I'm helping two of our city churches - Pilgrim and CitySoul - plan Adelaide Fringe events for February-March next year. Here's the unofficial blurb from the Fringe Guide (pre-publication). Stay tuned for more details. (Click the image for enlargement.)
It's there so that teachers, students, parents and others can access it anywhere, anytime for free in high quality. I'll be promoting it to university and other contacts with the hope that it will continue to be of use. There was some other video material that I may add as well.
Trove is the new web portal for the Australian National Library. If you're looking for a book, you can find out which library in your city holds it. You can also search on other types of print media, films, photos, maps, etc.
For example, a search on
A history of installation and the development of new art forms :
technology and the hermeneutics of time and space in modern and
postmodern art from cubism to installation / Faye Ran
tells me that there's a copy at the Barr-Smith Library at the University of Adelaide - even gives me the call no. nice.
We saw the utterly astonshing movie Turtles Can Fly on the weekend. This film is so amazing at many levels. It is set in Kurdistan at the start of the US' attack on Saddam Hussein. Told through the eyes of children, it is a harrowing tale of growing up in a war zone. At the same time, there are many moments that are remarkable in their portayal of humanity.
Set in Ghobadi's native Kurdistan, close to the Turkey-Iran border. Soran is a 13-year-old boy who orders other children around as he installs an antenna for villagers keen to hear of Saddam's fall. Eventually, he falls for Agrin but is disturbed by her brother Henkov, who was left armless after he stepped on a landmine and who can now seemingly predict the future.
this film had ther critics raving. i think it's a life-changing movie, revealing just how little we know or understand of what life is like for other people's in our world.