3. The gospel according to Matt Hunt. What if William Blake met Colin McCahon in a Petone thrift shop? The Christian visionary is always the most uncomfortable figure to accomodate: "You should try to be in my head." Before Sunday (Ready to Roll, City Gallery, Wellington), he was unknown to me. Now I know he means it, but what do his dealer-gallery buyers make of it?
4. Discographies on Twitter. An entire band's oeuvre (studio albums only) in 140 characters or less. Example:
Pink Floyd: 1 "I'm here"; 2 "I'm not here"; 3-7 whoosh!; 8 ch-ching!; 9 "He's not here..."; 10-12 "...and it sucks"; 13-14 "We're not here."
5. The sheer fecundity of Found Objects. Hauntology? As the apocryphal judge said of pornography, I'm not sure how to define it but I know it when I see it. This is a fine introduction.
6. The end of Point Omega, Don DeLillo. "Sometimes a wind comes before the rain and sends birds sailing past the window, spirit birds that ride the night, stranger than dreams."