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Saturday 28 April '07
(from Seven Samurai)

Were building a bridge

Day 2 was wet but bearable and the work pace furious again – with this troop we could scalp the site in a week. I have now noticed that using equipment is the principle joy. There is an antipathy for the spade, I didn’t see one of the village pick one up for a moment, or a hand saw. Principle achievements were felling timber and clearing fallen trees. The afternoon we managed to ‘plant’ mushrooms (in logs) and build a new and rather substantial bridge. There was little time wasted on aesthetics, just practical decisions about longevity and usability.


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Saturday 28 April '07
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Were building a bridge

Day 2 was wet but bearable and the work pace furious again â€" with this troop we could scalp the site in a week. I have now noticed that using equipment is the principle joy. There is an antipathy for the spade, I didn’t see one of the village pick one up for a moment, or a hand saw.
Principle achievements were felling timber and clearing fallen trees. The afternoon we managed to ‘plant’ mushrooms (in logs) and build a new and rather substantial bridge. There was little time wasted on aesthetics, just practical decisions about longevity and usability.


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Saturday 28 April '07
(from Lawson Park Blog)

Sad to miss bracken season

Shortly after the village arrived they explained that they were sad to miss the bracken season in Japan – we showed them the hills covered in bracken shoots which everyone would be very happy for them to pick. Their sadness lifted as they began to plan how they could carry it home. Michgo-san suggested she might move to the Lake District and set up a business exporting bracken to Japan.

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Just thought a word re the bracken. I returned from the Coniston Japenese-cum-Lake District food party very excited about being able to make something of the bracken shooting up on the hill. Went bracken gathering and prepared it. My hosts not so keen on eating it - and after consultation with sheep veterinary book and Richard Mabey (Guide to Edible Wild Plants) they confirm that it contains carcinogens. Admitedly the blindness in the sheep is caused from eating large amounts over time, and raw, but not sure that the boiling removes the carcinogens. I think that we'll be alright from Saturday, but export business perhaps not such a great idea. Shame!

Bracken should be picked young before the fronds open, placed in boiling water and soaked in wood ash over night to remove bitterness - this cooking process seems to be important and is likley to remove any possible poisons, although the village stated it was to remove bitterness. Bracken is eaten in small quantities further reducing any risk. There are a number of foods we commonly eat that are poisnous unless correctly processed, potatoes, aubergines, rhubarb etc. The British became wary of wild food with the rise of processed food in the late 19th century - it is only recently that wild mushrooms have become more acceptable.

The Japanese have been eating bracken for hundreds of years and reputedly have the highest life expectancy in the world. They are rather more wary of beef, this only being introduced to Japan in the 19th century - it was called mountain whale in an effort to get people to eat it. Animal fats versus bracken, mmm. I checked with the local doctor regarding bracken who said the jury was still out with no conclusive proof, it seemed likley that the possible carcinogenic qualities were most prevalant in the spores of mature plants.


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Friday 27 April '07
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Japanese cafe open!

いよいよこのイギリスでの活動のメインイベント「日本食レストラン」 ここでのメニューも前日までしっかりと話し合って準備された。午後12時にオープン! 「小さな町だし、あんまりお客さんは来ないだろう」と構えていたら、開店直後に満員!?\(°o°;)/ で、まだ盛りつけなんかも決めていなかったので焦った。でも光子さんとコミさん、他の村の皆さんはとても落ち着かれてました。 メニューは「天ざるセット」「峠定食(テイスティングセット)」の2つ。おそばセット、コミさんが担当、光子さんは峠定食担当。公男さんはおそば茹でと、みそ汁を。のぶじさんは天ぷら。ゆずるさんはホール担当。当初はのんびりの予定で「交代で休憩しよう」と言っていたのに、結局20時まで役割が変わることなく、皆さんみっちりとお仕事・・・おつかれさまでした。 お客さんは、完食された方が多く、昨日と同様「え!ワラビ!?」って驚かれてました。地元の新聞社やテレビも取材に来たりで、このイベントがこの地域でかなり注目されている模様です。

