August 31, 2010

At Home

At home with Douglas Coupland -

Complete with original carport.
Douglas building a tower of white lego bricks around a post.
David Bowie on the television.



Gabriel Orozco (Mexican, born 1962). Cats and Watermelons. 1992, and a found photograph.

August 30, 2010


misspelt single title.

could possibly be part of collections named "Songs featuring my parents' name's", or "Beach Boys songs featuring a girls name in the title".

"Long Promised Road"/"Deirdre" (1971)
The Beach Boys

August 26, 2010

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Upper Baker Street, c. 1905, Baker Street and Portman Mansions, c. 1900, and Bell Street, N.W. 1, c. 1904

Carlisle Street, N.W. 1, with some 'Baker Street Irregulars'

City of London street, c. 1900, Marylebone Road, 1900, and Paddington Station, 1896

Melcombe Street, N.W.1, 1898

'Upper Swandham Lane'

Sherlock Holmes and his interest in dogs.

'I have serious thoughts of writing a small monograph upon the uses of dogs in the work of the detective.'

"May I draw your attention to the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."
"The dog did nothing in the night-time."
"That was the curious incident," remarked Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes 's sitting-room at 221B Baker Street

Illustrations from 'My Life With Sherlock Holmes: Conversations in Baker Street', by John H. Watson, M.D.

August 24, 2010

Stocking up

Susanne - matching her coat to her afghan hounds.

Packaging for one of 3 packets of hosiery picked up today when the local second hand shop was selling all goods for 10kr/$2.
Also picked up a cream shift dress with a pleating detail along the hem, perfect for peaking out underneath a knee-length coat; a brown velvet blazer, from when H&M was still known as 'Hennes & Mauritz', and a burgundy long sleeved shirt, the perfect time for adding to my meagre wardrobe, as the days get shorter and more tempermental, in the transition into autumn.

August 22, 2010


stills from Bernardo Bertolucci's 'Il Conformista' (1970). probably the best film I have seen this year, and worth watching purely for the stunning cinematography and luscious colours.
also recommended is Bertolucci's fantastic 1962 directorial debut 'La commare secca', which reinforced my preference for Italian cinema over French.

August 19, 2010

Intrepid Journeys: James Bond


James Bond on location. I would like to add to this with a key to which Bond films featured which countries.
Thanks Claire for passing this on to me!

August 18, 2010

Hawk / Deer / Horse


Hercule Poirot's Windowsill in Sweden

sketch of Hercule Poirot's windowsill in his hypothetical Swedish apartment. a fanatic of 'order and method', forever straightening curios on mantlepieces, he would definitely arrange his pot plants in height order.
working on a proposal for my first show in sweden and the relationship between pot plants and criminal activity still preys on my mind.

on second thoughts, perhaps Poirot would have topiary bushes or succulents on his windowsills instead of the usual leafy fare. or plastic ones to avoid all possibility of the mess of nature.

Harsh / Mellow

Kah Bee Chow
Harshmallow, 2010

installation views

somehow this feels like a nightmare wrapped up in a dream.
a mystery wrapped in an enigma.

at the least, a work i would have greatly liked to see.

August 17, 2010

August 16, 2010

Space Invaders

Vincent Ganivet

flattened discoballs
Santiago Taccetti
small, medium & large
wasted nights

Flattened mirror balls, 2009

Small: Christmas tree
Medium: Taxi cab
Large: House bar

Disco Darth - Disco Infernal
Date and Artist Unknown

two artists who disassemble disco balls and flatten them out, and a large darth vader disco ball, which reminds me of my idea to reconstitute a disco ball into the shape of yuri gagarin in his helmet. and i rather wanted to title it 'yuri in the sky with diamonds'. i prefer my disco balls at least vaguely spherical and rotating.

August 13, 2010

August 12, 2010

BELLE epoque suite

Louise Drombrowski doing the Hook Rug Dance

My contribution to last night's dj effort between Kris and myself at BELLE epoque - one of the restaurant/bar fixtures directly beneath our apartment, 11 August 2010.

He's The Great Imposter - The Fleetwoods
He's In Town - The Rockin' Berries
She Comes Running - Lee Hazlewood
Do I Love You - The Ronnettes
The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
You Only Live Twice - Nancy Sinatra
La Nuit N'En Finit Plus (Needles and Pins) - Le Lionceaux
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) - Otis Redding
She's a Mystery to Me - Roy Orbison
Lady of the Lake - Peggy Lipton
Perdita - Rubber City
Here Comes the Night - The Walker Brothers
Here Comes the Night - Them
Hook Rug Dance - Angelo Badalamenti
Strange Love - Darlene Love
Tryin' To Get To You - Elvis Presley
Doodlin' - Dusty Springfield
I Call Your Name - The Beatles
He's The Only Guy I'll Ever Love - Maxine Brown
I'll Call You Mine - The Zombies
Blow-Up (Main Title) - Herbie Hancock
Say I Am - Tommy James & The Shondells
Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto
Little Town Flirt - Del Shannon
It's All In The Way (You Look At It Baby) - Mousie & The Traps
La Chanson De Jacky - Jacques Brel
Mary, Mary - Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Quand un amour renaît - Sylvie Vartan

the other half - Kris' playlist here

and David Hemmings about to teach Vanessa Redgrave how to dance to Herbie Hancock.

August 10, 2010

Upon reading a comment by someone with his head in a shroud

"I don't take anything in the arts seriously.
It's all fiction, isn't it?


SCOTT RAMSAY KYLE embroidered head covering / shroud.