Best of the Week


I’m still feeling ‘under the weather’. (A saying that I sort of don’t get – think about it). Had my first ever ct scan on Friday. It was kind of cool, in a technological & expensive but this is still free on the NHS wonderfulness kinda thing! Mane, I love the NHS!

It’s been 2 months and a half since I started having bone ache, feeling really tired, night-sweats & since we found out 3/4 weeks ago – an enlarged spleen. And i still have all of this! Not going to lie, I’m so pissed off with my body that whatever it is, isn’t shifting or revealing itself in an obvious way so we can treat it. It’s really affecting my quality of life (tiny violin, please).

Regardless, I’m really busy at the moment (exactly why the fatigue is annoying me & my productivity). I’ve under taken a new project. More details soon. Gravity is becoming a big thing. I might even be promoted next academic year to researcher as apposed to research assistant. Yeah! Not going to jinx this though. I’m doing this video thing in 2 weeks for SOAR. I need to put the finishing bits on to some of the drawings for them before that. I have my ongoing collaboration with PhD awesome Harriet Davis, and my other collaboration with Abi Goodman from the Site Gallery Residency is starting to come together – we just got invited to present our practice at this conference thing. (Details in previous post). In addition to this, I have just got my new contract for sheff doc/fest – AMAZING. I feel so blessed to have this opportunity again. So I’m working on the drawings for the awards – and the Live illustrative mapping is gonna be DOPE this year at the festival. watch this space. I’m gonna work so hard for them, like even harder, because I’m so thankful for this experience again

Also, I send off for my USA work visa this week so I’m ready for when my Temporary contract is up! Boom. Who said i wasn’t organized?

Speaking of being organized. I’ve given myself a strict work schedule so I can get all my freelance work done & to a high standard whilst working my day job  under my mystery illness. If this goes like I hope it will, dude, my art-practice is gonna be like worrrrdddd! WORK!

Best of smizz:



The Very Best of Dina Carrol

Hoodie Allen


The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce

How To Be A Woman (still) – Catlin Moran

Politics of Art: Contemporary Art and the Transition to Postdemocracy – Hito Steyerl



Existential cat is existential

Modern Family

Have I Got News For You? New Series


Like Crazy


Be Kind Rewind

Tell your friends to tell THEIR friends! SLAM






Ain’t nothing but a gangster party! –

SLAM. PART 6. 1st February!

7:30PM bloc projects, Sheffield.

FREE. – OPEN MIC Night of poetry, (ANY TYPE but we LOVE slam poetry n spoken word) And Performance!

Invite your friends and invite their friends!



(Images designed by @jamscotton )

Things to worry about & not to worry about:

In 1933, renowned author F. Scott Fitzgerald ended a letter to his 11-year-old daughter, Scottie, with a list of things to worry about, not worry about, and simply think about. It read as follows.


Things to worry about:

Worry about courage
Worry about cleanliness
Worry about efficiency
Worry about horsemanship

Things not to worry about:

Don’t worry about popular opinion
Don’t worry about dolls
Don’t worry about the past
Don’t worry about the future
Don’t worry about growing up
Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you
Don’t worry about triumph
Don’t worry about failure unless it comes through your own fault
Don’t worry about mosquitoes
Don’t worry about flies
Don’t worry about insects in general
Don’t worry about parents
Don’t worry about boys
Don’t worry about disappointments
Don’t worry about pleasures
Don’t worry about satisfactions

Things to think about:

What am I really aiming at?
How good am I really in comparison to my contemporaries in regard to:

(a) Scholarship
(b) Do I really understand about people and am I able to get along with them?



i don’t usually digg sculpture:

Artist Maurizio Cattelan’s latest piece of work (which is currently on display at the Guggenheim, New York) has to be the craziest/coolest installation I’ve ever seen! More pictures here:

Artist Maurizio Cattelan’s latest piece of work (which is currently on display at the Guggenheim, New York) has to be the craziest/coolest installation I’ve ever seen! More pictures here:

I don’t usually digg sculture unless it has a poignant or poetic quality to it. However Cattelan’s latest installation/sculpture piece reminds me of the recent book 100 Objects of the World. It’s fantastic. Here in this exhibition we have this tension between history, design, and the importance of archive.


SLAM JAM PT. 5! Sheffield, slam poetry night at BANK STREET ARTS

It’s been a while since our last SLAMJAM. This time we are teaming up Bank Street Arts (directions on the website )in Sheffield.

This is YOUR moment to SHINE.

For those who aren’t familiar with the SLAMJAM format.

EMAIL us ( or message on facebook/twitter! for a place to do your

POETRY (any type)/
or just turn up on the night, and be inspired by the AWESOMENESS of the nights performers & audience, as it is an OPEN-MIC format.

Some selected highlights thus far:
Spencer Hale (NYC);
James Prescott (SHF);
Matt McAteer (CHST);
Along side many other funky people. Be sure to book your space!

And of course, like all good things, there will be
and lots of networking and catch-ups!

NOT TO BE MISSED. And like all great things in life, IT’S A FREE!

Thanks to BANK STREET ARTS for this opportunity.











Quote of the new year

At the gate he topped me and asked, “Where is the master going?’

“I don’t know ,” i SAID, “Just out of here, just out of here. Out of here, nothing else, it’s the only way I can reach my goal”

“So you know your goal?” he asked.

“Yes,” I replied, ” I’ve just told you – Out of here – that’s my goal!”


SLAM JAM is back and at a brand new location; Bloc Studios!

Its the same format as before, different location and cheaper drinks!!! Hosted once more by friend of CAKE, half-pint-sized ghetto superstar (critically acclaimed by the New York Times) Sarah Smizz.

If you want to be on the line up get in touch at but feel free to turn up on the night as were open mic.

Donation based.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

7:30 – 10:30PM