In Arteidolia, some reflections on Giorgio de Chirico’s painting The Enigma of the Hour. It’s fascinated me for years; in the essay I try to understand what it is about it that feels so compelling.
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.
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.