Monday, August 14, 2017

ArtsLab II Episode 35: Africa

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Episode 35: Africa
Broadcast Monday 14 August 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Pamela Field.

ArtsLab II content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Mark Sheeky, Paradise Lost (A Clown Drenched In Brutality)
Lavinia Murray, I Woke Up To Find My Friends Had Mummified Me For A Laff
Andrew Williams, Voices And Drums
Lavinia Murray, Tie Dyed Lions
Rebecca Cherrington, Africa
Steven Goodwin, African Treasure

All past ArtsLab programmes can be listened to here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/RedShiftRadio/playlists/artslab/

You can listen live during the broadcast on:
www.redshiftradio.co.uk

Monday, August 07, 2017

Painting In 2017

It is 2017 and painting as an art form is at a great nadir. The proliferation of images due to a technological revolution, plus a swarm of decorative paintings, have discredited painting, and 2D images in general, as a force for great emotional communication.

Music too is suffering. Drama and dance, as yet immune to digitisation, are the dominant art forms. Even poetry recital is resurgent, an art form that is at least 3000 years old(!) has supplanted one that is merely a few hundred.

Yet the storm driven by technology, by the impact of social media, but ten years old, is abating.

The brain operates using images; these will always constitute art. Painting is superior to photography and digital art because it is difficult. What is easy is ubiquitous, any idiot can do it. Less people can do what is difficult, and the most difficult things are the domain of genius. It is for this reason that painting will not only survive digitisation, but forever be an important art form.

So, what should be said?

Art is in constant flux because it is a reaction against contemporary society and its moods. The first battle must be against the digital, the lazy, the emotionless, and the easy. Painting must prove itself.

ArtsLab II Episode 34: Medicine

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Episode 34: Medicine
Broadcast Monday 7 August 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Ann Roach.

ArtsLab II content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Andrew Williams, Homeopathy
Lavinia Murray, Sugar The Pill
Steven Pennell, Medicine
Andrew Williams, Tell Your Doctor
Claire Bassi, Microscopic
Mark Sheeky, Lost In The Tube
Rebecca Cherrington, Medicines
Mark Sheeky, Medicine Man
Steven Goodwin, Medicine

All past ArtsLab programmes can be listened to here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/RedShiftRadio/playlists/artslab/

You can listen live during the broadcast on:
www.redshiftradio.co.uk