Previews, reviews and interviews
I’m Addicted to Antique Porn An old, dirty habit
by Charles Purcell
You stop playing Grand Theft Auto V to look at Louis XIV chairs. “Just look at the legs on those,” you think to yourself. “They just go on and on.”
Ecstatic, Hysterical, Profound Pipilotti Rist’s ‘Sip My Ocean’ at the MCA
by Andrew Frost
To say that Sip My Ocean is an ‘experience’ is an understatement – it’s a full on sensory engagement for the eyes and mind, a joyful plunge
Sexual Healing Gold Class make their protest known
by Mark Mordue
It’s live where the band really prove themselves ... pure muscular romantic thrills.
The Letting Go Janice Liley’s ‘Coastal Walks’ at Art2Muse
by Adam Gibson
‘Smokey Monday in Paddo’ has a menace that the Australian bush occasionally pushes to the coast: a raw land that sits out there every day behind our manicured urban lives.
Typewriters and Eggs A hardboiled view of a painter’s life
by Tom Carment
"Every typewriter has its provenance, its own fingerprint – the crooked key that leads detectives to the blackmailer..."
Danger in the Past Stranger Things Season 2
by Lauren Carroll Harris
The new season has lost its centre of gravity – without the easy, central mystery of solving Will’s disappearance, we’re in murkier terrain.
Russian Resurrections A retrospective appreciation of filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky
by Lynden Barber
Andrei Konchalovsky has one of the most varied careers of any director alive, launching his career in a partnership with Tarkovsky, working in Hollywood with Sylvester Stallone, then returning home to make a film about “the charm of evil”.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard The Fillmore, San Francisco 12.10.17
by John Somerville
On stage King Gizzard make signs of the beast, kids in Wizard hats crowd surf, the Indian techies dance like they are on Big Bang Theory.
Great Waves Wesley Enoch and the coming of Sydney Festival 2018
by Gerard Elson
“The role of the artist is becoming even more important … our political leaders, and our social leaders, are abdicating their responsibilities.”
Blade Runner 2049 Does the ability to have a relationship grant us a soul?
by Rochelle Siemienowicz
Emerging from 'Blade Runner 2049' is a single, mournful question: if love is the human emotion that ties us to reality, then what does it mean for our reality to love something artificial?
Love Hurts Ibsen’s ‘Ghosts’ at Belvoir Street Theatre
by Travis Ash
Marriage, family, faith, incest, love, STIs, ageing, youth, euthanasia... 'Ghosts' challenges us to live lovingly.
Unmarked Tracks: September A monthly Australian music column
by Aaron Curran
Unmarked Tracks travels the off-road paths connecting our music’s past and present.