Sunday 30 December 2012

In the gaze of the Phantom

looking back over a year of plunder

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Voodoo Gong: The Apeman Walking Backwards to Hell

drawings, photographs and collages by Merl Fluin and Paul Cowdell

at Arkitektvägen 44, Stockholm, Sweden
Saturday 24 November, 2pm-6pm
Sunday 25 November, 12-3pm
Other times by appointment: arkitektvagen44[at]
or +46 736 17 20 20

The title of this exhibition was suggested through objective chance in a letter to Merl and Paul from our friend John Andersson. The images presented are all the results of investigations into automatism, dreams, objective chance, interpretive delirium and mad love.

Thursday 4 October 2012

Wednesday 29 August 2012

Meanwhile, on Mount Paralympos

despair sets in at the patriotic sporting endeavours staged with the casualties of imperialist adventures. At first Griffin cannot choose between hiding and revenge, before realising that his abilities allow him to do both.

Monday 13 August 2012

Wednesday 1 August 2012

Thursday 26 July 2012

Sunday 22 July 2012

The arrival of the Olympic torch

Cheering crowds line the streets

Thursday 19 July 2012


Throbbing with enthusiasm for London 2012

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Now wilt thou be a Magus?

then thou must understand how to change the Night again into the Day

Sunday 3 June 2012

Blood Diamond Jubilee

I stake no claim to the ground that withers
As she comes flying over
With her leathery grasp.
The city streets rot beneath her talons
As she comes riding
With the jaws of the dead.
With the silvered fins of the prowling rippers
She comes sailing
And the perished fish eyes burst with silt.
I live among the scaly decaying
And we glitter with our feathered hate

Friday 1 June 2012

Nuremburg, W1

Hurry to John Lewis for dubbin for your jackboots! Get a remote controlled Führer from Hamleys! Feeling hungry? Why not visit our official sponsors for a themed meal, the Triumph of the McWill!
Patriotic fervour and commercial advantage for all the family!

Monday 21 May 2012

Saturday 12 May 2012

Happy birthday

There once was a fellow named Lear
Whose eyes were remarkably clear
He swallowed a farthing
From a bowl you could bath in
And made distant islands appear

Friday 2 March 2012

In the bullet

He sneezed beside a dead woman
Who was sat upright in her clothes of bunting.
Moths flew in cascades before the tomb was closed.
A man cried a tear of gunmetal slag that stuck to his cheek,
While around him faces fractured like the sea
And a woman with the face of a sleeper crusted with ice.
The sun turned to pearls at my shoulder
And she curled her lip like a fish.
The woman who was a cat blinked at me more than once.

Friday 6 January 2012

Sunday 1 January 2012

The Samoan

Two old scholars
Argue about the casual sex
They may or may not have shared
As adolescents.
Their frenzied disputes
Are hopeful fantasies
Of memory.
They apply, fail to apply, apply, fail to apply
The scientific method,
While their public defloration
Is stripped from the calendar.
In this land of no today
The Polynesian gifts exchanged
Are a wave of particles on the sand.
Flightless birds run into a yesterday that did not happen
And the bones of the elders
Will burn down a tomorrow
That will never come.