Posts tagged with “london”

Posted 6 months ago

Outdoors festival, England style

Posted 8 months ago

Rooftop party #igerslondon #igerscamden #camden #london

Posted 1 year ago

Sigur Rós at Brixton Academy, London, 8 March 2013 - Olsen Olsen

Posted 1 year ago

Christmas in the Inns of Court (Gray’s Inn Gardens)

Posted 1 year ago
The real London is not a city of uniform brightness, like Paris, nor of savage gloom, like Prague; it is a picture continually changing, a continual sequence of pictures, and there is no knowing what mean street corner may not suddenly take on a glory not its own. The English mist is always at work like a subtle painter, and London is a vast canvas prepared for the mist to work on. The especial beauty of London is the Thames, and the Thames is so wonderful because the mist is always changing its shapes and colours, always making its lights mysterious, and building palaces of cloud out of mere Parliament Houses with their jags and turrets. When the mist collaborates with night and rain, the masterpiece is created.
Posted 1 year ago

This afternoon I took my friend Sav to the Whitechapel Gallery to see the wonderful installation by Giuseppe Penone, and we also stumbled into this Mel Bochner exhibition. (Photo by sav_)

Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago

A film made for the Whitechapel Gallery about an installation sculpture by Giuseppe Penone, the youngest member of the Arte Povera group.

Camera, Sound, Edit, Music by Martin Hampton via vimeo

The Bloomberg Commission: Giuseppe Penone > Spazio di Luce at Whitechapel Gallery

Over the past 45 years, Italian artist Giuseppe Penone has examined our relationship to nature. For the latest Bloomberg Commission, he has created a twelve metre bronze cast of a tree, with a radiant gold-leaf interior, which spreads across the columned gallery.

In 1969 Giuseppe Penone(b. 1947) covered a tree in a thin layer of wax calling this seemingly simple, yet complex reflection on the passing of time All the Years of the tree plus one. He now recalls this poetic action by casting a layer of wax in bronze to spectacular result.

At first sight Spazio di Luce (Space of Light), could easily be mistaken for thestraightforward life-size cast of a large larch tree. However, where once there wasa tree now there is a void. The inside of the cast replicates in minute detail the tree’sbark while the finger prints on the outside safeguard the memory of the many handsinvolved in the sculpture’s making. The gleaming gold inside the tree paystribute to the life-giving forces of light.

At the same time, the fusion of bark and hand prints alludes to the inseparable bond between humankind and nature. Penone was part of the legendary group of Arte Povera, which called for a radical rethink of society through making works directly appealing to the senses and challenging common conventions of artmaking.

via Whitechapel Gallery London

Posted 1 year ago

We went to see Grizzly Bear at the Brixton Academy last night - their gigs are such powerful sonic and visual experiences (my photos are pretty bad, but that lighting rig and design was quite something). The songs from Shields sounded especially good, and I loved the grand finale with Knife/On a Neck, On a Spit/ acoustic All We Ask.

Also, for the first time in years, the supporting band was truly excellent - check out Villagers.

Setlist:

Speak In Rounds
Adelma
Sleeping Ute
Cheerleader
Lullabye
Yet Again
Shift
A Simple Answer
Gun-Shy
Ready, Able
I Live With You
Foreground
While You Wait For The Others
Two Weeks
Half Gate
Sun In Your Eyes

Encore:
Knife
On A Neck, On A Spit
All We Ask

Posted 1 year ago

Pablo Delgado miniature street art: makes you look at the city with fresh eyes #igerslondon #london #streetart