We’ll celebrate this blog’s 350th post with a big explosion…
I’ve got a picture in a group exhibition called “Reconciliation” at The Funky Aardvark(!?) 51 Bridge Street Rows East, Chester CH1 1NW. Not my usual sort of image – the face is a photo of a statue I photographed in Washington DC in 1989, the planes are from the font Carta. It was done at the time of the second Iraq War and is based on the Spanish Civil War poster “If you tolerate this, then your children will be next”.
The only ever re-make that’s better than the original! A new HD version of my sound installation shown at Blank Media Collective’s 2011 ‘Title Art Prize’ exhibition. 100 Breaths Per Minute is one minute long and features 100 breaths taken from the inhalations of BBC Radio 4 announcers as they draw breath before introducing the next programme. The video was filmed on a Fuji X10 compact camera and thanks are due to Muji for the loan of their wall mounted CD player.
… is not something I usually notice, but here’s a photo of some union jack shorts hanging from a window in Gorton and a link to my art and flag project blog.
I’m very pleased to see my CCTV project rear its ugly head in the USA across 16 pages in ’Mankind’ issue 2 of the photography magazine from Hamburger eyes. Its appearance had a very long gestation, as I submitted a CD of photos several years ago. They were lost down the proverbial back of the sofa only to be found a couple of months back, by which time the project had grown. The magazine is available from the website for $17.
My exhibition ‘A Tree Made of Real Wood’ ends on 6 April. The web site will be kept on-line for the rest of the year. Thanks to the people at Sale’s Waterside Arts Centre and everyone who has been to see it.