Author Archives: commaandco

About commaandco

Poet and blogger at www.commaand.co encouraging personal creativity and linking arts and life

BILL VIOLA – “I’m going to say what it really means, what it is to me”

In this 28 minute interview, Bill Viola, the well-known video artist, talks about his practice and life. It’s wholly appropriate to have a artist in this medium explain himself through the same medium, video.  In fact, he found out the … Continue reading

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Found in Translation

Randomly, in my bookshelves, I re-encountered “Subversive Spirituality” a book by Eugene Peterson – best known for his translation of the Bible into modern-day (American) speech: The Message translation. While being a pastor, Eugene had spent a year on translating … Continue reading

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5 Reasons people don’t go to church

“Why my friends don’t go to church”, Madeleine Davis presents her findings at Greenbelt. Video. Continue reading

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Contemporary Art in St Paul’s Cathedral

Bill viola and Kia Perov see their new video installation in the church which commissioned it: St Paul’s Cathedral. They reflect on the experience of making.
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John Piper: One third of the Bible is Poetry

John Piper on why one third of the bible is poetry; also a link to his sermon on George Herbert Continue reading

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Fashion Design from faith

Hong Kong designers who design from a heavenly perspective, from faith, featured in “The Still Point” response to T S Eliot’s “4 Quartets” poetry Continue reading

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Not relevance but resonance

Mark Oakley’s speaks about the links between faith and poetry and his book “The splash of Faith: Believing in Poetry” Continue reading

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