MEAT

#tillmans @Tate.

Some words: meat, flies, privates, necks, moss, drains, the reemergence of activism, the ocean, draughts, shrewd observations about contemporary world views, hair, weapons of mass destruction, photocopiers and a toucan.

That’s about the gist of it.

3 Colin Stars,

Cheers,

Martin xx

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GET IT

Had to queue up with the plebs it was so busy.

Blooming joke.

They should have put a sign up.

A lady was becoming flustered.

#Hockney @tate.

*****

Some of it I liked. Some of it I didn’t.

Some words: Splash, bottoms, parents, iPads, Yorkshire.

I liked the ones where he coloured them properly in but not the ones where he coloured them in too much.

Thats the tension inherent in Modern Art.

3 Colin Stars,

Cheers,

Martin x

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FUTURES

Come on…

Who doesn’t want to lie down in an art gallery on a big black cushion and be guided through an archive of alternative futures?

No-one.

Actually it was really good.

Joachim Koester @camdenartsctr

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But when I get home I like to lie down on Baby Eli’s play mat.

Because I love him.

But I’m not meant to.

Because I might get it dirty.

But I love him so much.

I keep doing it.

Who wouldn’t?

No-one.

Cheers,

Martin xx

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WOW WEDNESDAYS

Tell me why.

I don’t like Wednesdays.

Tell me why.

I don’t like Wednesdays.

Tell me why.

I don’t like Wednesdays… I want shoot the whole day down.

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Wow Wednesdays. Injecting some excitement into the trough of the week.

Just go out for a nice meal or get your significant other a voucher or something.

Cheers,

Martin x

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ZOO

Hi,

I went to a zoo.
I was torn in two.
Morally.

I had to write a haiku.

You see animals
You don’t see in the wild.
Here you see their tears.

Then I realised perhaps it’s not feasible to deal with such a complex issue in so few syllables.

Oh well. Too late.

Cheers,

Martin x

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INSIGHT

“We possess an extraordinary instrument for reproduction. But photography is much more than that.” #Maholy-Nagy

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You need to make the most of blogs about pictures that don’t look like what they’re meant to be because soon I’ll be reviewing beaches and tea houses in the sticks.

*****

Some words: black, white, men, women, masks, poverty, Elton John, shadows, eyes, tears, marbles, eye cubes, rice.

It’s that kind of staffy insight you’re going to miss.

Cheers,

Martin x

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RUBBERY

“Content which masquerades as meaningful when it is in fact facsimile.”

Too right. Large parts of this blog are cut and paste.

“The meaning is an object with which to toil. But what does it mean?”

*****

I’ve no idea but that was just the little exhibition by the cafe. #lukemccreadie. Zabludowicz Collection.

When I went into the main bit it looked like this…

#donnahuanca #scarcymbals

But you can’t just say… “I’ve seen a picture on Martin’s blog, that’s fine, I don’t need to go.”
Because it’s wonderfully sensory you see with a rubbery smell, a sinister humming and periodic naked performers.

5 Colin Stars,

Cheers,

Martin x

BEDLAM

“The world is but a great bedlam where those that are more mad lock up those who are less.”

‘Beyond Bedlam’ @explorewellcome.

All the little audio commentary things been taken you see so we actually had to read stuff.

*****

There was a lot of old books but also a really good bit where patients had designed their ideal place to be…


I don’t think you were meant to take photos but still go even though you’ve looked at my illuminating blog.

It’s free.

4 Colin Stars.

Cheers,

Martin x

“The years must have seemed endless.”

“Most left no trace beyond their medical records.”

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AVERAGE

“An average person loses 200000 bits and bobs in their lifetime.”

Should be more careful.

Some words: tickets, coins, combs, playing cards, clips, pens, money, oysters, grandparents.

They build a history out of these things don’t they.
Museums.

This one was Rainham Hall. It is one of those merchant houses from the olden times.

You know the ones.

This one was good.

*****

Imagine if you could only take 10 things somewhere.
Mummy and daddy said:


Below Eli but above each other.

Il take that.

5 Colin Stars.

It was very good.

Cheers,

Martin x

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STAIN

“Reading, embroidering, entertaining guests or strolling in the private garden.”

Wasn’t a bad life.

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@EastburyManor House, Barking. @nationaltrust.

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What’s this?

“No respectable Tudor lady wore knickers not even the queen.”

Goodness.

I was wondering about urine?

“Washerwoman used it as a stain remover.
Cloth makers used it to clean there wool.
Dyers added it to their coloured dyes to stop the colours from washing out.”

I use it to mark my territory.

The rooms were good when they had stuff in.

Particularly enjoyed the “chamber above the buttery.”

3 Colin Stars,

Cheers,

Martin x


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