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Thursday 26 April '07
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Thursday 26 April '07
(from Seven Samurai)

お料理教室

今日はドキドキお料理教室の日。毎日、光子さんとコミさんと一緒に「どんなメニューにしようか」と話し合い、試作品を作ったりもした。日本とイギリスでは食材の条件も違うし、水も違うので、なかなか峠村の味を出すのが難しい。光子さんとこみさんは何度も挑戦し、メニューが決まった。もちろん「ワラビ」は外せない。湖水地方には山一面にワラビが生えていて、雑草として皆に嫌がられている。山菜料理は村の人の得意とする料理のひとつである。その他、天ぷらには「タンポポの花」「椿の花」「もみじ」「エルダー(イギリス料理に使われる)」などなど、野に咲く花々を。

午前中は男性陣とともに、お料理教室に参加する地元のシェフ達が山菜採りに。午後から光子さん、コミさんが用意したランチを皆で食べる。お芋のにっころがし、しらあえ、みそ汁、峠ライス、天ぷら、そば、わらびのお浸し、漬け物・・・かなり豪勢なランチ。男性陣が、お箸の持ち方指導、女性陣が料理の仕方を説明。ワラビ料理には皆口を揃えて、「食べれるなんて知らなかった!」とビックリ。実は村の方達は「こんなにワラビがあるのに食べないだなんて、きっと昔の人が試したけど美味しくないと思ったから食べないのかも」と心配していたが、実際はただ知らないだけなのだそうだ。アダムに聞くと、この地方の人達は湖にいる魚を食べられると知ったのもここ最近のことだそうだ。

ランチ後に、カレンと村の人による「お米の炊き方」「ミソの種類」「漬け物の漬けかた」「だしの取り方」の説明があり、その後村の方達による、わらびの灰汁の取り方、天ぷらの作り方の実演。

参加されたシェフの方達はとても満足そうにして帰っていった。今日のお料理教室がイギリスの調理方法とミックスされて、湖水地方に新しい料理が誕生すれば嬉しい。

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Thursday 26 April '07
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Tuesday 24 April '07
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雨の中での作業 2日目

今日は皆さん上下雨対策バッチリ。雨は昨日よりか随分ましな霧雨だった。 今日も昨日の続きの棚田風畑作りや森の掃除作業を午前中行った。途中、アダムが公園に残したい木を村の人達が切ってしまったハプニングもあった。これはちゃんと伝えなかった私のミス。ごめんね、アダム。 午後からは、マッシュルームの種付けをした。1メートルくらいに切った丸太にドリルでたくさん穴をあけ、そこにタネをトンカチで叩いて埋め込む。子供の遊びのようで楽しかった。イギリスではその木に雑菌が入らないように、種付けのあとワックスを塗るそうだ。その後は橋作り。ロウソンパークに村の人達とアダムで「峠橋」をかけた。

この日、女性の皆さんはカレンと一緒にリリパットレーンの工場を見学に。工場はかなり田舎にあり、グライスデールから車で1時間半ほどかかる。田舎のグルグル道で皆さん車に酔ってしまったそうだ。リリパットレーンのミニチュアハウスには、電気が着いたり音楽が流れたりするものもある。コミさんがリリパットレーンのカタログを見せてくれた。カタログを見てるだけでも可愛らしさと作りの細かさにため息が出てしまう。光子さんはもう既に村で、峠ミニチュアハウス制作に協力してくれる人達を集めたと教えてくれた。将来峠村の新たな事業になればと思う。


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Tuesday 24 April '07
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Tuesday 24 April '07
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Monday 23 April '07
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雨の中での作業

