:: Buzzwords

Muhammad Ali at 3:AM published 04/06/2016

Maybe Muhammad Ali came not to destroy boxing but to fulfil it. But he destroyed it nevertheless. Before Ali, boxing was an existentialist art form in the same way as jazz and the blues were existentialist art forms. By existentialist I mean places where people were busy drowning and it was an impertinence to try […]

» Read more...

The Big Day published 05/05/2016

Claire-Louise Bennett, author of the extraordinary Pond, in Paris yesterday, following her appearance at Shakespeare and Company in conversation with Lauren Elkin.

» Read more...

Andy Blade / Prince Albert, Brighton published

By Nick Ashton. Whilst most of Andy Blade’s peers have disappeared up their own backsides by now, he continues to defy expectation, releasing music that is far more edgy and vital than anything Morrissey/Lydon/Weller/Jones/Strummer et al, have ever produced. Blade’s command over an audience — large or small (as is the case tonight) — comes […]

» Read more...

Book Launch: Pierre Guyotat: Revolutions & Aberrations by Stephen Barber published 03/05/2016

27 May 2016 6:00 pm | Studio | ICA Pierre Guyotat has been a unique figure in art and writing over the past 50 years, inspiring innumerable artists, film-makers, writers and choreographers. Foucault, Pasolini, Genet, Barthes, Derrida and many others lauded his work in the 1960s and 70s, and protested against its governmental censorship in […]

» Read more...

The Removals published 22/04/2016

The Removals, the directorial debut of 3:AM contributor Nicholas Rombes (author of the brilliant novel, The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing), premieres on May 4. The movie, which tracks two agents as they try to undermine and escape the ideological confines of total media, was produced by the book publisher Two Dollar Radio. It’s part […]

» Read more...

From Sleepwalking to Sleepwalking published

Bertie Marshall‘s new novella, From Sleepwalking to Sleepwalking, is now available. It is part of Publication Studio’s Fellow Travelers series, which “extends the pioneering work of Paris-based Olympia Press’s Traveller’s Companion series of the 1950s and 60s” by presenting new works that have been “effectively ‘censored’ by the market”. You’ll find pictures from the launch […]

» Read more...

The Missing Links published

Joanna Demers on drone music. * Esmé Weijun Wang: “In deciding to keep certain parts of my book in untranslated Chinese, I was making a commitment to including some readers and likely excluding most others; I was also making a commitment to the possibility of being unintelligible”. * Can an unfinished work of art be […]

» Read more...

The Missing Links published 16/04/2016

Becoming Marianne Moore: * John Berryman: a poet of deep unease. * Stéphane Mallarmé‘s terrorism of politeness. * Tony Conrad RIP. * Tony Conrad: “For one piece, he cooked celluloid in a pan and ‘projected’ the film by hurling the contents at a wall. It still wasn’t far enough”. * Tony Conrad obit in frieze. […]

» Read more...

3:AM and the Panama Papers published 08/04/2016

3:AM wrote about David Cameron’s father four years ago, here. “… David Cameron asked taxpayers to pay over £21,000 for a second constituency home after taking out a taxpayer funded £350,000 mortgage in Oxfordshire whilst paying off the full £75,000 mortgage on his £1.5 million spread in North Kensington. This millionaire Prime Minister and leader of […]

» Read more...

All That Fall by Samuel Beckett published 07/04/2016

Transferring to the West End for five weeks 13 April to 14 May, Arts Theatre | Tickets £34 – £10 Max Stafford-Clark’s “ingenious, evocative” production of Beckett’s radio play transfers to the West End following sell-out performances at Wilton’s Music Hall. In theatre company Out of Joint’s ground-breaking production, theatre-goers wear blindfolds, and actors roam […]

» Read more...