LOCKDOWN FILES: LOUIS GRACE at TIDE CASTING
CREATIVE COLLABORATION SERIES WITH PRODUCTION & DIRECTION BY TIDE CASTING
IMAGES PRODUCED AND PROVIDED BY LOUIS GRACE
NAME, AGE, LOCATION: Louis Grace, 22, London, UK.
LOCKDOWN FEELS LIKE... The weather’s nice out, everyone is climbing to viewpoints so they can enjoy the company of the city skyline. When it’s a little bleak, the sight of the skyline isn’t very enjoyable to be around. But that’s fine, the skyline is still the same as it was before and it will shine a different vibe tomorrow.
LOCKDOWN ACTIVITIES... I've been spending a lot of time going outside with a field recorder, finding hidden spots in London and recording organic sounds the city has to offer, occasionally interviewing residents of the Vampire Castle about bastardised food produce, the serious damage 5G is causing; riddling, infecting society and our capitals infrastructure, to which they often respond by raising a middle finger to the shard. I've also been painting, making music and growing vegetables. Co-producing with musicians Mac Wetha, Syd Nukuluk and Moniker. As well as working on a new single to be released in the near future with my band 'Legss', in which I play the drums.
Most mornings I’ll paint. The visual practice I find evokes sonic ideas and vice versa really. My most recent project has been producing a radio show entitled 'Teaching Computers To Love', which is broadcast from Resonance Extra every Sunday at 19:00 GMT. Teaching Computers To Love is produced by a patch that extracts the data from a qwerty keyboard into monochrome binary, creating a pattern for the computer to respond sonically in the form of a synthetic voice. We're relying on our technology more than ever right now, for intimacy, sharing and socialising, so it seems like a good opportunity to start a radio show/podcast. Sharing our thoughts through the relationships we're building with our computers, by feeding it the data of these thoughts.
LOCKDOWN NOSTALGIA... My homies.
THE PERFECT LOCKDOWN PARTNER... Zoe Frost… with three z’s.
ONE UPSIDE OF LOCKDOWN... If I don’t leave the house, I don’t lose Instagram followers.
THE CONSTANT LOCKDOWN FEELING... Imagine a cornucopia of blue sea slugs... kind of weird right.
THREE PEOPLE TO ZOOM WITH... The CEO’s of Zoom, FaceTime and Skype.
LOCKDOWN... RIGHT NOW... IT'S A MOVIE... THE TITLE... Third Eye Wide Shut.
ULTIMATE LOCKDOWN F-WORD... Finking.
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