今日はロウソンパークでの作業の日。折角いいお天気が続いていたのに、昨日から雨。聞くと4月の湖水地方は雨が多いらしい。普段は霧雨のグライスデールも、今日は本格的に降った。しかしそれでもやるのがイギリス流。森の木を切り、片付けの作業を峠村の男性陣で行った。グライスデールはロウソンパークに棚田風の畑を作ろうと計画している。峠村の男性陣にアドバイスをもらい、ユンボで掘り起こす。湖水地方では、塀、羊の柵など石を重ねて作られている。それはこの地域一帯、掘り起こせばすぐにゴロゴロとたくさんの石が出てくるからという理由。去年の11月に私はこのロウソンパークの石垣作りのお手伝いをした。本当に掘ればすぐに石。その石を使い立体パズルを組み立てるように石を重ねていった。

棚田畑を作ろうとしている場所も、20センチも掘ればゴロゴロの石。山岸前区長さんのアドバイスで、表面の土の部分を別の場所によけておき、石部分を掘って平らにし、平らになったら表面の土を戻すことになった。

13時頃作業が終了。私も含め、皆さん防水のジャンパーなどは持参しなかったため、皆ずぶぬれだった。皆着替えも持ってきていなかったので、アダムのズボンを借りた(私も借りた)皆でチェックのズボンを履き、記念撮影。

光子さん、コミさん、純子さんが用意してくれたランチを食べ、ホテルへ戻った。その後、皆さん明日の外の作業の為にレインコートを買いに行った。

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Monday 23 April '07
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雨の中での作業

今日はロウソンパークでの作業の日。折角いいお天気が続いていたのに、昨日から雨。聞くと4月の湖水地方は雨が多いらしい。普段は霧雨のグライスデールも、今日は本格的に降った。しかしそれでもやるのがイギリス流。森の木を切り、片付けの作業を峠村の男性陣で行った。グライスデールはロウソンパークに棚田風の畑を作ろうと計画している。峠村の男性陣にアドバイスをもらい、ユンボで掘り起こす。湖水地方では、塀、羊の柵など石を重ねて作られている。それはこの地域一帯、掘り起こせばすぐにゴロゴロとたくさんの石が出てくるからという理由。去年の11月に私はこのロウソンパークの石垣作りのお手伝いをした。本当に掘ればすぐに石。その石を使い立体パズルを組み立てるように石を重ねていった。 棚田畑を作ろうとしている場所も、20センチも掘ればゴロゴロの石。山岸前区長さんのアドバイスで、表面の土の部分を別の場所によけておき、石部分を掘って平らにし、平らになったら表面の土を戻すことになった。 13時頃作業が終了。私も含め、皆さん防水のジャンパーなどは持参しなかったため、皆ずぶぬれだった。皆着替えも持ってきていなかったので、アダムのズボンを借りた(私も借りた)皆でチェックのズボンを履き、記念撮影。

光子さん、コミさん、純子さんが用意してくれたランチを食べ、ホテルへ戻った。その後、皆さん明日の外の作業の為にレインコートを買いに行った。 Ame


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Monday 23 April '07
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Monday 23 April '07
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Dressed up

After the day everyone sat around the fire warming up and talking, Kimio-san commented on a Christopher Dresser teapot on the mantel piece, surprised that I owned a Japanese wedding sake jug. The design was an exact copy of a relatively rare object. I explained it was designed in the 1870’s and was considered a cornerstone in the development of modernism (these teapots fetch in the 200k region at auction – not the one I have it’s a unsigned copy). Checks_and_tartan


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Monday 23 April '07
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Dressed up



After the day everyone sat around the fire warming up and talking, Kimio-san commented on a Christopher Dresser teapot on the mantel piece, surprised that I owned a Japanese wedding sake jug. The design was an exact copy of a relatively rare object. I explained it was designed in the 1870’s and was considered a cornerstone in the development of modernism (these teapots fetch in the 200k region at auction – not the one I have it’s a unsigned copy).

