The Usefulness of the Cup

By |2019-05-02T05:01:34+00:00December 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

For those of you who don’t know it, Bruce Lee was not just THE master of kung fu. He was also a great thinker. An indication of this is of course how he critically analysed classical or traditional martial art forms such as karate and kung fu and deconstructed them to create the belief-system, Jeet Kune [...]

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TSUNDOKU

By |2019-05-02T05:03:43+00:00June 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Tsundoku: the act of leaving a book unread after buying it; typically piling it up together with other such unread books. This singularly perfect Japanese word wonderfully describes my present condition. This is not to say that I am not reading. No, on the contrary, I am reading (and writing) in vast amounts. But it [...]

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swany: Revisited

By |2019-05-02T05:07:26+00:00May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

My final year students are in the process of conceptualizing in order to create a body of work for an exhibition at the end of the year. One of them is dealing with social media and this resulted in me reflecting on my own troubled, ambivalent history with this post-modern form of interaction. I thought [...]

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MIXTAPES

By |2019-05-02T05:05:19+00:00May 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Sadly Chris Cornell (1964–2017), musician, singer, and songwriter, and member of Soundgarden and Audioslave died on 17 May. It was by his own hand: suicide by hanging.  The Grammy-winning rocker had performed that Wednesday night at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Perhaps indicative of his state of mind, he ended his performance with a cover [...]

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What I Did This Past Holiday

By |2019-05-02T05:11:28+00:00February 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Remember when you were a kid? Remember when you got back to school after the holidays the teacher would get each of you up in front to tell the class what you did? Remember show & tell? I do, I especially remember in class one (grade one) getting up and telling the class that my [...]

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