Archive for June, 2010

know your rights



Chabrol – after seeing the Arte ‘recut’

Chabrol recut

via Fbook, arte tv,

… now to have a home Chabrol season, to be reminded, to be held in the sway of the camera and actor and to be mesmerised for good reason

A high point of Toronto in May


when the artist says so


via Fbook and Mute

Hari Kunzru writes a clear and well directed experience of the event – being there in May ourselves, it was hard to see through the thousands of myriad Marina’s all present above at MOMA and somehow less present than the one sitting below, with all its inherent courtly manifestations. Kunzru strikes the right chords in the celebration and critique of such a piece of contemporary social theatre and the institutional flows across the cultural mayhem of the streets.
Reading DeLillo’s, Cosmopolis at the time, could we have substituted Ambramovic for Eric Packer the multi billionaire in the novel who’s daily life is a purely performative role as he lives and perceives the things happening to him in an advanced virtual screen world seconds before the real kicks in? Was it all about the sound of the numbers as money enfolded the actions into creating his being and was it all about numbers when the decisions mutated into some uneven symmetry with destiny?

knowledge is more than education


via Fbook

These days education needs only to be about forming a knowledge and self awareness for the individual to make their own decisions – job training can be provided by the employer post education – instead of the employer hijacking the funding and time to be presented with the notion of a trained person – government has attached too many pre-requisites for funding streams to universities – the corporate view has no place in true education

Louise Bourgeois – will inspire us forever

“My memories are moth-eaten”, she wrote recently, in a crabby hand, next to a beautiful, abstract drawing.

Her drawings alone would keep us going – reminding us of the love and need and labour it takes to sustain art in the world. Thank you for your spirit and determination to stay with your demons and angels LOUISE X