Radial City - the urban legends proliferate...

Synchronicity appears to be working for the Quantum Brothers, prior to the screening of "Beginner's Guide to Radial City" in Hay on June 5th. The story "Shadowing the City" has appeared in The Recusant,  while "Escape from Radial City" will be appearing next week in Nth Position.


A Dream of Radial City

Complementing  the Quantum Brothers’  forthcoming  video A Beginner’s Guide to Radial City, this audio  memoire of  the liquid city and its cryptic texts, evoked by Brother P with soundscape by Lawrence Russell, is the latest update at Radio QBSaul.


Call for participants - Natland SB Seminar 2010

Life is short but not in a hurry. Before we are disabled, disposed, dissolved and dismissed we manifest. Let us leave some filthy but good looking traces and marks.

Early March 2010 Natland SB art Galleri launched yet another way of looking at art. It is indoor online with daily exposements, interventions and permanent displays. Now time has come to expand to outdoor activities and manifests:

NATLAND SB how much less is more SEMINAR 2010 Bergen

With sincere pleasure and constructive senism Natland SB art Galleri organizes the first manifest which will happen at a special location in Bergen Norway, Saturday 12 June 2010. There is not much to tell about it ahead. Just trust Natland SB.

This seminar is open for all. There is however a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 16 participants. Persons interested are suggested to email promptly and await details. Contact: postnatland@gmail.com


A Beginner's Guide to Radial City

We can now confirm  that the   Quantum Brother(s)  will be participating in the Hay Poetry Jamboree.

At 12.00  on Saturday June 5th in the Salem Chapel, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, UK,  Brother Paul will be making one of his rare re-appearances in the living flesh to  present a screening  of THE SLOW LEARNING  and our most recent project  A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO RADIAL CITY.

The entire programme runs for approximately fifty minutes and will be repeated later in the afternoon.

The Slow Learning: a video poem for TV, exploring  “the terminal zones of the urban education industry” and “the slow motion of knowledge that’s just about to go fast forward into overwind…”  Presented in various modes  (performance/installation/screening) at the ICA, South Bank Centre & National Review of Live Art.  Texts or audio relating to the work have been published in Poetics Journal, Toxic Poetry, Culture Court. First Offence & Negative Entropy. 

Radial City: an urban intermedia  travelogue, encompassing  video  & narrative. It  relates to  the activities of the Bureau, as well as  prose fiction like “Radial Citizens”, recounting the fate of  a Radial City poet.   

The Quantum Brothers: a sporadic collaboration  between Paul A. Green (text, voice & audio) and Jeremy Welsh (video, graphics & audio)
"Now yer see 'em, now yer don't..."


Brandon LaBelle: Accoustic Territories

Thursday 20th. May 6.00 pm at Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Brandon LaBelle will talk about his new book "Accoustic Territories"
From underground environments to the home, Brandon LaBelle traces the cultural and social movements of auditory life. Acoustic Territories continues the author’s interest in sonic culture and extends his earlier work, Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art, elaborating on the dynamics of sonic materiality and experience. LaBelle follows sound as it appears in specific auditory designs, as it is mobilized within various cultural projects, and ultimately queries how it comes to circulate through everyday life as a medium for social transformation.
Brandon LaBelle is an artist and writer. His work explores the space between sound and sociality, using performance and on-site constructions as creative supplements to existing conditions. He is the author of “Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art” (2006) and “Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life” (2010).  His ongoing project to build a library of radio memories was presented at Casa Vecina, Mexico City in 2008. He also collaborates within the collective working group, Surface Tension, and the working team, e+l.

RITUM part 2

(Relatively Insignificant Temporary Urban Monuments)

5 more small-scale temporary urban monuments encountered on May 16th. 2010

1: monument to the First Age of Mobile Telecommunications
2: memorial for a night of passion
3: memorial for the non-EU standard apple
4: wrapped small monument, after Christo
5: model for the Guggenheim Bergen (mobile version)


a moment to share:

There is an upcoming moment I would like to share on BUU: Before the sun goes down today the Natland SB Galleri is going to welcome online the 1234th unique guest within 2 months time! That is a lot of an attention for just one nail. The director managing and the disposable curator are so proud and would be extra delighted if a BUU member is THE number 1234 looking at the 28 exposements or the 9 outrageous videos on display at the moment. SB


RITUM = Relatively Insignificant Temporary Urban Monuments. To be found, spotted, identified while walking around the city or cities.

The following monuments are:

1: Monument indicating direction to follow in pursuit of a lost dog.
2: Memorial to the Unknown Drinker (green bottle version)
3: Monument in tribute to the work of Isidore Ducasse (Le Comte de Lautreamont)
4: Monument to the achievements of Rainbow Chasers
5: Monument to Rainy Day Women
6: Monument to the possibility of discovering the lost works of Yves Klein.


Re: Natland SB Art Gallery

Natland SB Art Gallery, which may be a front for the mysterious Senis Besmegenis,
exhibits temporary artworks and ephemera of the kind that those who are alert and attentive 
might notice as they go about their daily business. 
If you are the type that goes around with a camera in your pocket 
you might get implicated in something similar. 
There's always stuff out there just waiting for us. 
For example, Thursday 6th. and Friday 7th. May 2010 had these items to offer: