Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed Drones (2016)

Saint Mark’s chapel in Kemptown has been throbbing for five days straight. That is what you get from this piece, a relentless pulse of skuzzy, kilowatt-heavy hum which envelops you. Where’s the band? You might ask, if you are keen on music of this persuasion. Well, they’ve left behind some eight unmanned guitars…

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, Glossolalia [Good Morning] (2014)

“There’s a metaphor in there somewhere,” says Guardian critic Adrian Searle, as he contemplates this film. criticismism would like to pick up on those words: parrot fashion, naturally. But that is what Glossolalia makes me think of: art criticism, mimicry and even plagiarism. To look at reviews for this pair of…