Friday, March 20, 2015

Artist Spotlight - Fooste Revolving

In the melting pot of creativity that is Independents Day, the work of Fooste Revolving to me stands out as being one of the most unique acts of the day (and that is saying something)!

Fooste Revolving AKA Mac the Crouton AKA Ciarán from Leitrim works in various forms. He makes zines. He acts. He makes field recording. He makes installations. He records nature. He goes to Kurdistan and records protests during the Arab Spring.

While I  have yet to see Fooste Revolving's zines, I've been enjoying listening to his field recordings and sound art.  He has been experimenting "working with drones; minimal and darker ambient sounds; fuzz and harsh noises; nature & environmental sounds and old home audio tapes found in charity shops".

His recordings of the protests at the University of Sulaymaniyah in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq, in 2011 are particularly interesting. Fooste/Mac/Ciaran was there during the Arab Spring. After the army, the Peshmerga, opened fire into a crowd killing seven civilians, students invited Ciarán to protest, and he have several sound recordings of it on his sound cloud page.

Apart from sound recordings, Ciarán has made instruments and installations at the Hunter's Moon festival, the festival run by those other Independents day favorites Woven Skull

I really can't wait to see what Fooste Revolving bring to Independents Day. You can bet it will be interesting anyway.

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