Thursday, January 24, 2008

Tega and the Mountain...

Ring of Fire
Originally uploaded by schizophonia
More lovely pics of Gang biz by Alex Davies here!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Pocket Volcano

Pocket Volcano
Originally uploaded by sumugan_s
Despite the rain relocating the festivities indoors Gang Festival was still a success!

Kuno Kini blow up!

Them boys sure know how to make the ladies move!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008

Eruption Euphoria

djuadi erupting
Originally uploaded by alimander
Thanks to all the artists, all at Gallery FourtyFour, and all of you who came along to make "The Ring Of Fire" such a success!! I Heart Eruption Overload...

More Photos at Ali's Flickr.

Ring Of Fire Artists...
Ayok + Rudy
Tega Brain
Robert Curgenven
Michaela Davies
Jacqueline Drinkall
Ryan Leech
Andrew Nichols
David Mackenzie
Sumugan Sivanesan
Hiro Uchino
Rully Zakaria

In a night of many highlights, I tihnk the most convincing eruption had to be Tega's volcano cake...(hell I reckon there's still some left over at Bill + George). The way it spewed forth all lumpy textured, with a pleasingly dramatic flow, bringing certain extinction to the jelly dinosaurs below...all in the egg whites I believe ;-)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Let them eat cake!

Recipe for edible foaming lava care of Judy P here.

You will need a small, short juice glass or a shot glass that will fit snugly in the center of the Volcano Cake (a glass 3" tall and 1 1/2" in diameter would be perfect). You will also need one small box of Jell-o, one small bottle lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda). Make Jell-o according to package directions. Let cool 15 minutes. When Jell-O is still warm(not hot), fill juice glass 1/2 full with the warm Jell-O. Pour in enough lemon juice so that the glass is almost full, or about 1/2" from the top. Place glass down into hole in the cake so lip of glass is flush with top of cake. You are now ready to produce the effect. When ready, put 1 tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda into the glass and briefly stir (1-2 seconds). Jell-O foam will immediately pour out the top of the glass and flow down the sides of the cake.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Volcano Whisperer

"Mbah Maridjan was appointed by the late Yogyakarta Special Province's Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX as The Keeper of Mount Merapi in 1983 upon the demise of his father, the earlier Keeper in 1982.

According to Kompas CyberMedia, Mbah Maridjan, born in 1927 and married to Ponirah, 73, is blessed with 10 children, five of whom are still alive, 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren, and now lives in Kinahredjo village on the southern slope of Merapi."

More here.

...And look - he's on Friendster

I've also heard he endorses the energy drink "Extra Joss"...I did have a look around for the twon of them together, but most commonly came up with this TVC starring futball hero Ronaldo...Make it your secret too...Baru!

"The way things go"

Peter Fischli and David Weiss...What is not to love?

Thanks to Pia at Dorkbot for the tip...

Thursday, January 3, 2008


Mount Mash Potato

Mash Potato Mountain

Mount Paper Mache
Paper Mache Mountain

Non-Newtonian Fluid

errrmm...corn starch...holes

Some background...

The Pacific Ring of Fire is an area of frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions encircling the basin of the Pacific Ocean. In a 40,000 km horseshoe shape, it is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts and/or plate movements. The Ring of Fire has 452 volcanoes and is home to over 50% of the world's active and dormant volcanoes. It is sometimes called the circum-Pacific belt or the circum-Pacific seismic belt.

From Wikipedia.

...And a little something from the Beeb

Neat infotainment here..

Ring Of Fire!

There are over 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia which make up part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.They are a source of much wonder, speculation, superstition, and inspiration...

Gang Festival presents...

"Ring Of Fire"

Art science / home science / eruption / exhibition / arts lab / cake stall

Thursday 10 January 6PM
Gallery Fourtyfour
Little Oxford St, Darlinghurst.

Download your own DIY volcano here