Monthly Archives: October 2019

Blue Gate

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Musicals, Takis, 1985-2004: Comprises nine wall-mounted panels each with hidden magnets that pull steel rods against instrument strings to produce a single ringing note and its reverberations; Takis called them ‘space sounds’.  Tate Modern, October 2019

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Takis’s Gong

Gong, Takis, 1978: ‘Within the Takis Foundation is an open-air theatre space featuring an ensemble of Takis’s works arranged around a central gong.  This giant musical instrument is made from the rusted wall of an oil tank.  In a shift … Continue reading

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Fire Fighters and Ginkgo

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Cambridge Station

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 19

Cindy Sherman exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, September 2019.

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Cans

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Finding pleasure in contemplating decay is perverse, according to Christopher Woodward’s In Ruins.  But pleasure there seems to be, hence the queues at palaces, temples and castles around the world.  Are we subconsciously facing up to our own inevitable demise, … Continue reading

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Sheds

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Hawkweed

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100 Photographs Draft

The first draft of the 100 photographs book has gone to Blurb for printing.  It is now called Undertow and runs to 126 pages – 96 black and white photographs, four in colour and other printed and visual material.  I … Continue reading

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Orange

‘It’s a major photo-philosophical question, this: can you photograph an orange in black-and-white?’ The Ongoing Moment, Geoff Dyer

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Lode Farm

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Land Lines

‘Land Lines’ is showing at the Fen Ditton Gallery, Cambridge, until 20th October.  It has been co-curated with photographer Paul Hart.  Hart’s published work includes Farmed and Drained, the first two parts of a three part series on the Fens.  … Continue reading

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Gormley

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Anthony Gormley at the Royal Academy today. Nothing if not spectacular and technically clever – art meets engineering and the foundry. Perhaps less might have been more.

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