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Sunday 22 April '07
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峠ハウスの打ち合わせ

ニナとカレンが峠のお土産を作ろうと計画している「峠ハウス」。 今日は村の皆さんに試作品を見てもらった。かなりカワイイ〜ヽ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ 村の人達からも「わあ可愛い」と声が上がった。リリパットレーンが関わっただけあって、かなり細かいところまで工夫がされている。これから数個作られて、グライスデール、峠村やインターネットで販売していく予定。グライスデールの家デザインも同時に販売される。

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Sunday 22 April '07
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ニナã¨ã‚«ãƒ¬ãƒ³ãŒå³ ã®ãŠåœŸç”£ã‚’作ã‚ã†ã¨è¨ˆç”»ã—ã¦ã„ã‚‹ã€Œå³ ãƒã‚¦ã‚¹ã€ã€‚ 今日ã¯æ‘ã®çš†ã•ã‚“ã«è©¦ä½œå“を見ã¦ã‚‚らã£ãŸã€‚ã‹ãªã‚Šã‚«ãƒ¯ã‚¤ã‚¤ã€œãƒ½( ̄▽ ̄)ノ æ‘ã®äººé”ã‹ã‚‰ã‚‚「ã‚ã‚å¯æ„›ã„ã€ã¨å£°ãŒä¸ŠãŒã£ãŸã€‚リリパットレーンãŒé–¢ã‚ã£ãŸã ã‘ã‚ã£ã¦ã€ã‹ãªã‚Šç´°ã‹ã„ã¨ã“ã‚ã¾ã§å·¥å¤«ãŒã•ã‚Œã¦ã„る。ã“ã‚Œã‹ã‚‰æ•°å€‹ä½œã‚‰ã‚Œã¦ã€ã‚°ãƒ©ã‚¤ã‚¹ãƒ‡ãƒ¼ãƒ«ã€å³ æ‘やインターãƒãƒƒãƒˆã§è²©å£²ã—ã¦ã„ã予定。グライスデールã®å®¶ãƒ‡ã‚¶ã‚¤ãƒ³ã‚‚åŒæ™‚ã«è²©å£²ã•ã‚Œã‚‹ã€‚

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Saturday 21 April '07
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峠村 イギリス生活2日目

今日は7:30起床で近所を走ってみた。滞在しているコネストンという小さな街は、ホテルが数軒、そしてお土産屋さんが並ぶ観光地。私達はコテージを借りて約1週間の滞在。このコテージの庭はとても綺麗。ジョギングから帰ってきたら、キミオさんとミツ子さんが外に出ていて、庭でゼンマイが生えているのを見つけた。峠村の人達は、イギリスに生えてる草木がとても珍しいらしく「これはなんだろう」といつでもチェック。 朝ご飯の後、アダム達がやってきて皆でウインドミアという街へ観光へ。そこへ行く途中、アダムが山を指差して「ここはワラビが山中生えてるので、取りたかったらドンドンとっていい」と言ったので、ミツ子さんは大喜び。湖水地方ではわらびはどこでも生える雑草として、皆に嫌がられているそう。アダムは運転の途中にフキノトウを見つけたり、ワイルドガーリックと呼ばれる草を見つけてきたり・・・村の人は興味津々で草を眺めていた。 ウインドミアでアダムのオススメ、イギリス名物フィッシュ&チップスを食べた。ここは私が今まで食べた中で一番美味しかった。ミツコさんはおいしいおいしいと食べていたけれど、他の村の人達にはあまり人気がなかった。アダムが「だから外国人は日本食をおいしいと思うんですよ」と冗談を言った。その後、イギリスのお菓子のお店で皆さんお土産を買い、その後教会を見に行った。峠村の皆さんは、どこへ行ってもとにかく生えている草花がなんと呼ばれているのかということが気になるらしい。教会の中よりも庭の草花の話で盛り上がった。

