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Rube Goldberg Machines (A Post-Script to Fischli & Weiss’ “The Way Things Go”)

As a post-script to my post on Fischli & Weiss’ The Way Things Go, I’ve just discovered what must surely have been their original inspiration: the wonderful cartoons of Rube Goldberg, an American cartoonist who “became well known for depicting

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Rube Goldberg Machines (A Post-Script to Fischli & Weiss’ “The Way Things Go”)

As a post-script to my post on Fischli & Weiss’ The Way Things Go, I’ve just discovered what must surely have been their original inspiration: the wonderful cartoons of Rube Goldberg, an American cartoonist who “became well known for depicting

The Way Things Go: Fischli & Weiss’ film installation masterpiece

This post is long overdue and hasn’t come out anywhere near what I intended. I meant to write up my review of this year’s WOMAD music festival, complete with euphoric musings about the music guaranteed to rip your metaphorical bodices

The Way Things Go: Fischli & Weiss’ film installation masterpiece

This post is long overdue and hasn’t come out anywhere near what I intended. I meant to write up my review of this year’s WOMAD music festival, complete with euphoric musings about the music guaranteed to rip your metaphorical bodices

Death Wake: Notes on A Painting, A Poem and Coming into Being

Warning: This post contains off-key foreign phrases like “ekphrasis” and “pantoum”. If these terms displease you, don’t worry. They won’t take up a lot of space. I need to use them if for no other reason than to acknowledge that the

Death Wake: Notes on A Painting, A Poem and Coming into Being

Warning: This post contains off-key foreign phrases like “ekphrasis” and “pantoum”. If these terms displease you, don’t worry. They won’t take up a lot of space. I need to use them if for no other reason than to acknowledge that the

Memento Mori: Reflections on Time and Christian Marclay’s The Clock

Described as the hottest art work in the world right now, Christian Marclay’s The Clock is probably the closest cinema has ever come to representing real life in real-time in all its complexity. With breath-taking ambition and an enviable clarity

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Memento Mori: Reflections on Time and Christian Marclay’s The Clock

Described as the hottest art work in the world right now, Christian Marclay’s The Clock is probably the closest cinema has ever come to representing real life in real-time in all its complexity. With breath-taking ambition and an enviable clarity

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The Key of Dreams

The “Key of Dreams” by Rene Magritte. The words don’t match the image. The images represent things; abstracted reality. Concepts, not specific objects with specific properties. All of this I understand. But why does he call it “The Key of

The Key of Dreams

The “Key of Dreams” by Rene Magritte. The words don’t match the image. The images represent things; abstracted reality. Concepts, not specific objects with specific properties. All of this I understand. But why does he call it “The Key of