This is going to be a great weekend. Due to the coincidence of the Bank Holiday, I'm getting a free public holiday on monday = longer weekend. Friday evening's started with a film, the RUSSIAN ARK. It's a brilliant film, a single 96 minute long take, with no edits! It was entirely filmed at the Russian Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg. It was a little overlaced with Russian history, but it definitely does offer some respite from X2 and Matrix and all those mainstreamers. And the ending was poetic. Very poetic.
Then came pubbing (under influence from Buzzcut) and beer-guzzling. How does 4 bottles sound? Not too drunk but light headed to smile at every tom, dick, harry and linda on the streets. And then we had to go to a retro club. Everyone was dancing to music of the 70s and 80s! Eek! But it was an experience; kinda reminded me of that time while I was in Taipei and the clubs dedicated a whole hour to folk dancing. That was certainly amusing!
I was sober enough to walk back, and we talked about life and love and the same ol' philo-stuff and ended with half a piece of banana walnut.
Today's gym (!) then Saatchi's Gallery.
I've been dying to see the gallery after reading it from Frommers. Instead of the usual masters, it's a collection of deeply thought-provoking art in its best form. Maybe not too deep, but thought-provoking nonetheless. Fancy seeing a cow cut up into 10 slices and then each piece in encased in formaldehyde?
The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living
1991 tiger shark, glass, steel, 5% formaldehyde 213 x 518 x 213 cm
I need not say more.