Posts by Francis Blagburn (@FBlagburn)

Nat Hentoff

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

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The Virtual Darkness of Lawrence Lek‘s Imagined Future

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

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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

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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…

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Nicolas and Alfredo Jaar‘s intuitive alliance

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

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The thrill of Björk’s DJ sets

Francis Blagburn celebrates the eclectic selections of Björk the DJ

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Aesthetic:
George Mitchell

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

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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

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William Basinski:
Celestial Frequencies

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