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The Wire Salon: Blow Up: The Legacy Of Bomb Culture

July 2010

Listen to the July 2010 edition of The Wire's Salon

Author/musician David Toop, curator Mathieu Copeland, and Syd Barrett biographer Rob Chapman, author of A Very Irregular Head, discuss the practices and philosophies of underground art and music from the 1960s.

This event was part of Blow Up: Exploding Sound And Noise (London-Brighton, 1959-69), an exhibition which investigated the crosstalk between underground artists from different disciplines who were active in the south of England in the 1960s, including John Latham, Joe Harriott, Syd Barrett, AMM and Bob Cobbing. The exhibition, was curated by The Wire's David Toop and Tony Herrington, ran at Flat Time House, John Latham's former home and studio in South London, between 24 June-25 July, 2010.

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