'John [Latham] didn’t do ‘small talk’.
This became evident to me in 1975 when he came to dinner at my flat in Edinburgh with other friends of mine. The conversation was bantering and light-hearted. John was quiet for long periods, obviously very out of it until a gap appeared in the chatter. Seeing his chance, John leapt in and speared one of the other guests by asking him,’But what do you mean by the word THE?’
I believe the dinner began to break up after that.’
David Harding (1975) — NOIT-1, JL: Time-Based Portraits, 2013
1:37 pm • 3 March 2014 • 2 notes
“積ん読 (tsundoku): the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piled up together with other such unread books.”
(Source: en.wiktionary.org, via streamofsubconscious)
1:32 pm • 3 March 2014 • 117 notes
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a visceral response to dispersion.
In the world
Moss clumped along trees
The tarnish and patina that metals and leathers accumulate when left to their own devices
Odd clusters of houses against hills in wilting outlying towns
Post-birthday party piñata detritus
Mildew on 17th century French doors (Versailles)
While dispersion suggests a random scattering of elements, Art suggests a deliberate harnessing.
I’m moved also by the sight of flecked marble adorning the facades of grimy Chinese restaurants. Foam insulation too - the fun stuff that goes under carpets and between walls. Both these materials are all the rage on the internet right now (and by that, I mean in internet art), for whatever reason. I’ll attribute it, like everything, to TECHNO-FATIGUE.
All these years trawling through scraps and fixtures at Building Resources and Home Depot I knew I was on the cusp of something good. The internet apparently had the same idea.
1 • self
2 • Hedi Slimane
3 • Emily Hadden
4 • artist unknown
1:28 pm • 3 March 2014 • 13 notes
coffees with virgos #1, london (2012)
1:04 pm • 20 February 2014 • 3 notes