I’ve just watched “Paterson” – a Jim Jarmusch film about a bus driver who secretly writes poetry and delights in overheard conversation. It’s a really gentle, observant film with not much action, but a lot of listening. Here’s a really good summary of it by reviewer Mark Kermode, who sums it up as a ‘mood poem”
how to take everyday boring repetition and make it into exciting art; W N Herbert with his poem about rain Continue reading Poetry of Rain – W N Herbert
Roz Chast takes us through her favourite type of art at the Met – Medieval paintings. She has a distinctive eye and commentary. Roz brings her humour to the pictures and a strong sense of where the artist is not quite sure if they’re good enough to draw certain parts of the picture – and how they cope with that. The general effect is … Continue reading Cartoon view of Medieval Art
A salute to the day – a fly past by birds, which goes by the lovely title of “Murmuration” – a naturally occurring phenomenon. Filmed by artist Fiona Watson.
Fiona Watson has made a series of tiny films – lasting simply between one minute and two minutes in length. These are very do-able for anyone who a camera which records video, and some basic editing equipment.
Here is one video recorded out of the train window on a journey, edited and set to music. It seems to tell a small story, with a haunting piece of music and an everyday intercity journey (Edinburgh to Glasgow).
Tatsuya Tanaka has been shaping everyday things into landscapes with miniature people figures…. this video is silent (why not have fun trying different background music to it).