"Chaos is not the opposite of rhythm but the milieu of all milieus"
Deleuze & Guattari

Thursday, 29 January 2015


Above, one of the zillion instances that captures the experience of living with contemporary technology on James Bridle's influential New Aesthetic Tumblr. You can read my post about Bridle's more recent project The Nor, commissioned by the Hayward Gallery for MIRRORCITY, and its relationship to the current throes of drone hype, at apollo-magazine.com.

Friday, 9 January 2015


Turns out that seeing art about the Arab world feels quite different in Hamburg than it does in Beirut; it also feels different to write about 'Arab art' when in Europe, after having been in the Middle East for a little while.

Walid Raad, Postface II, 2014
composed of seven elements, mixed media, 487 x 274 cm
images courtesy Sfeir-Semler Gallery and the artist

My thoughts on Walid Raad's current show at Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, are published on apollo-magazine.com.