ART FICTIONS

Theatrical Forms and Shifting Times (LINDSAY SEERS)

March 31, 2021

Guest artist LINDSAY SEERS 

 

joins Elizabeth Fullerton to chat about her work via Russell Hoban's 1980 novel 'Riddley Walker'. A child of sorts in a futurist, post-nuclear explosion setting which harks back to the iron age, far from walking, the narrator Riddley is on the run. His patriarchal heritage has deemed him 'connexion man' and alongside his role of puppeteer, interpreter and propaganda pusher, Riddley begins to uncover the truth of past cleverness which is officially prohibited under religious conjecture. He throws himself to the dogs and together they journey through danger and forbidden knowledge in a story held together by a fragmented new language.

 

Layering ideas and various time zones, Lindsay Seers and Elizabeth Fullerton explore imposter syndrome, hunger for power, problems with articulation, excess of language, confusion, the puppet who overwhelms the puppetmaster, the search for new forms of artwork, becoming a camera, character instability, non normative brains, compassion, discomfort, connections, coincidences, blips, misunderstandings, signs, traces, unknown causes, unknown effects, mass hallucination, states of becoming, constant evolution, multitude of narratives, grand historical narratives, personal history, quantum theory, quantum biology, metaphysics, unified consciousness, the impossibility of identifying origin, and eye gouging.

 

(This episode is co-produced by Jillian Knipe and Elizabeth Fullerton with music by Griffin Knipe and image by Joanna Quinn of Beryl Productions)

 

LINDSAY SEERS

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'Entangled'

'Every Thought There Ever Was'

'Nowhere Less Now' 

 

The following references are mentioned on Podcast Episode 22 or suggested by guest artist Lindsay Seers : 

 

AUTHORS & BOOKS 

Anthony Burgess 'A Clockwork Orange' 1962

Arto Paasilinna

Brian Massumi 'What Animals Teach Us About Politics' 2017

EE Cummings

Frances Yates

Gerard Manley Hopkins

James Joyce

Jim Al-KKhalili & Johnjoe McFadden 'Life on the Edge : The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology' 2014

Jeremy Cooper 'Bolt From the Blue' 2021

Kevin Breathnach 'Tunnel Vision' 2019

Lindsay Seers 'Human Camera' 2007

T S Eliot

Virginia Woolf

 

THEORISTS

Benjamin Libet - Libet's Clock

Carl Jung, psychiatrist

Giles Deuleuze

Henri Bergson

Jacques Lacan, psychoanalyst

John Dee

Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Samuel Barclay Beckett, novelist and playwright

 

ARTISTS & GALLERIES & ART ORGS

Artangel

Derek Jarman 'Jubilee' 1978

Ewerk, Berlin

Fabrica Gallery, Brighton UK

Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea UK

Hospitalfield Gallery, Arbroath, Scotland UK

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham UK

John Hansard Gallery, Southampton UK

MONA (Tasmania), Australia

Nine Elms site, Matt's Gallery, London UK

Robin Klassnik, Matt's Gallery, London UK

Sharha Art Foundation, UAE

Sursock Museum, Lebanon

Tate, London UK

 

TELEVISION & FILM

Everything by Adam Curtis (English documentary filmaker)

'The Bridge' series 2011

'The Fly' film series

'The Quartermass Experiment' series 1953

'Twin Peaks' series 1990

'Twin Peaks : The Return' series 2020

 

 

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