Sunday, August 18, 2013

Energised by Art

I really feel energised after visiting an Art Gallery, I think it stirs something at the core of my soul. We went to Federation Square (Ian Potter Gallery) and watched an interesting exhibition of film and photography called Suburban by artist Ian Strange. I really liked the film, shown it three screens it featured these houses from different angles, close ups and far with music that added to the atmosphere. The houses, painted by the artist prior to filming, really depicted something odd in the midst of suburbia. There was an uneasiness to it, seeing the camera roll and take in these images (without our prior knowledge that the artist had painted them). The film lasted 8 minutes and builds up the tension until one of the houses burns to the ground. Recommend people to see it, it is free.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013

In the Midst of Winter

How cold and rainy it was this weekend! No matter, winter won't stop us from getting out there. Despite the rain and seriously cold weather, we still did our Sunday walk to the heart of Melbourne and savoured a deliciously bitter long black by the banks of the Yarra river.
We also happened to stumble on an amazing photo exhibition on sustainability at Federation Square. I would hardly recommend people to go see it except that it ended today. Accompanying the images were pages of interesting facts about our city and sustainability. It really inspire me to continue my work with my students on the topic this week.

Que frio y lluvioso que estuvo este fin de semana! No importo, el invierno no nos parara. Seguiremos saliendo, y disfrutando de los espacios abiertos. A pesar de la lluvia y el frio, aun salimos a hacer nuestra caminata dominguera hasta el corazon de Melbourne y disfrutamos de un delicioso y amargo cafe negro a las orillas del rio Yarra.
Tambien nos encontramos de casualidad con una exhibicion fotografica sobre el medio ambiente en Federation Square. Recomendaria que la vieran, pero lamentablemte terminaba hoy. Acompanando las imagenes habia paginas y paginas de informacion sobre nuestra ciudad y ecologia.