Sunday, 18 October 2015

101 uses for a wastepaper bin

We watched a Werner Herzog film called" Encounters at the End of the World" last night...in it they showed a group being trained in how to cope in a whiteout...they all had to wear wastepaper bins on their heads and try and find their way to safety with no sight and only muffled sound...apparently the bins replicate the experience. If an actual whiteout wasn't so life threatening this would have been even funnier..but seeing the bumbling around and heading off away from the camp bought home how deadly it could be.




Thursday, 3 September 2015

101 Uses for Blu Tack

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From the BBC news web site..a blind artist called Sargy Mann, uses Blu Tack to help him paint.
He uses different size blobs as coding...and feels his way around the canvas.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Monday, 3 August 2015

101 Uses for a paperback book


Seen in a flea market in Brighton last weekend ...a whole wobbily table of glassware all reliant on a paper book book by a wobbily comedian.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

101 Uses for an Umbrella



The umbrella . it turns out, is very useful to try and deflect the flying objects which were launched at the Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksander Vucic, when he attended the anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre today.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

101 Uses for a plastic crate

As seen at the Kelsall steam rally last weekend..how to raise the roof.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

101 Uses for a Chair


We went to see a play at the Salt Museum in London Road last night..it was a group of 6 actors from Canada ,touring as part of the Rural Touring  Network...they used minimal props and only had a chair and piece of material each, which they used very inventively... It was a play without many laughs and I must admit to getting a little distracted..so I decided to write down the various uses  of the chair and cloth as the play went on.
I also mis-heard a joke...it was meant to be "Cold enough to freeze a fart".

Sunday, 19 April 2015

101 uses for a chair

Seen outside a nicely re-painted shop in Glossop...I really like how in keeping the sign is with the shop...

Sunday, 5 April 2015

101 Uses for a Tin Can

Saw this wonderful Multiple artwork by Joseph Beuys in the Museum Fur Kommunikation in Berlin.

Joseph Beuys: Telephon S---3,1974.

Postcard Foto by Jurgen Liepe.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

101 Uses for a ladder

Friends from Alsager set up this construction to photograph the eclipse on Friday 20th March. We could see it really well through the clouds..a thin bright "smile".


Saturday, 14 February 2015

101 uses for a paper bag



Back in the 1980s Michael used to make his own record sleeves from a paper bag...

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

101 uses for a pencil

I am not sure I feel happy about this one...as I don't think you should characture a figure in a way that a group of people find offensive..especially when you know they do. NOT that I think that means anyone has the right to kill them for doing so.pencil
But this felt like a turning point, and the pencil was being used by people on the France Unity March in Paris to represent freedom of speech ... most of my uses for objects are practical, but objects can also be symbolic.
I made a copy of a "pencil flag" I had seen people carrying on the march on 11th January 2015, but I couldn't get a photo of it on screen.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

101 Uses for an Orange

An old tradition of putting cloves in an orange, but one I had never tried before...it does make a lovely room fragrance. (Plastic tacky Xmas garland optional).