Mise en Abyme

Sunday 19 December was the final day of the Bull. Miletic exhibition Mise en Abyme at RAM Galleri, Oslo. During the final hour of the show, as a finissage, Jeremy Welsh interviewed the artists about this exhibition, about their experiences at the Art Institute of San Fancisco and about their collaborative working practice. The exhibition featured a new work, Revolution Peripherique, a two-screen video work recorded on the Periphique ring road, Paris, as well as Par Hasard, the single-screen work  focussing on The Eiffel Tower,  that was also shown in the Citie Re-imagined exhibition in Novi Sad.


I'm gonna grow fins, go back in the water again....

BUU is sad to acknowledge the departure of Don Van Vliet, Captain Beefheart, who died on 17th. December 2010. The music of Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band was the soundtrack of my youth and to this day his albums rate among my all-time favourites. The influence can be heard in numerous bands who have emerged since the 1980's, when Don Van Vliet himself retired from music-making to concentrate on painting. See the fan site Radar Station for comprehensive information and listings, as well as a variety of video clips on You Tube.  There is also a classic article from a 1970's edition of Rolling Stone, on the magazine website.  Here are the Captain's 10 commandments of guitar playing.


Coffee cups in London, December 2010

1: Trafalgar Square / The Mall
2: The Hayward Gallery