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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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sleepwalking and night vision works in Testing Ground at Salamanca Art Centre, Hobart

The video sleepwalking and night visions photographic prints will be in the exhibition Testing Ground curated by Julie Gough at Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart. Details on the show to be posted soon at http://www.salarts.org.au/

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Birding at the Met Museum (New York)

I can’t embed this so you will have to visit the site: http://www.metmuseum.org/connections/birding/ It’s from a series of eclectic samples of the collection written by employees of the Met Museum (this one by editor Dale Tucker)

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the event of a thread by Ann Hamilton

filmed by ARTINFO

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Pie Town, USA

Fascinating colour photos from the 1940s are rephotographed sometimes with the decendants of the people in the originals. Picturing Pie Town, USA, In 1940 And Again Today by CLAIRE O’NEILL December 06, 2012 Originally photographed in940 by Russell Lee and rephotographed by Arthur Drooker in 2011+ http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2012/12/06/165915892/picturing-pie-town-usa-in-1940-and-again-today

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need healing?

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partial eclipse (very)

partial eclipse Perth 5:30am 14 November pinhole camera method just a bit on the top right corner

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modernism has a lot to answer for

With dried orange peel flowers.

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Shy (dissolution + exchange) installation shots

  Even though the Shy (dissolution + exchange) project is expected to take up to two years to complete, the in-progress work was shown at PICA (until 20 October 2012). Here are some quick shots of the installation (hand held, no lighting). The installation almost finished — the blank square is where the animation is […]

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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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incurable disease strikes the outback

[Hattah Lakes Storylines Murray Bourcher and Environment Australia 2008]

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Shy (dissolution + exchange) in Yonder

The conceptual mail art project Shy (dissolution + exchange) is slowly making its way around the southern hemisphere. The work is on display in the exhibition, Yonder at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, James Street, Perth from 8 September – 21 October 2012. Yonder offers a contemporary perspective on the desire that artists have […]

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how to cook asparagus

Get a bit of butter heating in a frying pan Run outside and cut some asparagus from the garden Run inside before the butter goes more than slightly brown Fry up the asparagus in butter until warmed and ever-so-slightly brown Put on plate and squirt some fresh lemon or lime juice on them (also from […]

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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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