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Low Culture Podcast: An Eerie November Edition
Luke Turner , November 3rd, 2022 11:56

John Doran and Luke Turner explore two fantastic new exhibitions in the new edition of the Low Culture podcast

It's the November edition of the Low Culture podcast and Luke and John are finally together again as they discuss two major exhibitions that they've recently been to and, in some way, are oddly connected. John heads to Liverpool for a major new show devoted to Dr Who, the programme that many moons ago had a profound impact on his developing aesthetic interests in the world. Both wax lyrical about The Horror Show, down at London’s Somerset House. This is possibly the most Quietus-friendly art exhibition there has ever been – why, you may ask? It’s bursting at the seams with cultural artefacts from the late 70s to the present day, a catalogue of Britain’s post-punk counterculture that takes in anything including Derek Jarman’s Blue, the queer 80s club scene, The Fall’s interest in the occult, Laura Grace Ford’s commentary on gentrification in a collaboration with Stephen Mallinder from Cabaret Voltaire, Coil and Austin Osman Spare, David Bowie, Nurse With Wound and much more, including an amazing sculpture with a Gazelle Twin soundtrack. Keeping this “hidden reverse” in mind, they also discuss The House On The Borderland, a visionary and psychedelic horror novel by William Hope Hodgson first published in 1908. The Quietus Low Culture podcast is produced by Alannah Chance. To listen, you’ll need to subscribe to be a Quietus Low Culture or Sound & Vision subscriber via the Steady checkout below. This podcast is just one of a host of perks including monthly playlists of all the music we’re covering on the site, a bonus long-form Low Culture essay and the Organic Intelligence newsletter deep dive into genres you’ve barely heard of, from Scandinavian Balearic to the Swiss 80s underground. Sound & Vision subscribers also get an exclusive music release every month, commissioned by us.