Lead articles

care to tango?

Sep 12th, 2008 | By | Category: Lead articles

This week I purchased a Bajofondo electrotango CD (just one of those eBay moments), so I was imediately attracted to Volvotango when I read about them on the zoomdoggle blog. What could be sweeter than spontaneous tango in the streets? Volvo Tango At first I thought: tango music broadcast through the low powered FM25B FM […]


who says money can’t buy happiness?

Jul 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Installations, Lead articles

I’ve always loved the idea of culture jamming with a vending machine. Years ago I read an article about a second hand book vending machine, which I thought I might duplicate on the local university grounds. While researching I came across the artomat, where artists use retired cigarette vending machines to sell small artworks. Today […]


a trip down memory lane

Jul 8th, 2008 | By | Category: Lead articles, Performances

Before it was pushed out onto the cold, hard streets, there was a thriving industry built around casual live entertainment. Vaudville was popular from the early 1880s until the 1930s, when it was pretty well replaced by cinema and phonograph. Ironically, some of the best bits were saved using the technologies that were replacing it. […]


Circus skills – a todo list

Jul 6th, 2008 | By | Category: Inspirations, Lead articles

I picked up this list of circus skills from the wikipedia, thinking that it might be useful to refer to it when writing posts on how to employ those skills and techniques to create and choreograph new sidewalk acts. Some of these don’t have corresponding pages on the ‘pedia – so there’s a double project […]


Swings in the street

Jun 24th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured articles, Installations, Lead articles

taking the park to the people. This idea goes a step beyond guerrilla benching (reported by space hijackers back in 2006). This project is a study into different ways of bringing play back into public space. It focuses on ways of incorporating incidental play in the public realm by not so much as having separate […]