Friday, March 30, 2007 will be down for maintenance

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Tequila sunrise

Tequila sunrise
Originally uploaded by Woof !.
Another cool image from that man Woof!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Out of Hours: University of Beds March 21st 2007

I have just read a nice write-up of the Out of Hours event at the University of Bedfordshire written by Kevin Doran . Both Slippage and Moon Road (which is part of the Homecoming project) are up on the web so you are welcome to check them out. He described my work as "interesting and well put together". Kevin also managed to capture some of the other performances on video which he has put up on YouTube. He seemed to be particularly taken with Dave Bessell's piece. I must say that I agree that DB's entrance was very atmospheric and somewhat like a scene out of the classic film 'Alien'.

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Number of the Beast: President Bush in Office

Did you know that there are 666 days until we get a new president of the Benighted State of America?

I know this somewhat odd fact care of the 'President Bush Countdown' add-on for the Firefox browser.I have to say that this number still looks rather large to me ( plenty of time for the fool to mess things up further). However, it is enjoyable to watch the number tick down towards zero. Now you could accuse me of being rather over-optimistic about the outcome of the next ( or for that matter any other) presidential election. However, I have yet to find a plug-in that deals directly with issues of race, systemic injustice, mass media manipulation or other cultural issues. However, there are lots of other interesting and useful add-ons on the mozilla add-on site (Of course, you will have to download and install firefox before you enjoy all these goodies!).

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Artist Talk: Dominic Smith: Isis Arts

Artist Talk: Dominic Smith

6:00 – 7:30pm
Wed 21 March
Isis Arts, 5 Charlotte Square

Please join us for an informal presentation by artist Dominic Smith, the first artist in residence as part of the new series of micro residencies at Isis Arts.

Dominic will introduce his practice and his new project, Secret Server Life (working title) in the top floor studio space at Isis Arts. Refreshments will be served, providing a convivial atmosphere to chat with Dominic about his work and find out more about the work of Isis Arts.

Dominic Smith is a Newcastle-based artist working mostly across network and sound-based practice. He is also a co-founder of polytechnic, an artist-led group dedicated to the development of open source technologies and tools for artists.

The event is free and everyone interested is welcome. However space is limited, so please RSVP to margie at Isis Arts: or ring 0191 261 4407. Unfortunately, the studio space is not wheelchair accessible.

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

FREE Lunch Time Poetry at Leighton-Linslade: Stewart and Goodwin

FREE Lunch Time Poetry at Leighton-Linslade
Arts Festival May 2007

May 8: Buzz Words (Gavin Stewart)

A rare live-performance from prize-winning poet Gavin Stewart. Fellow poet Neil Fulwood praised his work observing:-

"I found in Gavin Stewart's poetry humanity, insight, experience, a wealth of subtle phraseology, a sense of nostalgia unsullied by sentimentality, and an almost heartbreaking use of understatement."

Enjoy work from his previous collections Biology Lessons (1999) and Sounding Out (2001), and new material from his forthcoming collection, Ripening.

May 15: Voltage (Mark Goodwin)

Climber and award winning poet Mark Goodwin invites you on an exploration of high voltage verbs and linguistic innovation. His poetry ranges from direct and accessible to ambiguous and playful. The focus today is: being in as well as being alive landscape.

Mark was BBC Wildlife Poet of The Year 2003, and has published over 170 poems in magazines and ezines. He often collaborates with other artists and writers.

Where and When
Both events are in the Leighton Buzzard Theatre Lounge 12.30 to 1.30PM.

Free Tickets
In advance from the Theatre Box Office, Lake Street tel. 01582 818801, or at the door.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

I am intrigued by idea of embedded art - so here goes nothing...

LineTo experimental by ~Volcanic-Penguin on deviantART