The Grapevine: How Lonnie Holley Gives Objects a Voice
Lonnie Holley has been described as ‘the closest thing that America has to a prophet’. Growing up poor and black in America’s South, Lonnie always found solace in creating. In this wide-reaching conversation the artist reveals how his process combines sculpture and music into a highly idiosyncratic form of found-art mythmaking, and how, through his singing, he gives these objects a voice. He joins The Grapevine ahead of his shows at Vivid Sydney, Dark Mofo and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.