Limbo review – gloriously moreish circus antics

London Wonderground, Southbank Centre, LondonLimbo, London Wonderground Festival 2013, by David Solm (1920x1080)There are certainly perfectly good safety reasons why the producers of Limbo, Strut & Fret, don’t want you to take photographs during the performance. For starters, rows of flashing smartphones could trigger a loss of limbs and broken bones. But the real reason they don’t want you taking photos is to preserve the stage show as a fleeting, yet oh-so-scrumptious, buffet of hair-rising daredevilry. Continue reading

Inside the Barbican’s Digital Revolution

Barbican - Digital Revolution, Pyramidi 02, 20140715 by Aaron Lee (1448x815)Digital Revolution is a celebration of computing and all things interactive. By bringing together artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers, it hopes to give you a sense of the breakthroughs that digital creatives are making across culture, as well as remind you just how dramatically digital technology has changed all our lives in less than 50 years.

What follows are some of the moments that fascinated me most as I explored the chambers of this computing archive and its digital delights. Continue reading

Kelis review – a twist of triumphant soul

Somerset House, LondonKelis @ Somerset House, London, July 14, 2014, by Aaron LeeShock attraction isn’t Kelis’ style. And touring material for her latest album, Food, you get the sense that her biggest obstacle has been getting those hungry for the days of her reign as queen of the alternative bad girls to quit jilting her and get with the vibe. Her collection of soulful vignettes has been well received, and at Somerset House she exhibited exactly the confidence that has seen her win crowds and remind listeners just why they feel in love with her in the first place. Continue reading