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Invisible Art at Hayward Gallery: Worth ‘Seeing’?

Yves Klein in the Void Room, 1961

Written by Lorna Barnshaw

Hayward Gallery’s cur­rent exhib­i­tion Invisible: Art about the Unseen, 1957–2012 on show until 5th August 2012, is full of the bizarre, the won­der­ful and the ques­tion­able. If you are curi­ous enough to pay the £8 entry fee you will dis­cover an exhib­i­tion which will no doubt cause you to ques­tion the mean­ing of art. Although the exhib­i­tion will not uni­ver­sally impress it is worth a visit, but be warned: leave your cyn­icism at the door and enter with an open mind.

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Creativity Kiosk: Interview with Laura Keblytė

Photographer Tadas Černiauskas

Hi Laura, so the first ques­tion would be about tex­tile art. Tell us, how did you man­age to cre­ate your first untra­di­tional tex­tile works? The tech­nique is quite tra­di­tional, but it seems that you man­aged to look at it differently?

Constructional sil­icon is used quite vari­ously not only in every­day life, but often con­struc­tional sil­icon is used by sculptors as an addi­tional mater­ial to cre­ate a wanted form or to pre­cisely repeat it. In my first light install­a­tions “No flue nor feath­ers”, after long exper­i­ments and searches for the best mater­ial to rep­res­ent the idea, I used con­struc­tional sil­icon as the main mater­ial for the object and it let me pre­cisely repeat the hen form, sur­face tex­ture of the object. Silicon helped to cre­ate the max­imum real­ism effect that strengthened the viewer’s reac­tion to the cre­ated install­a­tion, and “livened up” the idea.

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Jeff The Brotherhood. Hypnotic Nights

Written by Kieron Lee

Jeff The Brotherhood have fin­ished their North American Tour in where I was lucky enough to see them turn the majestic Bowery Ballroom turn into a beer soaked mosh pit from hell. The crowd simply went wild for Jeff The Brotherhood in a way that shows that not only have they got a loyal fan­base from tour­ing their first two bril­liant and over­looked albums Heavy Days and We Are The Champions, but also one that car­ries that same under­ground men­tal­ity but pushes it on a lar­ger scale without giv­ing up any of its sensibilities.

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Short interview with Buvette from Switzerland/​Mexico

Shortly about Buvette: 26-​year old guy, who stud­ied pho­to­graphy, for ten years played in vari­ous bands, appre­ci­ates cumbia, Brazilian and African music. He grew up in Swiss Alps, but — sur­prise! — hates Schlaggers, and prob­ably would like to col­lab­or­ate with Jay-​Z.

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Alt-​J: “An Awesome Wave” or an Awesome Shipwreck?

Written by Hannah Jelliman

There seems to be so many ‘Indie’ bands around right now that the genre is almost becom­ing mono­ton­ous, how­ever emer­ging 4-​piece Alt-​J (∆) bring a fresh, innov­at­ive sound that is any­thing but bor­ing. The band’s name con­jures up images of com­puters and tech­no­logy, reflec­ted in the elec­tronic sound of many of their songs. However, accord­ing to their Facebook page, the sym­bol is “in math­em­at­ical equa­tions… used to show change”, per­haps reflect­ing the career changes taken in form­ing the band.

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