path of the broken heart

October 28, 2012

i became a mother at the end of January this year. my husband started having an affair with a colleague two months later.
my little girl is nine months old now, and the last seven months have been some of the most terrible and wonderful of my life so far

Blood Safari

June 10, 2011

Deon Meyer is one of my favorite South African authors. Not highbrow, not shortlisted for the Man Booker prize or awarded the Nobel prize for literature, but well-paced novels with an un-erring ear for the cadences and rhythms of the new/old South Arica.

 

I love that 60′s retro-futuristic look that is informing the current exhibition of electric skin in belgium at the fashion museum in hasselt.

I love the naive sense of hope in the future that it implies, a happy space candy kind of vision that is very difficult to feel in light of current global conditions

The new and improved version, after much soldering and heartache, and ripping out of conductive threads …

See video on vimeo:

Barking Mad – Suzi Webster & Jordan Benwick from Jordan B on Vimeo.

electromode

February 3, 2010

Wow, I feel so happy that firefox remembered by password – I thought that Bicylcfish was condemned to moulder away for ever with no fresh content and commentary!

So – electromode, part of the Vancouver 2010 cultural olympiad: all the famous canadian artists, and then …

us.

thanks to Valerie from Montreal we will be showing alongside some wonderful Canadian wearables artists like Joey Berzowska from hexagram, Montreal, and Ying Gao who makes origami look like simplistic child’s play.

For more wearables musings, see electricdream

shellcollage.gifAndre Brink is, in my opinion, one of the best South African writers writing.  I am busy reading The Other Side of Silence, published in 2002, and I love this excerpt:

“This side of the shell there is only silence; if you look at it at arm’s lenght you will never guess what is enclosed in it, a sea, a whole world of sound, past and present and who knows future, and if you listen very carefully, holding it close to your ear, you can hear it all.  Not just from the other side of the world, but the other side of everything, the other side of silence itself.”

Exquisite Mould

April 22, 2007

blazymould.jpg    On a recent visit to Paris, I finally went to see Bourriaud’s Palais du Tokyo, and was so happy to come away inspired, primarily by Post Patman, an organic intallation by Michel Blazy.  Walking through the huge warehouse like space that holds his work felt a bit like walking through the end of the world – the rot, decay and strange organic mutation was eerily, abjectly beautiful.

“A builder of random, fragile universes, Michel Blazy likes to manipulate materials, to attempt to control their disappearance and transformation, or on the contrary to be completely dependent on them. The micro events to which the adventure gives rise are crucial to the unfolding journey: instances of intentional or accidental germination, of the desiccation and decline of materials, of microscopic molds and rots, of the deterioration of surfaces, of the degeneration, transmutation or decrepitude of forms – all these febrile energies of living matter are claimed by the artist as operations crucial to the elaboration of the work.”  from the  programme du Palais de Tokyo.

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