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October 29, 2009

Back in the film bins again

Started work on the next film project today, well I’ve been working on it for a while, on paper and in my head and talking with Katrin and Clara. It’s a music video, for Clara & the Real Lowdown, a track called The Good Ship Father.

Good ship Father, when you set sail
On your quest for peace of mind,
Take me with you, rock me to sleep
never leave me behind

words by Clara Sanabras

Today we shot some tests, in the new studio here at the Printworks. Whey hey! It was great, lots of space. But more anon. Meanwhile here are some stills from the lighting test today:




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October 27, 2009

Pumpkin soup

Pumpkin Pie doesn't do it for me and, over the years, I've tried a few.

But pumpkin soup - well now we're talking.

Especially Tajana's Kürbissuppe, which she makes with a receipe from the Hotel Sacher [where the Torte comes from] in Vienna. I've been sworn to secrecy, but there are those abroad who have tasted this gastronomic rollercoaster of a soup and they, like me, marvel at its excellence.

one of the spin-offs from pumpkin soup, K Freitag 2009

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October 26, 2009

meanwhile back at the Printworks


we've got a new floor
well, it's an old floor
it was in the attic
but I took it up
and brought it down

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October 24, 2009


Went to Birmingham, to the opening of the show that Sue's work [previous post] is in:


Sue [second from left] with three of the people who helped sorting the little stones.


the little stones


nearly the whole piece

It's a spectacular piece, quite mesmeric, soothing and at the same time strangely disturbing.

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October 17, 2009

pebble beach

Katrin's been working at my good friend Sue Lawty's studio for the past few weeks, sticking small stones to big boards. Tiny stones. Collected from a long way away - from a pebbly beach in Wales.





This is now part of a big touring exhibition

you can see a picture of almost the entire piece on a blog by the curator Helen Carnac. [click on the first picture to get a larger version]

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the soon to be window


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October 14, 2009

the cable lable

found in that place
where things are found
that have been laying
in the dusty dark
for many many days


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October 07, 2009

lettering from around the Printworks pt2


old box from the attics


hand lettered sign


packet of labels

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October 06, 2009

Under the floorboards [down by the sea]

playing with the plumbing again


Oh! - the joys of push-fit

and while I'm plumbing, I'm singing this song:


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October 04, 2009

two pictures of anna




oh, ok then - three

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October 03, 2009

lettering from around the Printworks pt1


sticker on one of the work surfaces in what was the print shop


somewhat ironic label on a tall shelf of type cases


a jug half full of old oil in the attic

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