Monday, October 31, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tango protest

Ismael Ludman and Maria Mondino
On the 14th of April 2011 Ismael Ludman and Maria Mondino two tango dancers from Argentina arrived in Glasgow. They had been invited to give a tango performance and workshops in small venues throughout Scotland something they do all over the world. They were detained by the UK Border Agency and questioned for some hours

Saturday, October 08, 2011


Evening cityscape from Potts Point
Dinner at Pan Roma

Friday, October 07, 2011

Artisans in the Gardens 2011

Saturday 8 October to Sunday 16 October at Lion Gate Lodge and its own cottage garden, Mrs Macquaries Road, inside the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. The exhibition is open from 10 am to 4 pm daily. Entry is free. All works are for sale with proceeds going to support the work of the Friends of the Botanic Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Opera House: Slavoj Žižek -Demand the Impossible

In the late 90's, political theorists, economists and politicians were talking confidently about the end of history and the undisputed triumph of liberal "democratic" capitalism. Communism was written off as dead and buried. But after 9/11, the GFC, the Arab Spring, and the protests spreading over Europe, the ideological gloss of capitalism may be beginning to fade. If the alternative is Putin's muscular Tsarism or China's authoritarian capitalism, then renovating the idea of communism may matter profoundly. For philosophical rock star and brilliant iconoclast Slavoj Žižek, it is something that we should demand, no matter how impossible it seems. The only true utopia today is that things can go on indefinitely the way they are.

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher, critical theorist and author working in the traditions of Hegelianism, Marxism and psychoanalysis.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Mike Daisy ay Opera House

The dark side of Apple: one man's monologue of misery:

His gripping monologue has made Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak cry and forced the company's new chief executive into a strident defence of Apple's supply chain, but now Mike Daisey has a message for Australian Apple fans: open your eyes.

For the past 15 months or so Daisey been touring the world stunning audiences with his two-hour tale of the appalling conditions and underage labour that goes into making our iPhones, iPods and iPads. The show, the Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (review), has been running since Saturday at the Sydney Opera House and is due to conclude on Sunday.