Ralph and Will Self Show you HOW!
02 October 2020 -
In conversation with novelist, journalist and broadcaster Will Self, whose newspaper columns Ralph illustrated, Ralph will explore the legend of his life to date: from being maced by Hunter S. Thompson in a Kentucky gentleman’s club to writing songs for Johnny Depp; and from the brutality of corporal punishment in a WWII grammar school to being banned for obscenity in the USA.
Will and Ralph collaborated in the early 2000’s when Will was writing his weekly journalist meanderings, Psychogeography, for the Independent Newspaper about walking the world over. Each article was was accompanied by one of Ralph’s artworks and the pairs of articles and images were eventually turned into 2 books, Psychogeography and Psychogeography Too.
The live event takes place at 6:30pm GMT and includes access to a replay video available 48 hours after the event to watch at your leisure with no time limit.
This livestream event is available either as a livestream-only ticket or as a book & ticket offer. The first twenty people to buy a ‘book & ticket’ will receive a print of Ralph’s artwork Viral Menace, created during the first few weeks of the lockdown.
The artwork was made using Ralph’s “dirty water technique”, which he pioneered during his collaboration “Critical Critters” with Ceri Levy. To achieve the ‘dirty water technique’ Ralph pours the water that he had washed his brushes and pens in, on a waiting sheet of A1 paper. He adds splats of ink and paint and leaves it to dry for 3 days. When he comes back to it, the dirty water, paint and ink has dried leaving textures and forms that suggest something to him that he then pulls out of the mess.
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