Matt Jones

Turner Prize

Turner Prize = Controversy. It’s almost as if the panel (or whoever decides the shortlist) sits round and says “Whoa! Hang on, we haven’t selected a controversial artist yet. Oh look at this bloke, he paints huge copies of 1970s Sci-fi book covers… he’ll do.” I suppose last year’s prize was a rare occurence because the controversial nominee - Tracy Emin - didn’t win it. But hang on, Steve McQueen copied Buster Keaton didn’t he?. What a pretentious and fickle world the modern art scene is.


My Mac at work decided to stop working yesterday… I’ve spent most of the morning trying to re-install the system software but to no avail. Macs - it’s a love/hate relationship.