Many of us know Brian Olewnick as a perceptive writer on music, but he’s a visual artist as well. For Arteidolia, I’ve written a piece about some of the paintings and drawings he’s done of simple objects–which maybe aren’t so simple after all.
A new article, up on Arteidolia.
In just a few weeks, Cristiano Bocci and I will be releasing our second collaboration, a collection of electroacoustic music and field recordings exploring the audio topography of atopias, or non-places–public spaces we pass through, use and leave behind more or less anonymously. To accompany the release I’ve written an essay that has just been published on Arteidolia. With photographs by Randee Silv.
Francis Picabia: Portrait of the Ironist as Nihilist, in Arteidolia. The first writing I’ve done on visual art for Arteidolia. With more to come.
Image of a detail of Parade amoureuse by Randee Silv.
New, in Arteidolia:
Think of a performance on a string instrument consisting of long tones bowed with long pauses in between. Imagine at the same time a typical zip painting by Barnett Newman. A parallel immediately comes to mind: The one structures sound and time in the same way that the other structures the visual field and space…