Month: November 2006

Venice Biennale: the Austrian Pavilion At the Venice Biennale, the exhibit on cities displayed a model of half-buried aircraft carrier, apparently after a collage of Hollein’s called Aircraft Carrier City, which evoked for me the cover art from Iain Banks’ Use of Weapons. In a typical fantastical stroke, pointing to his real position as a […]

Papercuts of Peter CallesenFrom Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society.A man who makes beautiful papercuts (and not those schoolyard ones, Log, naughty boy, no!) so that they leave a shadow and form that cohere beautifully. I’ve never seen anything quite like it, in that the complexity it must involve would strain any mentality so. Worth […]

From inside the restaurant, it looked like a cat had upchucked a hairball onto the window. It looked like that for just a few minutes before the maitre d’, high in his office over the gleaming marble cavern, noticed and ordered the window misted over at street level. Then all the diners could see was […]