Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Today is the 13th day of rain, I think, and I am loving it completely. It's real rain, at night you can listen to it sounding like applause on the roof, crescendo, piano, mezzoforte.
On the weekend down at the beach, I was trying to slither into the boiling waves unnoticed. Feeling a little apprehensive but knowing I would be only happy once I'd gotten in, I was counting the waves and waiting for a lull. Just as I pelted myself face first into the foam, I heard voices calling me, and to my horror, the girlspawn had followed me down and was happily coming after me. With a friend.
This proved to be quite a circus attraction, and we gathered a rather big audience. Luckily they are both extraordinarily good swimmers...(the friend represented Australia and mine NSW)...but still. They brought the camera, and made me take their photo.
This was deemed noteworthy enough to attract the attention of the Sunday Telegraph photographer, who obviously had not as yet found anything else to sell papers with. I quickly tugged off my purple swimming hat, horrified at the thought I might appear on the cover of the Sunday papers, looking like some circus exhibit, all ham arms and tiny purple head.
Nonetheless, I was too frightened to walk past a newstand in case I was greeted with this unsightly vision, but there had been an abandoned baby left on a church doorstep so I was off the hook.
That evening, it dawned on me that he was more interested in the cubs anyway, being as they ae quite pleasant to look at. I checked the papers and found an article on the weather, but he had used a picture of a dog running away from the waves. The genius cub, however, looked on the website, and lo and behold, there we were: me being photographed while photographing the cubs. Tiny purple head and all.
I am off to Melbourne to the opening of "Entanglement", at Westspace.
Should be great, it's been a long time in the making and I can't wait to see the video installation with the boat-pods installed in the space.
You can read about it on Shoufay's website on the right.
I am looking forward to Melbourne, if anyone cares to call by Westspace on thursday night, I very disappointingly will not be wearing my lovely purple hat.