Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Steps by Carlo Scarpa

The Butterfly's attractiveness derives not only from colours and symmetry, deeper motives contribute to it. We would not think them so beautiful if they did not fly, or if they flew straight and briskly like bees, or if they stung, or above all if they did not enact the pertubing mystery of metamorphosis; the latter assumes in our eyes the value of a badly decoded message, a symbol, a sign.

Primo Levi

Friday, 5 December 2008


Internal and external are intertwined. Subject exists in the object

Kurt Schwitters

Thursday, 4 December 2008


From a physical standpoint, a black hole is a marvelously simple object, far simpler then the earth or a human being... When a black hole first forms, its horizon may have a grotesque shape and may be wildly vibrating. Within a fraction of a second, however, the horizon should settle down into a unique smooth shape. If the hole is not rotating, its shape will be absolutely spherical. Rotation, however, will flatten it at the poles just as rotation slightly flattens the earth.

Kip S. Thorne 'The Search for Black Holes'

Monday, 21 April 2008

Nomadic Object

The meaning of a work depends on the cooperation of the viewer. Those people who live without inner images, lacking imagination and the necessary sensitivity to generate their own set of mental associations, will see nothing at all. Tapies

Monday, 26 November 2007

Work in progress

Reality transcends its identifiable boundaries the longer one looks at it. Alcaide on Lucio Munoz

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Antoni Tapies

'I want to communicate the things that I love and in which I believe, because I think that people can derive a general benefit from them.'

Monday, 19 November 2007

The Real Thing

HENRY: (holding his cricket bat). This thing here, which looks like a wooden club, is actually several pieces of particular wood cunningly put together in a certain way so that the whole thing is sprung, like a dance floor. It's for hitting cricket balls with. If you get it right, the cricket ball will travel two hundred yards in four seconds, and all you've done is give it a knock like knocking the top off a bottle of stout, and it makes a noise like a trout taking a fly...(he clucks his tongue to make the noise). What we're trying to do is to write cricket bats, so that when we throw up an idea and give it a little knock, it might... travel...(he clucks his tongue again and picks up the script.) Now, what we've got here is a lump of wood of roughly the same shape trying to be a cricket bat, and if you hit a ball with it, the ball will travel about ten feet and you will drop the bat and dance around shouting 'ouch!' with your hands stuck into your armpits. (Indicating the cricket bat.) This isn't better because someone says it's better, or because there's a conspiracy by the MCC to keep cudgels out of Lord's. It's better because it's better.
Tom Stoppard