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Re: Today I was mostly cheered up by :-
« Reply #3180 on: June 02, 2016, 11:16:00 PM »
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/video/vice-meets-jonathan-meades

I also watched his latest documentary, Ben Building on the architecture of Mussolini's Italy, but of course being Jonathan Meades it was about so much more. It'll be on iPlayer by now.

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« Reply #3181 on: June 04, 2016, 11:44:43 PM »
Cheers Alastair, missed it and will look it up on iPlayer.

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« Reply #3182 on: June 12, 2016, 01:55:07 PM »
Hope that it's under control DD. I know a couple of people with it and it seems to be a beggar until the drugs regime is worked out.
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« Reply #3183 on: June 13, 2016, 03:27:12 PM »
I can appeal this parking ticket I got today on the grounds of bad spelling, right?


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« Reply #3184 on: June 14, 2016, 07:45:34 AM »
It cheers me up that even somebody with low expectations and attainment can become a wealth generating CEO in Sheffield :)
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« Reply #3185 on: June 14, 2016, 12:52:21 PM »
Or extortionist, as he'd be called if it wasn't for the fancy dress costume being worn
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« Reply #3186 on: June 14, 2016, 06:48:58 PM »
It cheers me up that even somebody with low expectations and attainment can become a wealth generating CEO in Sheffield :)

I'm just pleased he got the street name wrong. I was parked outside the K&H Oriental supermarket on Sheldon Street, because their car park was totally full. Sheffield Council put the photos that prove it on their website :)

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Re: Today I was mostly cheered up by :-
« Reply #3187 on: June 24, 2016, 05:30:02 PM »
I'm just back from a week in Kent, where I saw the thing I want for Christmas. It's in the current exhibition at the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate. I think there's just the one of them though  :(

'+ and -' by Mona Hatoum  :thumbsup:

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Re: Today I was mostly cheered up by :-
« Reply #3188 on: June 25, 2016, 02:03:26 PM »
Where have I seen that before?  :)

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« Reply #3189 on: June 26, 2016, 12:47:50 PM »
Where have I seen that before?  :)

I dunno, remind me.

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« Reply #3190 on: June 26, 2016, 10:00:38 PM »
I just found out there's a major Stanley Spencer retrospective this summer, one of my favourite artists and it's just up the road at the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield.

Excited.

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Re: Today I was mostly cheered up by :-
« Reply #3191 on: June 27, 2016, 12:06:17 AM »
I dunno, remind me.
It might be deja vu.

It's superb - consider making one?

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« Reply #3192 on: June 27, 2016, 09:09:20 AM »
It might be deja vu.

It's superb - consider making one?

I'd love to make one, or maybe produce them and sell them. In the art gallery where I saw it there were lots of school parties and it was a magnet for them. I reckon they'd sell in those Useless Thing Shops that you get in every tourist town.

I don't know if the artist retains rights on the design or not. Anyone?



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« Reply #3193 on: June 28, 2016, 10:49:01 PM »
I suppose, to be mercenary about it, you might need to produce a variation on it sufficiently different to be able to sell.

But for your personal pleasure, I expect it would be quite good fun to try and recreate it as exactly as possible, and make any variations as you see fit.

I presume it was essentially silent - that would be an important feature. Also, in our house it would need a bell jar to keep it clean. 2 weeks in our dining room and it would look pretty grody.

Nice wooden box, silent brushless motor - maybe a cassette tape drive mech would yield a ton of useful parts. If the whole thing is geared through belt drives it should be pretty quiet.

It might look quite good using a very viscous liquid too - which would have the added bonus of acting like a thermometer, in that you could guess the temperature from the longevity of the wake carved by the rake through the liquid.

Maybe treacle, or arabian crude?

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« Reply #3194 on: June 29, 2016, 10:01:27 AM »
Good ideas, especially the viscous liquid. The original is silent and is perspex topped on it's own plinth about 3ft high.

I asked on the Fall forum where there's a lot of art professionals participate and some said go for it, another said the artist Mona Hatoum is represented by the powerful White Cube Gallery who would sue me before I woke up the next day. It depends whether there's a similar device made before hers, then I'd be OK.