MIXTAPES

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 [...]

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

Performance Art 101

swany - untitled performance January 2016 Today I feel all of my days, each and every one: each and every second, minute, day, week, month, year…hell, every milli-second of my existence. My meat aches, my bones creak, my muscles are stiff and sore, I move like something very brittle and fragile, like ice [...]

By |2019-05-02T05:41:49+00:00February 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Performance Art 101

Pulp Fiction Exhibition

In Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 movie of the same name pulp fiction is defined as: a magazine or book containing lurid subject matter and being characteristically printed on rough, unfinished paper. Tarantino quite literally provides the audience with the definition in the beginning of his film. This locates its genre and reflects the intertextuality of the [...]

By |2019-05-02T06:06:53+00:00September 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pulp Fiction Exhibition

The Quiet Alternative

This past Easter weekend I ventured out into the Karoo, to Philipstown in the eastern Karoo region of South Africa to be precise. Think the Outback if you are an Ozzie or the Wild West if a Yank or Scotland if you are a Pom! It is not a trip to undertake lightly, being an [...]

By |2015-04-11T12:26:01+00:00April 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Quiet Alternative

ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY!

I run a lot and I have done for virtually my entire life. Truthfully I’ve never been quite sure whether it is toward something or away from something. Perhaps it’s both, but regardless, I run a lot. When I was at school it was for sport; athletics and rugby. In the Army I ran because [...]

By |2014-11-21T13:24:10+00:00November 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY!

Walkabout and Invitation to Students Exhibition

I recently conducted an artist walkabout for my Souty works which were part of the G1K1 exhibition. While in the artSPACE durban Gallery I took the opportunity to meet with, and to speak to some of my students regarding their exam work which will be installed in the same space.  Whilst sitting speaking to them [...]

By |2014-11-19T15:17:14+00:00November 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Walkabout and Invitation to Students Exhibition