I heard a good story about a woman who's husband kept asking her what ZOLO was an acronym for, he just couldn't work it out, and it was written in all the Christmas cards. He got LOL and ROL etc, but this one really stumped him. The penny didn't drop until she pointed out that actually people were wishing him a happy new year, and a great 2010.
So, on that note, zolo looks like being a good one. Some news. In February, together with a few friends, we will be looking after the running of The Badger Press, an open access print studio in Bishops Waltham, Hampshire. The press has been going since 1982 and has a wonderful reputation for fine art printmaking. We hope to continue its success and contribute ideas and new projects that will secure it for the future.
I'm also working on a film of Visual Libraries and hope to start a group at Fareham College. Check out the site and the flickr photos, this is a great project that takes art into the community and encourages dialogues between libraries and their users. More info to follow...
We had a successful evening at Aspex Gallery talking about Journey to the Mountain of Light, presenting footage from our walks and some of the images that Jon has been making. They were spectacular and so many good ideas came from the presentation. I enjoyed meeting the crit group regulars and hope to be able to head down to lend my support in the future.
Also sorting out a shoot in the next few weeks with a group called Girls who ride where we'll be filming various people on the turbo trainer against green screen.
Last note, unfortunatley A Thousand Plateaus has been cancelled due to funding problems. I think there's going to be a different event in the future, and I hope there'll be the opportunity to use some of the ideas we developed for the event. I'm especially dissapointed, as I'd arranged to work with Forward Movin' and supply live visuals and VJ support. I'm sure we'll have another chance in the future, look out for news.
I have been buying howies t-shirts for years now, they're fun, comfortable and quite expensive. My Cardigan connection means that I've been able to pounce on some seconds and sale items, and I've even had the occasional splurge. I really enjoy the catalogue, which has always got a few interesting things to say alongside the pictures of people looking lively and active wearing the gear. There is this slightly naisal smugness sometimes, and it would be nice to see the human side to them, I like to see imperfections me, it's reasurring. Sometimes they come across badly, indulgent and aloof, but every now and then they do something like this photo project and you think good on ya. Bit sad, as I lost my nice Howies woolley hat, man it kept my bonce warm, but it got half-inched in a restaurant in London. boo. Anyway, enjoy the film, nice print technique.
Just a lovely little experimental film. I'm so sorry, my posts are almost shorter that those on twitter - which is on probation, I still don't know if I like it. I'm a sucker for all kinds of social networking, and I thought this could be fun - but really who cares? Again, the right brainer in me wants it to serve some kind of purpose and the no brainer in me want to turn the internet off and get on my bike. I'm assured my new Conti's are in the post and on their way - come on, let's all track it together - oh, if only we could.
An amazing film from a group that call themselves Semicondutor. In their wonderful films, they tap into science and visualise the incredible shapes, patterns, sounds and images that sometimes can be seen, but more often is invisible to the naked eye. The films have a lovely feel about them, the one above sparkles with magnetic fields, bouncing and shimmering across the screen like tiny mischievous creatures.