August 10, 2011

I made a film to show this work when I was trying to figure out how to display the piece in the Womans Work exhibition at the Link Gallery in Winchester. In the end Linda Hasking was kind enough to make a shelf for the work, but now I have a film too!


August 1, 2011

Report on the Mortality of Cholera in England, William Farr, 1848-49

The current exhibition at the Wellcome Collection is about Dirt and worth a look. This diagram maps salubrity and mortality alongside monthly temperatures for 12 years, I think.


August 1, 2011

Maria Falconetti as Jeanne d'Arc

All Tomorrow’s Parties, Alexandra Palace was a triumph sound and image.¬† God Speed You Black Emperor and Portishead both sounded great and had fantastic visuals lapping and tracking their music, and it was great to see Alan Moore in a big shiny coat reading his version Harry Smith’s life alongside his 1960s collage animation, but the big delight was the beautifully mesmerising film,¬† The Passion of Joan of Arc and the soundtrack written for it by Adrian Utley and Will Gregory. How good can 3 harps, 6 electric guitars and the Monteverdi choir sound, good enough to stand transfixed to a spot for an hour and a half, there were tears at the end.


Mmm… materials

August 1, 2011


Takahiro Iwasaki; Out of Disorder, Socks; Image WeAreTape

Random materials referencing other-worldy landscapes: Takahiro Iwasaki’s delicate pylon structures in Constellation¬† at the Cornerhouse and Hilary Jack’s forest scenes and people at And Scent of Pine and The Woodthrush Singing… at the Castlefield Gallery