In Search of A/The Point of Life

Picks of the pics of the wickwhackwhop breathtakingly breathless week of eventful events

As Autumn replaces the heatwave (of course it was too good to be true of course yummy things never ever last) and as we close of a breathless week of events (I say ‘breathless week of events’ but you know very well that I am referring to a miniscule interactive performance and a private, private view – sounds bit rude? – held on the 3rd and 4th of September, here are some images for my Posterior’s I mean Posterity’s sake (for fuxake, who on googleearth is this ‘Posterity’ and why have I never met her/him/them yet??).

Top: Sporting (THAT’S THE SPIRIT!) participants Liz Bruchet, Kay Tabernacle and Richard Wright are seen running for their lives as hunters/prey in the interactive performance, when Liz is not trying to trip me (or steal my ipad), that is. These are merely 3 of the participants I have filmed. There were several thousand more participants but I have graciously decided not to expose their identities. (3 is still an improvement from my consistent record of screening my work to a grand total of 2 peopleĀ  – 1 being the curator who’s invited me, the other being the technician. No, I have not counted myself in, as even, or especially I cannot stomach my own work).

Below: I pose with flowers or rather a ring of thorns or rather a bunch of shrubs or rather a cluster of chards courtesy of sweet Ben Graham and Christina Petrie. Also in the picture is Francis Marshall, as well as a statue at the Slade, and James Odling-Smee. The latter has been one of my best reader/online collaborator/co-producer (see here, there and there for just 3 out of the many many examples of his different levels of input) in the 1000 (++++) days of trans-running (no I have not conceptualised a new brand of running exclusively for transgendered people, nor am I aligning it with trans-fat) – but we ran into each other at the evil Facebook so this was the very 1st time we meet face to face, offline in meatspace. Of course James was so gracious and made all the right noises about the film I premiered – but that was why he, as well as all the other people invited to my Private, Private View, were invited at all. Thank you all for coming. There are many many more people I need to thank and a proper list will come after mid-October. Promise.

*Photos in which Kai appears are taken by Richard Wright. Many thanks to Liz, Kay, Richard, Ben, James, Chrisina and Francis. Many thanks to the Slade School of Dine Art for hosting me at the Summer Residency.

** Come join me as I run a walk on ‘Art & Society’ at the Bloomsbury Festival I am on on Saturday 19th October 3:15-4:45, and on Sunday the 20th, my tour is at 10:45-12:15. If that’s a tad too early for you lazybones on a Sunday you are welcome in your pjs. That afternoon circa 2pm come join me and my friends, if you are so inclined, to deposit your posteriors on the grass patch at Russell Square and have a pick-nit I mean picnic I mean some kind of a grass-based event insofar as the Nondon Autumn allows it. Food and drinks not provided (buy your own from the Festival!), but charm and wit are aplenty.


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