Dr Jon “Ting Tong” Jay Ray, living work of art.

It’s funny the things you notice some times.

On the weekend I went to the GOMA with someone. I saw this exact same exhibit but totally missed something that should have stuck out at me. Today however I went to the GOMA again with the delightful Col and immediatly noticed it.

For context the GOMA is the gallery of modern art and it has lots of unconventional but awesome pieces (check out the string room if you are there!).

This one piece however was like a recreation of a living area in some sort of share house.

And we go inside.

Who is that I spot on the wall?

Is that?

It is, Dr Jon “Ting Tong” Jay Ray is for some reason a part of this piece of art.

Well how about that, a print out of the blogosphere‘s most famous race obsessed, poetry writing retired Queensland academic. I am sort of pleased that thousands of people will inadvertently read Dr Ray’s life story as part of some bizarre attempt at modern art. If you are in Brisbane, do check it out.

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7 Responses to “Dr Jon “Ting Tong” Jay Ray, living work of art.”

  1. Bron Says:

    I wonder how the hell he got into that exhibition. Do you know the context of the “art” piece?

    The mind boggles.

  2. cosmicjester Says:

    Just meant to be a random house, whole bunch of political stuff on the wall. Why the good Doctor is on the wall as well is anyones guess.

  3. ileum Says:

    This guy gets around. I believe he even features in Abbott’s Battlelines.

  4. Battlelines: What’s right? « OzPolitik Says:

    […] You can read how the Vietnam war can be justified and the White Australia Policy defended in What is conservatism? A personal preface. Poems anyone? John Ray has also been recently featured at Lost in a Forest. […]

  5. cosmicjester Says:

    No friggen way. IS that THE John Ray?

  6. ileum Says:

    The very same.

    Introduction from: J.J. Ray (Ed.) “Conservatism as Heresy”. Sydney: A.N.Z. Book Co., 1974

  7. Terry Wright Says:

    Ting … Tong … Ting Tong
    Sing … Song … Sing Song
    etc.

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