View from Cockforest

Peter & nou – new images

Shot by designer Matthew Walkerdine for his website, I’ve half inched these gorgeous new images of Peter & nou.

All those ‘corrections’ in Peter were drawn by me and then scanned and overlaid on the original text by Matt. Matt is, as is artist Jessica HigginsGood Press.

 

Scraps

Scraps

Oh, the research really came together last night…

Carlsberg to blame.

Harrison – the bookmark

Harrison – the bookmark

So, this exists. You can get one at Poundland – for a limited time before the high street leaks into an oily black sinkhole.

Immemory

Immemory

I know I’ve mentioned this CD-Rom work of Marker’s from 1997 before, but not sure that I’ve ever watched this – a walkthrough if you like – of the whole thing. Thanks to the patience of Guillaume-en- Égypte:

Immemory on YouTube

 

Cells Out

Cells Out

Thank you to Catherine Owen for reviving some old images of The Chateau’s Launch event in 2003, which I was at. Here’s a link to Cells Out at the Old Courtroom and Jail which I was at and had work in. I seem to remember that it was a brown tape based wall drawing… ah, memory lane…

Image is work by Gregor Wright – happy birthday G.

Touch Screen (Technicolour) (2016)

Touch Screen (Technicolour) (2016)

Once more adhering to my habit of organising something when I should be writing something, here’s an update on an old post:

‘Once more adhering to my habit of making something when I should be writing something, here are a couple of super-short films I made in bed this morning. Think of them as screen savers (to come).

23/06/2016 – Sorry, the Technicolour version is now off line. Email me if you’d like to see it.

25/07/2018 – Touch Screen (Technicolour) is on Vimeo again – but email me, cos you’ll need the password…’

 

A 35mm 208-ish Frame Version of Blade Runner…

A 35mm 208-ish Frame Version of Blade Runner…

…for the Harp Room (2017). I’d forgotten about this film, made at Hospitalfield this time last year. Watch it here.

Like the other 35mm 208-ish Frame films (and there are around 20 of them, you can see them if you are fortunate at www.rabbitcottontoothcottonrabbit.com) it’s made with scraps of an original 35mm copy of Blade Runner.

 

What I’ve been looking at of late…

What I’ve been looking at of late…

Ancient history – They are the We of Me @ GoMA (2005)

Ancient history – They are the We of Me @ GoMA (2005)

Just found this link to an archive of GoMA, and my solo exhibition of 2005, They are the We of Me (idiotic capitalisation decision there was all my own). The show was ok, but Laurie Figgis‘ essay and Sarah Smith‘s review are both excellent.

A work in this show (a wee oil painting, long since given away) became the song The Why, What Baby? by Kathryn Joseph.

 

Alchemy: The Curios Society @ The Whitechapel

Alchemy: The Curios Society @ The Whitechapel

I was highly excited to be in the mix and contributing a text/talk for Alchemy: The Curios Society, alongside the amazing duo of Kate Briggs and Robert Williams. All connected to Mark Dion’s Theatre of the Natural World show at the Whitechapel…

And then the snow arrived and I was trapped in the Greggs on Glasgow’s Gordon Street (it’s a sit-in Greggs, with brick wallpaper, so very much like being in Shoreditch/Finnieston) unable to move below Crosshill, let alone below Maw-well.

So I swiftly rewrote the text and had Fiona, the Scottish electronic Word person, read it for me remotely. Prof. Robert Williams, always a pleasure, was my remote ‘Igor’ – thank you Robert. Introduced by the ever patient Jane Scarth, this happened way back when… 3rd March 2018, The Whitechapel, London.

In the future times, you will be able to listen to the gig here. In the mean time, here’s the title image of ‘Fiona’s’ talk, where I (she) attempted to connect Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock, mad female scientists, Villeneuve’s Arrival and Naomi Mitchison’s Memoirs of a Spacewoman, with eggs, aliens and alchemy.

You know, I think I’ve mentioned this already…What does that mean?