Directed by Shaun Tan http://www.thelostthing.com/
The Cemitério das Âncoras (The Anchor Graveyard) on Ilha de Tavira (Algarve, Portugal) holds the remains of large anchors which apparently formed the weights for large nets (the technique of “armações de atum” invented by the Phoenicians). The nearby town of Tavira was historically devoted to tuna fishing before the industry’s declined and collapsed.
I bought this beautiful book by Martin d’Orgeval The images come from a famous Paris taxidermy shop that was consumed by fire. This is one of the insect drawers. d’Orgeval, M. (2009). Touched by Fire. Gottingen: Steidl.
For those sick of what’s in the wardrobe this is a restyling and reconfiguring clothes event to be held on 5 December at City Farms… http://www.sorrperth.blogspot.com/ The concept is discussed here http://swaporamarama.org/
These are from an illustration of sexual selection in a popular science encyclopaedia
A hundred years of science
Sims metals scrap metal trucks load their ships day and night. Stirling Bridge accumulates small scraps of wire and metal that we find as we walk across the bridge. The quantity is extraordinary.
I have been working on a possible exhibition opportunity for a show about the 300th anniversary of Linnaeus. Researching Linnaeus I came across some references to his classing of minerals, fossils and crystals. In this case Linnaeus’s system was never adopted. I am thinking about combining it with the bowerbird’s classification of stones in …