My latest recipe was filo pastry herb pie made for Ariel Pink. We ate it with a large tomato salad on the side and a gigantic fruit salad for pudding. The recipe and illustration are in the July/August issue of Subbacultcha! magazine (p. 44-5). Got this t-shirt as a thank you.


1. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) - Hideaki Anno
I saw this anime yesterday and it blew my mind. It is filled with technomystic (whatever that means) Kabbalah symbolism. The film screening was a part of the Glorious Basterds film series organised by the Jewish Salon Amsterdam. The next film is in August and will be a kosher kung-fu type of thing, I am terribly sad to be missing it!

2. No Ghost Just a Shell (1999) - Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno
 French artists Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno purchased the copyright for a Manga figure called Annlee from the Japanese agency Kworks in 1999. Annlee was classified as a ‘cheap Manga model’ by the agency, meaning that her character complexity was less developed than others’ in the Japanese Manga industry. She would soon become redundant as a character, Huyghe and Parreno rescued Annlee from imminent character ‘death.’
The title of the art project refers to Masamune Shirow’s manga classic, “Ghost in the Shell,” which explores the possibilities of infiltrating human minds and hijacking identity. Huyghe and Parreno subsequently commissioned other artists to appropriate the Manga character free of charge and to propose scenarios in which Annlee is liberated from ownership and can explore the ambiguities of her existence.

“Each of the projects realized with Annlee is a chapter in the history of a sign, and has a 'life' in the context of the individual artists' activities and within the joint project. The 'life-prolonging' measures taken by the No Ghost Just a Shell project for a short-lived, virtual and commercial being actually raise some 'melancholy' humanitarian questions, but also undermine economic mechanisms by allowing a product that is otherwise viable only in a commercial context to be used free of charge; the artists' autonomous production conditions are another factor. The film and music industries, and the internet, face us with copyright questions nowadays. The project addresses those issues as well overlaps with questions about how identity and difference can be formulated today, given the current demand for the mastery of multiple individual subject realizations.”
In 2002, the project concluded itself when Annlee’s copyright and exploitation rights were signed to her by the French artists, thus liberating the Manga character from circulation and economic and artistic exploitation, yet also condemning her to silence, not unlike the one she would endure if she were made redundant by Kworks. The contract was displayed next to an IKEA coffin built for Annlee by artist Joe Scanlan. The fate of Annlee’s identity, figure and sign remains undetermined.


I have recently been hanging out with some cool animals.



I bought my sister and myself these excellent cocoon scarves. You can practically do anything with this thing, drape it into a balaclava or use it to parachute off a cliff. They drape extremely well thanks to their good, large measurements and supple material. 160cm is the address you should be bookmarking.

Also, my second High Places recipe (vegan crêpes and grapefruit salad) can be read here. It's real good!


1. Simon Morris - The Road to the Unconscious / The aleatory moment (223,704 words traveling at 90mph) (2003)
In January 2003, eighty-three students from York College cut out every word from Sigmund Freud's Interpretation of Dreams and as every word was cut from its sentence it was spoken. On 1st June 2003, the artist Simon Morris threw the words out of the window of a Renault Clio on Redbridge Road, Dorset. The action freed the words from the structural unity of Freud's text as it subjected them to an aleatory moment.Maurizio Cogliandro and Dallas Seitz documented the action as 333,960 words erupted from the window of the car. Dr Howard Britton, a psychoanalyst, directed them to any slippages or eruptions of the real that occurred in the reconfigured text. 

2. Gold Panda - You (I like this a lot!)

Sorry about the blogging silence. I have been ill, lazy and busy this past week and I'm now in Poland for a few days. I have big essays to write and babies to kiss, so it might be quiet for a bit, but not for long.