JG Ballard - the tributes continue

Several more articles on Ballard have appeared in recent days, and The Guardian also published the author's final short story, "The Dying Fall",  in which the Leaning Tower of Pisa collapses (did it fall or was it pushed?) and is replaced by a replica.

One of the latest pieces to appear is a short article by artist Tacita Dean, connecting Ballard to Robert Smithson's "Spiral Jetty". Fellow author, Michael Moorcock, as well as Ballard's daughter Bea Ballard have also published tributes.

It is interesting that in all of the articles, no mention is made of the experimental film rendering of "The Atrocity Exhibition", directed by Jonathan Weiss, and released on dvd in 2006, including an audio commentary by Ballard himself.

It is now presumably just a matter of time before Hollywood gets their hands on more of Ballard's material, to follow up on Empire of The Sun (Spielberg) and Crash (Cronenberg), neither of which actually manage to be anything like as evocative as Ballard's writing.

1 comment:

  1. Hello BUU

    Just to let you know , we are presenting some JG Ballard tribute next Friday on WFMU ( NJ /NY area radio , show will also be online ):
    We have begun doing Atrocity Exhibition and will present the first 14 sections then.
    Read by David Silver, soundtrack by our new group Outpost.
    Drowned World by Mark Fisher aka K- Punk
    + Ice Planet , Serial Angels by Outpost

    On 10/24
    Atrocity Exhibition Chapter 1 complete ( ! not so easy to score ...),
    Time, Memory and Inner Space. 1963 ready by Judy Nylon
    DW, + new video & music mix

    Also London's Resonance FM, other venues tba, Europe next ...

    Stuart Argabright ( Ike Yard, Dominatrix,Outpost )


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