Jul 27, 2016

the span of control

Dominion over his environment was supposed to be one of the hallmarks of man. Now, that dominion is almost wholly vicarious, derived from the past ingenuity of others. In urban and industrial communities it is never direct, physical or spontaneous. Our implements are at twelve removes and we may all live inside so many thermos flasks. It may be well to remember how to use a pair of sticks and stones.
sybille bedford, the sudden view
as paul rand says: "It is important to use your hands, this is what distinguishes you from a cow or a computer operator."

Jul 16, 2016

the school for maximum process

refshalevej 96; finally open, the inderhavnsbroen—view from nyhavn and behind nordatlantensbrygge; the result of an industrious morning in arctic house; some things discovered upstairs at noma; some things discovered under and above ground on bredgade; a game of krolf in f√¶lledparken; brian eno at kunsthal charlottenborg; the skolen for maksimum proces.

copenhagen is hard work, but someone's got to do it.

Jul 8, 2016

south of the river

bermondsey street; druid street; maltby street; the whitgift centre; the south london gallery; surrey street market.