Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Haroon Mirza - An Infinato

Haroon Mirza - An Infinato, 2009
Mixed Media, Including footage by Jeremy Deller and damaged off-cuts from 'Cycles 1 1972/77' by Guy Sherwin. 

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

John Cage - Water Walk

John Cage performs Water Walk on American TV Show I've Got A Secret

Friday, 16 December 2011

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot - From Ear to Ear

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot - From Ear to Ear
May 2010, Barbican Curve Gallery

Monday, 12 December 2011

Cory Arcangel - Drei Klavierstücke op. 11

Cory Arcangel Drei Klavierstücke op. 11 I

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Tim Ivison & Julia Tcharfas - Metropotamia

Tim Ivison & Julia Tcharfas - Metropotamia
2011, Hilary Crisp Gallery, London

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Tatiana Trouvé - Polders

Tatiana Trouvé 
Polder 2007

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Manfred Pernice - Tutti

Manfred Pernice - Tutti
2011, SMAK Ghent

Friday, 2 December 2011

El Lissitzky - Proun Room

El Lissitzky Proun Room
1923 (reconstructed 1971)

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Bruno Taut - Glass Pavilion

Bruno Taut - Glass Pavilion 
Cologne Werkbund Exhibition 1914

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Johannes Itten

Johannes Itten Colour Sphere
Circa 1964

Monday, 7 November 2011

William Eggleston - The Red Ceiling

William Eggleston - The Red Ceiling 
From the series Greenwood, Mississippi, 1969-1971

Friday, 4 November 2011

John Russell. Mono))chr~o~*me~*~’`^`’~*-,._.,-*~’`^`’~*-Joy

John Russell. Mono))chr~o~*me~*~’`^`’~*-,._.,-*~’`^`’~*-Joy (2011)
Backlit digital print on vinyl, 400 x 779 cm

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Steven Shearer - 'Poem for Venice'

Steven Shearer - 'Poem for Venice'
2011, Venice Biennale 

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Mark Titchner - I We It

From the series I We It
Mark Titchner 2004

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Grayson Perry - The Walthamstow Tapestry

Grayson Perry - The Wathamstow Tapestry,  2009
1500x300cm, Stitched fabric.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane - Folk Archive

Ed Hall's banner for Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane's Folk Archive

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Susan Philipsz - 'Lowlands'

Susan Philipsz - Lowlands
Installation view at Tate Britain, 2010

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Roman Ondák - More Silent Than Ever

Roman Ondák More Silent Than Ever

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Haroon Mirza - 'The National Apavilion of Then and Now'

Haroon Mirza - 'The National Apavilion of Then and Now'
2011, Venice Biennale.

Steven Dickie - The Calibration Of We

Steven Dickie The Calibration of We 2010

Saturday, 17 September 2011

João Onofre - 'Box sized Die'

João Onofre - 'Box sized Die'
(featuring DARKMOON, Basel 2008)

Tuesday, 13 September 2011


As Lustfaust.com introduces them: "Lustfaust was an experimental noise band active in West Berlin during the late seventies and early 1980s whos combination of an aggressive on-stage presence, found object instrumentation, and the use of an anti-capitalist community-based model of distribution (send the band a blank cassette and they would return it with their latest release) spawned the Dadaist Geniale Dilettanten movement of the early 1980s and pioneered the burgeoning cassette culture of the late seventies."

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Banks Violette - (Repeater) Decay / Coma Mirror

Banks Violette - SunnO))) (Repeater) Decay / Coma Mirror
2006, Maureen Paley Gallery

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard - A Rock 'n' Roll Suicide

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard A Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
Performance 1998

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Pil and Galia Kollectiv - Asparagus: A Horticultural Ballet

Pil and Galia Kollective - Asparagus: A Horticultural Ballet 

Sunday, 21 August 2011

David Blandy - Origins: Enter The Barefoot Lone Pilgrim

David Blandy Origins: Enter The Barefoot Lone Pilgrim

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Jamie Shovlin - Jesus Rinzoli's Hiker Meat.

Jamie Shovlin - Jesus Rinzoli's Hiker Meat.
Installation shot at iBid Projects, Feburary 2011 

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Nicolas Provost - Long Live The New Flesh

Nicolas Provost Long Live The New Flesh (Trailer)

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Adam Chodzko - Secretors

Adam Chodzko - Secretors 1993 - 1996
(Lead crystal, manifestation juice, plastic containers and acrylic)

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Franz West - Adaptive

Franz West Adaptive 2003

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Martha Friedman - 'Yucca Column'

Martha Friedman - 'Yucca Column'
2006, Urethane foam, paint and stretch wrap

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Gordon Matta Clark - Food

Tina Girouard, Carol Goodden, and Gordon Matta-Clark in front of Food, restaurant, New York, 1971
Photograph by Richard Landry, writing by Gordon Matta-Clark.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Michel Foucault on Heterotopias


First there are the utopias. Utopias are sites with no real place. They are sites that have a general relation of direct or inverted analogy with the real space of Society. They present society itself in a perfected form, or else society turned upside down, but in any case these utopias are fundamentally unreal spaces.

