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Festival of Speed 2010 Audio

July 12th, 2010

Nick Mason driving an Auto Union Type D at Goodwood Festival of Speed, taken by Bleuchoi

This year I went to Goodwood Festival of Speed again, and captured some audio of the fantastic range of cars there, just as I did last year. The audio has been edited and tagged per vehicle and is now hosted at Wikimedia Commons. If you want to hear the clips a good place to go is the Category pages on Wikimedia Commons that group the audio clips together. Here are the links to them:

Automobile sounds – roads cars, mostly supercars

Racing automobile sounds – historic racing cars


October 4th, 2008

British artist Roger Hiorns makes exceptional use of unlikely materials: detergent, disinfectant, perfume, fire and copper sulphate crystals. Transforming steel poles, car engines and cardboard architectural models into crystalline forms, Hiorns effects surprising, physical and aesthetic transformations on found objects.

In SEIZURE, Hiorns’ most ambitious work to date, the artist precipitates an unexpected sculptural form within the fabric of a housing estate near London Bridge. Architecture and modernist sculpture continue to be important touchstones for Hiorns’ work, and both have strongly informed the development of this major new commission. For his first work within an urban site Hiorns’ makes a radical shift of scale and context, and promises the development of an extraordinary chemical intervention in the heart of the city.

SEIZURE continues Artangel’s long tradition of transforming urban housing into large-scale immersive works of art.

Roger Hiorns’ SEIZURE is commissioned by Artangel and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, in association with Channel 4. The work was selected through the Jerwood/Artangel Open, a commissioning initiative for the arts, which was launched in the summer of 2006 in association with Channel 4 and Arts Council England.

Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 – 19:00
Sunday 12:00 – 17:00

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Walk to Work Day

April 19th, 2008

This coming Thursday 24th April has apparently been labelled ‘Walk to Work Day’ by somebody or other, but given the forecast for Thursday in London is rather good this is actually a really good idea since tells me it should take about 70 minutes at medium walking speed. It certainly beats being crammed into a tube train.


Anthony Gormley: Blind Light

May 17th, 2007

gormley ghostThe Hayward presents Blind Light, the first major London showing of the work of British sculptor Antony Gormley.

The exhibition features a series of brand new monumental works specially conceived for The Hayward’s distinctive spaces, including one of the largest ever urban public art commissions, Event Horizon, which features sculptural casts of the artist’s body on rooftops and public walkways across central London, dramatically transforming the city skyline.

These new works, including a spectacular series of suspended figures created in light-infused webs of steel, are shown alongside a selection of works from the last three decades.

Exhibition opens today and runs until the 19th August.


Denge Sound Mirrors

March 27th, 2007

Denge Sound Mirrors

I’ve wanted to see the Denge sound mirrors for some time now as the idea behind them is fascinating but it turns out that now they can only seen by going on one of the guided walks organised by the Romney Marsh Countryside Project. The next tour to the sound mirrors is on Sunday 22nd July.

Christian Fennesz & Charles Atlas at BFI Imax

February 20th, 2007

Christian Fennesz Charles Atlas

Christian Fennesz is performing live in London At the BFI Imax cinema on March 15th as part of a collaboration with video artist Charles Atlas. The performance is part of the Optronica festival.



February 12th, 2007

Tate Britain has a Hogarth exhibition which runs until 29th April.

“The exhibition demonstrates that Hogarth wasn‚Äôt only a brilliant satirist as it showcases every aspect of his multi-faceted career: his remarkable paintings, ranging from elegant conversation pieces to salacious brothel scenes; his vibrant drawings and sketches; and the numerous engraved works for which he is most famous today, including Gin Lane and Beer Street . His society portraits easily rival those of Gainsborough or Reynolds, and the variety and energy of his output is outstanding.”


Rational Rec

February 11th, 2007

From their website: Rational Rec is a monthly inter-art social occasion, incorporating sound, music, text, performance, film and psychological experiments. Come along and be artistically, intellectually and alcoholically stimulated.

Jacob Kirkegaard is due to play on 3rd July.