Today I learned that this pay phone in Southbank, Brisbane has a pink cube on its head because it is due to be a new Telstra wi-fi hotspot from November onwards.
Junkee wrote a brief article about it here.
Sarah Goffman, Plastic Arts, PET plastics, enamel paint, permanent marker, 2009. Photo: Michael Myers.
Driving at night.
Pro: no sun, therefore no sunburn
Con: very bright headlights on other cars, therefore partial blindness
Starting in the late 1970s, Hiroshi Sugimoto took pictures of cinemas interiors and drive-ins with the aim of encapsulate the whole lenght of a movie in a single shot. He left the camera shutters open throughout the running of a movie and the glowing screen of the cinemas was left as a trace on each take. A somehow uncanny light resonates in the dark cinema halls. At a further glance, this central light ethereally underlines the rich architectural details of the theater interiors. You might want to confront Sugimoto’s work with Michael Wesely’s, a photographer that uses to take photographs featuringi 3 years long exposures: read “The passing of time“, (on Socks).
I have never had the urge to watch a single episode of ‘Orange is the New Black’ or ‘Game of Thrones’.
Also, I just weighed my vacuum cleaner - it weighs exactly nine thousand grams.
Nobody may believe this, but a mosquito tried sucking blood from the cauliflower on my dinner plate tonight.
This weekend’s to-do list:
Michael Aird spoke as a guest lecturer this morning as part of my Indigenous Art, Protocols and Practice course at uni. He’s the curator behind the “Captured” photographic exhibition which was displayed at the Museum of Brisbane earlier this year.
His process involves working in alliance with the Queensland and South Australian museums, the Queensland state library and Indigenous Australians associated with the archival images he studies. Often the images Aird studies date back to as early as the 1860s.
It was emphasised during the lecture that respect, communication and integrity are key aspects when working collaboratively with Indigenous Australians, especially where sensitive material is present.