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Blue Hole

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Story of Your Life

These logograms represent words, they represent sentences, and feelings. It’s a total universe within each.

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stained

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Usually the bane of fine furniture. Gavin Turk’s Tea Stain rings from 2004. These were on sale at the Whitechapel Art Gallery back then for £75.

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“With each tea stain – a unique mono print – Turk asks the viewer to examine not only the way that an artist is seen to be a creator of objects venerated within an art historical context, but also the ways in which the simple motions of the everyday can become amusing or important. Apart from the obvious comment on the issues of authorship and artist as ‘creative genius’, tea has many different cultural, social and historical associations which are universally relevant and should evoke some sort of response in almost everyone. Although the artwork consists mainly of blank white paper, it is the simplicity of the work that forces the viewer to generate their own understanding and make their own interpretation of the work thus increasing the relevance and level of interest for each individual viewer.”

Zen circle

“Is this the moon? A rice cake? The top of a bucket? Or maybe just the bald head of a monk!”

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rise

Might be one to check out [missed on release]. Some of the stills look suitably minimalist and strangely more Beckett than Ballard? Critically praised but a dud at the box office, perhaps indicating that this type of story is always hard to translate to motion picture?

After all, the best thing about any Ballard work is the poetic prose style.

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Interested in what the cover of the original novel says about the view of high rise buildings at the time they were printed. A shame that so called concrete brutalism stills gets short shrift.

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I find it strange, with Ballard’s love of surrealism and Dali in particular, that this seems to be the most #non straight forward’ cover produced?

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Certainly I like some of the current designs. more on the minimal than surreal side.

 

Zombie Tarot Cards

11_06_12_zombie6.jpgGreat collage project.

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What is the difference between browsing and surfing the Internet? Both words seem to imply a random trawl of the web; less directed than searching. But there is a middle way between directed and non-directed exploration?

Keying on HIGH RISE [specifically looking for J.G.Ballard novel of that name book cover art] led to a previously unknown band with album of that name.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBRDEZ0feMg&list=OLAK5uy_myUFX7eEfFHXZv15njA3AmwevQX-X1Z9k&index=1

So what then is name for a directed but loose search?

movie map

An interesting idea; films charted as a map of location action.

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Running the entire tube network to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK and War Child

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