The Hill of Dreams
An immersive audio visual installation by Locus (Richard James and Angharad Van Rjiswijk)
featuring Stewart Lee and Andy Fung
An audio visual installation and exhibition based on the psychogeography of childhood and the wider themes explored in Arthur Machen’s book, ‘The Hill of Dreams’. These themes explore the creative imagination of childhood and young adulthood through emotional relationships to landscapes, how they inform our growth, development and emotional responses, and how they relate to the creativity of the artist.
Richard James was co-founder of seminal band Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, and has since produced an E.P. and four solo albums. He has made radio art programmes for Resonance FM, Radio Cymru and has recently been commissioned by BBC Radio 3's Late Junction with Angharad Van Rijswijk, with whom he is also working on new projects under the name Locus. He has done numerous overseas work with the British Council and Wales Arts International, curates and performs music for the Laugharne weekend festival, and last year was nominated for a Welsh Bafta. He is currently working on a new album due for release next year.
Angharad Van Rijswijk
Angharad van Rijswijk, also known as ACCÜ is half Dutch, half Welsh producer, musician and visual artist, who currently resides in Cardiff. Aside from her solo work, she also works as part of LOCUS, a collaborative creative collective of the left-field sphere, partaking in residencies, installations and soundtracking of the moving image.
The paintings and installations of Andy Fung have a psychedelic thread running through them. He has two strands to his practice. One an alien-like automatic drawing that develops into complex multidimensional space; and a style based on drawings from photographs, that mutate during the painting stage and consist of little graffiti-like flicks that make up each character. One canvas is based on the Machen text and the other the artist's upbringing in Trinidad. The artist did his BA at Falmouth school of art and MA at UWIC. Andy has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. He lives and works in Cardiff.
Stewart is a patron of the arts radio station Resonance 104.4 FM, has written on music for The Wire, Bucketful Of Brains, Uncut and Mojo, and performs in an irregular trio interpreting John Cage’s Indeterminacy with Steve Beresford and Tania Chen. He won Celebrity Mastermind answering questions on the guitarist Derek Bailey, pedalled a swan pedalo in Andrew Kötting and Iain Sinclair’s film Swandown (2012), and recently performed a folk song on a Shirley Collins tribute album. He is also the voice of a Tarantula spider in an exhibit at London Zoo. Stewart has two children and has lived in Stoke Newington, Hackney, London since the 1990s.