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The Other Woman: TOW presents Madam @The Horatia

The Other Woman: TOW presents Madam @The Horatia: "What: Madam, with support from Emily and the Woods When: Saturday 30 April Where: The Horatia, 98-102 Holloway Road London, N7 8JE How muc..."

Swing lady swing

A rare glimpse of the taxidermist in her natural habitat

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The music studio

After 3 weeks I've finally re - arranged the studio!
It's the 4th and final time and it's looking great.
The idea being that I spend most days in it.
What I like the most is that it works ergonomically when I have fellow taxidermist members in here and were all facing inwards . So we can all see each other. I reason 3 is the most at a squeeze. I'll take photos when the sun comes up !

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Record store day

On sat 16 th April we celebrated record store day.
For the love of vinyl and all aspects of indie music stores. Free cakes , badges , live music and djs. Personally I think it should be record store week !

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Location:Camberwell new road , Camberwell

The making of bijoux boy

I thought I'd give you an update on the film for music I made.
Here's what happened:

Back in the early days a video was made by a surrealist film maker called Maya Deren it showed a beautiful woman in palazzo pants chasing a grim reaper figure with a mirrored face into a house the house was full of objects you might find in a reoccurring dream, an Escher staircase, the film itself turned out to be a reoccurring nightmare it's called meshes of the afternoon and it stayed in my minds eye forever after. Along with Jan Svenkmajer and Rene Margritte I begun to talk with my friend and co producer Chris Kelly about making a little film that addresses surrealism to go with the song bijoux boy. I started writing the treatment and realised that the film was going to deal with my own past, becoming transfixed on another then crushing them slowly.
I abhor the genre of the music video which is why I refer to it as a music film. The artform has become lost in sticky contrived cliches which usually involve a band in a forest singing to camera. I've never understood why as creatives, musicians dont take more ownership in their artistic output. The art doesn't end once the song is recorded. For me it bleeds into every facet of what I do. Which is why I made the costume, wrote the story, created a set and lighting design based on Clouzots L'enfer, painted my face and set about finding a beautiful Jewish prince to play the role of Bijoux Boy. Who for two days was permanently coveted in glitter, head to toe.
As the vision got bigger and more elaborate, Chris and I realised we needed professional advice We asked Umut Gunduz to come in and direct the film with me, and Laura Bellingham to be our Director of Photography. The film started to look a lot more professional and then Tom Werber came in to edit and carfeully hack down two full days worth of footage into 3 minutes 46 seconds. That was the painful part for me.
I also rallied in every close friend and every favour I could pull, as no one was getting paid I felt even more responsible to make this a worthwhile project. I'm sure I would have made a film without these people but it would not hold the same beauty and richness as it does now.
Four months later and I made something that I feel proud of, something to show the grandchildren.

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Location:My head

knights around the Kitchen table GURNING

Myslelf, Paddy, William and Lee talking around the Kitchen table, Im more interested in showing Paddy my impression of Gilbert from the Morgarna show.
This is 2 minutes because its unedited. no time to edit so you're getting the raw footage

Broadway Market stop motion

This was more just to show you the stop motion app.
It's ace, loads of filters, exposures , auto and manual setting, loop, reverse. I think it takes upto 100 frames you can also adjust the fps.
Going to be useful when I get round to face paint animation.
Typical busy day on Broadway Market.

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Location:Broadway Market

Le Gun

LE GUN is a illustrative annual, its big, full bleed and beautiful, its been turned into a 3 dimensional dream, complete with murals, ouijas and animated womens boobs that turn into a baby and back again.
dicated by Kerouack

Little Moira sat with me a while

This is Moira.
She's been sat with me in the best cafe in London.
E Pelici
She told me how she used to work here and how it hadn't changed in all the time it's been there.
As you see she's as talk standing up as sat down.
There was also an improptu birthday celebration .
This has been a family owned italian restaurant for many many years . It's a bit like walking into the sopranos but without the violence, just little ol Moira

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Location:E Pelici, bethnal green

A tulip for mother

Dont much feel like talking today.
Im also very late with mothers day and mothers birthday.
The music is by Michael nyman
Which also makes up part of the present for mother.

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