on october’s wheater or, on birthdays and kangaroos diets


This is the monthly post on the Marking Days, a year-long-weather-prediction system from far away lands.
June 28 2007 predicted the weather for October 07.

The day was “cloudy, with a few drops in the afternoon, over-all a bit warmer.”
So will be October in Sydney?

The predictions for this past September were for a cold and windy one.
What we got was a bit of everything, cold at times, rainy then windy then warm days.
This information-gathering project was done with no serious attempt at recording meteorological data, just informal observations.

That said, one thing went by which needed more consideration.
Is by now well over this blog first birthday, September 25, which you wanted to mark by re-posting a selection of past articles.. you can still do it, didn’t happen yet though.

Also you were down the south coast of nsw a couple of weeks ago, were the cabins in the national park were the feeding ground of kangaroos, rosella, kookabarras and tiny crabs.
Interseting how the roos allowed themselves 2pm feedings on the lawn of the cabin park, the grass was kikuyu, from tropical east Africa.
This crepuscular feeders (i.e. feed at dusk and dawn) are so accustomed to humans they thrive on well kept pastures.

About info

Diego Bonetto is a multimedia artist living and practicing in Sydney, Australia, and is a key member of artists' collectives SquatSpace and the BigFAGPress. -The SquatSpace collective has been producing ground-breaking events and projects since 2000. The group has been curated in a number of shows both in Australia and overseas. The current initiatives, the Redfern-Waterloo Tour of beauty (www.squatspace.com/redfern) tackle issues of social representation and the politics of space generated by gentrification. -The BigFagPress (BFP) is a publishing facility housed in Wooloomooloo, Sydney. The BFP is a salvaged 4-tonnes Off-set proof press. The press allows for the creation of countless artworks by keen printmakers and self-started publishers. www.bigfagpress.org Diego has also been working with WeedyConnection, an environmental art campaign. The project involves an online resource (www.weedyconnection.com), short documentary films, cooking shows, blogs, installations, prints, facebook interventions and various site-specific installations in the form of self-guided tours. WeedyConnection tackle the anthropocentric view of what environment should look like. Based on research and data provided by disciplines as far apart as biology, anthropology, paloenthology, social ecology and ethno botany it formulates ethical questions about cultural representation in times of environmental urgency.
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