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Simon Tait’s Mews No.5

October 15, 2009 by · 1 Comment 


Jungle drums, cogs and sprockets

There’s a lovely little volume called the London Jungle Book by a Gond artist called Bhajju Shyam, all about his trip to London (to decorate an Islington Indian restaurant). Read more

CMT in Dortmund

October 5, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Being FollowedThere was great excitement in Dortmund, Germany with the opening of our touring exhibition at DASA yesterday.

Hundreds of people arrived around 11 a.m., and were treated to the sounds of steel drums before entering through the Drifting Apart sliding doors into the exhibition hall. Walter Ruffler and Falk Keuten were guests of honour and curator Hans-Gerd Kaspers welcomed us all with a talk about the history of automata.

You can see some more pictures of the exhibition here. As well as a great article about the show here (English translation).

DASA is well worth a visit, and has very informative permanent exhibits on the theme of the workplace. You can take a ride which extols the dangers of operating a fork-lift truck, learn how an electricity power station works, and children can construct their own buildings and try out a pneumatic drill.

Drifting Apart DoorsHans-Gerd Kaspers