• Caol Ila: New Developments

    Caol Ila: New Developments

    Following on from previous posts in the Caol Ila thread I have been developing the format of the Caol Ila setup during a three day mini residency at Nottingham Trent University. I took the opportunity to add more projectors, fresnel lenses, found footage and clips from movies and the guts of older video projectors such
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  • Gowanus Canal: William Miller

    Gowanus Canal: William Miller

    Beautifully coloured layered surfaces from an unexpected source. “To look into the Gowanus Canal is to gaze into the eyes of a corpse. It is murky and clouded over but if you look closely you can see the life and the light reflected in the mercury, faeces and coal tar that drift in the canal
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  • Ruined Polaroids: William Miller

    Ruined Polaroids: William Miller

    Geological landscape strata combined with organic cross sections of the human body. Plus Emulsion. All created intentionally by accident: “With its first use I realised the camera wasnt functioning properly. It sometimes spills out 2 pictures at a time and the film often gets stuck in the gears, exposing and mangling them in unpredictable ways.
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  • Storyville: James ‘The Amazing’ Randi

    Storyville: James ‘The Amazing’ Randi

    As if by magic last night I saw a documentary that very closely linked into a previous post concerning spirit photography and the issue of belief as a critical and divisive factor in it’s form and function. The documentary in question is Exposed: Magicians, Psychics and FraudsĀ and focuses on James Randi, a very well known
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  • Backstage Walkabout: Swingfest, Weststadthalle, Essen

    Backstage Walkabout: Swingfest, Weststadthalle, Essen

    The first German leg of our 2014 autumn tour and home turf for Denovali Records Swingfest. This festival is named after the German pre war Swingkids or ‘Swingjugend’ who, in the 1930’s followed Jazz and swing music. As the German pre war right wing socialist movement grew, affiliation with swing became a political statement as
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