I've been to Amanda Palmer concerts before and I've watched her webcasts but I'd never seen the Dresden Dolls before. For anyone who doesn't know they started in 2000 doing what Amanda called at the time"Brechtian punk cabaret"Read More
A successful exhibition for me is one where I immediately want to rush home and make work. I suppose its a bit like porn - if it doesn’t make you want to join in it isn’t working. The current Whitechapel exhibitions are a mixture of many media and several artists, including two works made in collaboration with children. Several shows look backwards, one recreating elements of a 1973 sweet extravaganza, where five hundred kids were involved in an exhibition using sweets to teach about art and Europe - timed to mark Britain’s entry into the European Common Market.Read More
Before I went to see The Clock at Tate Modern I wondered how it could be made interesting, and, specifically, how the sound track was managed so that it wouldn’t just be a jumble of truncated dialogue, snippets of music, and meaningless noise.Read More
If you Google Point of View hundreds of links turn up and most books about creative writing have chapters on it. I don't plan to cover every nuance but it is something that I spent a lot of time thinking about when I did my MA.
First person is told by a narrator who describes the action as thought they were explaining it to another person. Imagine describing your first day at school. I think everyone (anyone) reading this is likely to be old enough that their first day at school is a distant memory. It might run something like thisRead More
Describing bowling a cricket ballRead More