Last christmas together in one place.
Sunday, 5 December 2010
Monday, 18 October 2010
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Saturday, 7 August 2010
Thursday, 5 August 2010
The new Arcade Fire Album is out and it is holy. The first two tracks are like someone has managed to bottle puberty, spread it all over some burnt toast and then cover it with peanut butter.
I had a dream that I quit studying graphics at Kingston and did animation instead, which was really fun. It reminded me of the degree show and my favourite video which was by a guy called Jack Cunningham. The video itself is almost dreamlike, if you were a lego man living inside a packet of softmints.
When I was recently looking into Tomas Mankovsky videos I found this old Orange advert they made that at the time I found irritating and cheesy. When looking at the behind the scenes videos it turns out that the videos they created are made without any special effects but loads of holes for the actors to jump in and about a million takes. Once you bear that in mind, and you also bear in mind the poor quality of the video, it becomes a joy to watch.
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Sunday, 30 May 2010
American photographer Duane Michals is the best. He tells little stories with his photos that you can read, but only he knows what they are really about. Much like photography generally. Makes you wish you were somewhere else, or in love, or both. Not in a lame way.
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Me, Doug and Luke ran away to Paris for the weekend during one of the busiest few weeks of our second year. Definitely was not the most well educated decision, but it was totally worth it. Oscar Wilde's grave is covered in kisses and the teenagers drink red wine on the bridges at night.
We were set a brief for an exhibition in the Paul Arden gallery in Petworth entitled 'Stolen'
I decided to steal something small from a charity shop and then try and repent my sin in as many ways as possible for the next few weeks. I volunteered in the charity shop i stole from, went around Kingston collecting a trolley full of things to donate, ran errands for friends and made my housemates beds in the morning. Not sure anyone could ever repent stealing from a charity shop fully, my mum certainly doesn't think so, but i tried.
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Me and a lovely lad called Paul Bailey made this dance routine into a short film for GiffGaff (a new phone network) for a competition for the ad agency Albion. My friends Ben and Helen won the competition (fair and square) but we still love our video. We have yet to crack out the routine we learnt in a club, when we do Oceana Kingston won't know what hit it.
I read Philip Larkin a lot a lot, and now it's all online youtube has proved itself to be not just loads of funny animals and kids getting their legs cut off by walls. There is so much other good stuff like this, best bit about Down Cemetery road is not just John Betjeman and Philip Larkin smoking in Larkin's living room but the amazing BBC intro. Whole video makes Hull look a bit wank but i suppose we all knew that.
Aubade is probably the most terrifying poem ever written, hearing it read out by Philip Larkin with photos of graves just adds to it, well good.