08/01/2009

Reflexion - the 'best' of 2008

Having been looking back to 2008 and wondering what has been best for me – what have I enjoyed the most – here goes – my list of bests for 2008:

Best films at the cinema – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Mermaid, The boy in the striped pyjamas - (I'll never forget that closing scene in the last one)
Best DVD’s – Three Colours Blue, Dead Man, The Quay Brothers
Best experimental film events – Bradley Eros at Camden Arts Centre with no.w.here film collective, Ken Jacobs at Tate Modern
Best reading – Eva Hesse by Lucy Lippard, The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard, The summer book by Tove Jansson
Best exhibition – Artes Mundi at The National Museum, Cardiff
Best art installation – ‘Shibboleth’ Doris Salcedo in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern
Best travel experience – visiting Bangladesh – so many wonderful experiences like riding in a rickshaw, new tastes, smiley people etc etc
Best travel photo I took – this one below which looks like it could be biblical times and not today – Washing up in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Best fun time – WOMAD, Charlton Park
Best listening – Rachid Taha
Best food – too many to list – I just love food!
Best smell – chimmey smoke from a log fire and bluebells
Best relaxing time – spent with my good friend Maggi in her idyllic Welsh cottage in Snowdonia National Park
Best art work produced – my short film ‘After Mology Nagy’
Best learning – black and white photography short course which has opened my eyes to new possibilities and seeing differently!
Best new discovery – the blogging community

8 comments:

Jeane said...

what a great idea - gather all the positive moments into one place and that is pretty powerful - I checked out your video and it is pretty darn interesting!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I really enjoyed your Best ofs: I will come back to watch your video and looking forward to our interview!
Mary Ann

Jen Crossley said...

Your best ofs was really wonderful.
Thanks for sharing
Jen

I LOVE BLACK AND WHITE said...

I look at your video, love the structural variations on a base.
I treat to "Best of". That's a good idea!

notmassproduced said...

stunning images

A rambling rose said...

Hey all - thanks so much for your positive comments - the support I get from you all is truly amazing

Marjojo said...

Many new bests for 2009! Love your ice-photos, esp. the second one and am mystified by the snow flakes drifting across the pix - magic, sweet, beautiful - how did you do that?

Chris said...

Great photos and an interesting blog