Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Haiku Hike - Tomomi Iguchi

Here's some information about Tomomi who I'm happy to be involved with on her current Crossover 2006 work 'Renewabilty' that includes the Haiku Hike project over London's Olympic Development site. As well as the walks across the London Olympic sites we encourage people around the world to walk and share haiku, thoughts, feelings with us via text, video, images - you can find out where to send these by looking at:

Haiku Hike (World Walks)

Here's Tomomi:

Tomomi Iguchi
Director, Crossover uk.Japan / England Tomomi Iguchi, a Japanese artist, curator and director of Crossover UK based in London, to promote greater understanding and tolerance between different cultures by developing cross-cultural events and networking initiatives within the creative sectors. She organized 'Crossovers for Japan 2001' in UK that was widely acclaimed by participants and founders alike. The concept behind these projects is based on the directors' own personal cultural experiences around aspects of nature and culture within the urban environment. As a Japanese artist living in the UK, Tomomi is interested in contrasting eastern and western cultural attitudes towards nature and the environment. Crossover uk has explored this territory through exhibitions and conferences in both the UK and Japan and would like to continue to develop this consideration of the relationship between nature, culture and environment.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

world cup fever
the flag of st. george
from every other window

location: Newton Ayclclffe, County Durham, UK

summer sneeze i trap my finger in the shop's fridge door

location: Billy Row, County Durham, May 2006

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Haiku Hike

Here's news of a project taking place over this Summer:


Maybe some of you would like to share a walk - where you walked a haiku or two and any feelings the environment evoked etc - maybe even haibun... and pictures... or videos from you mobile phones... any kind of walk... not just in countryside... urban... anywhere...

Send your walks to me at:

put haiku hike in the subject line... i'll get them to Tomomi.

nettled legs
a linnet is singing
in the blackthorn

Little Onion
miscarriage a dandelion seed stuck to her cheek
Little Onion

Saturday, May 06, 2006

bikini line
every seventh wave
a bit smaller

Little Onion

Friday, May 05, 2006

To Mile End And A Bit Further

I'm preparing for workshops in London for the City of London Festival. Will be doing two days at a Primary School in Docklands - right next to the Thames. Really looking forward to it. Will also be meeting up with Tomomi Iguchi an artist who runs Crossovers UK - I really admire the work that she has brought together over the last few years exploring environmental issues via multidisciplinary art projects. Tomomi is based in Tower Hamlets but has ininitiated projects the world over especially linking Japan and UK artists. Her current project in preparation includes work in Mile End Park Art Pavillion and on the proposed London Olympic Development Site.

bags packed
a four-leafed clover
by the front door

Little Onion

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

gear shift
a patchwork of rape
and new sown barley

Little Onion

Monday, May 01, 2006

a brass band
leads the workers' walk
may flowers

Little Onion