Dear Diary…Dancing at the Tate

Dear Diary, The Mass Observation Girl is back with a spring in her step and a graceful leap into the arms of choreographer Michael Clark!  Clark has invited 100 members of the public – including the Thinking Girl – to join him at the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, where we’ll be on show for six weeks as he … Continue reading

Crash: Homage to J.G. Ballard

Ballardian (adj) 1. of James Graham Ballard (born 1930), the British novelist, or his works (2) resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in Ballard’s novels and stories, esp dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments On Friday night I watched ‘Crash’ (the naughty Cronenberg film … Continue reading

Bibliology, Exhibit at Golden Lane Estates

Raised in a small Australian town with no building over five stories, I’m fascinated by the phenomenon of the British estate, and the way these impossibly tall, imposing buildings loom above the houses next door.  I’m unnaturally drawn to brutal modern architecture – making up for a childhood of waterfalls, rainforests and dusty camping trips perhaps – and whilst I … Continue reading