Empty

March 10, 2008

Justin Hevey has a great set of photos of empty city streets, taken when Bush was in town last year. Check them out at AphotographicMAGAZINE

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Great Doco

March 7, 2008

Went to Dendy at Opera Quays last night for a screening of the documentary Bomb Harvest:
“Laos: Australian bomb disposal specialist Laith Stevens has to train a new young “big bomb” team to deal with bombs left from the Secret War, but meanwhile, the local children are learning to collect bomb scrap metal.
This timely story is terrifying and yet filled with eccentric characters and moments of humour, and gives us a fresh and lyrical view of the most bombed country on the planet.”

It was brilliant!

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Art in Sydney

July 5, 2007

Lots good stuff kicking off in Sydney this week

Terminus Projects: Translations
Went along to the opening of the Translations installations in The Rocks the other night. The actual works are spread around the town including Zina’s LED display in the atrium at Bondi Junction. I’ll have to go and take a look.
“Works will investigate ideas surrounding re-invention and interpretation, highlighting the way languages are evolving and responding to the complex circumstances we face locally and globally”
3 July to August 2007

The Trouble with the Weather: a southern response
Also starring my marvelous friend Zina, is an exhibition at the UTS Gallery.
“Changing weather has spelt trouble before. But now we don’t quite know what to make of it, and it feels urgent. As the media, climatologists, environmentalists and politicians vie to shape our understanding and emotional responses, global warming reverberates through every level of culture. The uneasy relationship between technology, nature and culture is unsettled once more.”
3 July to 3 August 2007

Underbelly
This is a public arts lab (3-12 July), and an indoor music and arts festival (Sat 14th July), and a social experiment apparently (but I’m not quite clear on that bit…). I’ll try and get along next week and check if I will also go to the festival. Funnily enough, looking around the website I noticed another friend is exhibiting there: Steph Carrick
3 to 12 July 2007

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Nice work by Bob

June 24, 2007

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Bob Mackintosh and today I came across some of his directing work at thesmithfamily.tv.
Rainstick Orchestra – Trick is a fav.

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It wil soon be upon U.S….

June 22, 2007

The One True Phone
“Next came the fan boys and the overweight and the incorrect wearers of patterned shirts and the others who were decried as social pariahs. To them, the faithful, the Phone was celebrated and hailed as no other Phone before it, nor any other kind of consumer electronic gear for that matter, except maybe the Tivo. And the Phone made them cool for a while, which was a miracle. “Yea, the Phone has brought peace and happiness to our lives!” wrote Gizmodo, and a record of pageviews was logged.”

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Eames’

June 17, 2007

The Sydney Morning Herald and Veerle both had articles on Charles and Ray Eames this weekend. Veerle’s had more pictures 🙂

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Apple vs Google shares

June 6, 2007

Joi notes:
“John Markoff also mentioned to me that if you had bought Apple stock at the Google IPO, you would have done better than if you had bought Google stock.”

🙂

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Soon to be my local…

June 6, 2007

After I thought they were pulling it down to turn it into apartments (like everything else in Milsons Point) it turns out the Kirribilli Club (RSL) will be re-opening in October this year. I’ll just have to wander up the hill for my million dollar views, chicken shnitz & chips and $2 schooners…

In related news (Milsons Point drinking establishments) there’s a DA out on a section of Luna Park (along the boardwalk up near the face) for a bar. It’s got balconies as well, so at last we’ll be able to have a beer on the North Shore with a view of the harbour and the breeze off the water in summer, until then it’s the Flying Squadron around in Kirribilli.

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Burton: For Right or Wrong

June 3, 2007

New Burton snowboarding movie for download: For Right or Wrong

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China Doll

June 3, 2007

For your own sake, go and eat at China Doll, Wolloomooloo!
We ate there the other week for Dee’s going away lunch and it was one of the best meals I’ve had in Sydney ever. We took the banquet and were assaulted with a variety of dishes that each had their own exquisite taste. The pork belly was amazing and far too rich.

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