Monday, 16 September 2019

London - The South Bank, Tate Modern and the Olafur Eliasson exhibition

The weather was good and it was warm so everyone was out and about. It was London fashion week so there were plenty people strutting their outfits around the  Courtauld Institute of Art.   We made our way along the South Bank to the Tate Modern where the popular Olafur Eliasson installation "In Real Life"was exhibited.  He puts experience at the centre of his art.

Forty works of art made between 1990 and today by the Danish-Icelandic artist  provided a variety of sensory encounters with his works that heightening ones awareness of oneself and other people. There was also an ethical work related to climate change.  This involved a zone of the exhibition "The Expanded Studio" where a pin board was on view based on the walls in the studio where teams of researchers and craftspeople, as well as the artist shared question, articles, images  and news clippings. It reminded me of a creative management workshop where materials are arranged round keywords in alphabetical order. 
There are also films showing some of these projects in action as well as impressions of his architectural projects and life in his studio.  These can be watched at home on

Monday, 2 September 2019

Buxton River Wye Weir

It was late when we arrived and the trees along the river looked amazing in the late sun.  We met some photographers caring long lenses one of them wet and muddy from attempting to get in a better position to photograph a Kingfisher. We had landscape lenses so not a hope if it urned up again. Another walker said he had just seen a Heron fishing on the edge of the waterfall but it did not appear for us in the fast dimming light.