Obviously, it isn't Saturday, which is the day I should have been writing this for it to really count as relevant, but hey ho. I had a really busy weekend. On Saturday we took down the show at the Lombard Method, and then drove straight to Manchester where I was giving a lecture about Mark Speight at Islington Mill's Mill24 event. On Sunday we drove back down to London for the Artists in Conversation event at {Empty Sets} (Which is still on by the way -  till Sunday 13th of June), which I compered and thoroughly enjoyed. Then yesterday Tape Club Records took part in the D.I.Y Day event at the Old Queens Head. I played four sets, one as Dogtanion, and then helping out Mr. James Bright, Peter Lyons and Kerry Leatham. It was nice to catch up with the Tape Club peoples after what felt like a long musical hiatus.

But, as this is technically the Lombard Residency blog, I'll focus on that...

 Installation view of Possible Monuments at The Lombard Method

The opening was great - boozey and interesting. Gavin Wade from Eastside Projects came early and gave a very positive twitter review!
  I feel like the idea of artworks as monuments or public sculpture is a really exciting way of re-imagining objects. A new way of contextualising ready-mades. I was thinking of a group exhibition, maybe called Possible Monuments again, I'd definitely include some of Graham Hudson's proposals for public works.

Monument to Cliff Richard's Eternal Flame (pissing fire), drawing, 2010 + detail

Monument to the Varied Failings of Our Public Transport System, drawing and maquette, 2010 + detail

I'll get more photos up when I have the hi-res versions. In that room, I had three maquettes and 8 drawings. In the other room, I had a video installation. With a digital projection of a video (which you can watch below), a crap fan and a Dora the Explorer balloon.

No Public Right of Way, digital video, 2010 + installation shot

I met a Polish curator who was shocked that the Solidarity union in the U.K. was a nationalist group with racist affiliations. She was doing a project on the Polish Solidarity union, the first non-communist trade union in Poland, whose actions helped semi-free elections happen in Poland in 1989. Apparently the U.K. Solidarity has copied the style of the Polish Solidarity's insignia, even down to the typeface used.


Thanks very much to The Lombard Method, and everyone who came to see the show. I really enjoyed my time in your city and I hope to be back soon.