29.1.10

MODEL MAYHEM

Hannah Jerrom made these marvellous model people over the years on our course, and here they are placed around my model of the pit. Lovely, lovely, lovely. I've got some serious skills catching up to do to get as good as her.

CAMBERWELL

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE FOUR YEARS I HAVE BEEN A UAL STUDENT, I WENT TO CAMBERWELL UIVERSITY WHILST VISITING THE RESIDENCE OF HANNAH/JIMMY SOUTH OF THE RIVER. ASSESSMENT: CAMBERWELL IS QUITE DINGEY, WITH A CERTAIN SOUTH LONDON SCENE WITH A PENCHENT FOR BOBBLE HATS AND PLIMSOLES.HANNAH AND STEPH EXPLORE THE CAMBPUS.
A BASIN IN THE FINE ART SECTION. TYPICAL ART SCHOOL GRIME.
A PIECE OF WHITE WASH ART WITH VAGINAL EXPLETIVE. AGAIN, TYPICAL ART SCHOOL.
AH, AND THAT AGE OLD TRICK WHERE THE CLEANERS LIKE TO THROW AWAY BITS OF ART BECAUSE THEY THINK ITS RUBBISH. AGAIN, TYPICAL ART SCHOOL. 
IN THE EVENING, WE FREQUENTED THE HERMITS CAVE - A NICE LITTLE PUBLIC HOUSE ON THE CORNER OF CAMBERWELL'S CHURCH STREET. IT HAD A FIRE, WE THOUGHT IT WAS REAL, IT TURNED OUT TO BE GAS. DUPED.

THE FIRE DRILL BABES OF CSM BACK HILL 2010

27.1.10

JEDWARD HAVE RETURNED

THE QUIFF IS NOT DEAD.

HOT CHIP - ONE LIFE STAND IS COMING 01.02.10

THIS POSTER HAS BEEN ERECTED UNDER THE EAST LONDON LINE BRIDGE IN SHOREDITCH. I AM GOING TO SEE THEM IN BIRMINGHAM (YES, BIRMINGHAM - I AM RETURNING) WITH POPPY FRENCH. IT. WILL. BE. ORGASMIC.

25.1.10

'DREAM' SCENE 4 DESIGNED AND MADE BY JAMES BARNETT

MAKE ME A OFFER (HAPPY)

COSTUME IN MOTION

BASIC COSTUME AS MODELLED BY BLONDIE. THE MOST SATISFYING THING OF ALL WAS WATCHING THE DRAWINGS IN THE STORYBOARD AND THE COSTUME ROUGHS ACTUALLY COME TO LIFE. VERY NICE INDEED.

DREAM - IMAGES THAT FUELLED THE CONCEPT.

SKY DIVERS IN FREE FALL
GRAFFITI ON BRICK LANE:
ASTRONAUTS SPACE WALKING-THE IDEA OF WEIGHLESSNESS, AN ATMOSPHERE WITH NO UP OR DOWN, LEFT OR RIGHT:GALIANO'S PARIS SHOW WITH VORTEX:AND, MOST IMORTANT OF ALL, THE PETRI DISH WITH ORGANISMS FLOATING AROUND INSIDE.

DREAM - AN UPDATE THROUGH TO THE END.

SO, ON MONDAY 11TH, WE HAD THE GET IN WHICH INVOLVED THE CREATION OF THE PIT. THE NEXT DAY, TUESDAY THE 12TH, I SPENT THE ENTIRE DAY PAINTING THE INSIDE OF THE PIT, AND LAYING A HARDBOARD FLOOR WITH SCRAP BITS OF HARDBOARD FROM THE WORKSHOP. TAPING OVER THE JOINS WITH GAFFER, I THEN CARRIED ON PAINTING ON TOP OF THAT. THIS WAS LABORIOUS AND KNACKERING AND I WAS ON MY OWN IN THIS PIT FOR A LONG TIME, AND HAVE PROBABLY BEEN DRIVEN SLIGHTLY MAD. ANYWAY, IT LOOKED LOVELY AFTER IT WAS ALL PAINTED. IN THE PICTURE BELOW, YOU CAN SEE THE PAINTING IN PROGRESS ON THE FLOOR. TO THE RIGHT, A BLACK CURTAIN WAS HUNG (THANK YOU LIBBY) TO OBSCURE THE BEAMS AND THE REMAING SPACE INSIDE THE PIT. TO THE TOP OF THE PICTURE, THE GAUZE WAS LATER PLACED (THANK YOU BLONDIE).FINISHED CURTAINING, GAUZE AND FLOORING WITH LIGHTING. AND SO, ONWARDS AND UPWARDS. COME WEDNESDAY THE 13TH, WE HAVE THE TECH REHEARSAL WHICH IS BASICALLY ABOUT WORKING OUT HOW TO DO THE LIGHTS, THE COSTUME CHANGES (THIS WAS THE MADDEST COSTUME CHANGE. EVER). AND AND CHECKING SOUND. I WAS FRANTICALLY FINISHING THE COSTUMES FOR THEIR DEBUT IN THE SPACE. AS IT WAS BLOODY FREEZING IN THE PIT, WE AGREED TO LET THE SINGERS WEAR THERMALS AND COATS ON TOP OF THE LEOTARDS, HENCE THESE RATHER STRANGE REHEARSAL SNAPS:ABOVE: REHEARSING THE FINAL MOMENTS OF SCENE 4. YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE THE GAUZE IN THESE PICTURES. THE PERFORMERS WERE REALLY PATIENT AND DIDN'T COMPLAIN ONCE ABOUT HAVING TO LAY ON THE FLOOR FOR AN HOUR AS WE LIT AND REHEARSED.

