The Irish government is trialling a creative scheme to provide artists with a guaranteed basic income and many nations are watching with interest. For the next three years, a test group of 2,000 people including musicians, novelists and, yes, circus performers will be paid €16,900 a year in weekly instalments of €325 – no strings attached, even for the contortionists.
Monday 27 March 2023 – Monocle Minute | Monocle


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I came across this photo of a stencil that somebody found in Milan. It was posted on Mastodon by


From this article on Nam June Paik I clicked to an article about Making Buddhist Art Today, a very brief stop which led me to this piece on Installation Art, which led me to this page about the Native American artist Jamison Chas Banks, where I found this short video about his installation at SITE Santa Fe in 2014.

Jamison Chas Banks from SITE Santa Fe on Vimeo.

One says that home plate is stolen in Baseball. The artist compares that to American history and says stealing home is maybe a very American thing. It’s a remarkable installation piece that makes me realize how art installations can be powerful storytelling. This piece is also a reminder that there is a lot of unfinished history that needs to be untangled. Until we do we will always build on top of quicksand.

Interesting how this post creates a circle for me. From Nam June Paik, who I met in Köln, where I grew up, to Jamison Chas Banks, who lives in Santa Fe.