notes from an urban hibernation

Paris : Simon Cutts & Erica Van Horn

Porte de Passy & Porte Molitor

We took these two Portes  at rather a tangent, not the normal traveling to their extremity and the walking back to our centre, the Rue de Bretagne, as has been … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Fruit Labels

It is not a new thing for me to play with the tiny labels found on fruit.  I think my whole family fiddles with them. My father was never happy … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Translation

March 3, 2018 · Leave a comment


On the day when I walked past this shoe repair shop in the 13th arrondissement I did not question the fact that it was closed.  The painted notice on the … Continue reading

March 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nothing and Everything

One of the most irritating things that entered my hands over recent weeks was the book /’catalogue’ for a ‘curated’ group exhibition at Hauser and Wirth, New York in 2017. … Continue reading

March 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Eglise Saint-Merri

I was walking home when the skies opened. Rain and sleet came lashing down.  I could not make it without getting completely soaked. Buying an umbrella was an option. A … Continue reading

February 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Souvenirs from Earth

I caught up with Souvenirs from Earth is an international cable TV station, currently broadcasting in France and Germany, which I’d forgotten from previous years. It presents a 24h art … Continue reading

February 27, 2018 · 1 Comment

chauffe-pied à eau chaud

I made a visit to the Musee des Arts et Metiers.  I was longing to see the Brazilian steel-toed flip-flop again. I knew I had a photograph somewhere but a … Continue reading

February 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Movies in Paris

There was a time when we thought that every niche film ever made was playing  at some obscure art-house movie theatre on the edge of Paris. We would comb the-then … Continue reading

February 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

We Cannot Leave

  Our building is in chaos.  There are new electrical meters being installed.  The hallways are full of dust and men and the sound of drills and shouting. Walls have … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · Leave a comment