Tuesday, 29 November 2016

To articulate what is past does not mean to recognise 'how it really was'. It means to take control of a memory, as it flashes in a moment of danger.

- Walter Benjamin, 'On the Concept of History'
Sandeep Parmar recording at The Poetry Archive

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Now Cod fishing
In the winter time
Is very cold work.
In a Crabboat
I have known times
When it has been blowing
And snowing and freezing
And all the time my Father
Has been rowing the Boat
Up to the lines.

John Craske

Monday, 3 October 2016

260 million passengers per year the slated end figure for the burgeoning Dubai World Central - Al Maktoum International Airport.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Monday, 27 June 2016

link to the .pdf '"When Did the Swiss Get so Rich?" Comparing Living Standards in Switzerland and Europe, 1800-1913' by Roman Studer (Journal of European Economic History, 2008)

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Karajan making his players wear wigs on this documentary.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

'in the middle of nowhere'

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Much contemporary public art in Britain is simple-minded, preoccupied with gigantism and populism, and intended to overshadow the more pressing social needs of the artwork's immediate locale. Hans Haacke's skeletal horse in Trafalgar Square is possibly an exception.

Given the context and that Haacke's work is based on the skeleton of a horse (hollowing out the heroic chargers ridden by the bronze and marble military men that line Whitehall), and given that almost all public art - created as it is by committee - is terrible, I'd say Haacke's Gift Horse is really quite noble.

Professor Scott King, chair of visual communications, University of the Arts, London

- letter to the London Evening Standard, 9th March 2015

Friday, 15 April 2016

The drone to me has the visual power to suggest a form of knowledge that invades.

- Dinh Q. LĂȘ