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Monthly Archives: May 2010

This is an incredible document. The original BBC documentary, rejected and never broadcast upon completion in 1979, documenting Iain Sinclair and the East London of his Lud Heat. This work is directly influential upon my current undertaking… more – but not all – on that here.

Thank you to Radio QBSaul for this. Mindbogglingly good.

‘Mysterious “dark flow” extends deeper than previously seen.’originally linked from here.

Our colleagues at the AA have produced Grompies and students at Michigan have produces beautiful stitched-fabric cast structures, as well. These are a next-level mannerism of the work of CAST – whose Mark West lectured at the Bartlett last term and blew everyone’s minds.

Finally, this is just beautiful.

Everything I know about what looks good right now I learned from Modern Math.

4 Emma McNally
And everything that’s not from there is from But Does It Float?
17 Peter Alexander

I never noticed there was such a market of Tumblr rebloggers… I have just linked to the images on Modern Math rather than reproduce the images or link to their previous source, as often it’s impossible to find the original source. To say that is not to judge – the promise of Web 3.0 is in fact that the interaction and curation of content becomes the content itself. The communication becomes the important thing, not just the content (the medium literally becomes the message).

Judging from the robustness of the Tumblr community, this emergence of unofficial collection of visual media may lead to a renaissance in official curation.

Al Farrow
Trigger Finger of Santa da Guerra (II)
Guns, Bullets, Bullet Shells, Steel, Bone
20″h X 16″dia

“The Dean of Southwark does not believe that it is to the glory of God and it is not therefore used in private memorial services.”

William Blake’s hymn, Jerusalem, banned in Southwark Cathedral in 2008, and various other places before.

“…But the Very Reverend Colin Slee believes it is not “to the glory of God” and as such should not be sung by choirs or congregations at the South Bank cathedral, on of Britain’s foremost churches…”

How interesting it is that this poem, by a man “known” to be “pious,” whose opening line is thought to refer to Christ, and which sings of the establishment of the seat of Christ’s second coming, the New Jerusalem, on the verdant hills of England, is constantly under scrutiny for its lack of religious merit. To what are these bishops referring? Is there something more sinister going on with the hymn? Is Blake speaking in some kind of… code?

In the carriage ride issue of From Hell, Dr. Gull speaks of the Masonic double-meanings encoded in the six churches of Nicholas Hawksmoor, and I have already discussed the Druidic associations of William Blake. What is the real story?

Today is a “Bank Holiday” in the UK.

Or, another example of how the workers’ movement has been deracinated and disempowered by the hegemony via co-option. The capitalists have turned the holiday celebrating the international worker into a day which they have been so kind as to temporarily unshackle you from the machine to which your life is a service.

Might I add that, while the International Workers Day celebrates the Haymarket Massacre, it also coincides with pagan May Day, which has also been disempowered by the name change.

Happy Bank Holiday, everyone.

from Peter Cook.

via Berg London.