Sunday, 24 August 2008
I am going to make a resolution to try and post here more regularly than once a week but it's sometimes so hard to find the time. Here's a few sporadic events from another busy week: apologies for the stream-of-consciousness style rambling:
...I went to see the lovely new Ceri Hand gallery in Liverpool and the most uncanny current exhibition by artist Doug Jones.
...I also saw the New Ends, Old Beginnings exhibition at Open Eye Gallery and the Bluecoat - my highlights were the beautiful photographs by Lara Baladi.
... I went to the launch of the new exhibition at Cornerhouse - Masaki Fujihata's 'The Conquest of Imperfection'. It's great fun - definitely recommended if you get chance to check it out.
... I re-read my old Virago edition of Elizabeth Taylor's Angel in anticipation of the new film adaptation which I think comes out later this month. I haven't read it since I was a teenager and had forgotten what a spectacularly peculiar book it is. I have mixed feelings about it: it's a pretty depressing read but also oddly compelling. I'll be interested to see how they attempt to transfer the book - and the character of Angel herself in particular - onto the big screen.
... I also had quite a lot of my hair chopped off. It was a bit scary. I didn't think I'd be that bothered - after all, it's only hair, it grows back - but I actually felt strangely emotional about it. I'm starting to get used to it now, but I have felt very tired ever since - I am starting to suspect that my hair contained all my strength, Sampson-style. It also worked very well as a substantial blonde security blanket - very good for hiding behind. I've not exactly got a 'short back and sides' now, but even so, it is a bit of a shock to the system.
... And I marvelled at knitting wizardry from my friends Rachael Elwell and Sarah Hardacre. Check their lovely and very inspiring new artyarn blog out here. They have been commissioned by New Islington festival to knit guerilla art. They are making tree cozies! They have knitted a chandelier! I love it...