all manner of things

things are warming up in the world of brown. the date for proposals for the festival has now passed and the international committee of jurors are preparing for a brutal and extended session of what the politicians love to call "tough decisions" in their remote mountain fastness, cloistered away from the inevitable media glare.

it seems likely now that there will be video and environmental art workshops and a programme of musical performances on the first weekend, a slideshow of international photographers, a rolling programme of videos throughout the three months of the festival and a fixed exhibition spread over three sites featuring sculpture, painting, ceramics and some strange machines.

as the vultures circle lazily in the sky around their monastic retreat, your humble committee turns its attention to the preparation of a truly intriguing and energetic event.

naturally, if it's anything like last year very little of what is now certain will remain true.