14 Dec 2018 | jademontserratdotcom

(Some Possibilities Of) Rural Belongings

Join in celebrating this extraordinary moment with me – this week marked 70 years of the The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) – and coincidentally the launch of my transport for London, Art on the Underground  night tube map cover commission The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the General Assembly […]

14 Dec 2018 | writethemap

Austerlitz & Beyond

  John Payne in W.G Sebald’s Footsteps…. There is no doubt in my mind that Austerlitz Station in Paris is the key to this rather enigmatic novel which draws a personal and emotional and rather misleading map of Europe, said John, misleading in that the novel appears to be meandering nowhere and the story and […]

13 Dec 2018 | 33 Temple

The 10th Online Performance Art Festival

On the 6th December 2018 I was very happy to participate in the 10th Online Performance Art Festival, conducted solely online and broadcasting from my home in Saigon, Vietnam.I chose my performance 'The Path to Enlightenment' as I had not performed it ...

12 Dec 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Back to the Forest of Spectral Trees

  they came to stand and listen a hushed communion old gods. new gods.     uncanny colours, shapes and forms the strange, disorienting world of the wild wood     listening station (listen in) ≈≈≈ Now playing: Harmonia & Eno … Continue reading →

07 Dec 2018 | News

Dear Lester and the Auckland Transport Board,

Dear Lester and the Auckland Transport Board,London, New York, Melbourne, Sydney, Berlin, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and ParisThese great cities of the world have speed limits of 30 km/h.Their safer speeds have resulted in less death and serious injuries, h...

06 Dec 2018 | Museum of Walking

Sparks fly in Kensington

As we try to unravel fact from fiction, whether it is the novels she wrote or her autobiography, Dame Muriel Spark led us on an obscure trail in Kensington.  Once well established as a literary author, in the 1980s she wrote two novels, on reflection set in Kensington in the 1950s: “A Far Cry from […]

05 Dec 2018 | News

Meanwhile in Auckland

 Its been a busy 2 weeks here in AucklandThe pedestrianistion of Queen st has been approved as part of the City Centre masterplan - here are the details Buses get to use the shoulder on the motorway to speed up the journey - here are the details Walk A...

05 Dec 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Map Ref

  “Interrupting my train of thought. Lines of longitude and latitude …” (56.036997, -3.395852) ≈   Either side of a surface Cross section of a world (in concrete) ≈≈≈ Now playing: Wire – Map Ref. 41°N 93°W

03 Dec 2018 | ossjay

Memories of the autumn

As winter and rain and flooded lanes set in, the lovely colours of autumn become a memory.  All those days, dozing in warmth, will come again next year. Bo and I had plenty of rides, here by the river Taf … Continue reading →

03 Dec 2018 | ossjay

Out of the Box

The Women’s Arts Association autumn show set a challenge to members: to make something out of cardboard.  It was another success, with the artists coming up with new creations for the exhibition in Llanover Hall. My friend Kathy brought her … Continue reading →