During Le Guess Who? 2018, we spent a weekend with musician and visual artist Lonnie Holley in Utrecht. On the opening night of the festival, Lonnie performed with expressive trombone & drums duo Nelson Patton; the next day, he gave us a guided tour through the city of Utrecht, showing the many unique ways of how Holley experiences his direct living environment. Watch our video portrait of the remarkable artist below:
Since 1979, Lonnie Holley has devoted his life to the practice of improvisational creativity through drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and performance. Apart from being an acclaimed visual artist, Holley also creates experimental music which is as radical, deeply honest and finely detailed as his sculptures. His artistic expressions directly reflect the environmental and political state of our cities and earth today.
Video directed & produced by Nick Helderman.
Video portrait filmed by Milan van Dril.
Interview by Gijsbert Kamer.
Art by Nick Liefhebber.
Portrait photography by Juri Hiensch.