Nick Waterlow RIP

i just assume that people are going to die of old age. especially people i don’t know personally, but who are in my peripheral vision. I’m always afraid that my close friends and family will die in horrific ways, but every one else i know – the guy who owns the video store, Karen who i buy my felt from and any director of every biennale – they all just die of old age.

i’m shocked and saddened – to use an overused expression – to hear about the murder of Nick Waterlow, Sydney-based curator and Director of Ivan Dougherty Gallery at COFA. I didn’t know him personally, but a couple of his exhibitions and essays have stood out in my memory – especially his views on art practice as research. And he was a feature, a mark, of the australian art scene. A constant, of sorts.

My thoughts go to his family. So sad.

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abracadaver: last days.

Residence From Above

hey peeps,

just a quick reminder that abracadaver at bus gallery has its last day on friday. if you haven’t had a chance to pop down and see it, now’s your chance. gallery is open 12 – 6 both thursday and friday.


abracadaver: death and magic
putting the ‘fun’ back in ‘funeral’.

Bus Gallery
Level 1, 117 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne, 3000
Skinny Gallery

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technology and magic

Poke is a brilliant agency in london. Iain Tait is a digital mastermind who works for them. He also has a super blog, crackunit. He recently gave a talk at the Under The Influence discussions-slash-pub crawl a few weeks ago and talked about the relationship between technology and magic. It’s brilliant and I’m interested in how it relates to some of the stuff I’ve been thinking about for abracadaver. Thanks Iain. And Charles (pinched from charles frith’s blog: punk planning. i’m sure he doesn’t mind.)

My Talk At Under the Influence from iaintait on Vimeo.

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sweet djehuti deal

thanks to teenangst from flickr

matt moore is a poet and a smart guy (they’re not always mutually exclusive, you know). i met him at interesting south. he taught us how to make zombies. and last week, or sometime recently, he decided to amp up his lyrical content and put out a call.

i’m a sucker for cross-discipline collaboration, so i put my hand up, did the homework required and here’s what he came up with, and some random notes about it, to boot.

the poem is going to be part of my exhibition at allan’s walk later in the year. don’t you just love transferrence?

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