Space Junk

Space Junk

…art is anything we can get away with.

Marshall McLuhan (1964) “The Medium is the Message”, in Man. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man.

You can break through to something else, but if you’re not up for destroying you can’t get there.

David Lynch (cited in Nieland, 2012:168).

I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it.

Bob Dylan (1965), “It’s Alright Ma”, Bringing it All Back Home.

I have no idea what will happen on the night, because every live show that Lonnie [Hollie] does is a unique thing that exists only in that moment. What I can tell you is that it will be a tightrope walk, because it always is.

Matt Arnett, cited in O’Hagan (2022), ‘It’s like one continuous song pours out of him’: meet the shaman-like artist-musician Lonnie Holley.

And I will have the desire – always – to move forward and to do something else.

PJ Harvey (cited in Kellaway, 2022), PJ Harvey, poet: Dorset is light and dark, ecstasy and melancholy.’

We all have inside ourselves a woman who walks alone on the road. In all women there is something in revolt that is not expressed.

Agnès Varda (1985), Vagabond.

Image, Simone Smith
SPACE JUNK is a cosmic 14-track album of spontaneous provocations, spirituals & sonic pioneering, out summer 2022. It's a hybrid music and research experiment immortalised on a short vinyl run with packaging, which deals with emotional debris, and what we do with it. The idea for the title came out of a WhatsApp family thread on space tourism. 

All tracks written, performed and mixed by Sam Lou Talbot. Mastered by Paul Gallagher.

*15% of proceeds will be donated to The Native Wellness Institute based in Oregon who are "the leading provider of Native-specific and wellness-related training and technical assistance to Native people, communities, tribes, and organizations throughout North America."  
Happenings / 
Artefacts 

- Space Junk 7th Floor Harbourside Balcony Launch Party.
- Space Junk Manifesto - an autotheoretical impulse. 
- The Space Junk Broadcast 'Tour', summer 2022,the roaming personal theatre camper van show/installation + plein air guerrilla gigs.
- Space Junk Ephemera - a showreel/photographic footage of the tour. 
- Pop-up, VANishing screenings.

Space Junk Manifesto

(Here’s a smattering of the beginnings of it, an autotheoretical impulse, written to be performed, and never in the same way twice).
“I think you need an ‘engagement vehicle’”, he said. Welcome to The Space Junk VANishing Personal Theatre.

This whole world’s wild at heart and weird on top.

Lula, in Wild at Heart (Lynch, 1990).

Pressing ‘record’ on a DAW can be a case of

hurtling

into space



The cord is cu -t
there is a flourishing of



dead satellites, blossoming and
swirling

around

the ever constant threat of


broken radios
solidified liquids
rocket











litter
random bits of metal


paint flecks





let loose on an eternal trajectory.

(TBC)

No one will know what this journey means.

Herzog, 2015 [1978]

SPACE JUNK Bibliography / Discography

Bouza, K. and Bouza, K., 2022. Soul Searching in Memphis Led Kevin Morby to His New LP, ‘This Is a Photograph’. [online] Rolling Stone. Available at: <https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/kevin-morby-this-is-a-photograph-album-video-1315720/&gt; [Accessed 7 May 2022].

BillboardTV, 2019. An Interview with The Legendary Julie Felix. [online] BillboardTV. Available at: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k230yPvMb70> [Accessed 7 May 2022].

Bruder, J., 2021. Nomadland. London, UK: Swift Press.

Citizen Bravo. 2019. Build a Thing of Beauty. [Online] Glasgow: Chemikal Underground.

Cluck, D. 2022. Diane Cluck Tour / Events. Available at: https://dianecluck.info/tour-events [Accessed: 9 May 2022].

Cohen, L. 1971. Songs of Love and Hate. [CD] New York: Colombia Records.

Cruz, C. 2021. The Melancholia of Class. A Manifesto for thé Working Class.

The Magnetic Fields, 1999. 69 Love Songs. North Carolina: Merge Records.

Cortázar, J. and Dunlop, C., 2007. Autonauts of the Cosmoroute. Brooklyn: Archipelago Books.

Dylan, B., 1965. “It’s Alright Ma”, Bringing it All Back Home [Vinyl]. New York City: Colombia Records.

Elujoba, Y., 2022. Lonnie Holley’s Life of Perseverance, and Art of Transformation. [online] Nytimes.com. Available at: <https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/06/arts/design/lonnie-holley.html&gt; [Accessed 5 May 2022].

