Interview Jim Shaw

The Rinse Cycle

“I googled a crackpot documentary that posited that the beloved British TV host and paedophile Sir Jimmy Savile may have been a warlock and that his repetition of catch phrases, such as “Now then, now then, now then” were possibly spell-casting. In my work Beware the Eyes That Hypnotize (2017), this became a portrait of the be-knighted pervert, but also gave me pause to consider Trump’s incantations, like “Lock her up!”, “Build the wall!”, and “Drain the swamp!” Perhaps that could explain his inexplicable (to us coastal elitists anyway) charisma…”

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