On Sunday, James treated me to the delights of the Farnborough Airshow. It was absolutely mad – like fireworks in the daytime. Noisy, brash, smelly and brilliant.
Far and away the thing that made the biggest impact though was the art right before it. The Wind Tunnel Project, specifically Flying Into The Dawn by Thor McIntyre Burnie. Two absolutely beautiful sound installations that hammered around the space available with only minimal intervention in terms of projection, signage etc. I wish I’d visited earlier – it closed yesterday.
Very few photos snapped, even fewer that turned out nice. Here’s one of the final room, and Bridle.
I need to see more sound art/land art/infrastructure art. If you know where I can find any let me know.
Hello RSS brigade. I’ve started writing about walking. It’s not really for this blog, but if you’re interested, it’s over at awayforawalk.tumblr.com. If you’re going to start anywhere start at the beginning.
Meanwhile, Frances has set a new challenge. I’m going to have a go. I’ll probably start posting them on Monday.
These photos of the Tour de France are, individually, totally shit. But I really like how they look side by side on Flickr.
Mark spent an afternoon teaching me things about InDesign. It was brilliant fun. Enough to get me comfortable with the tool and learning some basics. Pretty quickly I was happy enough putting things in place on a ‘piece of paper’ that I started making actual decisions about what I wanted where.
We used the draft copy from the Design Principles beta, and I’m pretty happy with the result.
Good cornershop, as it goes.
Cursor on video, at New Museum.
Dust on sculpture, MoMA.
Come ON! Dust the artwork, don’t leave the cursor onscreen… do it properly! This isn’t London – you have people paying to see this stuff.
I’ve been back almost a week. Heck of a trip. San Francisco was brilliant, thanks in no small part to Frances and Alex (as soon as I’ve processed photos of our road trip to Point Reyes they’ll be up), and New York was definitely New York.
(Actually, that in itself is a good thing. I have bad memories of my last trip there, whereas this time I came away going ‘You know, I could live in that city someday’)
Anyway, lots of difficult work to do now I’m back in London, along with at least one short story and two slow-burn projects to begin working on. I actually have a clean slate now – I don’t think any of the film projects I’ve mentioned on here over the last few months are likely to happen – so it’s a good time to have ideas.