It was a brisk, crisp walk to the Schloss Berg in Graz where the last in a series of public discussions on the commons was being held. The venue, Dom in Berg, a theatre carved out of a mountain (the Schloss Berg itself), actually in the mountain, provided an inspired setting for what turned out to be a pivotal, necessary and invaluable exchange of ideas and debate.
Melbourne’s Polyester Books, on Brunswick St, is a phenomenon, not least for its hardy resilience in the face of narrow-minded attacks from authorities and certain sectors of the community alike. Now it faces a new threat – the extinction of the artistic culture it grew up in. Andrew Garton … Continue Reading ››
The iSummit has attracted former filmmakers, television producers, lawyers, IT specialists, remix artists and amongst the many more vocations declared here, we even had a “I was once a punk rocker” in our midst. They showed us photos of themselves in dreadlocks just to prove it. A few hours later they declared, “as … Continue Reading ››
It began with a single photo, a b/w self-portrait with the accompanying text, "open the door, leave the room". http://www.flickr.com/photos/29518917@N00/78633614/ Flickr supports a commenting system which appends text from individual authors, other Flickr users, to individual photographs. From these comments one can cross-reference other people's photo archives enabling one to broaden out through countless networks, … Continue Reading ››
KunstRadio founder Heidi Grunnman has invited me to prepare a chapter for another book. This will be a lot more complex to write with far less time to write it in. On top of that, the brief is fairly unclear... collectively, the contributors are invited to look at "radio art" and the borderline between it, … Continue Reading ››