infovore + tomphillips   13

Tom Phillips: two skulls, 50,000 postcards and a book that took 50 years to finish | Art and design | The Guardian
Nice interview with Tom Phillips. (That sounds so trite, but that's what I have to say; he's great, his work is great, this is a nice interview).
tomphillips  art  culture  peckham  southeastlondon 
6 weeks ago by infovore
Playing pictures: the wonder of graphic scores | Music | theguardian.com
Nice article from Tom Phillips on a potted history of graphic scores - with a rather good gallery "attached", buried in the Guardian's IA.
music  scores  tomphillips  graphicscores  notation 
october 2013 by infovore
Tom Phillips : Making money (some hope!)
"A portrait is not worth considering. Heads is heads and for kings and queens and tails should tell tales of the land over which they reign, and be part of our house of memory." Tom Phillips has designed a 50p to commemorate Benjamin Britten.
tomphillips  art  coinage  benjaminbritten 
september 2013 by infovore
Review: Tom Phillips’s ‘A Humument’ at Mass MoCA - Theater & art - The Boston Globe
"The notion that an artist’s life project, his crowning glory, should have been a sort of side project, something done in the margins, as it were, while he was busy getting on with the real thing (whatever that was) is to be savored. It expresses an almost universal truth, and says everything about Phillips’s infatuation with whim, chance, and the vicissitudes of choice." Lovely review. Also, gosh, the second edition looks exciting.
ahumument  tomphillips  art  books  review 
august 2013 by infovore
Tom Phillips : Life's Work
"Work energises work, and I have set about filling some of those remaining frames for Version II which, in anticipation, hold blank grey sheets. Half a dozen have already appeared with more to follow as the exhibition heads to its closing in January 2014. One such revised page features Peckham mud combined with that gathered from a nearby river in Massachusetts." What a wonderful way to hang it.
tomphillips  art  books  ahumument 
august 2013 by infovore
Tom Phillips : 20 Sites/Obart
"This simple gesture was as touching as if the art school had put up a banner saying 'Welcome Back Tom'. I was moved. The project's title has now been reinstated. In some special sense I had arrived" Lovely.
tomphillips  art 
july 2012 by infovore
Tom Phillips : Habeas Corpus
"The whole memorial, appropriately horizontal and about as long as a modestly sized human being, is to be installed in early August on the wall of the College's dissecting room." Beautiful, as ever.
tomphillips  art  stone  memorial  dissection 
july 2012 by infovore
Tom Phillips and A Humument: how a novel became an oracle | Books | The Observer
"Very soon after starting the book in the 1960s I dreamed of its use as an oracle, and it has taken 40 years for technology to make that possible." He is so pleased with the outcome that: "I've become my own consumer. Each night after midnight I consult, somewhat furtively (even though alone), the Oracle I have made. I'm often surprised by pages made long ago and almost forgotten, as well as by the sometimes uncanny predictions they offer their maker."

Yep, I still love Tom Phillips.
art  ahumument  tomphillips 
may 2012 by infovore
Tom Phillips: Seventy Fifth Birthday News
"Seventy fifth birthday looming up and a small self fest to celebrate." All excellent news. Also: 40 years of "20 sites n years"; wonderful.
tomphillips  art  camberwell  photography 
february 2012 by infovore
Tom Phillips: Word Cross
"At a time when the artworld has become a bloated thing like a celebrity based branch of the stock exchange, it is very satisfying to make a real and seriously thoughtful transaction." Tom Phillips' Word Cross is now in a parish church in Kent. Great.
tomphillips  art  church 
april 2011 by infovore
Tom Phillips: App for iPhone
"To celebrate the appearance of A Humument App on iPhone I shall shortly add a dozen or so newly revised pages." Awesome: the magically-changing book is taking shape.
books  tomphillips  magicmaterials 
february 2011 by infovore
Eye blog » The app of A Humument. ‘The iPad is one of the oldest things in the world … a pad or a slate.’
"It’s different things at different times, a serious research tool, or a communication device, but it’s a toy, I can play with it and find things I didn’t know existed." Tom Phillips has made a version of A Humument for the iPad, and I am very excited about this new.
app  ipad  tomphillips  ahumument  art 
november 2010 by infovore
Tom Phillips: Sculpture & Mixed Media: 20 Sites n Years
"Every year on or around the same day ... at the same time of day and from the same position a photograph is taken at each of the twenty locations on this map which is based on a circle of half a mile radius drawn around the place where the project was devised. It is hoped that this process will be carried on into the future and beyond the deviser's death for as long as the possibility of continuing and the will to undertake the task persist." Tom Phillips project, as mentioned in Reading the Everyday.
photography  se15  london  peckham  tomphillips 
september 2008 by infovore

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