excerpt from donappropriate.wordpress.com
NICK TANDAVANITJ gently pulled off the headphones, looked me straight after listening (to what you’re about to hear), and said quizzically, “it’s a bit ironic” (or at least that’s how I remember the conversation).
And I think I first met Nick, Matt Adams & Ju Row Farr — principal artists with UK’s Blast Theory — at the Banff New Media Institute (BNMI), in ahhh… 2010.
“The Banff Centre bar,” I said. Matt agreed it was a probability. Ju not so much “because I wasn’t there,” she said. There meaning Banff.
The BNMI’s thematic at the time was telepresence, which, given Ju’s recollection is somewhat ironic, since there is a matter of digital perception.
Blast Theory caught my ear for their audacity, and I said as much to Angus Leech, a colleague and former director of BNMI . “Yeah, they’re cool,” he recalled when I pinged him about a possible residency with the Brighton-based interdisciplinary collective.
“Go for it,” he advised.
So I did — the last week of July and much of August 2019 — I was the ‘resident alien’ from Canada.
from WRGO (what's really going on)
released November 27, 2019
Don Hill (with Blast Theory)
Voices: Matt Adams, Lauren Burrows, Sarah Julia Clark, Ju Row Farr, Kizzie Furini, John Hunter, Dan Lamont, Nick Tandavanitj.