Sarah Bernhardt: like all your favourite entries from the urban dictionary in a font you hate
2 - 31 August

Castor Projects is pleased to present Sarah Bernhardt’s first London solo show in the form of an evolving exhibition seen through daily updates on gallery website


31 August : Voicemail work

Voicemail work: the work will consist of a single voicemail, left by the artist, between 01/09/16 and 30/09/16 on a phone number provided by the buyer. The telephone number for the incoming voicemail will be provided on receipt of payment and may be saved in advance. Should the recipient accidentally answer the phone, the message will continue to run. The work is non-transferable and cannot be reproduced in any other format than a voicemail message. The edition will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Edition of 10.


30 August : Voicemail messages and phone call samples used in lyrics, acetone transfer on wall


29 August : Saddle with horse sweat marked by brazing flux (2016)


28 August : Shower door, steamer, volcano drawing (2016)


27 August


26 August


25 August


24 August : 'Year of the Rabbit' from Sam Riviere's '81 Austerities,' 2012 Faber and Faber


23 August : Independant Diplomat website


22 August : Google Maps, July 2011 from artist's notebook


21 August : Clothes Moth (for gallery wall drawing)


20 August : from Idris Parry's 'Hand to Mouth and other essays'


19 August : Competitive Tickling


18 August : Sketchbook


17 August : Sketchbook 


16 August : Flossing for the management of periodontal diseases and dental caries in adults (Review) 


15 August : from 'Autocomplete Book'

from Sarah Bernhardt's Autocomplete Book’

Artist book, varying entries on each page

24 x 16.2 x 2.7 cm

2012 - on-going, annually editioned.


14 August : from Autocomplete Book’


from Sarah Bernhardt's Autocomplete Book’

Artist book, varying entries on each page

24 x 16.2 x 2.7 cm

2012 - on-going, annually editioned.


13 August : from Autocomplete Book’


from Sarah Bernhardt's Autocomplete Book’

Artist book, varying entries on each page

24 x 16.2 x 2.7 cm

2012 - on-going, annually editioned.


12 August : Nassim Nicholas Taleb wikiquotes

Nassim Nicholas Taleb (born 1960) is an essayist, epistemologist, researcher, and former practitioner of mathematical finance.

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (2001) is a book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb that deals with the fallibility of human knowledge.

  • Delivering advice assumes that our cognitive apparatus rather than our emotional machinery exerts some meaningful control over our actions.
  • It does not matter how frequently something succeeds if failure is too costly to bear.
  • Trading forces someone to think hard; those who merely work hard generally lose their focus and intellectual energy. In addition, they end up drowning in randomness; work ethics draw people to focus on noise rather than the signal.
  • Mild success can be explainable by skills and labor. Wild success is attributable to variance.
  • Lucky fools do not bear the slightest suspicion that they may be lucky fools - by definition, they do not know that they belong to such a category.
  • Unlike a well-defined, precise game like Russian roulette, where the risks are visible to anyone capable of multiplying and dividing by six, one does not observe the barrel of reality.
  • There is a saying that bad traders divorce their spouse sooner than abandon their positions. Loyalty to ideas is not a good thing for traders, scientists - or anyone.
  • A mistake is not something to be determined after the fact, but in the light of the information until that point.
  • I always remind myself that what one observes is at best a combination of variance and returns, not just returns.
  • I try to make money infrequently, as infrequently as possible simply because I believe that rare events are not fairly valued, and that the rarer the event, the more undervalued it will be in price.
  • The more data we have, the more likely we are to drown in it.
  • At no point during his ordeal did Nero think of himself as 72% alive and 28% dead.
  • Probability is not about the odds, but about the belief in the existence of an alternative outcome, cause, or motive.
  • We favor the visible, the embedded, the personal, the narrated, and the tangible; we scorn the abstract.
  • Wittgenstein's ruler: "Unless you have confidence in the ruler's reliability, if you use a ruler to measure a table you may also be using the table to measure the ruler." (page 224)
  • [E]conomists are evaluated on how intelligent they sound, not on a scientific measure of their knowledge of reality. (page 85)
  • [E]conomics is a narrative discipline, and explanations are easy to fit retrospectively. (page 257)
  • [In] economics... you can disguise charlatanism under the weight of equations and nobody can catch you since there is no such thing as a controlled experiment. Now the spirit of such methods, called scientism by its detractors, continued into the discipline of finance as a few technicians thought their mathematical knowledge could lead them to understand markets. The practice of financial engineering came along with massive doses of pseudoscience. (page 115)

11 August : Carlo Ginzburg (UCLA) Schema and Bias Historian’s Reflection Double Blind


10 August : Whistled Turkish alters language asymmetries

Whistled languages represent an experiment of nature to test the widely accepted view that language comprehension is to some extent governed by the left hemisphere in a rather input-invariant manner [1] . Indeed, left-hemisphere superiority has been reported for atonal and tonal languages, click consonants, writing and sign languages [2–5] . The right hemisphere is specialized to encode acoustic properties like spectral cues, pitch, and melodic lines and plays a role for prosodic communicative cues [6,7] . Would left hemisphere language superiority change when subjects had to encode a language that is constituted by acoustic properties for which the right hemisphere is specialized? Whistled Turkish uses the full lexical and syntactic information of vocal Turkish, and transforms this into whistles to transport complex conversations with constrained whistled articulations over long distances [8] . We tested the comprehension of vocally vs. whistled identical lexical information in native whistle-speaking people of mountainous Northeast Turkey. We discovered that whistled language comprehension relies on symmetric hemispheric contributions, associated with a decrease of left and a relative increase of right hemispheric encoding mechanisms. Our results demonstrate that a language that places high demands on right-hemisphere typical acoustical encoding creates a radical change in language asymmetries. Thus, language asymmetry patterns are in an important way shaped by the physical properties of the lexical input.

Onur Güntürkün, Monika Güntürkün, Constanze Hahn


9 August : Castor Dressing Gown - Edition 10 + 2 AP for more information


8 August : Castor Dressing Gown - Edition 10 + 2 AP for more information


7 August : Untitled (Towel Stack) for more information


6 August : Lying idle and slightly out of focus, 2016

HD video, 10’48’’
with thanks to: Joanna Parker, Dr Maksymilian Del Mar, Levin Haegele, The Tom of Finland Foundation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

'lying idle and slightly out of focus' contrasts aspects of gesture and regulation to explore the hand in legal history.


5 August : Untitled (Glory Hole), 2016


4 August : Untitled (Glory Hole), 2016


3 August : Untitled (Glory Hole), 2016


2 August : Untitled (Glory Hole), 2016