace the history back to the kind of demon days of mushrooms. It's kind of medieval bogeyman. Status as well I mean actually the fly garrick relationship in particular. The red with a white spots really comes out of of an eighteenth century book that was describing shamanic practices where people would drink reindeer urine and ended up getting getting bit into popular culture but it was really alice in wonderland and that kind of mid nineteenth century ideas around like illustrations and childhood hood kind of shifted things around. But yeah I mean the fly Garrett Quiz almost. It's almost like most poppy mushroom we can get. Yeah I suppose so. Be Studying and then we see down. `and behind this cost Holloway. which is a exclusive brand of German suitcase with some of these flying a barracks spinning on their axis in here like Kinda like to read Books Spinning Ballerina Judiciary Books cussing holders gotten interesting background as well Yup Colston Hall? has done a lot of work with mushrooms in particular psychedelic mushrooms. He did a hometown show with book. Called Soma looking at the history stree- particular Siberian dramatic practices and the kind of culture and history of fly Garrick. But he's also done huge installations with mushrooms spinning upside down and room. So there's a great one the fun that's any product so this is like a mini version. But it's it's basically spinning solar-powered like powered mushrooms. It's incredibly engaging in a flight case or the Mushrooms Compact up and you flip them up China till noon and they start spinning perfectly practical usable multifaceted artwork. Then you can put it on wheels and take it around the world. Yes if you want to take a really expensive kinetic art work around with you anywhere and just shove it under a light start spinning. I'm just looking at across his first room here. I'm looking across sites warmly drawings we go. Patrick Beautiful Beatrix Potter drawings behind us as well are they drawing on the same idea of the mushroom or are they kind of riffing on different qualities different atmospheres the mushroom kind of can providers typically Beatrix came from amateur. Botany background so she was really interested from a very young age. I think some of these done in her early twenties in looking at nature from like kind of scientific perspective and this is before she used things like Peter Rabbit to form a narrative about that relationship to nature she even wrote scientific papers depots about mushrooms from amateur level. Recycle them ladies were created in Nineteen seventy-two this is in addition of Prince but they're really multimedia drawings said layered and I think he was probably much more influenced by. Let's post psychedelic experience. And maybe John Cage entrusted mushrooms and that whole rise it really happened after the nineteen fifty seven Kevin Publication in life magazine which we also have on show. Let's have a look. I'm so we're looking at Gloucester train in in the middle of the room and this kind of right into the kind of heady days. You've got hallucinogens. And shamanism that life magazine you mentioned this counterculture becomes pop culture. I mean this when and when George Valentine Watson published their article in life magazine in Nineteen fifty seven. That was the first time anyone had documented people using mushrooms in Mexican Mexican religious practices and it was first time that ever was published. So actually this is almost like the gateway this is zero contemporary mushroom and their interest in research and mushrooms changed. Everyone's perception completely. It was actually his sort of communication with Mitt specialists that led to the creation of LS. Stay but they really really looked at mushrooms in its representation. That some beautiful books. These teeth between are put together by Donlon book which is a great book shop on Broadway Market in East London and.
