, just how do you move and install Richard Serra's vast works? Back when the Saatchi Gallery
was still in Boundary Road
, 'the only solution was to knock down the caretaker's flat and knock a hole through the exposed wall into the main gallery space.' Related, an online biography of Damien Hirst
, not updated since 2002. In recent news, Hirst is trying to create the world's most expensive work of art
The British Board of Film Censors'
website sets out the all-important UK certificate for the latest films
. For the past few years the BBFC has also added little explanatory boxes revealing potentially offensive elements or sequences in the film. Which recent blockbuster 'contains sustained threat and images of fatalities that may disturb'? And what does the warning, 'Contains mild slapstick' allude to? Although the occasional spoiler is revealed, it's not quite up to CAP alert
levels of thoroughness
: 'excessive cleavage and focus on it including downward angles, repeatedly throughout' being a typical quote.
International round-up. There's something slightly Couplandesque
about the Canadian Design Resource
, which has an official gallery
to bring together icons and classics from around the country / Val Bavona
is a Swiss valley, and winner of the 2006 International Carlo Scarpa Prize for Gardens
/ New Orleans is 'sinking even faster
', with some districts deemed 'death traps.'
Two interesting segments in this week's
edition of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed
, covering Polish migrants to the UK, and the story of the shipping container, including an interview with Marc Levinson, author of The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
. Before the dawn of the 'box', Levinson quotes one expert as saying that "a four thousand mile voyage for a shipment might consume 50 percent of its costs in covering just the two ten-mile movements through two ports."