Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Time Off

Had two great days off: yesterday caught up with all the paper work. Today over a lovely capuccio caught up on old copies of New Scientist (there was a great article on value of accepting uncertainty).

Then went into town to see the brilliant Antony Gormley exhibition at the Hayward Gallery. Highlights included:
- Allotment: the hundreds of concrete blocks of different sizes, like a post modern concrete terracotta army
- Space Station: huge complex & challenging
- Blind Light: <50 cm visibility white-out inside a box inside a gallery - spooky (glasses really are no good but managed to navigate from one end to other by dead reckoning)
- Event Horizon: whereby the exhibition doesn't stop at the extent of the Gallery but extends out into London with statues dotted over buildings as far as the eye can see

Really worth a visit - but hurry, its the last 2 weeks!

Now going to have a drink, watch the sunset and read a book :)


Katinka said...

Am going to have to purchase a copy of New Scientist to finish the article...looks intriguing(and applicable to me right now!)

I'm so jealous of you seeing the Gormley exhibition! Apparently the London Police will be relieved when the exhibition is over though :)(http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21930276-13762,00.html "Suicidal Statues a Pest for Police"

JP said...

What a shame - I was hoping they might keep them as they so liven up the London skyline.

Though people must have really bad eye sight not to see they are statues!

I've emailed you the article - hope you find it interesting