Tuesday, 24 August 2010


an interesting week so far – it really feels like the beginning of the end for MATC at NUCA with all the admin associated with winding down. meanwhile last night went to see Brian Eno’s Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks - we have seen it all before – endless space - hostile moon - military hardware - silver suits etc – but i was struck by the awesome stupidity of the whole idea – especially the endless footage of various astronauts taking it in turns to have their photographs taken in front of the stars and stripes - the revelation gave me a moment to consider the preposterous American imperialist experience that was moon exploration – couldn’t help thinking of other ways in which this footage has been presented - Koyaanisqatsi - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koyaanisqatsi would be a starting point and recent ideas around space travel would include Moon - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/ and thinking about space and cowboys - American Astronaut – this is a link to a clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzVi_acjD-s enjoy

Tuesday, 17 August 2010


if anybody wants to know about current teaching and education practice they should listen to this program.

meanwhile hanging shows at NUCA

Friday, 13 August 2010


after a break back to work organising the final show of MATC at NUCA - should be a good one if all the students proposals are followed through