Friday, November 24, 2006

My Adventures on a Thursday

The Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre was the day's cultural event. Braved the gusting winds and torrential rain to Merchant City to where the warehouse is that houses the exhibit space. The artist is Eduard Bersudsky and his wife Tatiana Jakovskaia was our guide.

First impressions, cool but kinda creepy. You can go to the website to get the particulars on the artist and how the collection came to be. We (new friend Heather, soon to be the downstairs neighbour when we move into our new flat) completely lucked out in that we showed up just as a seniors tour came in so there was a special scheduled show that we were able to catch. Much thought went into the music that accompanied each pieces little performance that made the experience that much cooler or creepier depending on the piece.

Well worth the 4 pound price. But if you go when there is not a show, then it's free. However, the downside to that is then the sculptures aren't moving, which is kind of the point of a kinetic sculpture don't you think?
In the evening we tried the Italian Film Festival again and were joined by another new friend Simon. I did much better with the movie this time. The film was called 'The Consequences of Love'. Loved the cinematography and set. It was also a film that really kept you guessing and you never really new where the story was going. However, I'm not sure that everyone else enjoyed the film as much.
All in all it was a good day despite the weather.

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