Cultural Life: Michael landy, artist
Friday 02 October 2009
I am very happy because 'America's Next Top Model' is the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th series – I can't tell it's always the same and the girls are interchangeable. I love Jay Manuel also known as "Mister Jay", but shhhh don't tell Gillian. Britain's top model, Australia's top model, Canada's top model they're all rubbish – only the Americans can pull off the top model.
I am looking forward to seeing Gustav Metzger's show at The Serpentine. I am interested to see what an auto-destructive artist will come up with.
I recently watched Alan Clarke's 'Elephant' (1989) again, no script or anything... boom boom you're dead.
John Scanlon's book on Garbage addresses reasons why we find rubbish (which is a by-product of ourselves) so abhorrent. I also like the book 'The Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the French Revolution' by Dario Gamboni. I like the fact that the cleaners seem to be the final adjudicators on what is rubbish – having had my work thrown away by gallery cleaners this book has a resonance.
'Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely' at Tate Liverpool, until 10 January 2010
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits record low as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West