Casts in the Sculpture Court

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Mull September 2010

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Barry McLaren (1976 – 2008) Poems

November 19th, 2010 § 9 comments § permalink

While cleaning through a bunch of stuff today, I came across some sheets of poetry written by my friend Barry McLaren. Barry died just over 2 years ago. He was a passionate, charming, talented and complicated man. In October 2006 Barry and I had an exhibition in Patriothall Gallery in Stockbridge called “The Corporal & The Commander”. Barry organised the show, and after it was finished, he gave me some poems he had written for the show, they were scribbled on the back of menu’s from Hectors Bar. I found them today, and I’m posting them here, along with some images of Barry’s work, which I think is from his Glasgow School of Art degree show around 2003/2004. Miss you Baraldo.

“THE WEE TEAM & THE TUT-TUT BRIGADE”

The rustling of dead dried copper leaves, tumbling in spirals

Round and around the cold blow dries. The rooks, the crows, they call for the fall

Green is going, fungi are slowing. Round and around the winds still blow

Leaves pile up in playground corners for pitter-patter feet. It’s upon us, that time of year again

Dark, black hoodies, snug leather gloves, Nike air velocity

The silence of violence

The wee team are coming

“NO VEHICLES ALLOWED ON THE DANCEFLOOR”

New morning and a brew is storming. Nouveau Sirocco and joys of riding

The wee team are coming

Flattened castle for the band. Shoeless. Placeless. Nameless.

The end of a French gentle westerly with traces of apprehension, all too quiet to mention

beyond physick kids, sponsorship sinking

No new deal. Run, while you still can

For the wee team are coming

“PLEASE FEEL FREE TO WALK ON OUR WORLD BUT FIRST REMOVE YOUR SHOES”

GoddamFuckinSchmuckinShiteyweefuckinuselesspointlessgeistlyweevacuousgreasygobbledaffectedego-beatengreetinweesoorfacedingratiousill-manneredshiteincretin-facedsoulsuckedhollowedurineretaininmisguidedshoescrapinblurry-eyeddrugfriedcouldadiednatureignorindenysnorinapocalypticlovinjunkfoodshovinplasticlovinbawbagscratchinweedhatchinweeshite.

The wee team are coming

“NO BALL GAMES ALLOWED”

A charm offensive by the demonsterbators. Piles of smiles, killer smiles with a lizard’s haircut, styled and bought from an uninvolved evolutionary

Spit on their windows, unwind their pain, with everything to lose and nothing to gain

“PLEASE KEEP THE GATE SHUT AT ALL TIMES (POLITE NOTICE”

Do you pay attention to the feathers that fell out of the sky?

From grounded hungry raptors, they used to fly sky high

Everyone’s a cunt till they prove otherwise

On a night the fat sheep gorged in order to get high and laughed and laughed at the silent wolf, staring at the lies

Plastic, fantastic

Cloning soundbites from earshot around

Someday they shall bleat to the nerviosa beat of their skittle, scuttle feet

The wee team are coming

“UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL RUNNING BE TOLERATED”

There was a naughty boy and a naughty boy was he, he ran away to Scotland for a people to a see

No matter how much you hate us, wee won’t hate you

We all go round the prickly pear, hoods at an empty

Hollowed stare

The wee team are coming

“DO NOT SEEK THE TREASURE”

Please excuse these disorganised thoughts

Fear of a plastic planet

The lies of the skies

You’ve been watched from an early age

All dead eyes on you, you’ve only got one shoe

Lick the world and listen very carefully

Once in the morning and once in the evening

Spoon-fed ideas

The wee team are coming

“BEWARE OF THE PIPE DO NOT TRIP”

Gie’s TCP

Ah’ve gone n’ grazed ma knee

It’s been rainin’ n’ ah cannae see

Ah looked at the sun n’ slipped on ma arse

Bein’ wee is such a farce

“PLEASE KEEP MOUTH SHUT AT ALL TIMES”

Your Georgian facades…………………………………………………………………………………..nothing.

Your spatial awareness………………………………………………………………………………….nothing.

Your pencil-thin cigars…………………………………………………………………………………..nothing.

Your petrol-hungry 4×4’s……………………………………………………………………………….nothing.

Your stainless settee………………………………………………………………………………………nothing.

Your meticulously polished brasses…………………………………………………………………nothing.

