Monday, May 30, 2011

Le Quattro Volte



I saw this film at the barbican yesterday. It "follows the transfigeration of four beings or substances; a goat; an old man; a tree and a batch of charcoal" and contains no dialogue except for that of the goats.


 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

new T-Shirts






Four new t-shirt designs based on the idea of by-products left behind since the miner's strikes of the 1970's at Pool B30 in Sellafield. Let me know if you're into these, I'm looking at different ways of printing them right now...

 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Flohmarkt #02048




I love the way things are (dis)ordered in fleamarkets; stacked, piled, stockpiled, hoarded, leant, propped up, covered; but always with some consideration for genre (of object) or at the very least, scale; basic school photograph rules apply to display, such as small at the front, big at the back. I often wonder, how much stuff remains at the back for months, years, untouched? Used in itself as furniture, shelving, support structures for the rest. And how much of these display tactics are curated by the shoppers themselves?

 

Stasi Museum, Leipzig








I've slowly been making edits of all the things I collected pictures of on last month's trip. One of the most unexpected places we ended up was the Stasi Museum in Leipzig; we arrived at 10am, to find not so much a museum, but an invitation inside by a series of hand drawn marker pen signs, the nib dragged to exhaustion across sheets of corrugated cardboard; inside, shelves, boxes and cabinets stuffed full of unlikely moustaches, bugging devices, microphones hidden in bricks, and a cleverly engineered machine who's only job was to open and re-seal envelopes, perfectly. So as not to fade the printed items, floral curtains covered most of the windows and blew in the wind (the reflection of some of which you can see in these pictures), making it feel even more as though the operators had just popped out...

 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Krakow




In Poland, I climbed down the 54 flights of wooden steps into the Weiliczka Salt Mine outside Krakow (pretty much perfect after watching Cave of Forgotten Dreams). I have been making images based on the things I saw there, including a print for a t-towel which will be available in the shop soon.

 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Where Diamonds Once Lay




A t-shirt design for a project I worked on with McSweeneys in San Francisco. This design was never printed. Based on the mining process where diamonds are released from volcanic pipes by surface erosion and washed into rivers and sea for the fish to enjoy...


 

Isolation in Poland





I spent April between Berlin, Krakow and Leipzig. I realised that a lot of what I am doing with my work is often focussed on methods of isolation; to take something out of context, to see by itself, to look at it properly, without an interference of excess information. I am interested in the times when this process of visual isolation happens for us, and when we have to do it for ourselves. Here are some frames I met isolating vital information in Poland.