Sylvia Plath, Marcel Duchamp, Asteroid Watch, Side by Side
Matthew Sweet examines a new exhibition at the Barbican in London assessing the legacy of Marcel Duchamp and those he influenced in music, dance, theatre, film and art.
In Night Waves tonight Matthew Sweet discusses the legacy of Sylvia Plath, who died 50 years ago this week, with her friend Ruth Fainlight and the poet Fiona Sampson.
As a new documentary about the future of film is released, the artist Tacita Dean and film maker Mike Figgis join Matthew in the studio to discuss the shift from traditional to digital technology and its implications.
Plus a review of The Bride and the Bachelors, a new exhibition of the work of Marcel Duchamp, the influential French surrealist. The show includes the work Nude Descending a Staircase No 2 which caused great controversy when it was shown in New York in 1913.
And the science writer Marcus Chown and futurologist Anders Sandberg discuss the potential threats caused by two asteroids passing close to the Earth.
That's all on Night Waves with Matthew Sweet, here on Radio 3 at 10pm.
Producer: Fiona McLean.
A review of The Bride and the Bachelors, a new exhibition of the work of Marcel Duchamp
A discussion about the shift from traditional to digital technology in film making
Matthew discusses the legacy of Sylvia Plath, who died 50 years ago this week
Marcus Chown and Anders Sandberg discuss the potential threats caused by two asteroids
The asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass close to Earth on Friday 15th February. Watch a NASA simulation of the asteroid's predicted trajectory on the BBC News website.
Asteroid 99942 Apophis passed Earth on 13th January 2013, and is predicted to make several more near-encounters over the next 50 years. Find out more from NASA's Near Earth Object Program.
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