A PICTURE I TOOK IN ANGEL

SUNDAY RECOVERY

AFTER THE 'DREAM' DE RIG ON SATURDAY, A FAIRLY INEBRIATED NIGHT OUT AT FABRIC ON THE FRIDAY AND GENERAL KNACKEREDNESS, ASHLEY AND I ENDEAVOURED TO SCRAPE BACK A SENSE OF SUNDAY LIVING. SO WE TRIED TO GO TO THE CAMDEN ARTS CENTRE, BUT LONDON TRANSPORT WAS AGAINST US EVER GETTING THERE. SO INSTEAD, WE WENT TO ANGEL, GOT A BENTO EACH, THEN WENT TO BRICK LANE, AND WATCHED CLASH OF THE TITANS (IN PREP FOR THE REMAKE) AND LOVE ACTUALLY.

ALL TOGETHER NOW.....

SPOTTED IN ANGEL YESTERDAY.

HANNAH JERROM

SO AS ONE UNIVERSITY PROJECT ENDS (YES, DREAM IS OVER, KEEP READING. OH THAT BLOG IS LONG SINCE OVER DUE, AND ITS COMING) ANOTHER SOON BEGINS. AND HANNAH JERROM IS THE WILLING ACCOMPLICE TO PARTNER UP WITH ME FOR THE REMAINING 50% OF OUR DEGREE. WE'VE DECIDED TO BE MORE PROACTIVE WITH ONE ANOTHER, SO SHE CAME TO OLD STREET FOR A CURRY AND WE'RE GOING TO PECKHAM FOR SOMETHING TO EAT AS WELL. I'M QUITE SCARED. PECKHAM ISN'T LIKE IT USED TO BE IN ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES. EVENTUALLY, SHE MIGHT GO TO SURREY AND I MIGHT GO TO KENT. EVEN SCARIER.

ASHLEY SMITH TURNS 23 YEARS OF AGE

I BAKE A LASAGNE, OF COURSE, AND MISTAKENLY PICK UP A TREACLE PUDDING OVER A CHOCOLATE MICROWAVEABLE SUPREME.

[N]ICE ICE BABY

I CAN'T REMEMBER IF I'VE BLOGGED THIS, BUT TOOK THIS PICTURE A COUPLE OF SATURDAYS BACK OF THE ICE ACCUMULATING ON A DRAIN NEXT TO SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL. NICE.

FRIDAY NIGHT READY FOR THE JOINERS

COATS AND HAIR IN TOW.

TERESA, MICHAEL AND MIRIAM HIT THE OXFORD STREET CROSSING...

...AND ALMOST DON'T MAKE IT IN TIME. BUMPKIN PERSONIFIED.

PAT BUTCHER - MAKEMEAOFFER ICON

GOLDFRAPP - HEAD FIRST

TIME TO PUT EVERY WANNABE ALISON GOLDFRAPP'S BACK IN THEIR PLACES. MOVE OVER LITTLE BOOTS. STEP ASIDE LA ROUX. GOLDFRAPP HAS RETURNED. WE ARE LIKING THE GRACE JONES ISLAND LIFE INSPIRATION WITH THE ALBUM TEXT.ALBUM COVERSINGLE COVER FOR ROCKET
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aopQjgH8wzM