Thursday, June 30, 2011

Four looks at Ai Weiwei

Photo taken at the Tate Modern.
(click to enlarge)

In words of Juliet Bingham, museum's curator: "Ai Weiwei's Unilever Series commission, Sunflower Seeds, is a beautiful, poignant and thought-provoking sculpture. The thinking behind the work lies in far more than just the idea of walking on it. The precious nature of the material, the effort of production and the narrative and personal content create a powerful commentary on the human condition. Sunflower Seeds is a vast sculpture that visitors can contemplate at close range on Level 1 or look upon from the Turbine Hall bridge above. Each piece is a part of the whole, a commentary on the relationship between the individual and the masses. The work continues to pose challenging questions: What does it mean to be an individual in today's society? Are we insignificant or powerless unless we act together? What do our increasing desires, materialism and number mean for society, the environment and the future?"

News of Weiwei release from prison by The Guardian here.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Last minute decision that included wandering around the parking lot for a very long time and more than one ridiculous stroke of luck. If you ask me, my experience about the 24 hours I was in Glastonbury this year, it was all about wellies, cider and Paul Simon.

Friday, June 24, 2011

12 days

It's amazing/scary/fascinating how fast you can get used to a new place.

Streets with G.P.P.

G.P.P., as everyone should know, stands for: Genuine People Personalities.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Challenge Accepted

I've been in London less than two weeks and I've already tasted delicious food from Sweden, Turkey, Vietnam, Spain, Korea, Greece, Italy, Thailand, United States, Mexico, France and England, of course. All very nice places, all completely affordable, not like in Caracas or Buenos Aires. So, as Barney Stinson would do, I decided to accept the challenge of eating 50 different typical meals in my time here. Poor me, right? ;)

The photos are from Scandinavian Kitchen in Soho.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Solstice

*Roberto Bolaño.

I'll start this summer day following the ray that is coming through my window.
I'll better hurry up before in a couple of hours we have Autumn already
waving hellos and dry orange leaves at us.

The song for today is:

Let's make this happen, girl you gonna show the world
that something good can work and it can work for you.

And you know that it will.
Let's get this started girl, we're moving up we're moving
up It's been alot to change but you will always get what you want.

Took a little time to make it a little better,
it's only going out, just one thing and another, you know!
You know!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Pub Life

Is a good life.

"Dejarlo todo y montar un pub en Londres"
puede ser el nuevo "dejarlo todo y montar un bar en la playa".

Ahí se los dejo.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Red Details

Random thought: when I was little I used to imagine the letter a being red. Didn't you?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

It was raining (what a surprise) so I was working indoors, but now not only the rain stopped but the sun is shinning outside my window. That means, of course: get myself a nice brunch in a place I've never been before. This is so exciting!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Some Welcoming Words

(Take Courage)

I love words, typography, hidden messages, signs of the "destiny"... so I use to take a lot of photographs of those messages written in the streets, some are really simple and direct, some are more of visual metaphors, other ones are just ads that I like to think were put in front of my eyes for a reason.

So far, this are some of the welcome words that London had say to me. In return I can only say, in the walking cliché kind of way: I love London.