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Alloa Poetry Jamboree. Curated by John Goodby. 2 – 4 November, and featuring Tom Leonard, Lila Matsumoto, Peter Manson, Drew Milne, Bill Herbert, Andrew Duncan, Jim Ferguson, Donny O’Rourke, Kathleen Jamie, Dorothy Alexander, nick-e melville, David Kinloch, Samantha Walton, Frank Kuppner, Gerry Loose and Jennifer Williams. Read all about it here: http://digitalpages.digitalissue.co.uk/?userpath=00000082/00019241/00079273/ or through here: […]
Here at the Institute, the flowers of fuzz are much prized, and so it is with some sadness that we report the departure of a much respected colleague, the Addrock Geranium Fuzz: A firm favourite for some years, this fuzz face clone of quality produces sputtery blooms of soft-clipping distortion, care of its finely tuned […]
Documentation of recent readings, performances, film poems and reading in Paris
sculptural installation or security consciousness? Night duty staff at the institute were thrown into confusion on discovering this Mobilo scooter lock, later photographed in the light of day. Were younger members of the institute set upon transforming everyday life into an art installation, reshaping the lived as resonances of plastic and plasticity? Or was the […]
POLYply 21 > 7 pm October 11th. C4cc. 16 Acton Street. Kings Cross. London.
CATECHISM: POEMS FOR PUSSY RIOT, edited by Mark Burnhope, Sarah Crewe & Sophie Mayer Members of the Institute of Electric Crinolines featured in Poems for Pussy Riot. Download it here!
Here at the Institute younger members are developing alternative methods for transport to and from work.
BODIES OF MEMORY directed by Fiona Templeton at Tate Britain, October 5, 2012 At Late at Tate on October 5th 2012, artists’ group New Work Network presents Acts of Legacy, a series of performances, films and debates exploring the influence and memory of experimental and ephemeral art practices from the late 60s to the present day. […]
Thursday 27 September, 7:30pm @ galerie Jérôme Poggi: Redell Olsen and Charles Robinson Redell OLSEN et Charles ROBINSON Le jeudi 27 septembre à 19h30 GALERIE JÉRÔME POGGI + OBJET DE PRODUCTION 115/117, rue La Fayette – 75010 Paris – Tél. : + 33 (0)9 51 02 51 88 M° Gare du Nord ou Poissonnière – Parking Vinci rue […]
A Rocket for Astrid with Hubble telescope observing in the distance. Stay tuned for news of exhibitions at the Institute.
There’s a sorry history of cultural appropriations of the crinoline, often for purposes other than high fashion, usually with the intent of debunking or perverting the gloire of the crinoline’s architecture. This awkward specimen, widely reproduced, sometimes goes by the title of ‘The Bachelor’s Dream’, an albumen print from around 1860, and not, as they […]
As if the wealth of superficial analogies were not sufficiently dazzling anecdotal material for confirmed cultural materialists, the final insult to injury is added by the discovery that this myth of nuns and fossils makes its sorry way into Walter Scott’s scandalously underpowered long poem Marmion(1806): When Whitby’s nuns exalting told, Of thousand snakes, each […]
Among byproducts of research into the cultural imagination of the fossil, two intriguing counter-mythologies emerge. Short of funds for a full research trip, the Institute purchased the fossil pictured in the previous post on ebay. While able to confirm the Jurassic status of the specimen, the Institute were unable to verify the Whitby provenance claimed […]