An Exceptional Occurrence (1950) by Eileen Agar.
• New music: The Endless Echo by Pye Corner Audio, coming soon from Ghost Box. PCA continue to fly the flag for the original Ghost Box mission of bringing various forms of weirdness to electronic music. The new album “draws inspiration from scientific and science-fictional notions about the nature of time and the idea that it may be entirely unreal”. Over at Bandcamp there’s Here by Stefano Guzzetti and Ian Hawgood.
• “Powell and Pressburger emerge from this film, more than ever, as sui generis: inventors of their own kind of film, gentleman amateurs of cinema in some ways…” Peter Bradshaw reviewing Martin Scorsese’s Made in England: The Films of Powell and Pressburger.
Art is for increasing life. That, I believe, after all the other purposes receive their due, is really what it’s for—why we revere it, why we give our hearts to it. What do I mean by increasing life? How can we live more, given that we can’t live longer? Through attention and intensity. Being fully present to the world, and feeling without reservation: the two things that making art requires and that experiencing it involves.
William Deresiewicz on thirteen ways of looking at art
• Modern Illustration is a project by illustrator Zara Picken, featuring print artefacts from her extensive personal collection.
• Mix of the week: Aquarium Drunkard presents Pulp Jazz: Twenty-First Century Groove Music. Great stuff.
• At Public Domain Review: Tales of the Catfish God: Earthquakes in Japanese Woodblock Prints.
• At The Quietus: Jonathan Meades interviews Saint Leonard. And vice versa.
• At Dennis Cooper’s: Michelangelo Antonioni Day.
• The Strange World of…Bill Laswell.