July 27, 2008
DisappointmentsIt's been a jolly nice weekend, all told, presenting some reasonable facsimile of summer. Still, the main cultural outings were decidedly underwhelming. Notably, The Dark Knight seemed distinctly under par, noisy and disjointed and much less interesting than it ought to have been, despite an entertaining if mannered turn from Heath Ledger. There were certainly some diverting moments, but it failed to hang together in a very disappointing way. Also falling rather short of expectations was the Hayward's Psycho Buildings exhibit, a not terribly successful attempt to present the engagement of artists with the business of architecture. One or two of these collisions were sort of interesting, but the whole collection seemed rather gimmicky and pointless. I enjoyed rowing on the flooded sculpture terrace, but it really wasn't nearly as interesting an engagement with space as the children's favourite out front of the QEH, Appearing Rooms. Ho, essentially, hum.
Posted by matt at July 27, 2008 11:47 PM