'I lose hours watching how to prime wood'


POP LIVES: Mick Minogue is an ‘art and crafter’ who makes everything from intricate dolls of James Vincent McMorrow to reimagined versions of the game ‘Operation’, taking inspiration from the film ‘Drive’

Last film you saw and your verdict?A screening of Point Break in the Lighthouse Cinema. It was 100 per cent Utah. I used the screening as a study trip for a Point Break-inspired art piece I’m making for a Gallery 1988 show in New York this August called Crazy 4 Cult. That movie never stops giving. There should be a national Point Break day. I bet that would bring the sun out.

What are your most clicked bookmarks? Celebritytrash.com, Heat.com, FHM.com, JeremyKyle.com, howtohavetheperfectbeachbod.comand photoshoppedandsoulless.com, all while listening to This American Life, which I love.

When you fall into a YouTube hole what’s the general subject matter of the videos you’re watching?Embarrassingly, I lose hours of my life watching some 10-year-old from Texas show me the best way to prime wood or create flawless dovetail joints. I like to wash all that down with a tall glass of 1980s electro pop. Have you listened to Oran “Juice” Jones’s Walking In the Rain? God damn!

What track should we listen to right now?Put on any St Vincent track and turn the sound off – then open up a new tab and put on Prince’s Purple Rain. You can pretend you’re Prince singing to Annie Clark . . . I know a guy who does that . . . Not me . . . Gulp!

Last gig/concert you went to and your verdict?The last gig that made a huge impression on me was that of Margie Lewis. I love that feeling when being at a gig knowing you’re at the early gigs of someone who is going to be huge. Margie Lewis and Katie Kim are playing the Odessa Club on July 26th, so you can see what I mean.

If you check out one artist this month, make it . .. Mark Wickham. Mark has created the most amazing boat sculpture called the Lightcraft in Bantry. It was made using over 6,000 two-litre milk containers. It has two personalities during the day and night, so make sure you see it. Amazing.


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