Your chilled Pinot Grigio………………………………………………………………………………..nothing.

Your neatly trimmed hedges…………………………………………………………………………..nothing.

Your adherence to signs…………………………………………………………………………………nothing.

Your derogatory barmaid advances…………………………………………………………………nothing.

Your Tesco clubcards…………………………………………………………………………………….nothing.

Your Nigella Lawson wank fantasies……………………………………………………………….nothing.

Your Alessi fly swatter……………………………………………………………………………………nothing.

Your tightly strapped bicycle helmet……………………………………………………………….nothing.

Your blue flower printed toilet roll………………………………………………………………….nothing.

Your Gore-tex rucksack………………………………………………………………………………….nothing.

Your polystyrene bag o’ Labrador excrement……………………………………………………nothing.

Your £2.37 tub of stuffed olives………………………………………………………………………nothing.

Your stop-stop starting at every kerb……………………………………………………………….nothing.

Your footpath guided woodland walks on Sunday’s……………………………………………nothing.

Your birdie 3 on the 19th at Murrayfield……………………………………………………………nothing.

The wee team are coming

“PLEASE DO NOT SIT ON THE LAYERS”

Someday a real rain is gonna come

and wash all the scum off the streets

Someday a real wind is gonna blow

and discredit your designs to nature’s flow

Someday a real inferno is gonna burn

melting this plastic town down into the ground

silently, without sound

You shall know, yes you shall know

for the wee team are coming

the wee team are coming

the wee team are coming

the wee team are coming

BARRY McLAREN

New Work at “The Secret Confession” Edinburgh College of Art

November 16th, 2010 § 2 comments § permalink

Here are some new works (and one old) of mine that are being exhibited at Edinburgh College of Art in “The Secret Confession“. The first is “Untitled (05 Nov 2010)”. It consists of a wooden box made of Scottish oak, lined with thick felt, sat on a concrete table top and oak legs. Inside the box are 342, close-to-identical screenprints of coffins draped in Union flags. Each print represents one of the 342 British servicemen and women killed during operations in Afghanistan since the start of the conflict, up until 5th November 2010. Every print has the name of the deceased, with the date of death and a number (eg the first death is marked with 1/342, the last 342/342). The box and table were made by Colin Parker, an artist and furniture maker. The box is also bound in white tape and is stamped on the inside of the lid with “05 NOV 2010”.

The second work is a screenprint called “Aztec Silence/Infinite Justice”. It shows battle diagrams of the final 4 conflicts on British soil, which are combined with text related to “Operation Enduring Freedom“.

Finally is a work I made in 2004 called “Convincing the Wolf of the Error in it’s Ways” which is a large felt banner. This work is one of four banners I made for abandoned churches in Fife. Each banner contains specific references to the history of each church and its surrounding area. After I had originally exhibited these banners at Collective Gallery in Edinburgh in 2004, I took them back to the sites of the churches, hung them, and left them there. The only reason I still have this one is because my mum and dad went to the church the day after to rescue it – I don’t know what happened to the other 3.

Also, I recommend you go to see the exhibition, there are 15 other artists there, and I particularly like Keith Farquhar‘s.

Randan Discotheque – Heather the Weather video by Rachel Maclean

November 13th, 2010 § 1 comment § permalink

I’m pleased to put up our new video for “Heather the Weather” – filmed and created by Rachel Maclean. I’m very happy with it, particularly with the beheading of the Loch Ness Monster……

Randan Discotheque – Heather the Weather from Craig Coulthard on Vimeo.

Randan Discotheque “Heather the Weather/The Duke & His Orderly” Single Launch

November 7th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

We have a new single coming out, “Heather the Weather/The Duke & His Orderly” released on 06/12/10 on 7″ vinyl and digital download (from The Bonjour Branch) We are having a launch night on Saturday 4th December at The Wee Red Bar from 7pm. Its £2 in, and the first 50 people there get a free copy of the single.

You can listen to the 2 tracks and pre-order the vinyl from our bandcamp site…..there is also a video for “Heather the Weather” by Rachel Maclean coming soon…..hope you can make it to the launch

New Film – “Pope Benedict XVI Comes to Bruntsfield” (2010)

November 7th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Here it is, I know you’ve been waiting with baited breath. “POPE BENEDICT XVI COMES TO BRUNTSFIELD”. Below is a portrait of the man himself.

Pope B 16th - 2008

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