Giant Bird & The Empire Of Feathers

May 27th, 2008 | people I know

Giant Bird is a London-based theatre company, and EMPIRE OF FEATHERS is their next production. At the link you’ll find a wonderful animated trailer for the piece, which ends with details of the performance (Camden, end of June):

A roaring industrial age of concrete oceans and steel-scraped skies draws to a close and three men set off in search of the infamous Red Sylvester, the rarest bird of all. Rifle Lancaster, a ruthless hunter hopes to look death in the eye; Lucey Fair, a decadent painter seeks to create a work of pure truth, and Ball Manhattan, a tycoon socialite strives to bring proof of magic back into the world. In this world, everyday objects transform into the extraordinary: a crumpled map becoms a mountain range and a string of fairy lights an endless waterfall in this vivid adventure.

Tom Spurgeon

May 27th, 2008 | comics talk

At some point during (San Diego Comics Convention) weekend, the writer Warren Ellis will realize he’s not in San Diego and will spend the next 20 minutes dancing joyfully like Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof.

The Comics Reporter

On Whitechapel Tonight (26 May)

May 27th, 2008 | brainjuice

A new thread started for the popular Muxtape trades, since shat itself the other day. The monthly self-portrait thread continues to fill up.

What’s the strangest music you ever heard? Am I the only person on Whitechapel interested in the whole hauntology thing that’s been playing itself out over the last 18 months or so?

“Pharma-Metanoia” (full view)

May 27th, 2008 | photography

"Pharma-Metanoia" (full view)

Originally uploaded by William Joseph Dunn.

William Joseph Dunn “Pharma-Metanoia” (full view), 2008 mixed media on found objects. 27″ x 36″ (approx) ©2008 WJD