Photo, Bryonie Carolan
This week I’ve returned to London and the glorious sunshine. I handed in the first draft of the dissertation, so I’ve taken this weekend off to find some summer clothes and relax in beer gardens. The hot weather also means I can cook something other than comforting winter stews - I’m going to start buying seafood where possible, and I’ll make some fruit juices or cold brew. While I’ve been stuck working in libraries I’ve also been posting old analogue photographs on my instagram.
- “In the last few years, I have fallen in love with brick. I carry in my head a taxonomy of drainpipes and cement and scaffolding; I’ve become, in the last decade, a night climber. A while ago I climbed up the side of Battersea Power Station, up the great smoke stacks, to look at the world as it lay below.”
- New Directors / New Films, 2015
- I’m representing photographer Polly Tootal at The Other Art Fair in London this week. Her anonymous topographic photography was exhibited last year at the Palazzo Rialto in the Venice Architectural Biennale, and is currently nominated for the photography prize at the Festival International de Mode et de Photographie at Hyères, France.
- On the Marvel Comics adaptation of Blade Runner
- Awesome Tapes from Africa is back at Soup Kitchen, along with Banana Hill DJs, on the 13th of June (two days after my final deadline!) I’ve already got my ticket for it.
- Also, the Manchester Modernist Society is on a coach tour of the orbital motorway on the 9th of May, I wish I could be there for it.
- “Madeleine Morley visits the Berlin studio of revered typographer Erik Spiekermann for a master class in letterpress printing.”
- Rafaël Rozendaal has produced some of the most amazing websites around, I’ve never seen his other text-based work before, but these wall haikus at Postmasters, New York, look fascinating.
- Robert Storr rips apart every living art critic (and some dead ones, too)
- Full Disclosure: I am a sucker for the melted face Simpsons patches and 420 Garfield puns. Rob Corradetti on the Artists of Today.