Live in session: Andrew Leslie Hooker

Performing live on the studio this week is Andrew Leslie Hooker. Tune into NTS from 8-10am this Friday the 26th June for the full show. Andrew is a prolific painter/filmmaker, electroacoustic composer/improviser, sonic-arts-practitioner and linguist who has collaborated with many people including Gavin Bryars, Philip Jeck and Cosey Fanni Tutti.

Andrew Leslie Hooker is a painter/filmmaker, electroacoustic composer/improviser, sonic-arts-practitioner and linguist currently living and working in the U.K. He began his career in photography and graphic-design collaborating with various art, music and film publications, record labels and international dance and theatre companies.

He has exhibited large and small-scale paintings, photographic works and experimental films in various galleries throughout Europe and the United States and was included (as filmmaker) in the 49th Venice Biennale, contemporary music festival.

At the present time, he is working on several film, sound, installation, linguistic and dance projects including: establishing a residential place of study devoted to the research of the English language in relation to film theory and aesthetics; A/V designing of sculptural-dance pieces in collaboration with Anoikis II Contemporary Dance Company; writing and directing a feature-length film exploring the English working-class identity/gender crisis during the latter-half of the 20th century and creating a 400-hour-loop, site-specific expanded-cinema installation which combines traditional oil painting/cell animation with high-definition video in a radical exploration of the possible relationships between displaced notions of aesthetic/ontological theory and the perception of self within the socio-political dystopias of occidental hyper-modernity.

His film and sound works are published by Entr’acte (London/Antwerp). Past, recent and current collaborators include: Gavin Bryars, Manuel Zurria/Alter Ego, Philip Jeck, John Duncan (All Questions), Valerio Tricoli, Jon Wozencroft (Touch), Cosey Fanni Tutti, Stefano Pilia, Fabio Carboni/Bruno Stucchi (Die Schachtel), Luciano Maggiore, Nico Vascellaris/Carlos Casas (Von Archives), Aleksander Gabrys, Seijiro Murayama, Melissa Pasut/Anoikis, 3/4HadBeenEliminated, Allon Kaye (Entr’acte) Giuseppe Ielasi, Penny Rimbaud, Eve Libertine, Anton Lukoszevieze, Edward Lucie-Smith, Achille Bonito Oliva, LIC, Phil Hargreaves and Steve Boyland.

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