Hannah Beal took me to the Southbank centre for the performance of "Square Map of Q4". Choreographer Rafael Bonachela collaborated with an amazing list of creatives on this piece........... The Production Designer is Alan Macdonald who is know for film credits with John Maybury and direction of Kylie's tours . The composer Marius De Vries (worked with Bjork, Massive Attack, Madonna) actually played and conducted the musicians at this performance. The white and sheer geometric patterned costumes were designed by fashion designers Meadham Kirchhoff. Lighting designer Guy Hoare incorporated laser projections onto the dancers to create moving sculptures. What an unexpected treat since I had no idea what I was going to see! Added bonus was Embankment lit up with a whole palette of dazzling lights along the length of the Thames.
Saturday, 9 February 2008
Friday, 8 February 2008
Thursday, 7 February 2008
Private View for my friend Laura Gill's exhibition "Bite Fight". A mixed media collection of work based on the theme of biting and the social interaction of such an exchange! My favourite piece was a large illustration of the chewed end of her pencils. I also loved her Bio in the catalogue that outlined her history in one sentence documenting the event of biting her tongue as a child. It is showing at the new exhibition space "The Distillary" above the Macbeth until 17th Feb.
Tuesday, 5 February 2008
I had an email from the photography duo Metz & Racine today to kindly (and intuitively) let me know about the work of the artist Helga Steppan. In this work from 2004 she photographed all her belongings in colour groups. Wow. That is how I actually live my life! I don't think that it ever crossed my mind to document it like this! It reminds me of the dinner plate photographs of Sophie Calle. I love it..........and also relived that it is not just me with this particular predisposition..........
Sunday, 3 February 2008
Here is an image I took a while ago at my desk..............which I submitted to the new Iqons magazine that is launching today in New York..............I can't wait to see the issue when it comes to London next week...............
So exciting to click onto Style.com and see that the show featured on the home page is ThreeAsFOUR..............and such a rave review! This particular dress features a print by their friend Luis Cascante. He has been illustrating portraits of ADi, ANGE and GABi for the last few years. Here is a picture of the gigantic puppets that he made of them for the Deitch Project Pararde in the Summer of 2005.