Woolly brain

Psychiatrist Dr Karen Norberg, of National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, spent a year knitting an anatomically correct replica of the human brain. Full story in the Telegraph here.


Was recently reminded of this strange and wonderful bit of writing from Ben Marcus' The Age of Wire and String. As we approach the final week of Masterchef, it reminds me of afternoons in costume history class and painting plates of costumes through the ages... It makes perfect sense, and yet - what?!? Eh? I … Continue reading ‘food’

Moleskine animations

A friend put me onto some little page-turning videos on youtube from Moleskine's Detour project, a touring exhibition of illustrated notebooks (more info). Ahhh - paper, pen, pencil... the simple things. Love this one by French artist Marianne Fountain which is like a flip-book animation, wrapping cartographic views of the city and the evolution of … Continue reading Moleskine animations

An Ikea Christmas

I have been meaning to write a little ditty on performance, pop culture, and transformative experience - via some Christmas performance events I've run into over the last couple of years. Given that it is now March and approaching Easter, my Christ days are a bit out of whack. Nonetheless... First there was the Broadway … Continue reading An Ikea Christmas

Connecting Cities

The City of Sydney is hosting an upcoming talk as part of their 2030 Sustainable Sydney vision. Connecting Cities London-Sydney-Mumbai Ideas & inspiration for sustainable cities with Adam Spencer, Clover Moore, Nicky Gavron (London) and Dr Shubha Raul (Mumbai) Thursday 23 Oct 6.30-8pm State Theatre, 49 Market St Sydney Free but you need to get … Continue reading Connecting Cities

Take08 at Electrofringe

In or around Newcastle? This is Not Art - Electrofringe, Critical Animals, Sound Summit and the National Young Writers Festival - are on this coming weekend. I've curated a program of recent Australian and New Zealand shorts with choreographer Anton called ReelDance: Take08 for Electrofringe. The program includes documentaries that explore social and cultural relationships … Continue reading Take08 at Electrofringe

Inscribe (2003)

digital video, 4:3, colour 1:35 minutes A short work based on Tim Sinclair’s poem Inscribe, this intimate film is captured in one unedited, choreographed sequence of movements for the camera. directed & edited by Justine Shih Pearson text by Tim Sinclair screenings: Australian Poetry Festival, 2002 - finalist, Leichhardt Video Poetry Prize (2002 edit) South … Continue reading Inscribe (2003)