Anastasia Davydova interviews John Michael Boling CULTURESPORT is a lot of things: an animated series, creative studio and meta-brand created entirely in the open-source 3D software Blender by veteran Net artist John Michael Boling – former Associate Director of Rhizome, co-founder of NASTY NETS internet surfing club, and co-founder of Are.na, a platform for creative research. I started to hear a lot about JMB from Asher Penn, who interviewed him for Sex Magazine… [read more »]
Video edit: Steven Grisé
Physical Therapy returns with a twisted demonic vendetta against the mysterious murders of our artistic idols. Hovering over the stomping hypnosis of the beat, we hear a hauntingly detuned vocal — presumably the producer’s own — moaning the names of the deceased, as if to conjure up their ghosts at the very center of the dance floor. The scary cracks and pingpong pops play with our sanity as the club increasingly resembles a spine-chilling seance. As the mind-numbing monologue persists in its perverse fixation on morbidity, the listener discovers that the acts of mourning, in the end, are inseparable from the murders themselves — “I Did.” Right when we least expected it, Physical Therapy came through with what will easily be remembered as this year’s hardest Halloween banger.
Have a listen to PT’s brand new EP, “Yes, I’m Elastic” on Fifth Wall — from which “I Did” is taken.
Illustration by Gobby