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I just added a new sketch to my shop. It was done at my favourite spot in Queens Wood. It’s available here.

imageSeed, April 1975

Just discovered this online archive of Seed Magazine, published in 70s London by the Sams brothers, Gregory and Craig. Via Phillip Carr-Gomm.  Ecstatic! Great reading and beautiful artwork.

imageSeed, April 1974

imageSeed, June 1974

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I’m in the process of updating my Shop with original work for sale. Click through on the link above and check back to see what’s new!

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This ripsnorter, pencil-drawn animation, Arkhipelagoes (Navigating the Tides of Time) is showing at Beaconsfield, London until May 3 2014. along with Arkhipelagoes (Ebb). The artists are a Finnish duo, Visa Suonpää & Patrik Söderlund. Their Arkhipelagos series depicts a post-deluge planet where geographical reference points have been wiped out and navigation is subservient to time and weather.

imageFLUX Study 6, Tom French

I’d been looking forward to seeing Tom French’s FLUX exhib. at Lawrence Alkin this month. Enjoyed the movement, and the mesmerising effect of his images, searching for the pictures within pictures.

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Went to check out the new VAULTS GALLERY underneath Waterloo Station on the weekend. Fell in love with the place. Liked Alienese 24Hr, the projected video/audio work by Holly-Anne Buck and partner Adam Milburn.

To hear the audio you needed to put on headphones. It surprised me how much the sound brought to & morphed the visuals, and added more comedy The headphones hung from the ceiling, and I liked that you could rotate around a bit, and look at different screens on show, which morphed when you looked at them while listening to the audio.

imageDaphne Wright, If You Broke Me, (Film still) 2014

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1st trip to see Norman Cornish at King’s Place today. He’s on until July.

1st trip to see Norman Cornish at King’s Place today. He’s on until July.

The Paddington Whistler

Found this. Fell out of an old sketch book. I love this man. If you’re ever in Paddington and you hear an unbelievably loud whistle, it is this man, hurtling up Praed Street, into the station, where the acoustics amplify him even more, and he’ll whistle a tune or a bird song, and it will sound like he’s everywhere. This is what he looks like.

Offering Rites series: Archive Breathing, presented by David Toop.

(my audience participation, above. An archive of the discussion)

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Walking into the vast, airy Granary Building at Central St Martins Kings Cross, the sound of one man playing a snare in the centre ricocheted off the walls n resonated with the architecture so heavenly I dunno how everyone there wasn’t grinning like a Cheshire cat.

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Rie, with one of Edwina Ashton’s lovely cats

Rie Nakajima makes fascinating, tiny machines that make music either independently, or up against a china bowl or tin they’re contained in.  See her installations and performance on her site. She was accompanied by David Toop. David Toop  On Making Sound.