Agnès Varda, The rise of grime, Artistic superstitions
News, reviews and interviews from arts world. Agnes Varda on film-making and being an artist, the explosion of grime, and the superstitions of actors, writers and artists.
Grime has been on an epic journey from subculture to explosive phenomenon. John speaks to presenter DJ Target, writer of Grime Kids, and to music journalist Dan Hancox, writer of Inner City Pressure. They discuss Grime as music of protest and how it evolves in a rapidly shifting landscape.
Agnès Varda on her life as a legendary film-maker of the Nouvelle Vague, and her work as an artist as her first commission in the UK for the Liverpool Biennial goes on show.
It's Friday the 13th so what better day to take a look at the rich history and strange persistence of artistic superstitions? John is joined by writer Ellen Weinstein and actor Michael Simkins.
Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Sarah Johnson.
Main image: John Wilson and Agnès Varda. Credit: Ben Mitchell
The rise of Grime
Grime Kids: The Inside Story of the Global Grime Takeover by DJ Target is published by Orion, and Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime by Dan Hancox is published by Harper Collins.
Image: Ed Rush dubplate, from Grime Kids: The Inside Story of the Global Grime Takeover. Credit: Orion Publishing Group
Agnès Varda at Liverpool Biennial 2018
Recipes for Good Luck: The Superstitions, Rituals, and Practices of Extraordinary People by Ellen Weinstein is published by Chronicle Books.
Image: Brenda Bruce as First Witch in BBC Televison's 1983 adaptation of Macbeth. Credit: BBC
|Interviewed Guest||DJ Target|
|Interviewed Guest||Dan Hancox|
|Interviewed Guest||Agnes Varda|
|Interviewed Guest||Ellen Weinstein|
|Interviewed Guest||Michael Simkins|