High security, monster plane distortion
What can I say?
We (the Brum 6) beat London on their turf. Our squad was made up of myself, Agent and Just Glen. We had very little preparation for the night, Agent was arriving very late, 45 minutes before the battle and there was little space left in the Village Underground when we got there. More pictures (and a beautiful video) after the jump…
You may or may not have noticed that I’ve launched version 4 of my cubic experiment. A wooden built construction that you walk inside, through a door. The experiment is meant to be experienced by one single person standing in the very centre of the space, this time wearing 3D glasses.
The effect makes all of the corners (and floor and walls) vanish almost impossibly.
Its running for two more weekends until Sunday 14th November. If you can’t make it down on the weekends, I could make arrangements for you to see it during the week.
Video appears after the jump.
Once again myself and Mau Mau painted the ‘So Soiled Crew’ skateboard ramp in the Greenpeace field at the wonderful Worthy Farm festival of performing arts (aka Glastonbury Festival).
The theme we decided on before we got there was to produce a scene of a ‘retail experience’ in a warehouse style shop, in a fixed colourscheme. As you can hopefully see, we focused on one particular brand to help with the message (namely PIKEA). The selected Greenpeace theme for the year was ‘save the rain forest’ so we created a checkout and a father/child customer dressed in James Cameron’s’ Avatar costumes. Large sale slogans were used to dress the rest of the ramp. See the 360 panorama at the bottom…
View ‘Glastonbury [read full story]
When I began working on this painting I knew it was going to be something new, a new technique must apply.
For ages I’ve been seeing the work of some pavement artists rendered in chalk (attached as a Word document or on one of those ’10 amazing…’ sites). All the works have to be made stretched to accommodate the point of view, or plane distortion.
Making the floor seem to become another surface or even vanish completely.
Last year I had the good fortune of being invited to take part in the inaugural graffiti exhibition to occur on the infamous white isle.
I painted a large piece at the venue with Inkie and this video surfaced only this week (see below), with interviews from myself, Inkie and special guest Shoe from the Netherlands who happened to be visiting the island.
Watch this space for Urban in Ibiza 2010!
Officially opening on the 8th October 2009, the follow up to the Mutate Britain show at Cordy House in Shoreditch last year – this time under the Westway, up Portobello Road, west London. Its actually behind S&M, the pie and mash shop (scroll down for a map).
I visited the site and made a few 360′s of the areas… guess where i’m planning to paint?
I was invited to the public open day of the new Wisemore campus, on the old hall-of-fame site, next door to the leather museum on Littleton Street. The old factory had many graffiti paintings by Shok-1, Seak and Skank inside of it, probably as many human atrocities and needles on the floor as there were on the walls.
I have to say I was impressed with the new build, although much of the rooms were vacant, you could imagine the hive of activity it will soon become. Rumour has it that the old campus on Townend will become a superstore. Can anybody confirm this?
I took the oppurtunity to create some heavy 360 degree photographs, I hope you find them interesting. One [read full story]
It was 12 years ago, to the day almost, that the final touches were being put to my first animated music promo. It was completed in the Truman building on Brick Lane, East London with help from Matt who owned the suite, and my good friends Kris and Matt from Birmingham. Its digitised from a VHS copy, so its not the sharpest image.
It was for an outfit called ‘ZUM’ from Stafford, who were partly responsible for the band known as ‘Blue Boy’ with the tune ‘Remember Me?’ (using the sample from Marlena Shaw’s ‘Women of the Ghetto’). The brief was a ‘modern scooby-doo’, see what you think…
All these photographs (…after ‘read more’) were taken with a fisheye adapter, and also taken without a cumbersome tripod. Its all part of my understanding of the cube and spatial experiences/installations.
There’s one panorama in particular that appears ‘wounded’ by distortion, although most of them have turned out nice enough. The low lit one in the basement (the first one) has turned out exceptionally well for the location. The walls and some of the floor had been painted in that cement paint and was quite monotone. See what I mean after the jump, you’ll need Apple Quicktime installed to be able to view the 360 degree images.