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orbital_3The Hartnoll brothers kept it simple – low platform stage, scaffold decks frame, four video screens, spot lights, trademark torch head gear and loads of dry ice. Read More >

Posted: September 24th, 2009
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foxton_warriors The above image by Simon Foxton and Nick Knight, from their Warriors project for John Galliano, which was recorded and broadcast live on ShowStudio Read More >

Posted: September 24th, 2009
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ravenrow_galleryThe Raven Row Gallery is in a converted 18th century town house close to Spitalfields Market. Also an interesting show in the lower gallery by architects Dave Hullfish Bailey & Nils Norman – Surrounded by Squares. Read More >

Posted: September 24th, 2009
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ravenrow_1Again at Raven Row – “For ‘Surrounded by Squares’ Dave Hullfish Bailey and Nils Norman have each constructed elaborate sculptural installations. Both relate to education and ecology, design theory and the creative industries, as well as to the site of Raven Row.” Read More >

Posted: September 24th, 2009
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White Lightnin' - Jesco White
Opening night at the Cambridge Film Festival. Brilliant headcase performance by Edward Hogg with crazy psychobilly soundtrack. Carrie Fisher played his girlfriend. Lots of violence – great. Dominic Murphy question and answer afterwards. Read More >

Posted: September 18th, 2009
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Michael Rothenstein - Clench
At the small but perfectly formed Fry Art Gallery … up the road. He was one of the Bardfield group of artists working prolifically from the mid-40′s until 1992. He died in 93. Read More >

Posted: September 15th, 2009
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henry_moore_macquetteThe local museum is holding a small Henry Moore exhibition. A show of his sheep etchings, sketches and a couple of sculptures. One room – very small. Read More >

Posted: September 13th, 2009
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footpath_Sept_dry_2Drove out of Walden and parked in a lay-by. Went for a run. The countryside’s looking pretty spent. The land here is chalky and when it’s dry it cracks. Stubble fields are being ploughed under, making billowing clouds of dust – man-size whirlwinds can be seen crossing the fields.

Posted: September 13th, 2009
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Sally Potter’s new film will be premiered exclusively by mobile on the 21st of this month, then internet, cinema and DVD from the 24th. The story of a disaster at a New York fashion house Read More >

Posted: September 8th, 2009
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Ma UBU - Geoff DunbarGot my Lautrec/Ubu DVD from Geoff Dunbar this morning. Ma Ubu’s angry pointed red tipped missile breasts were just as I remembered them. He also very kindly made a drawing of Ubu on the accompanying letter. Read More >

Posted: September 7th, 2009
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Vinicius AraujoDan Luckin sent me a link to Paris based photographer and film maker Vinicius Araujo. Read More >

Posted: September 5th, 2009
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Ubu is a 20 minute long animated version of Alfred Jarry’s 1896 play Ubu Roi. It won a lot of international awards at the time. Jerky splashy black ink line on white background with primary colour elements. Read More >

Posted: September 4th, 2009
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Day of Disappeared 088Miyo Yoshida sent these photos of her work for last weekend’s Amnesty International Day of the Disappeared. A series of figures made from resin coated clothes prominently placed around London. Read More >

Posted: September 2nd, 2009
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FOUND: a podcast of an interview with Neville Brody (my old boss), a transcript of an interview with Alan Kitching (my old teacher), a video interview with Billy Childish, one with Milton Glaser, and two with Paula Scher. Read More >

Posted: September 2nd, 2009
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