Sunday, 21 November 2010

Pickle Surprise

Golden video moment for your lazy Sunday...
Pickle Surprise- Tom Rubnitz
'Tom Rubnitz was a video artist most often associated with the New York East Village drag queen scene of the late 1980s. His video tapes were mainly inspired by pop culture and Las Vegas style shows. A number of his works featured RuPaul and members of the B-52's. He also made the 1987 documentary Wigstock: The Movie about the annual drag queen festival'

Friday, 19 November 2010

Born and Bread..

Bread People is a service that provides pictures of bread celebrities for you to look at.

Thursday, 18 November 2010


Moon attend two fantastic exhibitions this week...

High Society explores drug use throughout the ages.. the opium trade.. the acid crazed 60's..  raves.. modern crack dens... It explores the attitudes towards drugs, from the dark stigma they have aquired in Western society to villages in south America where Awaska is used in a ritualistic setting.

It was my second visit to Museum of Everything, tucked away in Primrose Hill- this time it houses the collection of amazing oddities aquired by Peter Blake (of Sgnt Peppers Lonley Hearts Club album art fame). 
The Museum of Everything is one of the best institutions I have ever been to (a number of the artists who contribute work to the exhibitions are likely to be found in a different sort of institution) as it exhibits only the work of creators classifed as 'outsider artists', artists who have had little or no formal training in art and who produce (or at least began by producing art without regard to the mainstream art world's recognition or marketplace. There is definatley a creepy circus them going on this time.. midgets.. bearded ladies.. punch and judies etc.  

Peter Blake collects things covered in shells.. shell kittens, puppies, people, boxes... reminded me of the local seaside artist in the 'Old Greg' episode of The Mighty Boosh who even shelled his wife.
Some of my faveorite works were tapestries created by Ted Willcox ' a rear gunner in the Second World War’ (Blake says), ‘who was shot down and injured rather badly. He was taught embroidery as a therapy. He started off by doing a portrait of the Queen. Then he did a ballet dancer, and then he went in for these pin-up girls from the Fifties with wonderfully inventive backgrounds, scallops of colour and so on'. Oh I loved his works so so much! Ted also invented his own language... wish i could find more images...
Blakes collection also includes a large variety of creations by Walter Potter, a self-taught Victorian craftsman and taxidermist who constructed woodland dioaramas and kitten tea parties. One of the most incredible scenes was  "The Original Death and Burial of Cock Robin". Inspired by a book of stories belonging to his younger sister, Potter created his most well known tableaux at the age of 19 and used 98 stuffed birds... Within the large glass case was displayed the sorrowful funeral procession of Cock Robin together with the Sparrow who killed him with his bow and arrow,  and the Owl who dug the grave, accompanied by the mourners, all of whom made their way through the graveyard.
 Below are images of Potter's work, some shown at the exhibition and others found online. I would've loved to have taken photos of 'Everything' but there was a sign saying 'Photos= £1000' fine- not sure if they were taking the piss but I didn't want to risk it. The Museum of Everything gives me weeks of inspriation fuel everyone should go check it out... 
Postcard for 'Potters Museum'  which used to display Potters work in Sussex. 

Friday, 12 November 2010


 Recently I had the pleasure of viewing the  head-exploding, telepathy-based 'Scanners' directed by David Cronenburg. love Cronenberg... his films have the perfect combination of kitsch and creepy. Technology and its ability to warp/ mutate the human mind and body is re-occurring theme in his films such as Videodrome and The Fly. Another amazing film I recall that ran with this was 'Tetsuo  the Iron Man'- this wasn't directed by Cronenberg but is just as intense as some of his films, if not more intense because it is Japanese! Here's the trailer for Tetsuo for good measure...  

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Knitted Bits n Wild Prints


Romance Was Born Headdress

Anto +O
 knitted Collars n Jacket by Anto
Du Yang Collection 'Its a Dream'
More Yang Du- he's faarking amazin'

Felix the Cat bold clash print
jc de castelbajac
Sarah Moli Newton Applebaum- Thanks to Anto for showing me her work

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Tiny Tim was a satanist

I bought Stardust a couple of years ago in Syd but watched live recordings of Tiny Tim doing his falsetto/ ukulele thang for the first time yesterday. Such a gem... 

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Drug Store Cameras

A few photos from my 2 for £6 Boots disposable developments..London Fields Fest... Manzes Pie n Mash on Tower Bridge Rd with Ol' Phil (wasn't game enough to order jellied eels)... Kubi and Birdy in London... Berlin


I wish it was Halloween again...

Last Tuesday Society 'A Danse Macarbe' - photo by Suzzette Field
I'm suffering from withdrawal symptoms a whole week a bit after a fantastic Halloween weekend... Was yet another reminder of why I love London so much. On Friday 19th Birdy and I blagged our way into the Last Tuesday Society 'A Danse Macarbe'  I looked like a clown celebrating the Mexican Day of the Dead whilst Birdy rolled around fruit and vege in her birthday suit. 
Photos by Christopher James

Photo of the Dance of the Dead Parade by Andrew Coombes
Somehow we managed to get a reasonable sleep to see the matinee of Faust at the Young Vic the next day. It was visually, dramatically and acrobatically astounding- some of the best theatre I have seen in a while- and it made me cry with its larger than life, doomed love story. 

I was super hyped to march in Strangeworks 'Dance of the Dead' -- (somewhat of a Spooky Colour Parade)- hundred of ghouls n creepies slowed traffic on kingland rd and busted out pre-rehearsed dance moves... I dig what you do Strange Works...