Jackson Pollock – driven genius, misunderstood drunk, the most influential, elusive and provocative artist of the modern world?
A tragi-comic, imaginary musical journey to discover the nature of the greatest American painter of the 20th Century, his death by car crash and his continuation in the Underworld.
With eighteen original songs ranging through traditional spiritual, folk, bebop, swing, music hall, free jazz, concrete and early electronic/experimental audio.
I was motivated by the idea that here was an opportunity to square up a perfect modernist hero with the musical form. A way to ring the bell on ‘high-brow’ and ‘low-brow’ cultural signifiers and have them slug it out. Roger McKinley
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Roger McKinley is an artist and writer based in Manchester. He has exhibited and worked with artists both locally and nationally since 1992 including the Annual Programme, International 3 and Variable-D Gallery. He currently works at FACT in Liverpool.
Published by MICHAEL BUTTERWORTH
Available from Thursday 5th April 2007, £9.99, 160pp,
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