Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Hey y'all, what's up with you? Not tons going on in Londontown at the mom., at least for me.
Classes, you know, that sort of thing. Long walks.

I just thought I would supply you with a link to one of the exhibits we visited a couple weeks ago for art class called Mythologies. It was hosted at Haunch of Venison, an art gallery off of Piccadilly Circus, and was actually quite good/very thought provoking. The first line of the program detailing the show goes something like this:

Mythologies explores the stories we tell about the world in order to understand it.
I urge you to keep that line in mind as you look through the works in the current exhibition (which is a feature of the site!) and question what stories the pieces might be telling.

A quotation I would like to leave you with (that was boldly featured on a wall in the exhibition) is from a man named Jorge Luis Borges, which upon recent googling I have discovered had quite a love for quotations and made many of his own. He said some very poetic things, though I'm not sure I agree with all of them.

...animals are divided into (a) those that belong to the Emperor, (b) embalmed ones, (c) those that are trained, (d) suckling pigs, (e) mermaids, (f) fabulous ones, (g) stray dogs, (h) those that are included in this classification, (i) those that tremble as if they were mad, (j) innumerable ones, (k) those drawn with a very fine camel's hair brush, (l) others, (m) those that have just broken a flower vase, (n) those that resemble flies from a distance.
(for those of us with a deep and abiding love for the discreet science of taxonomy)

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