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This week. Should you desire to pay an exorbitant amount of ¥ to enter the human power elite shopping destination and industrial art complex called the Frieze Art Fair you can take a tour with Tsagalalal or She Who Watches, a super intelligent entity from our ravaged future world who has an urgent warning for … Continue reading

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The Iconoclast

I came across the work of Canadian artist and angry person Richard Slye because of the book Sign Crimes/Road Kill. I think more people should know about his work. Great documentary below called The Iconoclast, do view. <p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/80035459″>The Iconoclast: The Images of Richard Slye</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/michaelconnolly”>Michael Connolly</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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The Great Unmade: Two New Books For You

Omar Kholief and I have both written new books. He a novella called Jeddah Childhood circa 1994 and myself, an exhibition tie-in called Virgin With a Memory inspired by cheap novelisations of films (ahem) and John Boorman’s classic production diary Money Into Light. The two tomes are being paired together at Cornerhouse Manchester for 7 Quids and … Continue reading

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Gazing Gazeless Stare

“Whose Gaze Is It Anyway?” is on at the ICA this month during Safar: Festival of Popular Arab Cinema (19 – 25 Sep 2014). It includes work by Raed Yassin, Maha Maamoun, Mounira Al-Solh and excerpts from the archive of Abboudi Bou Jaoudeh. It also includes the below works which are related to the Sisyphean flow of molten rock called Beretta I’ve … Continue reading

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X Ray Spex

Cleaning up old hard drive and found this fine portraiture of 90s 5’aleeji intelligentsia in their finest facial wear. If you recognise any of these men from their visual aids. LMK. I can positively identify only one, Ahmad Yousef.

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I SWEAR TO KURT

  Last week, Shumon Basar asked me to write an open letter to Kurt Cobain and to my younger self in the 2nd person for an edition of his ongoing Live Magazine, FORMAT at the AA this week. It is exciting to be asked to write something about America instead of Qatar for a change! SEE THE LARGER … Continue reading

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Everything is Awesome

  Hey guys, so this The Future of the Future event in Vancouver was last week. I was too nervous/superstitious to post about it before. Due to the laws of alphabetisation, I really felt the pressure was on. You see, I’m still figuring out how to metabolise blind panic and abject terror into a casual, Ted talk sort of … Continue reading

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Serpentine Bridge Commission: KING TIDE

image courtesy of a website called “winds of jihad” Hans Ulrich Obrist likes to ask all his interviewees about their great unmade – basically, “What project do you wish to do but have never been able to?” Mine would not be a project. It would have been a summons. To have been able to take … Continue reading

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TEXT OF TALK IN TANK

This blog so neglected. But for my wreckords, there is this >>> VIEW INTERVIEW IN SITU Text by Shumon Basar (TANK YOU SHU!) Sci-fi Wahabi may or may not be the alter ego of Sophia Al Maria. If so, it’s akin to the human disguise David Bowie’s alien took (as Thomas Jerome Newton) in the … Continue reading

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SIGN CRIMES/ROAD KILL & a repost of The Temple of Fashion

The following is Joyce Nelson reading Victor Gruen the right act. Nevermind the dated references. Read if you have ever been in a mall, have just been in a mall, or are perhaps in one right now. The Temple of Fashion is an essay published originally in 1991 although I can’t find where it was originally published. … Continue reading

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