観光が終わり、ロウソンパークへ。ここは今まさにグライスデールが家庭菜園や、石垣、はちみつ作り、盆栽作りなど色々なことに挑戦している公園で、私が半年前に見たときよりも更に綺麗になっていた。アダムが村の人達を案内し説明。村の人達とアダムには言葉の壁があるけれどお互いにかなり植物に興味を持っているので理解し合える何かがあると私は思った(通訳している私は草の名前が日本語でも英語でもほとんどわからなかった・・・)。村の人達が「今の時期、峠村では山菜採りの真っ盛りなんだよ。今年はイギリスに来たからできなくて寂しいなあ」と言われたので、夕食の時間まで、この近所でワラビ取りをすることにした。まだ山の上は寒いので湖の近くで探すのがいいとのこと。皆で山を下り、湖沿いにワラビを探した。村の人はとにかく速い。見つけるのも速ければ、取るのも速い。私がもたもたしてる間に、村の人達は手にいっぱいのワラビを抱えてみせてくれた。アダムの家へ戻り、暖炉の灰を使ってわらびの灰汁抜きをした。村の人達は、初めてのイギリスでも、持ち前の知恵で乗り越えていく。イギリスでは暖炉が家に普通にあるので、灰はどの家庭にでもある。アダムもカレンも灰汁抜きに灰を使うことを初めて知って喜んでいた。

その後バーナビーが組み立てたモンゴリアンテントの中で、皆でディナー。今日は皆さん旅行疲れや時差ぼけで早く切り上げて家に帰って就寝。


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Saturday 21 April '07
(from Lawson Park Blog)

The Return of the 7 samurai

Friday night at midnight 6 of the villagers from Toge arrived in Coniston along with Jamie and Aiko Goodenough and Junko an artist that was working in toge. To keep up with events check into the blog at http://adamsutherland.typepad.com/grizedale_arts/

Upcoming events include fish and chips in Keswick, selling at the Coniston car boot sale (homemade slippers, pickles and things), Terracing, mushroom logs, pruning and planting a bonzai forest, Chefs masterclass in edible weeds, Japanese cafe and a whole lot more


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Saturday 21 April '07
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The return of the 7 Samurai

6 of the villagers from Toge arrived in Coniston shortly after midnight on Friday night. After 28 hours of travel they were raring to go. Vast amounts of rice appeared from suitcases, scores of pairs of home made slippers, pickles and mountain shoots straight from the toge hills spilled onto the table. The British holiday home was adapted for Japanese use, cups for bowls, the novelty of the handle, actually no batted an eye at not taking off shoes. Karen had prepared a 'comfort' mini meal of rice, miso soup and omlette. On Saturday we are taking them out for fish and chips in Keswick, let the adventure begin.


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Friday 20 April '07
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峠村の皆さんイギリスに到着!?

グライスデール・七人の侍の峠での活動から早9ヶ月。大地の芸術祭は終わったけれど、このプロジェクトはまだ続いている。1ヶ月間の峠での滞在を終える時に、山岸前区長さんと話し合いをし、峠村の数人の方がイギリスのグライスデールを訪れることが決まった。その時から遠く離れているイギリスと日本とでやり取りを重ね、ついにこの日がやってきた。初めての海外旅行の方もいるということだし緊張していらっしゃるだろうと思い、出発3日前に電話を入れてみたところ、かなり皆さんお元気そうで安心した。峠村滞在中でも私よりも2倍以上の年齢の方が、私よりも元気いっぱいだったことをこの電話で思い出した。

ヒースロー空港へお迎えに。飛行機が少し遅れたということで1時間の延滞。ドキドキしたけれど皆さん無事に到着してひと安心。そこからグライスデールにミニバスで向かった。峠村→グライスデールの旅は、合計28時間!!(°口°;) !!飛行機の中では興奮して眠ることが出来なかったそうで、バスの中では皆さん相当お疲れ気味でした。しかし、滞在中にコテージが近づき、アダムをはじめカレン、ニナ、ティムが出迎えると皆さんに元気が戻ってまた一安心。 明日、明後日の2日間はのんびりと観光の予定。

Arrived


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Friday 20 April '07
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峠村の皆さんイギリスに到着!?

