Exploding Appendix: The Project So FarApril 25, 2020
Walter Benjamin’s Philosophy of Language (Online Group Video Session)May 22, 2020
At this Exploding Appendix meeting we will be joined by Oli Spleen (Pink Narcissus, Spleen, and solo work Gaslight illuminations) and Nick Hudson (The Academy of Sun) to discuss their recent collaboration Night Sweats & Fever Dreams (2020) an album that deals with Oli’s diagnosis with HIV in 1999 and hospitalisation with AIDS defining complications in the summer of 2000. Returning to these experiences twenty years later, Oli Spleen has collaborated with Nick Hudson to produce “a fevered, hallucinogenic mirror to the desperate times when the threat of death at the hands of AIDS was a terrifying reality for many gay men.”
In this session we will discuss the album, the themes and experiences raised in it and its relationship to both Oli Spleen and Nick Hudson’s other projects, as well as playing some excerpts from the album.
This session will be run as part of the Exploding Appendix Avant-garde Art Practice and Research Group’s fortnightly meetup, which, in the event of the current lockdown, will be taking place online via Zoom (https://zoom.us/meeting/81527525942). This session will take place on the 19th May from 19:30 – 22:30 (British Summer Time). If you would like to join us for the session, or have any questions please message me at firstname.lastname@example.org