Ok. This is not the place to post cute cat videos, I know, I know. But Kittens, Inspired by Kittens is, well, inspired.
And I can’t help but think it has been secretly influenced by Hollis Frampton’s (nostalgia). Watch them both and decide!
After giving a talk to Willie Nelson’s Visual Arts Studio at Tramway today, I popped in to see another Nelson.
“Mike Nelson is best known for his labyrinthine architectural installations that unfold as narrative structures, where the viewer moves through rooms like a reader turns pages in a novel. For Tramway, Nelson presents a recent work, Eighty Circles through Canada (the last possessions of an Orcadian mountain man). Inspired by his friendship and collaboration with the artist and mountaineer Erlend Williamson, and the work of anthropologist Dr. Wilson Duff, the piece explores landscape and the artistic traditions inherent within it.” – Tramway website
Easily the naughtiest event of the weekend was John Waters’ new stand up show. John was resplendent in his new Commes des Garsons tartan troos. I thought I was up to date on bad taste matters, but this filthy mind learnt a thing or two. Wanna compare blossoms? Get out!
Read an extract from his new book Car Sick here.
The perfect excuse to douse this post with photos of John, old and new.
Also as part of Tramway Artists’ Moving Image Festival last night was a new performance by Haris Epaminonda with Kelly Jayne Jones and Pascal Nichols. Soothing. Dreamy.
‘Berlin-based artist Haris Epaminonda investigates anthropological forms in her film and paper-based work, often recontextualising existing material. For this screening she presents a new composition of the film installation Chronicles (2008) set to a live score performed by musicians Kelly Jayne Jones and Pascal Nichols.’ – Tramway website.
See another of her installations here.
Thoroughly loved Sophie and Clare’s new perfomance at Tramway last night. news and booze, a little like Fags, Mags and Bags, was full of notable locals – Anna and bike, Neil & Colin with trolly on the booze run and Randy the dog – what cameos! Sophie and Leigh were spot on live. Check out more of Sophie’s work here. And Clare’s here. Or maybe Google Clare – that Generation link’s on the thin side.
‘I like towels because…’