We heard today that Pamphlet 34 has gone to press, so it should be out in a couple of months.

Perry Kulper and I have been exchanging ideas and pieces of work for the past few years and in Pamphlet 34 have made some collaborative pieces of work. Given that we are in different time zones – Perry in Ann Arbor Michigan USA and I am in Brighton, East Sussex in the UK – the nature of the collaboration requires quite particular modes of operation. But it has been a blast working with Perry and a delight to get his fresh views on things through the process.

If you would like to pre-order a copy you can find them on Amazon HERE in the UK and HERE in the US.

Perspecta 34

Perspecta 46

This dropped though my letterbox this morning. It has a range of material themed around the issues of error including twelve pages, mostly of pictures, of some of my instruments in action.

For more details, look here

Landscape Futures

Landscape Futures

Sub-titled Instruments, Devices and Architectural Inventions, Editor Geoff Manaugh (BLDG BLOG) has assembled a book related to the exhibition he put on at the Navada Museum of Art that includes work by Smout Allen, David Gissen, Chris Woebken and Kenichi Okada, Liam Young and Lateral Office. It includes images of a couple of my projects. For more information, see here.



Instrument Eight

Instrument Eight

Perry Kulper and I have been working on Pamphlet Architecture No.34 which includes a bunch of new work. We are caught between wanting to show the work and needing to keep our powder dry until it comes out, so here is another view that gives almost nothing away… Perry’s drawing is on the left and mine on the right. The orange cups are the paint catapults and you can see a couple of domes with model scenes in them, related to the content of the drawings. Our drawings are each on two plates that can fold relative to each other – see the four bar mechanisms holding the drawings. The weighted string between the instruments registers their relative angles to each other on the protractors at each end of the string.

Design Ecologies

I just received a copy of Design Ecologies (Volume 2 No.1) edited by Shaun Murray. The title of the issue is The Ill Defined Niche. It has chapters by Shaun Murray, Camila Sotomayor, Tim Matts and Aiden Tynan and one by me called Drawing Uncertainty that covers some of the instruments and the Bird Automata Test Track. If you are interested you can order a copy here.

Hands Have No Tears To Flow

This book arrived today (thanks Christina), a collection of images and discussions of the body published for the Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale this year. It has a wonderful selection of images (and a couple of my early body drawings) and is beautifully produced. As you will see more clearly from the lower image, the book has a thermo-sensitive cover.

Very happy to report that Perry Kulper and I were one of the winners in the most recent Pamphlet Architecture competition. Here is the announcement from their website:

The competition results are in! Congratulations to Luis Callejas, author of Islands and Atolls, and to Nat Chard and Perry Kulper of Fathoming the Unfathomable, whose proposals will be developed into issues 33 and 34 of Pamphlet Architecture.

Perry is a prof. at the University of Michigan and we have been working towards a couple of exhibitions, the first at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery in Calgary in June 2013.

Congratulations to Luis Callejas