I had a strange and vivid dream last night. I had been time transported back to 1985 to the opening of Toyo Ito’s ‘Tokyo Nomad Women’ architectural installation. I was the nomad woman and I had to climb a very tall staircase wearing ridiculously heavy platform shoes. The staircase wobbled precariously and had to be [...]
Archive for July, 2008
I finally got a chance to return to my urea distillation project this morning. I have had the halfway product, a crystalline mass of evaporated urine, sitting in my fridge for over a month now… The next step: “Pour at different times upon this mass four times its weight of alcohol, and apply a gentle [...]
Yesterday while I was cleaning the bomb site of my house – and when its that messy it has to be a deep cleanse – I revisited the weevil colony at the back of my cupboard. Its about two years old now and its a completely self contained little life world. The lid on the [...]
On well kept suburban lawns, behind the fence, while you’re at work… the rubbish is breeding. Its true! I saw it today on my way to the shops. And no I did not set them up – they got together of their own accord.
While I was working on Hand to Mouth I did a fair few cycle dashes into town for ingredients. On one such occasion I was taking a shortcut through the back of the Queen Vic markets and came upon this garbage truck full of end-of-the-week meat scraps. Seeing how excited I was, the man loading [...]
I have been flat out these last few weeks working on a big collaborative performance installation project that took place on Sunday. (More details soon). Coming down on the other side both my house and my office look like they have been hit by a bomb and I feel like I have just participated in [...]
Of course it has long been argued that war is now fought as much on the media battle front as in physical territory. This is an obvious corollary of developments discussed in my last post. A particularly striking example of this ‘war of images’ is described in a recent article on the West Bank. But [...]