Friedman, K., 2005. Fluxus. Providence, RI: Rhode Island School of Design.

Ginsberg, A., 1956. Howl and Other Poems. San Francisco: City Lights Books.

Hawthorne, S. (2012) ‘The Wild Poet’s Manifesto’, Hecate, 38(1-2), 42+, available: https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A357264662/AONE?u=glasuni&sid=bookmark-AONE&xid=6a8cd34e%5Baccessed 09 May 2022].

Herzog, W., 2015 [1978]. Of Walking in Ice. 2nd ed. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.

Kellaway, K., 2022. PJ Harvey, poet: ‘Dorset is light and dark, ecstasy and melancholy’. [online] the Guardian. Available at: <https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/apr/24/pj-harvey-poetry-dorset-orlam-interview&gt; [Accessed 6 May 2022].

Kerouac, J., On the Road. 2000 [1958]. London: Penguin.

Lost Nation Road. 2019. [DVD] Directed by Iain MacKenzie. United States: Re/Culture North Films.

Lynch, D. and K., McKenna, 2018. Room to Dream. London: Canongate.

Lyon, Janet. 2009. Manifestoes: Provocations of the Modern. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Making Recording in Progress. PJ Harvey in Conversation with Michael Morris. [online] Artangel. <https://www.artangel.org.uk/recording-in-progress/making-recording-in-progress/&gt; [Accessed 7 May 2022].

McLuhan, M., 1964. Chapter One, “The Medium is the Message,” Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. New York City: McGraw-Hill.

Miller, B., and J., 2019. Breakdown on 20th Avenue South. Athens: New West Records.

Morby, K., 2020. “A Night at the Little Los Angeles” (4-Track Demo). Sundowner. United States: Dead Oceans.

Morby, K., 2022. This is A Photograph. [CD]. Indiana: Dead Oceans.

Nieland, J. & ProQuest (Firm) 2012, David Lynch, University of Illinois Press, Urbana.

Nochimson, M. P., 1997. The passion of David Lynch. Wild at heart in Hollywood. Austin: Texas University Press.

Nochimson, M. & ProQuest (Firm) 2013, David Lynch swerves: uncertainty from Lost highway to Inland empire, 1st edn, University of Texas, Austin.

O’Hagan, S., 2022. ‘It’s like one continuous song pours out of him’: meet the shaman-like artist-musician Lonnie Holley. [online] the Guardian. Available at: <https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/may/01/lonnie-holley-art-the-growth-of-communication-the-edge-of-what&gt; [Accessed 6 May 2022].

Orphan Wisdom. 2022. Nights of Grief & Mystery – Orphan Wisdom. [online] Available at: <https://orphanwisdom.com/nights-of-grief-and-mystery/&gt; [Accessed 5 May 2022].

Oldenburg, C., (1992: 727-730). “I am for an Art,” in Art in Theory: 1900-1999: An Anthology of Changing Ideas, edited by Charles Harrison and Paul J. Wood (Oxford, Blackwell, 1992), 727-730. This essay was a part of the exhibition catalogue for the show “Environments” (Oldenburg 1992, 727-730).

Redfern, M., 2021. Kevin Morby Announces 4-Track Demo Version of His “Sundowner” Album. [online] Undertheradarmag.com. Available at: <https://www.undertheradarmag.com/news/kevin_morby_announces_4_track_demo_version_of_his_sundowner_album&gt; [Accessed 5 May 2022].

Shadow Kingdom. 2021. [Streaming premier]. Directed by A. Har’el. United States: Veeps.

Smith, P., 1974. Horses. [CD] New York City: Arista Records.

TheCollector. 2022. Allan Kaprow and the Art of Happenings. [online] Available at: <https://www.thecollector.com/allan-kaprow-art-of-happenings/&gt; [Accessed 5 May 2022].

Vagabond. 1985. [DVD] Directed by Agnès Varda. France: Artificial Eye.

WNYC. 2022. Meet The Composer: John Luther Adams | Specials | WNYC. [online] Available at: <https://www.wnyc.org/story/john-luther-adams-bad-decisions-and-finding-home/&gt; [Accessed 7 May 2022].

Whitman, W., 2017. [1856] “Song of the Open Road” in Leaves of Grass. London: Penguin Classics.Wild

Wild at Heart. (1990). [DVD] Directed by David Lynch. United States: PolyGram. Propaganda Films.

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