When the world is hurrying around you, it’s easy to get caught in its current. Yet, the spaces that surround us – both physical and not – are full of art waiting to be acknowledged. The Art of The Everyday seeks to look beyond the walls of galleries and museums and consider the more unlikely places in which we interact with works of art in our day-to-day lives. This might provoke the question: does the space an artwork occupies affect whether we deem it an artwork at all? From the songs we listen to, to the streets we walk on, if you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that art actually is all around.
In the column Still/Film, I explore the fascinating intersection of cinema and the theory and aesthetics of art history. With a particular focus on the horror genre, I delve into its profound art historical significance, examining its themes and visuals as both an inversion and a transgression beyond natural aesthetics. Drawing from my own cinematic experiences and specialised knowledge, I hope to provide valuable recommendations and insights to fellow film enthusiasts, inviting them to explore the artistic implications that the world of film has to offer.