British Stuckist artist Joe Machine is best known for his raw paintings depicting violence, sex and crime; all images drawing on his childhood. However his exhibition in Prague also shows visitors the long journey he has travelled to find self-understanding and inner peace. Shortly after the opening of the exhibition “From the Gutter to the Stars” I spoke with Joe Machine about his life, his painting and how much has changed over the years.
The US duo Dálava, consisting of vocalist Julia Úlehla and guitarist Aram Bajakian, explores traditional Moravian folk songs collected by Úlehla’s great-grandfather, blending them with more contemporary, indie-rock sound. We are going to listen to their second album, called the Book of Transfigurations, which was released in April 2017.
Since moving to Prague in 2002, American actor Brian Caspe has had parts in numerous big productions, everything from featured extra to supporting or leading roles. He has appeared in films such as Wanted, Unlocked and Anthropoid, and also heads the Prague Playhouse featuring English-language theatre, where he also teaches the Meissner technique.