Saturday, 27 July 2013

When Bjork met Attenborough

When Bjork met Attenborough, 2013, Channel 4

Award-winning musician Björk and legendary broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough have admired each other's work for years but this is the first time they have discussed their mutual love of music and the natural world on screen.

In this remarkable documentary, Björk explores our unique relationship with music and discovers how technology might transform the way we engage with it in the future.

Such a wonderful concept, such a wonderful collaboration!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Results back!

Celebrating getting an overall first during the first year of uni, it's been so incredibly hot over the weekend. I tried to tan, but in sheer hysteria also covered myself in factor 30 sunscreen because I'm terrified of skin cancer...

Monday, 24 June 2013

Screenings (No. 7)

Deep Red, 1975, dir: Dario Argento

I think this film perfectly balances Argento's penchant for murder mystery with the supernatural elements he's famous for.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Nice things

Look at my wonderful new laptop! I'm quite impressed with it, it does all sorts of fancy things and it was (almost) free, what with DSA allowance.

I've celebrated by making some nice desktop backgrounds with some old photographs I bought a few years ago on ebay, you can download them below.

Download: Flickr

Download: Flickr

Friday, 7 June 2013

Some art (No. 14)

Huma Bhabha, Untitled, 2010

Friday, 31 May 2013

Purgatory is revision

My first exam, on Existentialism went without much of a hitch, but I'm completely bricking it over Logic on Saturday, not to mention Early Modern on Thursday and Society & State Tuesday week. The only thing getting me through it is Desmond Dekker on repeat.

 I don't think I'd ever say this but I can't wait to go back to do some office work after all this.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Some art (No. 13)

Joseph Beuys, Felt Suit, 1970

Monday, 13 May 2013

Don't buy canvas shoes

Is it me, or does no one else end up with holes in their shoes like this? My dad is the only other person I've noticed this happen to. Must be a family skill. 

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Some art (No. 12)

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Comizio, 1965

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

May day weekend

Up in London last weekend to see the opening of a friends show, made me painfully aware that I have to sort out some new work for an exhibition this August.

This time of year will always remind me of enforced dancing lessons around the ancient school maypole. Thanks to my lack of direction I never was shortlisted to dance at the school fete, which is absolutely fine with me, I don't think I could handle yet another humiliating photo.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Some art (No. 11)

Max Ernst, La ville entière (The entire city), 1934

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Good quote

"To think is to confine yourself to a single thought that one day stands still like a star in the world's sky".
- M. Heidegger, 1971

I finally began revising this week for the exams I have in June, thought it was rather apt that at the same time I managed to also stumble across this quote. 

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Screenings (No. 6)

Nowhere, 1997, dir:Gregg Araki

Since finishing the taught portion of this year at university, I've spent my time exclusively watching every Gregg Araki film, ever. Comically dark, it's like Brett Easton Ellis became a film director.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Three years

I felt like I needed to mark the fact that this summer I'll have lived in Brighton for three years. This was taken the day before I officially left Berkshire, not much has changed, I still have that denim jacket and skirt in my wardrobe.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Some art (No. 10)

Timothy Davies, Internet Dating, 2011

Monday, 15 April 2013

Module choices 2013/14

Next years modules all chosen, I'll be doing:

Autumn Term 2013/14
Kant, Perception & Reality Epistemology and Plato

Spring Term 2013/14
Aesthetics, Feminist Philosophy, Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Some art (No. 9)

Gillian Wearing, Self portrait at seventeen years old, 2003

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Some art (No. 8)

Robert Rauchenberg, Mirage (Jammer), 1975

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Screenings (No. 5)

Bad Lieutenant, 1992, dir: Abel Ferrara

A corrupt cop indulges his vices against the dark backdrop of a rough New York City. I need to make a mental note to watch Driller Killer among other films Ferrara has directed.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Reading update (No. 2)

This time, two books bought as presents, a book I started only to put aside and another re-read. From top to bottom:
  • Mikhail Bulgakov The master and margarita
  • Carson McCullars The heart is a lonely hunter
  • George Orwell Nighteen eighty-four
  • David Mazzucchelli Asterios Polyp

Friday, 29 March 2013

Screenings (No. 4)

Interview with the earth, 2008, dir: Nicolas-Pereda

A poetic approach to documentary filming. Though a series of interviews we learn the story of Nico and Amalio, two children who lost a friend while climbing a mountain.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Reading update (No. 1)

Some new reads, some re-reads and some reads which have been hanging about my bookcase for ages. In order, from top to bottom:
  • Sarah Thornton, Seven Days in the Art World
  • J.G Ballard, Crash
  • Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles
  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Apricot Jam and Other Stories
  • George W. Grayson & Samuel Logan, The Executioner's Men
  • David Foster Wallace, The Pale King