I’ve neglected this blog over the past few months/ years. My initial intention for having this sort of outlet was for it to be used as a way of talking about the things I’ve been reading/ making/ watching or stuff that I’m generally interested in.

So I’m starting again…

During the past few weeks I’ve been reading Project Orion by George Dyson. It’s an account of the development of a proposed interplanetary space ship from 1957 until 1965. What makes the project so bizarre (well…by contemporary standards of scientific endeavour anyway) is that these ships would be powered by small nuclear explosions. The ships would be really big - in the region of thousands of tons. And they’d also go really fast.

A few months ago I became really interested in the Mars One space programme…perhaps not so much the details of the programme itself, I was far more fascinated by the applicants for the mission; why did they want to go on a one way mission to Mars? Why do they think it is important for humans to colonise Mars? etc. etc.

It was partly because of this and numerous conversations I’d had with people at my work that I started looking at older schemes for travelling the solar system and beyond. Orion is one of these. I now sense that I’m being seduced by what I’m researching. I started out looking at things like the Mars One programme with a huge amount of suspicion; ‘have they really thought properly about the logistics of travelling to Mars?’ ‘Why should we go to Mars anyway?’ etc. etc.

Now I’m totally being won over by all this kind of stuff - more to follow shortly, but I’ll leave you with this BBC documentary To Mars by A-Bomb

Making boats for the Truman Show, June 2010, London.

Making boats for the Truman Show, June 2010, London.


theprinternet:

That’s right!

theprinternet:

That’s right!


I recently purchased a film and negative scanner.  Over the coming weeks and months I’ll hopefully be posting a few of the images that stand out from all that I’ve shot on film during past years.

I recently purchased a film and negative scanner. Over the coming weeks and months I’ll hopefully be posting a few of the images that stand out from all that I’ve shot on film during past years.


I like this poster a lot.

I like this poster a lot.



mechanical buses.

mechanical buses.


One of my favourite pieces of performance art.

As part of the Cinema6 programme at Arcadia Missa, artists from the LUX Critical Forum monthly discussion group will present an evening of new moving image work.  Continuing the group’s process of discursive exchange, each artist has made a work that is no longer than three minutes in response to a word or phrase provided by another member of the group.
Katriona Beales/See Yourself from one Angle at a Time | Giles Bunch/”We all live, as far as we know, in the present, and the present in Napal, Tokyo or on Mars can sometimes seem nearer than yesterday morning in one’s kitchen” | Jackie Castellano/Sandwich | Sarah Filmer/Isolation in the Workplace | Katherine Fishman/Trolls | Patrick Goddard/Short Cuts | Liz Helman/Light | Christopher Matthews /Precari | Katherine Meynell/Kissing | Kim Pace/To Wander | Sam Playford-Greenwell/Racket | Annelore Schneider/A Meaningful Space | Vanessa Scully/Akeru|Nicola Stephanie/The universe next door | Neasa Terry/Reflect Yourself |

Unit 6
Bellenden Road Business Centre
London
SE15 4RF

Friday 6th June - 7pm - £3

Book tickets here.

As part of the Cinema6 programme at Arcadia Missa, artists from the LUX Critical Forum monthly discussion group will present an evening of new moving image work. Continuing the group’s process of discursive exchange, each artist has made a work that is no longer than three minutes in response to a word or phrase provided by another member of the group.

Katriona Beales/See Yourself from one Angle at a Time | Giles Bunch/”We all live, as far as we know, in the present, and the present in Napal, Tokyo or on Mars can sometimes seem nearer than yesterday morning in one’s kitchen” | Jackie Castellano/Sandwich | Sarah Filmer/Isolation in the Workplace | Katherine Fishman/Trolls | Patrick Goddard/Short Cuts | Liz Helman/Light | Christopher Matthews /Precari | Katherine Meynell/Kissing | Kim Pace/To Wander | Sam Playford-Greenwell/Racket | Annelore Schneider/A Meaningful Space | Vanessa Scully/Akeru|Nicola Stephanie/The universe next door | Neasa Terry/Reflect Yourself |

Unit 6
Bellenden Road Business Centre
London
SE15 4RF

Friday 6th June - 7pm - £3

Book tickets here.


Don’t forget!  Monday 2nd June is the last chance to catch THE FUTURE IS LEAVING, the astounding Middlesex University BA Fine Art Degree Show 2014.

Open 11-4pm
29, 30 May and 2nd June

The Grove Building
Middlesex University
The Burroughs
NW4 4BT
London
United Kingdom

www.thefutureisleaving.com

Don’t forget! Monday 2nd June is the last chance to catch THE FUTURE IS LEAVING, the astounding Middlesex University BA Fine Art Degree Show 2014.

Open 11-4pm
29, 30 May and 2nd June

The Grove Building
Middlesex University
The Burroughs
NW4 4BT
London
United Kingdom

www.thefutureisleaving.com


Matthew Randle has a show opening at CULTIVATE EVOLVED this Thursday, 5th June…

JUNE FIRST THURSDAY at CULTIVATE EVOLVED - Used Boots and Panties (and things) down Vyner Street.

CULTIVATE EVOLVED is open every week, Thursday through to Sunday, 11.30am to 6pm or by appointment at any other time.

Vyner Street
E2 9HE
London
United Kingdom’

Hot off the back of her MA Art & Science degree show at Central Saint Martins, Rebecca Price is showing in Print/3 at Arcane Gallery.

Print/3
Arcane Gallery

An Exhibition of printed Works by Staff & students from Central Saint Martins College

6th June - 13th June 1pm - 5pm
Private view on 6th June 6pm - 9pm

Hot off the back of her MA Art & Science degree show at Central Saint Martins, Rebecca Price is showing in Print/3 at Arcane Gallery.

Print/3
Arcane Gallery

An Exhibition of printed Works by Staff & students from Central Saint Martins College

6th June - 13th June 1pm - 5pm
Private view on 6th June 6pm - 9pm


Lots of my friends and peers (or both at the same time) are having exciting shows at the moment so I’m going to do a few shout outs for my people.

In no particular order…

Charles Sheldon is showing some wicked football kit inspired prints as part of this show opening next week…

YOU’RE SH*T ARRRGH!

11 artistic positions on football.

6th-14th June 2014
26 Camden High Street, London NW1 0JH

www.youreshitarrrgh.co.uk

Lots of my friends and peers (or both at the same time) are having exciting shows at the moment so I’m going to do a few shout outs for my people.

In no particular order…

Charles Sheldon is showing some wicked football kit inspired prints as part of this show opening next week…

YOU’RE SH*T ARRRGH!

11 artistic positions on football.

6th-14th June 2014
26 Camden High Street, London NW1 0JH

www.youreshitarrrgh.co.uk




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