Category : performance

Gilbert and George Discuss Memory and Art

During the Serpentine Gallery’s Memory Marathon, I conducted an interview with the artistic duo, Gilbert and George. Moments before they had just finished presenting The Singing Sculpture which encapsulates for them the past, present and future.  Here is our discussion on memory and art. George, Gilbert and Hans-Ulrich Obrist at…

On Rape and Neocolonialism

[Published in Counterpunch, 1 January, 2013] “Today I believe in the possibility of love; that is why I endeavor to trace its imperfections, its perversions.” ― Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks In the United Kingdom 400,000 women are sexually assaulted and 80,000 are raped each year (2010/2011).  These statistics…

An Afternoon With Harry Belafonte

I caught up Harry Belafonte at a press conference at the Locarno Film Festival.  Mr. Belafonte spoke eloquently about the very important role that art plays in politics, his roots in social activism, music and theatre,  our common humanity, and about the dangers we face today. Q:  Could you start…