Thursday, January 27, 2011

'Money' & 'Yuan'

Two new Dollar Bill pieces
(sorry crappy phone shots for now)

'Money', ink on a dollar bill, 2011

'Yuan', ink on a dollar bill, 2011

Makeshift Studio

makeshift studio set up in my folks
for the days i have to spend there when im working in dublin
heres some half done pieces and some product placement.
dear Krink or Golden please send me free stuff
i just need black and white : )

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wish List for Dublin Contemporary 2011

With not much known yet about the line up and with the sudden departure of the artistic director, Dublin Contemporary is somewhat of a mystery with only months to go.
heres a short list of artists id like to see in the exhibition if i had my choice,
that also fit the brief of John Cage's 4.33/silence.
yes there are few obvious people missing
Christian Marclay 'record without a cover' would be perfect
along with his and John Zorn's music as the antithesis of silence
but also the use of chance that Cage used in creating his scores.
highlighting everything about 4.33's 'lack of sound',
is the same reason that Ryan Trecartin and Assume Vivd Astro Focus's are included.
if you have questions about my choices, feel free to ask me.

Urs Fischer

Banks Violette

Ryan Trecartin

James Turrell

Ryan McGinley

Assume Vivid Astro Focus

Spartacus Chetwynd

Monday, January 17, 2011

Books ive read/reading since xmas 10 (updated as i read'em : ) )



really great collection of interconnected poems
get it here

Nate Lowman the Natroit Act

'Saunter is a companion to Questions of Travel,
a small book that was published by the Douglas Hyde Gallery in 2009.
It engages with similar ideas, albeit from a different perspective,
and interweaves them with images of work that has been shown in the Gallery's recent exhibitions.'
all 3 books are worth checking out, not to mention that they make some beautiful publications for their exhibitions.

this is one of those books that i will reread again & again
a mediation on the colour blue and life in general
more philosophy than poetry but not at the same time
like a one-sided conversation your happy just to listen to
get it here & read it in one go

another wonderful book by Tao Lin, a loosely hidden autobiographical book
about the love affair between 'haley joel osment' & 'dakota fanning'.
Lin writes about the now in the now using the now
minimal use of language but everything gets said that needs to.
'everything is fucked' but thats is okay.
cheese beast.

another book for writers or people that read a lot, also this is experimental fiction at its best.
a book that is about itself and more.
you can get it from Sator Press for a limited offer of name your price $1 or more
so do get it.

this is the 1st DFW i have read, it was pretty great collection of short stories, bar one story that i didnt
really like. the novella at the end (over 100 pages is a lil long for a short story) was the one i enjoyed the most.
he feels like a writer for people who write or read a lot, i will be reading more for sure.

really great primer on classical music from 1890 on
the later half of the book was my favourite part
id love if this area was expanded into a new book
as he's a great writer.

reasons why im glad i didnt grow up in the US, this book.
the destruction of a generation of children is documented
really well in this crime story.

its like an updated and more 'mature' version of crackpot.
it also makes me wanna buy Comme des Garçons clothes and see his art collection

Clarice Lispector is one i have to read more of.
life is dark and she not afraid to show it.

her poem in a recent Paris Review made me get this and her new
collection Black Life, both are from Wave Books.

Columbine by Dave Cullen great at debunking all the myths surrounding this
shooting, also interesting to see that it was the first major school shooting that was covered live by the media and how the story changed because of them.

Great irish literary magazine id never read before but glad i did
go check it out! i found out about it here.

BEE back again and is it just me or is he getting better and better?
lots of people didnt like this that much or Lunar Park but i think they're were both great.

AR-G's autobiography?
he states that he 'tells no lies but also thinks there no truth.'
pretty great read even if you havent read any of his books
and an amazing insight if you have.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


'Boner', ink on a one dollar bill, 2010
made for 'End of Shadows' curated by Joe Stanley
@ the Sycamore Arts Club in Dublin

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fav music from last year

In No Order

Indignant Senility - Plays Wagner
he got there before me... soo great, i want the vinyl

Wavves - King of the Beach
play it loud and turn yr brain off
green eyes is my fav on this

Salem - King Night
gothy beats screwed & chopped nice!

Kevin Drumm - Imperial Horizon
what i fell asleep to and made work too alot this year
super beautiful!

Fenn O'Berg - In Stereo
same as above, my fav of Fenn O'Berg's releases
all are great

soma riffing hard great tape looking forward to more next year

Peterlicker - Last Slave
Editions Mego supergroups forgotten tape?
yet again cant wait for more next year

soo soo good Atlas Sound was in my best list last year

oOoOO - Triangle
more 'witch house' slow low beats
can we call it 'Drag'? it sounds better.

Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles ii
game was upped with this release i had to re-check
it was them when i heard Celestica

perfect summer listening
'when im with you'

L.A. Vampires ft. Matrix Metals - So Unreal
the other half of the Phaunt ladies truely amazing record
proper future H-pop cant wait for her new disco label 100% Silk
coming soon from Not Not Fun

LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
another perfect summer album
'Home' is my fav track
bummed i missed them live