By Will McGuirk
Been watching ‘Abstract’ on the Netflix - art is the answer, we are getting closer to the medium marrying the message, art is where the message and the medium become one. On Abstract S2 Ep 2 the message is we could perhaps build not as assembly, not as a factory with parts on an assembly line; we could build like nature, instead of assembling we could grow. Plant the seed, add time. We can grow not assemble.
“Why is nêhiyawak more than a band? Because our families, our nêhiyaw communities, and our ways of knowing and being inform our work. For me, our album nipiy represents an ongoing process of connecting, learning and growing with each other.” - Marek Tyler
“the robots are smarter than ever, and the algorithm knows more and more what we like as individuals, but we have to remind ourselves that there is music in the margins that can go missing and that that music is more important than ever.” - Holy Fuck