There are also, probably in every culture, in every civilization, real places - places that do exist and that are formed in the very founding of society - which are something like counter-sites, a kind of effectively enacted utopia in which the real sites, all the other real sites that can be found within the culture, are simultaneously represented, contested, and inverted. Places of this kind are outside of all places, even though it may be possible to indicate their location in reality. Because these places are absolutely different from all the sites that they reflect and speak about, I shall call them, by way of contrast to utopias, heterotopias. I believe that between utopias and these quite other sites, these heterotopias, there might be a sort of mixed, joint experience, which would be the mirror. The mirror is, after all, a utopia, since it is a placeless place. In the mirror, I see myself there where I am not, in an unreal, virtual space that opens up behind the surface; I am over there, there where I am not, a sort of shadow that gives my own visibility to myself, that enables me to see myself there where I am absent: such is the utopia of the mirror. But it is also a heterotopia in so far as the mirror does exist in reality, where it exerts a sort of counteraction on the position that I occupy. From the standpoint of the mirror I discover my absence from the place where I am since I see myself over there. Starting from this gaze that is, as it were, directed toward me, from the ground of this virtual space that is on the other side of the glass, I come back toward myself; I begin again to direct my eyes toward myself and to reconstitute myself there where I am. The mirror functions as a heterotopia in this respect: it makes this place that I occupy at the moment when I look at myself in the glass at once absolutely real, connected with all the space that surrounds it, and absolutely unreal, since in order to be perceived it has to pass through this virtual point which is over there.

Taken from Of Other Spaces 1967. Full text here.

Michelangelo Pistoletto - Seventeen One Less

Michelangelo Pistoletto - Seventeen One Less
(2009, Installation & Performance at the 53rd Venice Biennale)

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Dan Graham - Performance/Audience/Mirror

Dan Graham Performance/Audience/Mirror
1975 23 Minutes

Dennis McNulty - Displaced Strata / Great Expectations

Dennis McNulty - Displaced Strata / Great Expectations (2008)

Friday, 24 June 2011

Robert Smithson - Ithaca Mirror Trail

Robert Smithson Ithaca Mirror Trail 1969

Friday, 17 June 2011

Fred Lebain - A Spring in New York

Fred Lebain - 'A Spring in New York'

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Adam Chodzko - Better Scenery

 Adam Chodzko Better Scenery 2002

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Aram Bartholl - Map

Public Intervention - 2006-2010

Friday, 3 June 2011

Fiona Banner - Full Stops

Fiona Banner Full Stops
Installation shot, 2007

Saturday, 28 May 2011

John Latham - Full Stop

John Latham - Full Stop (1961)

Monday, 23 May 2011

Ryan Gander - Didactease

 Didactease Expanded (Questions To The Printer: 'Is It Truly Offset?') 2006
Offset printed poster 

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Thursday, 19 May 2011

James Ferris - Ligatures

James Ferris Ligatures 2009

Monday, 16 May 2011

On Kawara - I Got Up At...

On Kawara - I Got Up At...
1974 - 75 (Ninety postcards with printed rubber stamps)

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Noah Kalina - Everyday

Noah Kalina - Everyday
(2000 - Present)

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

John Baldessari - Portrait: (Self) #1 as Control + 11 Alterations by Retouching and Airbrushing

John Baldessari Portrait: (Self) #1 as Control + 11 Alterations by Retouching and Airbrushing 1974

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Roni Horn - You are the Weather

Roni Horn - 'You are the Weather'

Monday, 2 May 2011

Keith Tyson - Artmachine Repeater Series

 Keith Tyson Dual Workstations (30 Seconds Late and Early) 1998 - 99

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Sinta Werna - Empfang

Sinta Werna - Empfang (2008)
Installation View: ' The Third Floor'

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Jean Baudrillard - Simulations and Simulacra

The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth — it is the truth which conceals that there is none.
The simulacrum is true.

If we were able to take as the finest allegory of simulation the Borges tale where the cartographers of the Empire draw up a map so detailed that it ends up exactly covering the territory (but where, with the decline of the Empire this map becomes frayed and finally ruined, a few shreds still discernible in the deserts — the metaphysical beauty of this ruined abstraction, bearing witness to an imperial pride and rotting like a carcass, returning to the substance of the soil, rather as an aging double ends up being confused with the real thing), this fable would then have come full circle for us, and now has nothing but the discrete charm of second-order simulacra.

Abstraction today is no longer that of the map, the double, the mirror or the concept. Simulation is no longer that of a territory, a referential being or a substance. It is the generation by models of a real without origin or reality: a hyperreal. The territory no longer precedes the map, nor survives it. Henceforth, it is the map that precedes the territory — precession of simulacra — it is the map that engenders the territory and if we were to revive the fable today, it would be the territory whose shreds are slowly rotting across the map. It is the real, and not the map, whose vestiges subsist here and there, in the deserts which are no longer those of the Empire, but our own. The desert of the real itself.

Read the full essay here.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Ellen Harvey - Local Landscapes (2004)

Ellen Harvey - Local Landscapes (2004)
Site Specific installation for the Project in Los Angeles.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Jonathan Monk - A Poster Project

Jonathan Monk A Poster Project 2011