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On my radar: Lykke Li’s cultural highlights | Lykke Li

Born in Sweden in 1986, Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson is healthier referred to as singer and songwriter Lykke Li. She launched her first album, Youth Novels, in 2008, and is well known for her gothic tackle electro-pop and heartbreak, notably 2014’s I By no means Be taught and 2018’s So Unhappy So Attractive. Her music has soundtracked movies together with Twilight and The Fault in Our Stars; she has additionally acted within the crime thriller Tommy and Terrence Malick’s Music to Music. She launched her fifth album, Eyeye, in Could this yr; a vinyl reissue of the album is out on the finish of November.

1. Gig

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar at Glastonbury, June 2022
Kendrick Lamar at Glastonbury, June 2022. {Photograph}: Scott Garfitt/AP

He’s in all probability my idol – I believe he’s the best modern artist we have now. We have been doing lots of the identical festivals, so I form of stalked him all summer season. Then I went to see him at Crypto in LA, which was particular as a result of it’s his residence city – the power of the group was insane. He’s a real grasp: he’s in such management of his craft, he doesn’t lose a beat. To start with he was managed, holding again, then the present constructed till it was like an explosion on the finish. It was inspiring to look at.

Acts of Desperation

2. E-book

Acts of Desperation by Megan Nolan

I learn this in a single go. It’s a few relationship: at first she is obsessed and head over heels, after which it turns damaging. I discovered it uncooked, sincere, brutal and actual – it exhibits how a lot we endure only for the considered having love in our lives. It’s refreshing to learn a lady’s perspective, describing the advanced relationship we have now to our our bodies, to meals, to intercourse, and the way simple it’s for ladies to go down this spiral of obsession and desperation.

3. Documentary

The Most Beautiful Boy in the World (dir Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri, 2021)

Director Luchino Visconti with Björn Andrésen on the set of The Most Beautiful Boy in the World
Director Luchino Visconti and Björn Andrésen on the set of Dying in Venice in 1970. {Photograph}: Mario Tursi

It’s a documentary by two Swedish administrators about Björn Andrésen, who performed Tadzio in Dying in Venice when he was 15. Luchino Visconti looked for probably the most stunning boy on the earth and located this boy in Sweden. The movie follows his life, which had lots of tragedy in it, and the way he grew to become this big star in Japan. It’s a very fascinating, transferring view on male magnificence and it stayed with me for a very long time.

4. Choreography

Imre and Marne van Opstal

Eye Candy by Imre and Marne van Opstal.
Eye Sweet by Imre and Marne van Opstal. {Photograph}: Camilla Greenwell

Theo [Lindquist], who I did all of the movies and art work with for my final album, confirmed me their work and I used to be floored. They’re siblings, so that they’re engaged on a unconscious, intuitive degree, and I’m enthralled by their work: it’s human and sophisticated and emotional. There’s one explicit motion of their present Child Don’t Harm Me, the place she’s standing on her head and he’s holding her and spinning her round, that’s simply probably the most attractive factor I’ve ever seen.

5. Artwork

Wolfgang Tillmans: To Look Without Fear at MoMA, New York

To Look Without Fear at MoMa
‘Filled with sexuality and sweetness’: To Look With out Concern at MoMa. {Photograph}: Emile Askey

I simply noticed this present in New York. I like Wolfgang Tillmans’s work – it’s so private and direct and likewise filled with sexuality and sweetness. I liked the way in which it was hung: it was an entire flooring, with small pictures and large pictures plastered on the partitions in fairly a random approach, and video installations. I all the time gravitate in direction of individuals and nudity, for some motive. I simply suppose the physique and folks on the whole are so stunning.

6. Restaurant

Brutalisten, Stockholm

The Brutalisten restaurant
Carsten Höller’s Brutalisten restaurant. {Photograph}: Rob Schoenbaum

My pal Carsten Höller, who’s an artist, opened this restaurant in Stockholm. The idea is brutalist: the decor is trendy, with an enormous, chrome steel bar, and the meals is only one ingredient, like cured beef or uncooked peas or one fried egg. It tastes just like the ingredient, which is revealed in its simplicity – it’s not hiding or lined in different flavours. I like to eat that approach, the place it’s centered on the produce and never including a bunch of zuzh.

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