As it happens, someone called Daniel Yates has included a spoof Momus Tour Guide in a spoof tour of Edinburgh’s public toilets as part of Exeunt magazine’s coverage of the Edinburgh Festival. My first Unreliable Tour at the Whitney Biennial in 2006 was a recreation of a 1993 Andrea Fraser tour of the Whitney Museum toilets, as it happens. Reading Daniel’s piece, I was hoping he was going to pastiche my voice, the way he does Zizek’s (and, as it happens, the way I was trying to pastiche Ivor Cutler the other day recording my contribution to the CCA Glasgow exhibition What we have done, what we are about to do). But, as it happens, Daniel just quotes directly from my Unreliable Bus Tour at last year’s EdFest — a section about peeing in Tranent that, as it happens, echoes an Ivor Cutler story about peeing in the Antarctic.
I’m not involved in this year’s EdFest, but will be liveblogging about the Venice Architecture Biennale for a week from August 24th, as it happens. I’m not in Venice in person, so everything I describe will be, as it were, imaginary. My blog Parallel Lies will build a ghost wing onto an event called Travelling Out With Moving, organised, as it happens, as an ancillary to the official British pavilion, Venice Takeaway, by the British Council and the Architectural Association. A parallel to a parallel, as it happens; an ancillary to an ancillary, as it were.