PopLives #54: Aisling Farinella
Every week this Q&A finds out what interesting people in music, film, fashion, theatre, literature, performance, tech stuff, and whatever else are consuming.
Aisling Farinella is a fashion stylist, and curator of a multidisciplinary exhibition running from Oct 31st to November 2nd at Mabos to launch Absolut’s ‘Originality’ bottle.
What are you reading?
[Charles] Bukowski, Pulp ( in Italian – best way to keep up a language!)
Last film you saw and your verdict?
La Grande Bellezza - vibrant, loved it
Last gig/concert you went to and your verdict?
The xx in the O2. Lighting was amazing but their music is a bit boring.
Last stage production you saw and your verdict?
Think it was Misterman! Was such a powerful production I can almost replay it in my head.
Last gallery / museum / exhibition you visited and your verdict?
MADRE in Naples. Some really interesting local and international work.
You have a golden ticket to Easons, what magazine is first on your list?
I’d judge by the cover – but it would be fashion!
What are your most clicked bookmarks?
Ha ha I’m not that technically inclined!
Do you have a favourite podcast or radio programme aside from your own?
I like listening to John Creedon on RTE radio 1.
When you fall into a YouTube hole what’s the general subject matter of the videos you’re watching?
Music videos. Cheese and amazingly over produced stuff.
What song should we listen to right now?
Lasertom, ‘Innerspaceman’ – the soundtrack for our Absolut Originality projection mapping piece.
Which boxset/TV series do you have on the go at the moment?
Just finished watching Orange Is The New Black.
Which app do you use the most?
Do you play video games or mobile platform games, and if so, what’s your favourite at the moment?
Hate mobile phone games/ video games
What is your favourite club night of all time?
Assquake or Wax.
If you could transport one international cultural outlet to your home town, what would it be and why?
Whitechapel Gallery in london. I’ve seen some of my favourite shows there and they are always a surprise.
And finally, if you check out one designer this week make it…
Previously on PopLives: Melanie Morris, Taylor Mac, Temper-Mental MissElayenous, Fez Fa’anana, Chris Judge, Xnthony, David Mullane, Jo Mangan, Derek O’Connor, Beardyman, Lynnette Moran, Rob Delaney, Julie Chance, Conor O’Brien, Nial Conlan, Wallis Bird, Adrian Crowley, Tegan Quin, Ellie Macnamara, Steve Ryan, Mumblin Deaf Ro, Rick O’Shea, Grace Dyas, Mark O’Halloran, Amy Conroy, Louise McSharry, Maeve Higgins, Ray Yeates, Nialler9, Jeanie Finlay, Kevin Barry, Brigie De Courcy, John Scott, Willie White, Niall Muckian, Phil Boyle, Angela Dorgan, Roise Goan, Joshua Gordon, Mick Minogue, Eilis Boyle, Annie Mac, Ben Frow, Michael McDermott, Sinead O’Connor, Shane Langan, Kathy Scott, Eoghan Kidney, Michael Roe, and Phillip McMahon.