August 2006 - The Return Of Dr X
Photos of the event will be published soon. In the meantime, here's a taster to whet your appetite.
July 2006 - The Return Of Dr X
Futuresonic 2006, Manchester Musuem Of Science & Industry, 22nd July 2006 - Midday
22 Jul 2006 20:00
'DR X- another version of events': spoken word/electronics/film piece by BTAL.
BTAL are Ken Hollings /Howard Walmsley/Graham Massey.
BTAL stands for Biting Tongues Arts Lab.
Note this is 12 midday -a lunch time event on saturday as part of Futuresonic
"Dr X is a spoken word / video / electronic music performance evoking the feel of an illustrated surreal science lecture. The piece takes as its starting point, a fragment of the lost 1930s horror film, Dr X, and expands it into an essay on the dawn of the age of electricity in 1930's New York. Ken Hollings, Graham Massey and Howard Walmsley, the three members of BTAL (Biting Tongues Arts Lab) have collaborated together since 1979. Ken Hollings is a writer and broadcaster, Howard Walmsley is a film director/producer/musician, Graham Massey is an international recording artist remixer and producer credits include his own bands 808state, Toolshed and Homelife along side collaborations as diverse as Bjork to Robbie Williams, Brian Eno to Quincy Jones."
June 2006 - WELCOME TO MARS: SENSURROUND VERSION
From June 23 on www.totallyradio.com
Welcome to Mars: Sensurround Version is an exclusive presentation for Totally Radio, invoking in words, music and sounds an amazing bygone age of flying saucers, atomic mutations, mind-altering drugs and the men behind them. Written and presented by Ken Hollings, sequenced and produced by Simon James, it takes the listener on a countdown from 1947 right through to 1959 with special contributions from Sun Ra, Desmond Leslie, Pamela Lucia, Henry Jacobs and a bunch of schoolchildren singing an old Carpenters song. We dare you to miss it.
Please note that all twelve episodes of the original Welcome to Mars series are now available as podcasts from www.simonsound.co.uk
2D EXEGESIS: MAGAZINE PUBLISHING AND THE LEGACY OF GEORGES BATAILLE'S DOCUMENTS
June 30, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Gallery 4, Hayward Gallery, South Bank, London SE1
February 28th 2006 - WELCOME TO MARS 1947-1959
written & presented by Ken Hollings - on Resonance FM
Ken Hollings presents a live twelve-part series of unscripted reflections on the fantasy of science in the early years of the American Century
With electronic sound production by Simon James
Between 1947 and 1959, the future was written about, discussed and analysed with such confidence that it became a tangible presence. This is a story of weird science, strange events and even stranger beliefs, set in an age when the possibilities for human development seemed almost limitless.
Programme 1: 1947: Rebuilding Lemuria
Broadcast live on Resonance FM, 3.30pm, March 1, 2006
Repeated 10.00pm, March 3, 2006
Programme 2: 1948-49: Flying Saucers Over America
Broadcast live on Resonance FM, 3.30pm, March 8, 2006
Repeated 10.00pm, March 10, 2006
Programme 3: 1950: Cheapness and Splendour
Broadcast live on Resonance FM, 3.30pm, March 15, 2006
Repeated 10.00pm, March 17, 2006
Part Four: 1951: Absolute Elsewhere
Broadcast live on Resonance FM, 3.30pm, March 22, 2006
Repeated 10.00pm, March 24, 2006
104.4 FM or live stream direct from the Resonance FM website
Welcome to Mars will also be available as a series of podcasts from http://www.simonsound.co.uk/podcasts.html
A Project Thrust production – ‘The Name You Can Trust.’
January 12th 2006 - Confessions Of A Crap Artist - written & presented by Ken Hollings - on BBC Radio 4 on January 16th at 9:30pm (GMT)
CONFESSIONS OF A CRAP ARTIST
It wasn’t Philip K. Dick’s fault that God started talking to him in 1974.
Written and presented by Ken Hollings
Monday, January 16, 2006, 8.30-9.00 pm (GMT) on BBC Radio 4, 93.5 FM
"Philip K Dick is now world famous, thanks to films like Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report. But in the last years of his life he encountered something so strange and troubling he couldn't stop writing about it. Writer Ken Hollings asks: was it Phil's fault God talked to him or was it God's?"
'Godzilla Has Left The Building - A Personal Reflection' - by Ken Hollings - in Issue 7 of 'Nude Magazine'
Issue 7 of Nude magazine, Winter 2005, contains the essay ‘Godzilla Has Left The Building – A Personal Reflection’.