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Philomène Pirecki conducts a summer ritual in The Scrying Eye

A co-commission from Fact and Art Night, filmed at 180 The Strand and various offsite locations. Multidisciplinary artist Philomène Pirecki mixes a heady concoction of Old and Middle English verse, ritualistic movement and stinging nettles in The Scrying Eye, her contribution to the 2021 edition of contemporary art festival Art Night, curated...

Novas Frequências: À Margem

An “an aural and visual narrative” celebrating 10 years of Brazil’s Novas Frequências Festival. Novas Frequências is Brazil’s most adventurous music festival. Founded in 2011, the Rio de Janeiro-based event has played host to pioneering experimental artists from across the globe, including King Midas Sound, Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland, Elysia...

Fact Mix 818: quest?onmarq

A genre-defying mix from one of New York’s most fearless DJs. Since emerging via the New York ballroom scene six years ago, quest?onmarq has developed a signature DJ style that encompasses everything from rave to metal and beyond. Their sets shift effortlessly between a rhythmic backbone of club and techno, while their own self-produced edits...

Robert Gerard Pietrusko & Courtney Stephens resurrect lost ecologies with The Room: Remastering Eden

 A nostalgic video collage featuring music from Robert Gerard Pietrusko’s latest album, Elegiya. “What if humans used the media archive to resurrect former ecologies?” asks designer and composer Robert Gerard Pietrusko and filmmaker Courtney Stephens, who have come together in collaboration for The Room: Restoring Eden, a beautiful, quietly probing...

Fact Residency: Ryoji Ikeda

From the most simple sine wave to the most intricate data visualisation, Ryoji Ikeda understands his audiovisual art practice in explicitly musical terms. “Music is beautiful because you can’t see it, and you can’t touch it, but everyone knows it,” he asserts. “You don’t need to have it explained, you don’t need special tools to understand it....

Ryoji Ikeda Presents: A [continuum]

A [continuum] is an updated iteration of Ryoji Ikeda’s very first sound installation, a sonic exploration of the concert pitch, A. To close out his Fact Residency, Ryoji Ikeda takes us back to his very first solo installation. Back in 2000 the artist debuted at the Hayward Gallery as part of Sonic Boom, a group show curated by sound artist and...

Fact Mix 817: Malibu

Ambient tastemaker Malibu weaves together a gossamer patchwork of slow selections for her transcendent Fact mix. Ever since her unforgettable appearance on PAN’s essential mono no aware compilation all the way back in 2017, French producer Malibu has been busy excavating new seams of ambient, ethereal beauty. Whether producing as Malibu,...

HEXA reflect on recurring dreams and uneasy sleep with Material Interstices

Lawrence English and Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart come together as HEXA for a collaborative project inspired by a recurring dream from English’s childhood. Room40 head honcho Lawrence English and Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart make music together as HEXA, coming together for the first time back in 2015 under the auspices of none other than David Lynch, who...

Fact Commission: Mark Leckey shares a prayer to broken glass with To the Old World (Thank You for the Use of Your Body)

Co-commissioned by Fact, the dizzying work features as part of the 2021 edition of contemporary art festival Art Night, curated by Helen Nisbet. In the first of a series of co-commissions from Art Night and Fact, Mark Leckey whips up a dazzling invocation to a contemporary suburban mythos with To the Old World (Thank You for the Use of Your...

Mark Leckey, Philomène Pirecki and Oona Doherty exhibit at Art Night 2021 Marathon

Nine original commissions broadcast back-to-back to mark the 2021 edition of contemporary arts festival Art Night, curated by Helen Nisbet. Nothing Compares 2 U is the fifth edition of Art Night, a festival of contemporary art curated by Helen Nisbet over a single evening. Taking its title from the Prince classic, arguably even more famously...

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