"francesca kevin" Discussed on Monocle 24: Culture with Robert Bound
"Appeasements wards Hitler and Germany so it kind of gives us idea about whether there was a possibility of America falling into a fascist state Likud says ways they interest about how much of it is a parallel to wars happening now in an international way. So that is a plus against America. That's on. HBO and Salisbury will be coming to the BBC. And Scots is larger. Pixel where Mrs American Fx and Quiz starring coughing major tells Ingram on. ITV's thank you very much indeed dipping toes. We'll have chosen the waters of twenty twenty television. facists Francesca Gavin. He's GonNa hit us over the head with twenty twenty picks an unusual one. I yes call Craig. I know I know this is why picked it. I mean I was. I was really interested in in the idea the reconnect sterlization of popular culture. And they're like a serious space co Craig. Huge huge technical. Dj from Detroit was like the big originals. And he's doing a sound installation dea beacon which is seriously respected upstate New York institution and with a great heritage and he's drawing on this kind of ideas of euphoria on references to clubs like where the lights come in and out like shot is come on and off which which is if you've ever been Bergheim which I have luckily is one of the experiences you get with. This club called Yellow and Tokyo. But it's a really the idea of him being placed in a serious context. I think is really important in the same way that someone like. Charlie mingas is being reconsidered as a serious composer. I think it's a like a continuation of that kind of reconsideration of African American culture. Something serious and worthy of attention alongside straight white men. Does this kind of sit in a similar space to multi kissing the tate's eight like sound installation So it's much more like about immersive spaces because I mean that's what calls he's working with. He's a musician. and He Chrysler Voltron music and is conscious about our awareness space. So I think it's GonNa be close to let's say something like things like random international that kind of immersive entry or someone like Susan Phillips. He's making sound pieces where you're moving around space and you reconsider. It completely. Threw these of sounded. Like how comfortable is the art world discourse or critics and curator's with this new wash of reconsidering people kind of do something different job. Now they're being put into spaces. Does that go down as easy as we're talking today I think so I think having someone like Dod something like this is pretty close to the extension of one of the other things subsequent mentioned which is Betty says. He's won the Wolfgang Hahn Prize. And Showing Museum Ludvik Thicke in Germany this kind of reexamination of the cannon to incorporate women and people of color and basically changed the way we review history so this whole wave. Hey I love and old lady the rise of Old Lady Arts interest to betsy saw yeah. This is the perfect example again. She I seen her walk popping up through small group shows in La just making sixty seven days that was redressing appropriating racist objects and basically from a different different perspective or incorporating quite weird supernatural esoteric stuff an old photographs really incredible work and then she was given a phone. That's the only product shy shaw and from then career. When like that huge? So I think called Craig in in a similar way him being doing something d means entire serious weld starts. What's looking at him going? Oh he's happy to be working different context. I love things went crosses contacts hugely familiar with petty Sol's work that's kind of some imagery is amazing trying to see it's it's so incredible. She's always been plugging away and she's really. Let's say made it in a much more international in her eighties and I think that's just incredible. The work super powerful. It's really interesting. It's very she's her own language want she does he was always making. Can she had like some recognition and within that particular community particularly in Los Angeles over a long period time. She's always been plugging away. But now it's really much more of an international perspective. She was one of the big hits. I've Sullivan Nation. That was traveling from the tights over. Talay in New York the big. It must be funny suddenly comes to Public Prominence Winnie late nights late never never shame. She'd love to international air travel. And I'm Lisa great believer in like. Why should someone who's twenty twenty five? Have something really interesting too about life for the while. They haven't lived enough. Maybe you need some good decades. You can emerging in your fifties if you're an artist in my so that's called Craig at deer beacon the idea of something that doesn't need to have big kind of opening night rave up because it is this is also the industrial L. Heritage of Detroit techno is really interesting in a institution that takes place and if Orna NABISCO packaging factory. So there's a real relationship between monumental a big giant modernist art like Richard Sarah Vibe and then called Craig I like the I think it makes a lot of sense in. The context may slow sense in that in that particular space ace as well so called possibly well at home at deer bake dear beacon breakfast. That's a march. The Sick Betty says the museum ludvig in Cologne. That's on from April the twenty second botts Francesca tell us about your mushrooms. I mean I can't help it. This is totally me plugging myself. You've got the full backing ostry around on the table. It's my main focus of twenty twenty so it makes sense. I'm creating an exhibition gold mushrooms. The Art Design and Future Fungi which opens at Somerset House on thirty festive January. Very and it