Managed to catch the Ernesto Neto show at the Hayward Gallery in it’s last few days. I didn’t know what to expect when I walked in to see loads of oversized fluorescent tights suspended between walls. But that was pretty much all it was- one giant bouncey stretchy room. You could pull and tug anything you wanted to, and touch whatever you felt like touching. It was pretty fun and colourful- check it out before it closes if you can. The gallery was split between this show and something called The New Décor, which was utter shit (from what I could gather, it was all old bits junk grouped together to make ugly bits of furniture- real cutting edge…), but your ticket covers both exhibits. More pics on my Flickr.
Work as been extra hideous of late so I’ve taken a few days off to reset my wires and bring some Alfitude back in to my life. Today I went to the Southbank Centre in London to have a poke around this Brazilian season they’ve got on right now. Much as Im beginning to dislike living in London and being a Londoner, this was all still pretty cool. Project Morrinho is a free installation outside the Southbank, made from bits of shit to look like a favela. Check out my Flickr for more pictures.
It’s been 50 years to the day that Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, came to life. It just looks like something made for a Bond movie set, and you won’t find a city shaped like an aeroplane anywhere else in the world (London just looks like a fried egg from the sky). I’ve never been there, but it’s one of my things to do before I turn 30. Check out the Rio Times here for a cute little article.