The group regularly meet to look/listen/encounter a thing to simulate discussion and new avenues of research. Things might include an object, film, text, exhibition, site or event such as a walk or festival.
Thing Club 1
Place: St Mary’s Church Kemply.
A Norman church in Gloucestershire it has some of the best preserved medieval wall paintings in Britain, dating from the early 12th century, and are the most complete set of Romanesque frescos in northern Europe.
Thing Club 2
Film: The Science of Sleep
From Roger Ebert’s Review: “The Science of Sleep is bursting with ingenious handmade retro-toys and gadgets (like a time machine, using an old Polaroid flash attachment, that skips only one second into the past or the future) and cleverly animated miniatures, all low-tech creations made from common recycled household items, like an ocean of cellophane or a thought-transmission device made from bicycle helmets and wire.”
Thing Club 3
Shellac are an American band from Chicago US including Steve Albini (guitar and vocals), Bob Weston (bass guitar and vocals) and Todd Trainer (drums and vocals). They describe themselves as a minimalist rock trio.