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Decades: Episode 08

Ronnie Wood

We spoke to musical legend Ronnie Wood about his adventures in 1960’s Britain; switching bands, swapping records and crashing parties. whynow’s decades series asks established people from the arts to discuss ten years that changed them and their work. Fresh out of art school, Ronnie was flitting between the mods and the rockers, while painting canvasses and jamming with Hendrix.
Decades: Episode 07

Sam McKnight

Celebrated hair stylist Sam McKnight takes us on a fashionable retrospect of the coiffures and culture of the 90s. The ‘hairdresser of all hairdressers’ has styled the likes of Kate Moss, Lady Gaga and notably clipped an iconic look upon the locks of Princess Diana. Here he looks back for whynow’s ‘Decades’ series.
An Interview: Episode 08

Sol Bailey-Barker

Sol Bailey-Barker compiles artefacts and remnants to construct immersive installations and environments. The multi-disciplinary artist works with sound, sculpture and performance that call to his nature of being “stuck between reality and dream” as a result of an auto-immune disease he faced as a child. In these tough times for our community and beyond, here is the dreamlike world of Bailey-Barker.
Behind The Lens: Episode 01

Ruff Mercy

Ruff Mercy (“the slurred, drunken interpretation” of Russ Murphy) has worked with Thom Yorke, Freddie Gibbs and more, creating and revamping their music videos with a stimulating buzz. The Radiohead frontman even labelled him ‘a genius’ – ruff-ly. Delve into the making of his lively works with whynow’s first episode of ‘Behind The Lens’.
Decades: Episode 06

Franc Roddam

Franc Roddam made a name for himself with the film Quadrophenia. If that wasn’t enough, he later created the small matter of popular TV show Masterchef. Discussing, among other things, his well-known work that encapsulated an era and the need “to know what is true and what is false” in the Directorial chair, Roddam opens up about his 70s experience.
Outsider Art: Episode 07

Colin Rhodes

Writer, artist and educator Professor Colin Rhodes is an expert on Outsider Art. The author of Outsider Art: Spontaneous Alternatives, here he lends his historical and authoritative knowledge to help demystify the medium and discuss its origins.
Up Next: Episode 07

Helen Kirkum

Helen Kirkum is stitching together both the remnants of shoes and a distinctive new look. The “sneaker collagist” achieves more than a mere recycling job; her creatively customized sneakers have already led to her teaming up with Adidas’ MakerLab project, for her individual take on the Campus 80 silhouette.
An Interview: Episode 07

Kanpai

Kanpai, translation: “cheers!” More specifically, “dry your cup.” In the same spirit of celebration, whynow shot with Peckham-based Kanpai – the London craft sake makers who have brought traditional Japanese techniques to the capital. For God’s sake, give it a watch.
An Interview: Episode 06

Christopher Bucklow

We visited Christopher Bucklow’s Somerset studio, where he creates dream-like portraits through experimental pinhole photography.
An Interview: Episode 05

Alex Israel

We sat down with LA based artist Alex Israel inside his new show "Always On My Mind" at the Gagosian in London.
Outsider Art: Episode 06

Donald Pass

We unearthed lost tapes from outsider artist Donald Pass. Here he describes the experiences which inspired the angels and resurrected souls who populate his art.
Up Next: Episode 06

Sam Gregg

Documentary photographer, Sam Gregg explores human emotion through the lens of place and community.

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