A year long residency, with no creative agenda other than experimentation and honest reaction.
Drawing in situ, in rehearsal, in recording studio, in conversation, my work happened. Unable to think beyond the sound (fully amped and loud) externals were eliminated and a resulting purity of interpretation, emotion and mark making rendered the emergent drawings.
Largely direct with ink on paper, the artworks are raw and intuitive, responding to sound, music, vibe, mood and atmosphere. It was intense: intensely productive and intensely brilliant.
Lensmen are a 5 piece band – dark and atmospheric.
Their explorations of the passions draw influences from post punk, new wave and psychedelia. and have been paired with the likes of Bauhaus, Joy Division and Nick Cave.
Focusing on the politics of death, dying and staying alive they provide a visceral soundtrack to life and to it’s passing