Emma French, marketing and events manager at the Space and Cat Street Galleries

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 June, 2012, 12:00am

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What I'm listening to: I lack the attention span for whole albums, so I tend to get freaky about one song and play it to death. At the moment that song is Oblivion by Grimes. She's an ethereal little pixie of a thing; her voice both relaxes and unsettles me at the same time.

What I'm reading: Julian Barnes' The Sense of an Ending. He's one of my favourite authors, so I don't know why it took me so long to pick up his 2011 Man Booker prize winner. He has a really wonderful knack of making the ordinary extraordinary and finding beauty in everyday drudgery.

What I'm watching: I just watched Wuthering Heights (2011), which is spectacularly bleak. But having now seen four screen versions of this story, I feel I can categorically say: just read the book. Some film versions do well at portraying the twisted passion between Heathcliff and Cathy, but they're never the whole package. After 160 years, Emily Bronte still kills it.

What artists I'm following: I'm all about the Brits at the moment and I'm crazy about Steven Pippin and Henry Hudson. Pippin's works on the death of analogue photography are incredible - he shot guns into the lenses of medium-format film cameras and rigs them to take a photo of the moment of their own destruction. Hudson's plasticine works would be impressive if they were paint, but when you realise it's plasticine, your head explodes.

Where I'm surfing: I had a brief fling with Pinterest, which took over my life for a while, but I've gone crawling back to Etsy to shop for my imaginary loft apartment. Blogs such as the-brick-house.com are crack for me, plus I'm quite a lot in love with the girl who writes it: she's awesome, her house is awesome, her chihuahua is also awesome.

 

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