Category Archives: the life of the mind

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lots of updates & new projects going wild

 

http://www.screenkid.co.uk is once again up & active

lots of new films to see here: http://vimeo.com/texroyale

 

http://fatherknowsbeast.bandcamp.com new 5 track ep, WISHES audio-visual project w/martin blates

download the full album and receive the first chapter of a book that I’m writing based on WISHES tracklisting  + exclusive hi-quality album artwork!

 

http://explodemyowndog.wordpress.com/ currently looking for venues to put on more animation workshops w/giulia loi

 

http://humandible.wordpress.com/ collaborative audio-visual project w/infinite livez, we’re applying for residencies & entering submissions in to calls for art

 

earlier on tonight martin blates & i had a ronny remotes really ugly girlfriends track played on glorious mono listen to the trackhere

 

I’m currently looking for work teaching digital & traditional animation, go here for a copy of my CV

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I can't find my lucky licky mickey mouse shirt it's a good job I've got a scan of it

The translation process is finally happening. I have a very skilled German translator flipping the script in to German and a very skilled Japanese translator slinking it around in to Japanese. The Japanese translator is also going to be narrating the film in Japanese, there are going to be subtitles in the English and German. I’ve given both translators free rein with the script! That means that they can alter it in anyway they see fit to make it read better/sound better… make more sense! in the different languages. I’m totally okay with inconsistencies in the different language versions of the script. Inconsistencies are, in fact, desirable! and are a strong part of the films unstable zero aesthetic.

Here's a magic whistle, two magic harmonicas, a magic travel card and an early version of the script, already translated in to German

The usage of Japanese and German is in homage to the RAMMELLZEE — an equation motif. The RAMMELLZEE would often release his music on obscure independent German and Japanese record labels.

Since starting this post there have been some freaky mutations on the script… Like for instance the possibility the German name for the film being:

Der Schoß der Mutter König Hirsch Götter (des Menschen im Mutterleib König Hirsch Götter)

loosely translated in to English — The womb of the mother deer king gods (of humans in the womb King Stag Gods)

Which I think has a certain beautiful poetry to it, despite it’s lengthy girth. Friday is now the day for recording the Japanese narration, so hopefully some new fancy freaky twists will occur in the nature of the film from that! Here’s to hoping, on the language of… broken!

so vein

so this happened the other week

that meant 888 views !!— totally lemniscate ribbons

SO! Check out the box. Inside the box is a cardboard crocodile cast in cement and glitter. The physical form of the box has been destroyed. Bummer! The box now exists explicitly digitally in liquid crystal format. Lemniscate! Compression of the physical into a digital. Copy, paste, control delete.

The physical form of the box itself was also compressed in itself! Originally the box was a set of 12 paintings on wood. We cut slots in to the wood so the different boards could slide together and the paintings would support one another as standing sculptures. The sculptures were then displayed at the “Ethical Business Art For Good Talk — The Beautiful Plan” show at Goldsmiths University

Links: • photosposters & tshirts

 Super special thanks to Anastasia Shin for these and the rest of the amazing photographs that she took of the box, your documentation is invaluable and never ending, forever be

carry a notepad, keep a journal

recognise “f´ool”, click all smaller images for larger images. see video to see all images in sequence twice w/ hours of audio

condensed down into 20 seconds. on the phrase “music is constant only listening is intermittent” (John cage) — swop “music” for “elephant” and “listening” for “lightning” for cartoon phenomenology applied to situational reality.

you may have trouble viewing video in firefox, if so, link

study in to the Girl (1st image, right page):

diagram depicting proposition of the mind machine (2nd image, left page). cat represents everything you perceive in reality that the mind erases (eg; the blackout when you blink). Girl represents wishes, dreams, your mentally perceived image of yourself, the self that projects love and that others may come to love, your self inflated ego projected on to you from an early age, your “above average” “over adequate”, the first line of defense against depressive realism.

vampire represents what you fear others will perceive you as, what you are, as you exist/don’t exist, have existed/will come to exist. vampire is your drive and desires, your door down to the divine.

the crocodile, the sword, and other depictions are variables and outside influences that may or may not effect/be a part of the mind machine.

busy weaks

I’ve been busty recording the soundtrack for WMKOG’s with multi-instrumentalist MARTIN BLATES & popstir GIGANROYALE

What I really need to do now is make some serious spreadsheets and timetables and gant charts in some super serious software shotgun

Evverry single time that I’ve sat down to get involved in it recently I’ve been distracted so this week is the week to finally nail the visual organisation side of the show, I hope you’re  as excited as me about that ! ! :)

Also in the following week, expect to seem some sneaky test shots of the movie in production.

Hey look at this energy saving poster re: the disasters in Japan

via pinktentacle.com

 

Also, cartoonbrew posted this super cute puplic service infomercial. minimal animation for a massive chain of disaster

Then, from pinktentacle again, this (click for more info)

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WOAH I gotta get out of here my bath is gonna overflow and kill somebody, stay tuned, I billed a man

 

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