Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Stones - The Mind Beyond

The previous post talks of Meriel the Ghost Girl, but the next episode I watched in The Mind Beyond series is totally great. Broadcast the year before ITV's Children of The Stones, this is a great curse tale mixing ancient law and pre-pubescency like only the BBC could. Again you can watch it all on youtube.

Meriel The Ghost Girl - The Mind Beyond 1976

Mark from Strange Attractor recommended watching The Mind Beyond series from the BBC in the mid 1970's. Meriel The Ghost Girl (1976) starring Donald Pleasance and a hip young Janet Street Porter is a great multiple view on an alleged apparition on Cricklewood. You can watch them all on youtube...

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Monday, 16 January 2012

More nice Schmidt pieces

Peter Schmidt The Watford School and my favourite Bond

Last year I went to see the Edward Burra exhibiton at Pallant House Gallery and came across a book in their bookshop called Printed in Watford.

It was a catalogue of multimedia work from The Watford School of Art jammed full of different paper stock and intriguing texture and collage. The only further information I could find about the school was about one of it's tutors artist Peter Schmidt (friend of Brian Eno, David Toop Dieter Roth). Schmidt also did the cover for the Eno Fripp Evening Star LP. Continuing investigation in to the school and Mr Schmidt has proven very rewarding..

I am especially liking his monographs some of which could be seen in Blofelts's Alp top brainwasher in 'Her Majesty's Secret Service'.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Other Hungarian Delights

The Central Market

Bauhaus and The Devils Trench. Napraforgo Street

In 1931 a proposal was put to the Budapest Works Council to build a whole street in the Bauhaus style based on a similar project in Stuggart. Although some of the houses have been rebuilt they have still kept the style in essence. The street runs alongside a small creek called The Devils Creek and is definitely worth the small journey out of the centre. There are more images and information here.

No 2

No 3
Peter Kaffka

Lajos Kozma

No 6
Lajos Kozma

No 7
Andor Wellisch

No 9-11
Robert Kertesz K

No 17
Pal Ligeti & Molnar Farkas

No 19
Alfred Hajos

No 20
Joszef Fischer

No 21
Gedeon Gerloczy

Some great days out real and imagined

Thursday, 12 January 2012