Posts by Francis Blagburn (@FBlagburn)

Trajal Harrell – Hoochie Koochie

Historical movement: a conversation with Trajal Harrell

Celebrated for works exploring voguing and postmodern dance, we speak to choreographer Trajal Harrell ahead of his exhibition at the Barbican Centre

Yours Sincerely, Future Islands

Despite Future Islands’ overdue commercial success, Francis Blagburn finds a band committed to fighting for the hearts and minds of their fans

Dirty Projectors Interview

Clarity and Complexity: An interview with Dirty Projectors’ David Longstreth

With Dirty Projectors now an army of one, David Longstreth talks frankly about his split with Amber Coffman and why he champions hope above hopelessness

Remembering Nat Hentoff, an acclaimed critic and singular voice

Francis Blagburn celebrates the life of an influential and, at times, controversial columnist, novelist and jazz critic who died on 7 January

The Virtual Darkness of Lawrence Lek‘s Imagined Future

When I join Lawrence Lek at his studio in Hackney Wick, I feel welcomed into…

Data Distortion: The political visuals of Robert Del Naja and UVA

Massive Attack’s live backdrop carries a potent political message. Francis Blagburn speaks to one of the group’s founders to find out what it all means

Carmel Koster discusses Shrine ahead of its debut at Illuminations festival

Carmel Koster is very busy. She’s a choreographer who draws from a flourishing diversity of…

Nicolas and Alfredo Jaar‘s intuitive alliance

The organising principle behind Nicolas Jaar’s work is to fight against logic, and the logics…

The thrill of Björk’s DJ sets

Francis Blagburn celebrates the eclectic selections of Björk the DJ

Aesthetic:
George Mitchell

Mitchell’s charming mixture of laconic ambivalence and swaggering bravado is captured in our styled shoot

Aesthetic:
Real Lies

The visual and musical traditions of London’s recent history inform the three members of Real Lies’ creative output. See our styled shoot with the band

William Basinski:
Celestial Frequencies

The charismatic composer tells Francis Blagburn about a new, Bowie-dedicated piece and his forthcoming unveiling of Shadow of Time

Africaine 808

Basar Golf Channel

Desire Lines: ROID traces the rugged paths to forbidden territory

We met with renowned graffiti artist ROID to discuss his role in the re-launch of NikeLab’s ACG collection

LAW Magazine unearths
everyday beauty

We visited LAW Magazine’s offices to learn about their “extremely personal” approach to publishing and how they’re using everyday Britain to redefine style