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phono-poetry event…

Phono-poetry…get your swarf here… Live event on 30 August 2013 in Brighton, UK at the Nightingale Theatre… Featuring Redell Olsen, Holly Pester and Jeff Hilson – plus some other phonographic treats, including poems from the Mass Observation Archive and Aleksander Kolkowski whose archive Phonographies includes many contemporary musicians and sound artists, all recorded on wax […]

‘smoke & fluff’

‘Smoke & Fluff’ was made in in 2012 for the ‘Pussy Riot’ solidarity event in Cambridge and then later shown at the Parasol Unit, London in December 2012.

A Rocket for Astrid

A Rocket for Astrid with Hubble telescope observing in the distance. Stay tuned for news of exhibitions at the Institute.

News of Research at the Institute Continued: GENEALOGY OF THE CRINOLINE… ‘Hegel’s Embarrassment’

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 […]

St. Hilda

News of Research at the Institute:GENEALOGY OF THE CRINOLINE… ‘Byproducts and Snakestones’

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 […]

News of Research at the Institute: GENEALOGY OF THE CRINOLINE … ‘Accusation of Superficial Analogies’

More critical members of the Institute have been quick to point out, however, that this is at best merely suggestive, at worst a superficial analogy (see previous post). One especially powerful argument discussed by our researchers in the Institute is the view that the crinoline’s resistance to representation is different in kind from that of […]

or make a cape

You Could Always Make a Cape?