Sunday, 24 January 2010


The French philosopher Jean Baudrillard argued that the world is "without meaning" and that to accept this meaninglessness can be liberating. A comment on the blog today made me smile and put Baudrillard's complex ideas into a much simpler format: "TOO MUCH THINKING LEADS TO MEDICATION - ENJOY YOUR LIFE AND STOP THINKING ABOUT THE END OF IT!".

On the subject of thinking, however, I've noticed that some people very thoughtfully spend a long time considering what to write on the walls of the Comments Box space in the gallery, carefully choosing their words. Comments are prompted by the statement on the board "The world will end when..." and the proposal for "Principles of a new belief system..." It's great to see the freedom and creativity that a blackboard and chalk inspires. For visitors to the blog who haven't seen the Comments Box walls, here are a few pictures of how they looked today.


  1. Having to clean the walls again. Here are a few of this week's comments:

    The world will end when...

    When we die.

    Everyone on 'Take Me Out' has a date.

    They tell us it will.

    My cup is full.

    When we understand creation

    When the universe implodes

    When love stops

    Man fills in the blank spaces until there are none - then he's done.

    Principles of a new belief system...

    If we could harness our individual energy and become singluar forces for good we would enhance today and tomorrow beyond our wildest imagination.

    Don't believe the hype.

    We don't have to be sensitie or responsible, but if you haven't realised that there are other people, what the hell are you doing?

    Life is a journey not a destination.

    Trust in your own judgement.


    Everything has its time.

    Time is short -make the most of this life!

    Insecurity is evil. Shared hurt is the result.

    Laughter is the key!

    Most of the best stuff in the world is made of nothing.

    Life today as though its your last on earth.

    Spare the rod.

    The more things change the more they stay the same.

  2. Usaully upon visiting the De La Warr Pavilion I am disappointed with the exhibitions and today was no exception. In short, it was a terrible excuse for 'art'.

  3. This Cerith bloke's work is shit