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Matters of taste

Jellied zeal

Back end of Bermondsey, industrial shed. I buzzed and a grey metal door opened. Into chaos and jumble: rubber fishtail costumes, upturned rowboats, a cabinet full of jelly moulds in the shape of famous buildings. Sam Bompas, half of the duo of Bompas & Parr, events organisers extraordinaire, apologised for the mess. He talked a mile a minute, shuffling inspirations like a deck of cards: Victorian cookbooks, astronomers, “infrasounds” that resonate below the scale of human hearing and can make your eyeballs vibrate. “Nasa has done loads of research… Do you know Scriabin? The constructionist composer?” He explained that Scriabin’s unfinished final work, Mysterium, mixed touch, sight and hearing. “He wanted to play it in the Himalayas with a chorus of angels and bells suspended from the clouds.” The next day Bompas was heading to Berlin to oversee an event. “More than 2,000 people; well basically it’s a rave.”

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In Prospect’s February issue: Tom Clark and Luke Harding examine the attacks facing democracy. Clark reviews two books on democracy and suggests a new intellectual assault may be on the horizon. Harding looks at Russia’s attempts to derail the democratic process by focussing on its technical frailty. Melissa Deckman asks why women voted for Trump, while Duncan Bell charts the story of the Anglosphere and suggests Brexiteers are indulging in an old fantasy. Also in this issue: Matthew Harries asks if it’s time to ban the nuclear bomb, Adam Mars-Jones looks at the way we perceive aliens in films and Elizabeth Pisani explores the role of activists in changing the perception of Aids and its pushing for treatment.