Saturday, September 29, 2007

count de hounds


bush lice

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weigh down upon the swanee river

radish revolt

Friday, September 28, 2007

Ascension of Female and Mail

In the comments on my first balloon entry ptomaine asks how i arrived at making them--here a commentary with some new ones-- . . .





















I found this Spanish celebrity-and-royalty magazine called <> in a dumpster . . . across an open alleyway from a construction site i work at a lot on my rubBEings and paintings--
i saw the fotos of the bride in the balloon and set them aside--thinking of a word in one of my all time favorite essays, "The Lives They Wish" by Petra Backonja--in it Petra uses the word "ballonery"--
so i made my first balloon using some things found on street--and sent it to her with the fotos--
i sent some more and included this stamp i found in a book also from a dumpster on American postage stamps of the last over a hundred years--
Lafayette, Indiana is the place where i was born--but i did not know until Petra told me that it was the site of the first Air Mail launch in the usa--commemorated by this stamp--
except for the terrible drawings the non-bridal balloons are made using things found in the street--including a half burnt piece of wood's arcing grains--
The bride is a leading ballerina of the Bolshoi who married a Russian zillionaire--
at a palace built by Catherine the Great--

sin sold

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no mercy for protesters
seinfeld takes over
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Red Circle Accounting

accountanthound

Thursday, September 27, 2007

my almost time as an accountant from afghanistan

Like Teresa I was very nearly an Accountant for a short while. And from Afghanistan.

The effect was somewhat different on me - I ended up with an accountant moustache, bacon on my mind and a vague sense that the universe somehow made numerical sense.

Even in dead silence
the seconds go marching by

pet cat

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a thousand clowns
for don boyd

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My Time As An Accountant (with bacon moustache)

I realised recently that for a few days my Blogger profile said I worked in Accountancy.


Since I have no head for numbers this came as quite a surprise to me.


Still, my three or four days as an accountant were not unproductive. Here is a picture of me displaying one of my accounts in the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (as you can see I am thinking of numbers, as all good accountants should, but my bacon moustache gives away my artistic tendencies):


A Young Lady Of Leeds



Curios Things. Buy the book at the Manchester Artists Book Fair this Saturday ( 29th ) at Holden Gallery MMU.

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a whole lot of nothing from ray johnson

Poster from George Maciunas' AG Gallery, 1961

My "Nothing" in 1961 was not an exhibition. It was an attempt to get as close to doing nothing as possible so the event consisted of dumping a box of wooden dowells down a staircase at exactly 8 o'clock. This lasted for less than a half minute created the soun d of falling wooden dowells by me. MacDowell music? American composer MacDowell? It was quick and then over. Some people arrived after eight and they walking up the stairs made this crunch sound on the dowells and someone asked me if I would do it again. So I picked up all the dowells and dumped them down the stairs a 2nd time. which I should not have done since it was another nothing not the nothing Ed Plunkett was there and to this days saved some of the dowells I think he mailed me one once years later. There was no electricity so the gallery space was almost black with beams of wood all over the floor from some construction work? Ad Reinhardt was there in the blackness which was appropriate Jason MacLow arrived late & wrote of his experience in a recent Fluxus book from London. It was a hot summer day. I found the dowells on my way there I walked miles to get there also a ceremony of nothing.
- correspondence from Ray Johnson, November 18, 1993
click here to see original

Included with November 18, 1993, correspondence

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

cash blood

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bloodshed in burma
democracy in china
police clash with monks
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a red circle with nothing (duffalo) in it

duffalo's cliff

"Up Up & Away . . . "




Consider

choreboy

dead munnies

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

root tree

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three iraqis killed
iran leader meets furor
barefoot art of war
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fluxhound buffalo poem

bunny sign

hunkered

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Monday, September 24, 2007

state of no being

laptop italians

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lack of sleep may be deadly
buy a cheap laptop
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homage to bacon & beuys

small chair on pad of (nitrite-free) bacon fat

revolutionaries

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Homage to Ray Johnson and the BLT


Sunday, September 23, 2007

lead dead

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marcel marceau dead
italian soldiers missing
leaders to convene
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Ray Johnson BLTs

Janice served these and said,
"These look like Ray Johnson bunnies."

Consider

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Buffalo Sign texted juxtaposition




image Haje and Mick, text Clifford Duffy

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