グライスデール・七人の侍の峠での活動から早9ヶ月。大地の芸術祭は終わったけれど、このプロジェクトはまだ続いている。1ヶ月間の峠での滞在を終える時に、山岸前区長さんと話し合いをし、峠村の数人の方がイギリスのグライスデールを訪れることが決まった。その時から遠く離れているイギリスと日本とでやり取りを重ね、ついにこの日がやってきた。初めての海外旅行の方もいるということだし緊張していらっしゃるだろうと思い、出発3日前に電話を入れてみたところ、かなり皆さんお元気そうで安心した。峠村滞在中でも私よりも2倍以上の年齢の方が、私よりも元気いっぱいだったことをこの電話で思い出した。

ヒースロー空港へお迎えに。飛行機が少し遅れたということで1時間の延滞。ドキドキしたけれど皆さん無事に到着してひと安心。そこからグライスデールにミニバスで向かった。峠村→グライスデールの旅は、合計28時間!!(°口°;) !!飛行機の中では興奮して眠ることが出来なかったそうで、バスの中では皆さん相当お疲れ気味でした。しかし、滞在中にコテージが近づき、アダムをはじめカレン、ニナ、ティムが出迎えると皆さんに元気が戻ってまた一安心。

明日、明後日の2日間はのんびりと観光の予定。

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Friday 13 April '07
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A visit to London town – Artist's TV station and new land uniform for Lawson Park

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Olivia Plender in Kibbo Kift attire (1930's camping uniform)

Train horror as ever, who designed these trains? 4 empty 1st class carriages and 5 packed others stinking like a sewage pipe on wheels filled with impossible luggage that doesn’t fit in the store (clearly the designers didn’t imagine people would want to carry heavy suitcases onto a train and quite right they were too, I am sure they don’t, but they do), the toilet alarm being pressed every 5 minutes - still after 3 years of these ‘new’ trains that problem hasn’t been ironed out. And of course the staff who might as well wear a uniform emblazoned with slogans, like 'it’s got nothing to do with me, I didn’t design it, I don’t work for Virgin, I hate you, there’s nothing I can do about it, die passenger scum' and my favorite Cumbrian catchphrase ‘I ve got absolutely no idea’ and of course the perennial torturous, mean and vindictive ‘is everything alright?’ a question which one never answeres in anything but the affirmative - it's all part of the pain and the zen of acceptance.

Alistair Huson (deputy director Grizedale, Fiona Boundy (director of the A Foundation) and myself spend the 2 days explaining and rexplaining what the TV project we are planning is all about. By the end of it we have refined a much clearer idea of what we are doing and provoked several arguments amongst ourselves - so that’s useful. We also have a long chat with YES the graphics company that Fiona wants to work with. They are arch minimalists, concerned with paper weights (not that kind) and qualities and unusually for graphic designers very upfront about their own critical process with material they don’t personally like. I had suspected as much as they did a fantastic and clever job of destroying a series of 4 pages we did for the A Foundation newspaper in 2006 – I had wondered if it was accidental but clearly not, quite impressive, they made us look like idiots. It’s going to be a challenge working with them but they are nice, perverse and sharp people so whatever, it’ll be engaging.
Giles Deacon (designer for uniforms) is busy but we say hello and meet briefly also with Jeremy Deller (he is working with Alistair on replacing the Greasy Pole - a folk event that requires the climbing of the aforementioned). He - Jeremy - is his usual slightly abstract self, off to look at a colony of greater Horseshoe bats in Devon (they of the nose shaped like a horseshoe), he’s making a bat house! The man doesn’t knowingly go with the money projects.
The interviews for a project manager (TV project) are interesting of course. It's always interesting to hear what people are up to, one interviewee has a particularly remarkable job developing online discussion space for voluntary sector and local government groups, fora for cross fertilization – government funded! We all get really interested in this but sadly we can’t really employ her as she has little experience of working with artists and their ilk and the project has a long and difficult list. We end up in the usual horns of dilemma trying to decide between two people with very different but excellent experience and all that.

