Saturday, 27 November 2010


As part of the Free For Arts Festival the amzing James Moffat put on MUTE a night full of perfomances of many varieties.This is the footage tell me what you think if you think ewt.

Old post that i forgot about written just after soup kitchen.......

So much mint stuff happened this week, the city was a throbbing with culture and art juiceies.With both the Abandon Normal Devices Festival and the Free For Arts festival running simultaneously it was a week to be reckoned with. Free For Arts so the return of the Sydney Street picture box run by the great Alice Baldwin, something I well wanted to get involved in but actually couldn’t move that night for a terrible man flu had took hold. Plus I couldn’t get my video ready in time. I plan to have it in the link as soon as it’s up and running. That very day I was meant to be driving home to get material because I was meant to be performing the night after at Soup Kitchen for MUTE ran by the great James Moffat.I didn’t go home and through fear of feeling like a total pussy I played a shorter set of new material. I was feeling apprehensive but the num grogginess helped my nerves loads. I ended up deciding to just do three peices.Trees, hands and doyleys, I’ve still yet to see the video. James put together a compilation of all the performers involved in it tats really good.
Interesting, some guy had made a sonic version of the hydron collider and preceded to present his findings in a formal way.Wich was a nice breather of what could have been taken to those wondering from the busy street outside as the most tremendous show of pretence ever. With rowdy revellers thumping down stairs to find a group of people in the dark watching two people scratch pottery balloons for half an hour. Ed Butler did a mind-blowing performance that was a cross between a sound collage to a film and a crazed working men club singer .It kind of reminded me of that amazing seen from Little Voice were Michael Cane gets up on stage to sing ‘its over’ whilst weeping. Amazingly powerful vocals almost Tom Waits-esque.

Shrink was bizarre when I first heard about it as an email from a friend from a foundation Feonna Hadcroft .I didn’t know how many people off my course were involved in it .The setting for this piece orchestrated by international artist Lawrence Malstaf.Those taking part are trapped between two sheets of plastic while air is gradually sucked out, leaving them breathing through a tube. The idea was to get people to consider both protection and the threat to survival and that it did seeing my friend in such a fragile state was frightening ever since your little you get told not to play around with plastic bags let alone get in a massive one.
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Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Been helping out down at Islington Mill at one 69 a studio
Its screen printing studio thats mint check it out.We've been working on setting up a shop ore christmas called GROTTO.
GROTTO is a pop-up artists' shop in the Northern Quarter. Pop in to get the best unique Christmas presents! From cards and wrapping paper to paintings, prints and sculptures. With prices from 50p to £1300 we have something for everyone!Its in the old mooch gallery 88 oldham street just past 3 quid or less shop.We made some flags and took em down to the switching on of the christmas lights people kept complaining they couldn't see the fireworks.Fireworks are shit and the flag wasn't even a metre across.Get a grip.The advertising was pretty effective people came in saying theyd seen us and wanted to know what it were about.I'm selling christmas cards and luxury crackers for all your twee needs.Its gonna have live printing and bands on more to come soon...

photos curtosy of like it gwan