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Art Encounters | Life’s a Beach / Time-Lapse

September, 1997 The Estuary, Enniscrone Beach, Co. Sligo. ‘We’ll stop and go back now.’ ‘Can we just wait here for a minute; there’s no rush?’ ‘Sure, of course.’ ‘I don’t want to go in, Mam. I can stick it out.’ ‘It’s just an assessment.…

With or Without U2

‘Are you a U2 fan?’ is a question I’ve been asked so many times I’ve lost count. The question reads differently depending who I’m with. I shirk when asked in a certain circle of friends, those brought up on a diet of post-punk and indie…

Where Do I Start With | Elliott Smith

In a radio interview with Triple J magazine, Elliott Smith was asked where he felt he fit in with the music scene of 1998. He replied: “The less I think about it the happier I am. I don’t really care where I fit into or if there’s anything…

Art Encounters | On Driving Home With Pablo

Let’s begin by trying to suggest what an encounter is (and is not). An encounter can take the form of an unexpected liaison; a kind of spark to begin thinking. But an encounter, in the sense of what I mean here, is about an ‘affect,’ the…