On this visit I am particularly shocked by the price of things in London and actually how bad they are. One bar we are in charges 32 pounds for a jug of margarita, a jug entirely filled with ice and charmingly served in a lightly worn/milky plastic jug. The poisonous hotel run by understandably suicidal Poles offers a motorway service station styled breakfast at 17.50, a coffee and a warm flannel of a croissant comes in at a very reasonable fiver. All this after paying 200 for a room in a cardboard warren with a broken TV. Maybe I just don’t get it and this is all an ultrastyle statement reclaiming the 70’s dog eared chic of my youth (Crossroads, The Brothers etc).
The way the UK economy seems to work is that everything is massively ramped up cost wise to provide everyone with huge surpluses of money to buy endless houses around the world. The cost to us being the lowest quality of life in the known world (if you include how vile we all are to each other).

The train return revisits the horror – 2 hours standing on a platform waiting for the delayed train and then having to sit opposite my least favorite thing, a couple who’ve just met (on the platform) and are trying to get to first base by talking incessantly about the minutia of their lives, portraying themselves as the worlds most reasonable, observant and caring people, Jesus 10 minutes into this and if I was them I would be considering a joint suicide pact. ‘The thing with me is I really like old people, call me weird but I just think they’ve got so much to offer, I mean you know they really have experience of life’ and this moments after they had refused to give up a seat to an elderly woman who seemed a little lost. It’s strange conversation, kind of intentionally super dumb so as not to threaten/scare off one another, mating morons.

Fiona tells me Virgin Trains are sponsoring the project.


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Friday 13 April '07
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Georgie’s back

Very glad to see the return of George - garden buster. Of course Karen and I had worked ourselves stupid trying to get the garden in a good state before he came back and actually I am now desperate to get a few more vital things finished before the Japanese visit – to avoid the humiliation of them thinking I am a bit lazy – this farming thing is tough re peer pressure, no escaping the reality of what you have and haven’t done, (unlike art which is much more of a fudge).
Despite spending 12 hour days (weekends) in heavy labour in the garden Karen still feels I need additional stomach flattening exercise in the gym – which I truly hate. I can’t stand all that waste of energy, just seeing people exercising to no useful purpose – to arguably look better. The gym is like a receptacle constantly filled with wasted energy, thousands of hours that could have been put to a useful purpose – maybe rather than calories burnt those machines could show numbers of spades lifted, walls walled, weeds weeded, nails nailed.
The other interesting thing in the gym is the sight of an exercise class, entirely filled with in-shape women that clearly think they look more or less ok, like relatively good looking. Obviously these are the functional people of the area, happy enough to exercise, confident enough to wear a leotard – Karen tells me they are extremely shy in the changing room, changing in the showers and generally dicking around playing towel curtains, clogging the system up and making me wait an age, and as Karen says ‘who the f... is looking’.


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Friday 13 April '07
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Give me the eye

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Dem bones

On Friday Grizedale hosted a lunch for some Chinese Artists who were taking part in the Liverpool Tate show that had opened the night before. The artists were the most interested people to ever visit the site, gripped by the plants, food, collections and other - particularly - land related stuff. None spoke English but their interest and excitement was very visible. They were accompanied by Zhang Whey from Vitamin, sadly we had to little time to talk about the forthcoming Grizedale troop residency in Nanling planned for November 2007 (see Alistair’s China blog entry)
I cooked a whole turbot for lunch but left the bones and the head in the kitchen as is the British fashion. I found the artists gathered round it talking excitedly, they were worried the best bits of the dinner were going to end up in the bin –throughout lunch I could tell they were thinking of the lost delights of the cheeks, jaws and eyes (bones are a Chinese culinary obsession).
Tom Trevor from Arnofini also came along and was interested in discussing Lawson Park as a venue for an art project involving growing Tea, something to do with import-export colonialism, sounds a bit like international agri conceptualism, but hey people seem to like that stuff. An interesting addition to our patchwork approach to land use and curation, anyone can do whatever.