runs over three months and has lots of mushroom events and mushroom food and mushroom talks and an incredible breadth of work particularly launch the past fifty years but everything from Beatrix Potter to cost in Hallo- Takashi Murakami John Cage tons emerging artists shoes bricks. Everything made out of Mushrooms Pentagram designed it. They've made a crazy algorithm mic typeface. That grew like a mushroom. There's lots of mushroom facts. The shelves of this I mean I think dubuffet but then go to tree. It's not a mushroom. Would've genesis the idea. Where did the idea come from China? china-listed curator just keep seeing them everywhere. I mean admittedly. It's possible because my sister is my muse and she makes a lot of colors work with mushrooms that and and then I just started noticing it everywhere and the craziest huge at the moment is literally like if you go throughout history and you pick off at signal polka mushroom you'll find something. We'll spiderman visit mushroom picture mushrooms. Bosh there's less right this actually a bit of a shift. Though 'cause if you look at the medieval reference to the mushroom it was often seen this something disgusting busting on the kind of evil and kind of routing it was only really in the mid nineteenth century at least in a western European has posted a Russian European. They have different relationship with mushrooms it. There's only kind of amateur botany period. That people began to accept mushrooms. Nicer than you particularly have allison wonderland we have a whole bunch one books and that kind of that whole psychedelic Zelik side of it as well but also I think that's the main reason people are so interested in mushrooms. Now Michael Poland in that whole wave serious scientific examination and of fungi is something that's positive relationship and coexistence with humanity because that's the main thing it's like. We can't live without mushrooms there in our body part of our microbiome Like plants can't live without mushrooms a lot of trees getting the nutrients because of my salon. So I think it's a really nice metaphor for our relationship perhaps politically in a wider percents about coexistence. But maybe even more specifically with nature and how we need to learn how to live with nature in order to survive. Tiny part of me doesn't trust something that grows quite big overnight the next evening because actually it's much scarier because it's the weird stuff underground the biggest organism in the world. How old is three thousand hectare mushroom in the north of Oregon? That's between two thousand. Five hundred and eight thousand years olds like a giant mushroom. I find the all these things. They tried to drill into it. They wanted to build on top Nicolas. There's something wrong with the ground. Wow this is very ah somewhere between stranger things. And one of possibly one of Karen's choices and twenty two thousand films. Francesca congratulations in advance. The show might be mentioning winning that. I think the coach in January anyway. That's something some Jerry from January until April. There's there's lots of things and it's free which I was very important. Thank you love free things. We don't really have time to mention the Riga Biennial in Dallas Dallas curious. It's really good. Go to Riga. I think it's going to be the best planning all this year. Even though manifesto thirteen is always interesting. It's all about Rica. All Right B. O.. Oh see A to Francesca Kevin. Thank you very much for talking. Yes Sir instruction only through things so quickly to lost lost obviously not least as Christina veg more of them here mushrooms people will be chomping at the though to hear some some film it recommendations for twenty twenty current. What is up your sleeve? It's so hard to decide because the Oscars are coming and and the Golden Globe. Nominations already been out and there's so many good films in the cinema in January. If you haven't seen them in you want to pretend that you can make judgments at the Oscar Oh yeah the TV it's really important to lie convincingly seen flu and we know what they're talking about. So I'm here to help you. But it's just it's a plethora. I don't even know where to start so so. She restarted. Joe Joe rebel Roger Rabbit and the gentleman I will concentrate on those two okay. Because they're they're popular and there people asking about them. So Joe Joe Rabbit everybody knows Taika what. TT's comedy background. He did what we do in the shadows and the curse of the where where people were people. I've seen it. I still can't say the title. Uh and we we know him. Because he's he's New Zealand's answer to I duNno Monty Python. Roldan one is serious. He's he's a he's a director he's a writer and he's made a very questionable questionable. Contentious controversial movie called Joe Joe Rabbit which is where he plays a fantasy comedy. Hitler Oh so. He's playing the is is Hitler and when he first appears you think. Oh it's a comedy Hitler. Now we've seen comedy Hitler before. Charlie Chaplin Aplin and Mel Brooks. Everybody tries to do it and I was reading. Some Holocaust survivors. Had seen this movie. Saying well you know I think it might. Children might actually actually think that this is what Nazi Germany was just all fun and Games. Accidental Explosion Noah. That's right okay. So it's one of these films that you just think. Am I going to laugh rumbling. A good cry where you're GONNA do. Both it. Looks Amazing. The cinematography production design the pace. The sound design. Everything is wonderful. And I'm just going to say one name to you and you will go Sam Rockwell. Oh Yes yes yes good. Oh San surprises. I don't actually want to tell you too much about it. We've got rebel Wilson Wilson. Who shows you what it was like? To be a woman in the Nazi the Nazi youth she goes..