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August, 2014

One from the Vault

Group show Vault, The Bank, Carlisle.

Group show Vault, The Bank, Carlisle.

Just found this image of Rebecca Mellor’s work I cant go on, I’ll go on; Like I said I would from group show Vault at The Bank, 2010. And there’s my work, acting as a doorway in the background.

Have a look at this and other works on Rebecca’s website here.

Vault poster

Vault poster

How do YOU pronounce Behemoth?

It’s a first for me; reading a book recommended by a T-shirt of Gregor Wright’s. Or rather, reading a book on which a T-shirt  was based. Read Mikhail Bulgakov’s lightly & wittily written, vividly realised, image-packed masterpiece here. There’s a solvent cat involved.

Illustration by David Black

Illustration by David Black

 

Room 237

Just re-watched this mesmerising 2012 documentary directed by Rodney Ascher. You can see it all on YouTube, but why not buy it instead? Here’s a YouTube clip:

Danny’s Impossible Tricycle Ride

Room 237 disclaimer

Room 237 disclaimer

Making Eyes

The installation of Douglas’ work at GoMA for Generation is a real treat. Includes almost everything, so of course Making Eyes is in there. Watch it here:

Making Eyes

Making Eyes, 2010 Douglas Gordon

Making Eyes, 2010 Douglas Gordon

No Other Possibility

Ahhhh, my new favourite thing, Negativland. So this is my new favourite film. Made in ’89. I don’t have favourite years.

No Other Possibility

Negativland still

Outer Space

A short film by Peter Tscherkassky that I’m watching on repeat.

Outer Space

Peter Tscherkassky

Are you LOCATIONALIZED

Running into Tom O’Sullivan on Friday reminded me how much I’m into Tatham and O’Sullivan’s new work for Generation. It’s all about the new, super-positive, intergalactic colour scheme for me. See works in Skye and North Uist:

Are you LOCATIONALIZED

Are You Locationalized, Tatham & O'Sullivan, 2014.

Are you LOCATIONALIZED, Tatham & O’Sullivan, 2014.

Internet Curtains

Exciting to have Pollard back up in Glasgow, however briefly and to see new work by him, Iain Hetherington and Charlie Hammond at the Tramway on Friday. Albert wore a cape, easily winning Best Dressed on the Red Carpet.

Internet Curtains

Rumorz boots by Alex Pollard

Rumorz boots by Alex Pollard

Also, what an excuse to link to some Denim.

 

Sonic Outlaws

I’m consuming this film by Craig Baldwin. It starts with the knotty issue of copyright, as valiantly exploited by Negativland. “He’s paranoid, he’s not, I’m obsessional, David’s delusional.” “That’s our band!”

Sonic Outlaws

Cover of the DVD Sonic Outlaws by Craig Baldwin

Cover of the DVD Sonic Outlaws

“Do you think perhaps that it’s a little voyeuristic?” “It probably is…”

 

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