Friday, August 19, 2011

Creekery #2: refraction

Picture by Charles Shearer

Gaudi: July 2011: Casa Batlio

Gaudi: July 2011: On the roof of the Pedrera

Mark Wallinger: Folk Stones

On permanent show at Folkestone is Mark Wallinger's 2008 Triennial offering Folk Stones. The precise number of beach pebbles collected and laid out into a massive square reveals a profound underpinning: 19,240 individually numbered stones stand for the exact number of British soldiers killed on 1st July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. The work is inspired by the one million soldiers who left from Folkestone harbour to fight on the battlefields of France and Flanders.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Let's Talk About the Rain

Parlez-moi De La Pluie – a film by Agnes Jaoui (2008). On the telly the other night. Am pretty sure that's a Willow Pattern plate on the wall there...