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Friday 13 April '07
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I want to teach the world to sing

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You need big hands

Café Artistique in Leeds aims to get conversations going about art and art making - see www.axisweb.org. Artists in discussion is becoming of a bit of an end in itself, practically ‘the work’. This one is in a pub and is aimed at being a conversation started off by me – my week had been fraught and my time strained so I hadn’t written anything (so ashamed) – although I think such strategies don’t really work to stimulate conversation - probably better, (which is what I ended up doing) to ramble incoherently about various of your current ‘ideas’. So a mini diatribe from me against freedom, dishonesty in art practice (especially language – please no more hyperbole for events in far flung corners of nowhere Ville – no more use of words like major, innovative, pioneering, ground breaking, international for events in backwaters attended by a local pebble artist and a bored council officer). Also touched on a new moral code and artists becoming embedded useful members of their home communities - no more roving art star ambitions. It all ended up a bit me, me, me, a kind of audience with Dame Adam Average, in an extended question and answer session – mainly courtesy of me holding the only mic and rumbling into it at every opportunity. Actually I would like to have know more about the people I was talking to and to have initiated more discussion with the crowd – it’s a hard one to make happen, we all easily revert to the norm, i.e. one person going on a bit.

During the discussion Laura Quarmby from Artist House suggested that Grizedale favoured the underdog and why was it we did’nt work with the over dogs, these in Leeds being the sublimely happy property developers and their friends, maybe these people are just the truly functional people of the world – it was a poin. I have to say I am drawn to/identify with the underdog, it is such an ingrained component of art culture, all in there with the romantic notions of being an artist that I so abhor, but on the other hand working for the powerful and happy is normally called the luxury goods sector and how would a publically funded organization rationalize that sort of behavior.
After the talk another of the questioners raised the point again with more reference to the notion of well being, to reinforce wellness/happiness. I admitted that at heart, the ambitions I am too embarrassed to express publically are pretty much those of a Miss World contestant - to make everyone happy, end war and world poverty, unfortunately I could not reasonably expect to achieve this by wearing a bathing suit (might start somthing though). It’s hard to find a comfortable way to be positive, to sustain that direct forward propulsion of wellness without the odd caustic aside. There seems so little complexity to happiness, so little opportunity for wit - Feed the greedy not the needy.


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Friday 13 April '07
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Raise high the roof beam

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Framed

It’s going up, the new site office for the building project at Lawson Park gets its ribs. Parkamoor is also under the builders, it’s all springy and exciting, seeds germinate and leaves open, the miracle is on us again like a slow rolling mist the transformation unfolds, or as Christopher Lloyd used to rather more rudely say ‘the snouts go shooting’.

My Villages (see blog) are staying in Coniston in a classic holiday home we rented for them, it’s a perfect mix of materials and styles, a kind of flotsam of stuff nobody would want in their own home, all there and all wrong in some way, too old, too bright, to knobbly, too woody, too low, high, fat or furry. There’s a certain consistency to it all which I‘m starting to read and find rather attractive.

Kathrin Bohem and Wapke Fenestra along with Kathrin’s son Lawrence are researching Grizedale the organization, with whom and where we work. It’s a lot of fun to have them around being funny and interested in all things village and rural. Their own work with the villages they come from and their descriptions of those communities is fascinating, very different from an English and especially lakes experience of a village community. It makes me think about how extraordinarily disjointed and complex Coniston is in terms of actually being a community. All factions pushing in differing directions and all dealing with this bizarre sycophantic body of people called visitors, all that ‘your so lucky’ etc it's bad for you.


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