January 24, 2007

Hardy Country (and shit puns...)

Wasn't familiar with her work before, but saw one of Anne Hardy's pictures in the paper the other week and was completely sucked in by it. She builds rooms in her studio and then 'decorates' or fills them with junk and discarded equipment before photgraphing them and then dismantling them. The results are quite beautiful and evocative and spooky. Have a look here...

January 23, 2007

Books What I Read

I've been somewhat pathetic at updating over the last few months and I still can't think of anything interesting to write now (except for the attempts of a load of pirates to buy Sealand, which I've now spunked away in a parenthesis). So, instead here's a fascinating list of some of the books I've been reading in that time. It's neither complete nor accurate as it was put together only by what I could find lying next to my bed. Maybe I'll add commentary on them later...

H.G.Wells - Tono-Bungay
Joseph Conrad - The Secret Agent
Daniil Kharms -Incidences
Quincy Troupe - Miles and Me
Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Crime And Punishment
Jose Saramago - Blindness
Emmanuel Carrere - I Am Alive And You Are Dead
Steve Erickson - Days Between Stations
Harold Pinter - Plays: Vol 2
Harold Pinter - Collected Screenplays 2

It's pleasing in that it makes me sound much more intellectual than I actually am.

I've now embarked upon the Pynchon Challenge which means no new lists any time soon... I'll have to think of another way of appearing to be interesting...