Netscape Navigators

I went to 2 new things at Whitechapel Gallery. First, the new exhibition The House Of Le Bas. Second was the launch event for Cyberfeminism Index, edited by Mindy Seu. Please use the links as I did go to the bother of finding them for you. Seetal Solanki couldn’t make it, but otherwise the Zilkha […]

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Abstract Objections

I went to some places. First, at the Stolen Space gallery on Osborn Street, there is Portraying Portraiture: Also Emerge, by Sabek: Over to the Whitechapel Gallery for Action, Gesture, Performance: Feminism, the Body and Abstraction. Carolee Schneemann recently had her own retrospective at the Barbican. A video of one of her performances was the […]

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Hard Chrome Finish

I’ve just read the new Paul Auster book Bloodbath Nation. This is not a novel but a short work of non-fiction, meditating on the topics around American gun ownership, mass shootings, and the politics of “gun control”. It is stated in the final pages that “I write these words today, seven months after Trump’s departure […]

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Rebellious Vortex

I went to see the Helen Saunders exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery. On the first floor, next door to the Medieval and Early Renaissance selection. Here are some of those: And so on to Helen. The site also mentions the work to uncover Saunders’s work literally painted over by Lewis’s “Praxitella” (1921). By 1929 Lewis […]

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Recusants

45 years ago the BBC showed an adaptation of A Traveller In Time in 5 episodes. This was intended for children, as the original book by Alison Uttley was for children. I have a very vague memory of seeing a little of the TV version when broadcast. My primary school library also had an old […]

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Messthetics

I read a few books printed recently that can count as memoirs from “the counterculture” of the 1970s, presented from various angles. Then I read a short work from the middle of the period itself, that can be taken as an attempted manifesto for the times. Just before I was going to start writing this […]

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The King’s Speech

We went for our final trip of the year, out to Wales. We hired a car and drove across London to get to the M4. On a traffic island near Wandsworth Bridge we saw a tent set up, but not sure if it was currently inhabited. At fuel stops along the motorway I noticed several […]

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The Megalithic Yard

I watched the series Ancient Apocalypse on Netflix. This was labelled as a documentary but it was the presentation of the ideas of Graham Hancock, who is classified as a crank. I watched it to see how he presented himself and his ideas. I think Hancock is interesting for reasons that have little to do […]

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Camberwell Contemporaries

I went to see the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022 exhibition at South London Gallery. There is a special website with details of all the artists, including the video creators whose works I can’t easily capture here. What you will see in the Main Gallery: The 2 parts of “There will be Time” (2021) by Rosalie […]

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Central Southern England

We went to Aylesbury to see some people. We got the train from Marylebone at 9.30 and went through the Aylesbury town centre, not the Parkway stop. The first of many statues: In the shopping mall: In the market, the Flag Bag was on sale in anticpation of the football later: The statue of Disraeli: […]

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