Jan's View

By HarlingDarling

Cultural inputs

We have been taking in some big city culture today, at the very magnificent Bildmuséet in Umeå. Free and fabulous, very spacious and right next to the river - so well equipped with expansive views over the wide (and currently frozen) river.

The main is a Japanese artist, Sou Fujimoto,s Energy Forest, which I found really fascinating, and where I spent ages making photographs. More info here. The extra is a still from a 30 experience in multimedia by the South African artist, William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time. More info here. We sat and watched/listened to/experienced the full 30 minutes of this amazing event. So much to see and so much to think about afterwards. 

Coffee and cakes were had too, and we slithered about only marginally in town as the streets were largely clear of snow. Very odd in February. In the morning we slithered more convincingly as we took Rusty for a walk, partly on the frozen river. It was great fun throwing sticks for him to retrieve from the deep snow, he gets well tired out thrashing about in that lot! We assume he slept the hours away as we were in town being culture vultures, as he is now full of beans and demanding amusement. Keith is his most steadfast playmate, which is why I'm up to date on blip, and Keith isn't!

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