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Nick Malkin’s ‘Into The Light ’93’ contemplates the elegantly understated late night embers of a Los Angeles ambient noir

7 January 2020

Nick Malkin is releasing LP A Typical Night in the Pit on Columbus’ Soda Gong on January 17, with preview track ‘Into the Light ’93’ premiering on AQNB today. The Los Angeles-based musician and Post-Geography NTS radio show and label founder has worked with the likes of LA Vampires and Sun Araw, while releasing his debut solo album on Atlanta’s Geographic North in 2019.

This record is a MIDI-jazz ambient journey through the echo of hot and heaving reverberations that lurk in the flickering late night lights of a Los Angeles noir. As part of a series of nine atmospheric movements of a greater, though still elegantly understated whole, ‘Into the Light ’93’ quietly ambles on an inquisitive double-bass line contribution from London-based producer and musician Maxwell Sterling. Recurring synth swells are occasionally interjected by a twinkling organ key and distant, indecipherable chatter. **

Nick Malkin’s A Typical Night in the Pit album is out on on Columbus’ Soda Gong on January 17, 2020.

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Making kin with plastics, post-consumer waste & a joie de vivre in the ‘pretty pollutedness’ of Clementine Edwards’ Sweetheart

16 December 2019

Clementine EdwardsSweetheart solo exhibition was on at Rotterdam’s Roodkapje, running October 4 to 20.

Clementine Edwards, Sweetheart (2019). Exhibition view. Photo by Nick Thomas. Image courtesy the artist + Roodkapje, Rotterdam.

Featuring playful sculptural works made from plastics and post-consumer waste, the show points to our entanglement with these undesirable pollutants. It both raises consciousness of ecological catastrophe and offers kinship with plastics as a more optimistic mode of anthropocene world-making.

As stated in the exhibition text: “The possibility of something better can no longer be traded in for the pretty pollutedness of the present day. Instead of looking to a future that cannot come, Sweetheart is a joie de vivre romp through the unfolding now – defined as it is by an exhaustion of bodies having sweet moments beneath polarfleece blankets.”**

Sweetheart by Clementine Edwards was on at Roodkapje, Rotterdam, running October 4 to 20, 2019.

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Accelerated logistics, Amazon’s doublethink & the unseen effects of ecommerce as explored in The Fulfillment Center group exhibition

2 December 2019

The Fulfillment Center group exhibition, curated by Cortney Lane Stell, is on at Denver’s Black Cube Nomadic Museum, running September 13 to February 14.

Nina Sarnelle, Big Opening Event (2019). Installation view. Photo by Third Dune Productions. Courtesy the artist + Black Cube Nomadic Art Museum.

Featuring Nina Sarnelle, Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Mauricio Alejo, Kate Casanova, Joseph Coniff and Jennifer Ling Datchuk, the show draws its title from the doublethink-tinged term Amazon uses to describe its shipping warehouses. The show casts focus on some of the unseen effects of e-commerce on labor and consumption today.

The exhibition, also includes works by Stephanie Kantor, Sammy Seung-min Lee, PLAYLAB, INC., Adam Milner, Jonathan Fletcher Moore, Coleman Mummery, Zach Reini, SANGREE, Laura Shill, Momoyo Torimitsu and Natalija Vujošević, The Fulfillment Center considers accelerated flows of goods in the digital age. It comments that as “the global economy grows in tandem with the expanding e-commerce landscape, logistics management and Fulfillment Centers are reshaping our world­.”**

The Fulfillment Center, curated by Cortney Lane Stell is on at Denver’s Black Cube Headquarters, running September 13, to February 14, 2020.

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