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Eh up me duck.

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Aliens and brothers

ALIEN

By David Breuer-Weil

Height: 6m (19’ 8”)

An extension of the ‘Visitor’ series, Alien is a vast 6m tall work depicting a humanoid figure crash landed in the earth. It’s circling legs suggest that this a more permanent development as the figure struggles to free itself from the ground.

“I have always been fascinated by the idea that we are not alone, that a massive Alien might suddenly land on earth. I wanted to capture the sense of wonder and shock that such an arrival would generate.

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However, the title Alien also suggests something quite different: the difficulty of being an outsider.

My father arrived in England from Vienna with his parents as refugees in 1938.

My grandfather was interned as an enemy ‘Alien’, a great paradox given the reasons he had to leave Austria, something that my family often spoke about. Sometimes immigrants hide their true identity beneath the surface, like this sculpture. Many of my works, both paintings and sculptures, explore the theme of belonging or alienation. But with this work I wanted to use a vast, breathing human form to express the profound feelings associated with these themes. And I needed the massive scale to portray the intensity of these emotions.”

BROTHERS

By David Breuer-Weil

Conceived in 2015 bronze height, 6m

“This sculpture is a human arch, but the arch means something very potent: the joining of two minds. […] connections such as brothers, siblings, partners, friends and joining strangers. […] of coming together, resolution and peace. But it also offers therefore a suggestion of symbolic meanings to every bridge or arch. Every arch is a symbol of connection and resolution.

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I believe that it is only a matter of time until technology allows literal telepathy. A few generations ago the idea of phoning somebody thousands of miles away would have seemed like a preposterous fantasy, but now we take that, email and social media for granted. Distances between people that were formerly unbridgeable are now connected in less than a second. I want to express that miraculous element of modernity. Now is in many ways the age of communication.”

The Crypt Gallery

These sculptures are in the St. Pancras Newchurch Yard grounds facing Euston Road. It is a Greek Revival church (built from brick, Portland stone, and terracota) in St Pancras, London, built in 1819–22 to the designs of William and Henry William Inwood.

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J.P. Guivier & Co.

J.P. Guivier & Co shop front on Mortimer Street, London

A picture of different sized, and weighted conductors batons organised on a series of shelves.

J.P Guivier, England’s oldest stringed instrument shop, established in 1863, located on Mortimer Street, London. It was established by Joseph Prosper Guivier.

The ground floor houses the shop which has violins (“from £6,000 to £60,000) are on sale.

The 1st and 2nd floor houses the music rooms where prospective clientele are able to play the instruments before investing. (“We’ve had a gentleman in playing a chello all morning”.)

When I visited I was struck by the international accents of their clientele. (“I’m going back to my country in 3 weeks….Yes I have a music teacher when I go home”.)

The second photo is of conductor’s batons, organised by weight and size on shelves.

A very nice interview with the staff is avilable on the Final Note website.

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These machines look like they belong in Gibson’s Neuromancer, or some post-apocalyptic world.

But they’re just road resurfacing machines.

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Big Bang Data exhibition

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Woman exploring undersea fibre map installation

Human shadow standing in front of computer terminal display

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London twilight, over Westminster

From inside the building at work.

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england

Twilight cranes over Westminster

Cranes over Westminster

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england

Bank in early twilight

London Bank in early twilight

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East London at twilight

A picture of twilight through the trees in Shandy Park, East London

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Royal Festival Hall

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Monchichi luchador

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Seen in East-end London.

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Bethnal Green Graffiti

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Remember 1, look for a safe place

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2, don’t hurry stop and wait,
3, look all and around and listen,
before you cross the road,
remember, 4, let all the traffic pass you,
5, then walking straight across you
6, keep watching,
that’s the safe cross code.
Know. The. Code,
Know the code!

The Irish road safety authority song to teach kids how to cross the road safely. Originally sung by Brendan Grace.

40 years old this year.

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Egyptian geese, Japanese pagodas, and English parks

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A lifeboat far from the sea

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