PINS can be carried out anywhere. We know that. We think it’s best to do it in your garden. But you can also do it in your head. We don’t know if PINS is true. But that’s not a problem. Sometimes, it’s just what we remember, or imagine. Here are some images to help you imagine what may have happened to you. PINS is not played on any screen. And colour television is not to be trusted. This is the only real rule of PINS.
A photograph of a colour photocopy of a drawing using coloured water-soluble pencils and inks, and collage. It shows the Curator, entering his Inner World on top of the coal bunker. The tin drum is borrowed from Gunter Grass not David Sylvian, and the cap from Heworth Colliery Band. Inner Worlds shape you. You have to use them wisely. And also: remember the world around you, when playing PINS.
A photograph of a colour photocopy of a drawing using coloured water-soluble pencils and inks, and collage, including some figures taken from the Nursery Rhymes series of etchings by the late great Paula Rego. It shows various Guardians in the predominently matriarchal Inner World of the Curator, and nearby totems, such as the chimney of the NORI brickworks, an emotional weathervane of his early life in East Lancashire. Inner Worlds shape you. You have to use them wisely. And remember the world around you, when playing PINS.
A photograph of a colour photocopy of an in situ photograph set of six oil paintings showing the cover of Yeti, by Amon Düül II, made in the Intermediate Internet Age. It shows Der Sensenmann, aka Wolfgang Krischke, aka a dead commune member of Amon Düül. Designer F.U. Rogner said: “When he died I thought that the photo would be a perfect tribute to his memory […] maybe his image as ‘Der Sensenmann’ will work as a strange cover image and he could be remembered as a magical person.” The paintings are now most probably lost, probably by another magical rock band, Sea Power. Remember the world around you, when playing PINS.