Back to the future: Futurism at 100

image_permanent_russolo Have enjoyed the New Statesman’s Owen Hatherley recent essay on the Futurist art momement, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this February. He writes:

“Peter Saville borrowed a Depero design for the cover for New Order’s debut album, Movement, and in many respects futurism’s legacy has been more visible in pop music than in fine art. The 1980s group the Art of Noise took their name from Luigi Russolo’s 1913 manifesto of futurist noise-music, “The Art of Noises”, which proposed the harnessing of industrial and electronic sounds, and their percussive mesh of samples and stabs in turn had a huge effect on 1980s hip- hop acts such as Public Enemy.”

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