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Eggs and Aliens

You’d never know it, but…there has been action. Trapped in Glasgow by snow, I hastily re-wrote my contribution to this sold out event The Curios Society at the Whitechapel

(Saturday 3rd March, 3pm, Whitechapel), so that Eggs and Aliens was delivered by ‘Fiona’, the ‘Scottish’ digital Word voice, who, when slowed to somewhere between slow and normal, sounds almost exactly like me anyway. A totally subjective trip from the first Alchemist to alien abduction, via a female mad scientist, two linguist spacewomen and a picnic, Eggs and Aliens‘ images were gamely moved along by the non-digital flesh finger of Robert Williams.

So I missed in person, Robert’s excellent discussions of his work with Dion and the brilliant Kate Briggs’ talk about the alchemy of translation… But I’ve got an audio file – a treat for later today…

Huge thanks to Jane Scarth and the tech team of The Whitechapel for the massive effort and for agreeing to let Fiona speak in the first place.

Fiona’s better than I am at pronouncing ouroboros anyway.

 

 

“Assembling on the first three Saturdays of Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural WorldThe Curios Society meets to investigate the weird and wonderful, the unlikely and impossible. 

Alchemy can describe a philosophical tradition, an esoteric practice, a way of thinking and at times, an artistic methodology.

We meet artists Robert WilliamsKate Briggs and Jane Topping to explore ideas of the alchemical in art. From transmutation in translation to the figure of the alchemist in popular film cultures, this talk charts a course through the mysteries and cultural intersections of alchemy.”

Whitechapel website

 

A new thing, finally made…

…all part of a larger thing still underway, ready for a showing at Glasgow International later this year. Because of that, there’s no title as yet, but think of Naomi Mitchison’s Memoirs of a Spacewoman, rabbits and a trip to the dentist and you may as well take the evening off come April.

Watch it here.

 

Blade Runner on the Stairs

Watch this little Hospitalfield moment here.

Hospitalfield – A Pamphlet…

…and a taste of things to come…

A 35mm 208 Frame Version of Blade Runner for a Phone

I biked, I read, I made this wee video out of 35mm scraps. Felt the need to get working here at HF…

A 35mm 208 Frame Version of Blade Runner for a Phone

Peter wins Best PKD Short Film at the 5th Annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival 2017

Peter wins Best PKD Short Film at the 5th Annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival 2017

Thank you to Dan Abella, the PKD crew and to all the filmmakers I met this week. A superb festival… I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. No really, at one point I was surrounded by alien abductees…

Here’s a Facebook thang.

Now, how to wear those laurels..?

Dirty Screen Shot

Dirty Screen (Horses) Screen shot!

Dirty Screen (Horses) Screen shot!

Thanks Dr Mark Wilson

A 13 Point Script for a YouTube Unboxing Video, 2016

Here’s a link to the text bit of a performance I gave at the NAFAE conference in July at the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts. The performance is called…

A 13 Point Script for a YouTube Unboxing Video

And here’s the visual bit – a silent video…

A 13 Point Script for a YouTube Unboxing Video

Why not try reading along yourself to make the thing?

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Screen Used on F’Bk

Take a look at some details & the Press Release right here.

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Screen Used…

…opens tonight at Patricia Fleming Projects…

Here is what you can expect…

Horses, horses, horses, horses...

Horses, horses, horses, horses…

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“That’s not my kind of place.”

Carolanne, get your hands off of that telly

Carol-anne, get your hands off of that telly

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