The divorce day garden dwarf. He arrived in a new car. Arrogant, shallow and heartless. The dwarf was closing the gate that he had destroyed himself some time ago. At that moment it flew over to the windscreen of the new car, rebounded and landed on the asphalt surface. It was a long loop, drawing an arc of time – and this short long arc defined the end of love.
That cathartic outpouring is one of the many weird and wonderful descriptions to be found at the Museum of Broken Hearts Exhibition world tour.
In interview on BBC World Service, concept creators Olinka Vištica and Drazen Grubišić claimed the idea was one born out of the ashes of a shared relationship, though the website tells a decidedly less dramatic tale. If you’re looking for the relevance of the modern art movement, proof of its potential without the pretense can be found here.
The stranger the item the more compelling the story, or narrative as it were, with items ranging from your standard fair pink handcuffs, to an axe, to a prosthetic leg. All come complete with words on the relationship from whence it came. The axe was interestingly termed as a ’therapy instrument’, which suggests it’s safer for all concerned that it stays with the exhibition.
What makes this such a compelling exhibition is the fact that the well worn book of cliched modern art phrases can remain firmly in the back pocket, when describing feelings that all too many of us can share.
Word has it on the grapevine (ok, The Guardian and the rest) that artist / director / genius Steve McQueen is set to direct the biopic of musician / revolutionary / genius Fela Kuti.
All I can say is WOW. I can’t wait to see what McQueen pulls out of the bag. The film will be based upon the Michael Veal’s book Fela: The Life and Times of an African Musical Icon.After his impressive feature film debut, Hunger, the depiction of the 1981 IRA hunger strike, McQueen obviously isn’t afraid to tackle ‘controversial’ subject matter. I for one say ‘Bravo’, and keep it coming…
Well head down to Trafalgar Square tomorrow afternoon. Feeding the 5000 is an event happening on the 16th December between 12 -2pm, with the aim of raising awareness of food waste.
Over the past few weeks, Feeding the 5000 were donated fresh produce and in their words; “from farms, packers and markets – from the tonnes of produce that are ‘outgraded’ for being cosmetically imperfect and which would have been wasted though they are still good to eat”.
From all the perfectly, ‘imperfect’ grub, they plan to feed lots of hungry folk with a free lunch, that’s what I call a win / win situation. Do a good deed and get fed too. Sweet.
Firstly, I just love the name. Supermarket Sarah is for those who like to have, lets say, a shopping experience, but not down your local high street (as the name may suggest), but in Sarah’s own living room.
Selling a mixture of vintage / designer clothes and lifestyle paraphernalia, they’re arranged a bit like if Tracey Emin decided to have a jumble sale, but maybe just a tad bit tidier. As well as being an innovative retail idea, the SS website doesn’t disappointment either. Items are merchandised on walls, allowing you to scroll over each piece for the all important retail vital statistics.
I have a feeling that the Supermarket Sarah style will influence a shop window or two real soon, but alas they won’t be able to create the real thing. I guess it’s not every shop you could make yourself a cup of tea in after a bit of retail therapy.