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fast:slow:complex

early shots from fast|slow|complex

These are some early shots from the installations. More documentation next week.     fast|slow|complex by Perdita Phillips at Spectrum project space, Edith Cowan University Mount Lawley Campus, 19 February to 1 March 2013 Artist’s talks Saturday 23 February 2:30pm and Wednesday 27 February 11:00am Tuesday to Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm Saturday 23 February 12:00pm […]

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fast | slow | complex exhibition opening

You are invited to fast|slow|complex at Spectrum project space 19 February to 1 March 2013 fast|slow|complex> by Perdita Phillips presents an rigorous body of work from this distinctive Western Australian artist. The exhibition combines investigations into themes of waste and wastelands, with explorations of disaster and transformation born from post-disaster environments. The works showcase the […]

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the world of fast; the world of deep

the world of fast the world of deep Discuss.

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zombies again…

But the body remains. Vacancy does not mean death. In fact, it means a different form of hungered life… It is a body with organs that has a complicated relationship with its cerebral partner. That body strapped into the car will suffer and be crushed on impact. The body that walks into traffic suffers a […]

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paper presented at Regarding the Earth: Ecological Vision in Word and Image

My paper Constructing a resilience aesthetic in the face of zombie environmentalism was presented at Regarding the Earth: Ecological Vision in Word and Image on the weekend: A recent trend in twenty-first century relations with the natural world has been a ‘darkening’ in the tone of debate. The popularity of the zombie as a cultural […]

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Possessions

  The intelligent man, when he dies, leaves no possessions. If he has collected worthless objects, it is embarassing to have them discovered. If the objects are of good quality, they will depress his heirs at the thought of how attached he must have been to them. It is all the more deplorable if the […]

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Zombie Environmentalism

  Zombie environmentalism. Phrase. /’zombi In|vaIren’ment(a)lIz(e)m/ A trend in early 21st century relations with the natural world. It can be divided into three different aspects. 1. The behaviour of individuals or groups in society which is willingly or unconsciously uncaring of the natural world and the consequences of individual or collective behaviours. The conduct of […]

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doubt is our product

  Doubt is our product, since it is the best means of competing with the ‘body of fact’ [linking smoking with disease] that exists in the mind of the general public. It is also the means of establishing a controversy…if we are successful in establishing a controversy at the public level, there is an opportunity […]

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words/phrases for 2012

  situation awareness quangic realignment Resilient buffering safe to fail cross-scale interactions

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Jane Fraser writes an opinion piece based on rumour-mongering chain-emails

  The Australian, Weekend Review, August 13-14, p. 4 Was surprised to read that according to Jane “when Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991 it threw out more greenhouse gas into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in its entire time on earth”. Googled this phrase and its part of […]

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Loophole to Happiness?

  Futura Centre for Contemporary Art Prague? 25 May – 7 August 2011 Opening Tuesday 24 May at 6pm Curated by: Maja and Reuben Fowkes Participating artists: Zbyn?k Baladrán, Adam Chodzko, Petra Feriancova, Siniša Labrovi?, Ciprian Muresan, Csaba Nemes, Nada Prlja, Janek Simon, Péter Szabó and Katarina Ševi?. Loophole to Happiness sets out to locate and […]

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the other volcano by Nelly Ben Hayoun

  posted at http://www.super-collider.com/superweekly/volcano apr2011 | wk3 | volcanoposted by chris   You might know recent RCA graduate Nelly Ben Hayoun from her immersive, science-leaning installations – which range from Super K inspired tunnels to a chair that recreates the launch of a Soyuz rocket. now, working with explosives designer Austin Houlsdworth and in consultation […]

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economics and modelling: why have economists tinkered rather than rewritten?

  Post-crisis we do appear to be sleepwalking through a dreamscape in which everything kind of looks like it did before, but there is slightly surreal stuff happening in the periphery of our vision like Greece imploding, revolutions in the middle east, the Tories in Britain getting serious about the country’s oil dependency. Roman Frydman […]

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a murmuration of starlings

  Introduced starlings are found in all states of Australia apart from WA (when found here, they are subject to border control). These ones are at Otmoor, near Oxford. I can’t think of any other birds that flock like this in Australia except budgies when they have had a good season. There was another video […]

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