“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Monday, June 20, 2011

New Workbook by Stuart Munro

This looks like it will be very good. Drawing Faces in Spaces #1.

Covering things made over the last few years this is predominantly a photo-book that pulls together photographic and sculptural work. This includes North London and the rim of the Caspian Sea, distressed fabric and blackbirds in Tokyo, an Amazonian ghost-town, the Bradbury Building and Million Dollar Hotel to name but a few.

1 comment:

Stuart Munro said...

Thanks for the post Tim.

If anyone is in London tonight please come along to SSE Space, 40 Store St, WC1E to see Yorgos Loizos' new exhibition featuring Barbie dolls and shop windows.

Yorgos is an architect and photographer, specialising in surrealist tactics and architectural space. The private view is from 6pm and the show runs until early September.

SSE Space Gallery

Yorgos Loizos

"Entitled Olympia, after the automaton described in ETA Hoffmann's short story Der Sandmann (1816), Yorgos Loizos' first solo exhibition consists of a series of handcrafted photographic works. Created using surrealist techniques including solarization and the photogram, these editions evoke the notion of the uncanny through a use of imagery that is both familiar and odd, and by blurring perceptions of the animate and the inanimate. Featuring fragments of a mannequin doll and sculptures of cityscapes, each composition was formed as a constructed, studio based, vista of space. Washed in a bain-marie of chemical liquids and exposed to 'accidental' light leaks, the works describe impossible spaces inhabited by doll bodies."