Sunday, June 24, 2007
dogs, cats and strange fruit
In Melbourne, I had a splendid time. Melbourne seems like so many places at once.
Here I saw an owl and two pussycats.
This piece of "graffiti" was very impressive. In fact, all the graffiti I saw was pretty interesting.
I saw contemporary installation work at Westspace, "Entanglement" which I love, created by that kittycat in the red hat.
It speaks of the nature of communicating, the potential for misinterpretation, and how two persons seek to become complete. The film shots were lovely, the boat-pod sculpture looked really evocative and secretive, glinting in the low light. it was woven fron vieotapes of the stars.Coal-grey and sparkling.
I saw the new show at Gertrude Contemporary Artspace, some very entertaining, but the piece by Tao Wells was very resonant and critically addressed notions concerning the US, the UN, and the significance of the official signage of the two. Didnt get a picture, will try and track one down.
I trotted down to the NGV International and briefly wondered if I was in fact in Bucharest or even China.
What horrible opppressive architecture. In fact. that whole block is oppressive and overwhelming.
But here was a noble little hound waiting for me.
Some of the more commercial spaces included Tim maguire at Tolarno. Boy, his work is costly.
I like it,and I always have, but the others didn't. Of course I have a liking for strange fruit, so there you are.
Much of the time I spent eating with, or running after, "the boys", as they chaperoned me around. Here I am, hot on their heels, looking like trailer trash with my winter hair.
Home again, home again, back to the fray. We just passed the Winter solstice. I was amazed how short the days were in melbourne compared to here. It reminded me of the time I went to London one december.
it's noice to be home.