Sunday, November 23, 2008

"The Frankfurt School" Video Installation.

David Alesworth and Adnan Madani, Nov. 2008.

(details of the installation....)

"Frankfurt School" Collaborative, Video and Sculpture Installation.

Friday 21st November 2008.
Alhamra Art gallery, The Mall, lahore, Pakistan.

VASL, Lahore International Artists Residency.

"The Frankfurt School"

David Alesworth and Adnan Madani

We asked students from the Law Department of the Lahore University of Management Sciences to read aloud an essay written by the German critical theorist Theodor Adorno. We filmed them reading in the lecture auditorium, while asking them a variety of questions to test their grasp of the text. The individual sessions collectively form a series of portraits, or studies in power; the text itself was subsequently converted into an object of (first) use and then (later) fetish value.
November: 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"The Little Book of Slugs".

ISBN 1 90217 513 1 Paperback
Publication date 2002 Retail Price £4.99
Format Pb - 130mm x 100mm
Extent 128pp
Illustrations b/w line drawings

The Little Book of Slugs edited by Allan Shepard and Suzanne Galant, CAT Publications, 2002. A truly tiny book, perhaps pocket sized to facilitate it's use in the garden. Tales of woe and revenge. Slug inflicted carnage and diabolical retribution, from salt, egg-shells, scissors and copper sheets. A good chapter on knowing your enemy followed by several on tackling the pests. Gleaned from the experience and advice of hundreds of surveyed gardeners the book is at least solace if not the final solution. I found most of the advice suitable for a more tropical garden too.