Normally, it’s an empty concrete breezeway with life-sized replicas of humpback whales suspended from the ceiling and the sounds of recorded whale song wafting in the air. It’s a pedestrian throughway separating the Art Gallery and the Queensland Museum at Brisbane’s Southbank, one that I walk briskly through in winter when it becomes a chilly concrete funnel for cold winds and one that I stroll slowly along when summer heat hangs in… Read More

Well I feel relieved the project has started. The lead-up to it was coloured by growing anticipation about what would or could or might happen. Now, that it’s Day Two, I feel more at ease. I’m in it. It’s similar to when you stand on the shoreline looking at the cold water, working up the courage to dive in and anticipating the discomfort, the forfeiting of warmth. Then once you’re in the… Read More

It’s three days until this experiment begins. There’s been an internal countdown happening over the last eight days, with sharper intensity as each day passes. I find myself doing things this week with the car that I think will be more difficult once the experiment begins next Monday, like collecting the wall planner that I had copied and laminated at Officeworks for 2015. Although in hindsight, it may not have been as… Read More