Site Beef

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So another year another sideshow! This years new creation is Site Beef! The worlds first meat based 1st person shoot me up! Steak prizes too! This years creation is a collaberative affair between some old faces from behind the scenes, Dotmaster, Webbo and multi media from Italia the one and only Erwin & Carlo. The sideshow is based on an old Rice trailer refitted and beefed up! So if your in the Unfairground at Glastonbury festival this year then pop on over to win exclusive limited edition dotmaster steak prizes!
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mazing punch ups by the one and only Dr zadok!

Widewalls trailer

I had a great time at easter with Widewalls, unfortunately those tricky guys at Saft films managed to convince me to front the bloody thing. I’ve worked with Saft many times before and soon the camera kings Zoomintrude and Nano shakes and myself fell into our old Rinky Dink Productions habits. The Final 6 minutes 66 second version should be released some time over the coming weeks.

Easter beach break

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I Got the call around mid February, How do you fancy a week in the sun end of March painting an old ice cream parlour/cafe/hotel? The only snag being that the Hotel was being demolished soon after and this was the last weekend available to paint the thing inside and out…. oh and we were going make a movie about the 48 hours we had to do it.

Mission improbable it was, but with a good local team. Chris and Heinz, Roberto the local paint guy, the spray paint shop Linea6 and the wonderful Edith, her twin daughters and son, we might just pull it off. Easter of course brings it’s own problems, it often rains. Flights and hotels become problematic and the whole island shuts down for the most sombre event in the christian year.

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With everything set on the thursday before Easter the artists started to arrive, we had a little over 48 hours together with the clocks going forward on sunday night, tight was only screwed tighter. Flying in for the weekend were Loomit, Zadok, Sickboy & Kelster, Nick Walker, Lucy Mclaughlin & Matt Watson, Conor Harrington and myself with Banek and Ezequiel 
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Collaboration between myself, sickboy and Zadok

Saft films and ian Wallkandy tore around the site frantically documenting through a smog of paint and beer fumes. The setting was incredible and the house came alive, the oldest part of the building was at its core a hotel and the layout of the rooms, the vanished ceilings and exposed beams, lent itself well to our use of it as a ruined gallery. A maze of dark dead ends and tiny corridors that opened into crumbling courtyards. 
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Although the pressure was on, in such a wonderful location with amazing local food and people popping round, a lot of fun was had. We had a few near misses but we all survived. The local guys Ezequiel and Banek tore it up, zadok painted till his taxi took him to the airport. I haven’t laughed as much for a long time, and can’t wait to see the short film that comes out of it. Ended up popping something up on Hotel Zhero…they did ask…Honest. For more info on the project and to find out when the film will be released check out Widewalls or catch up with them on Facebook.

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You do that Voodoo

So i’ve been fairly tight lipped about Glastonbury, but the bugger is in full effect this month. Unfairground returns, the sideshows of last year are being added to with a monster 25′ Striker (test your strength machine). Don’t want to show too much at the moment, but it has a voodoo skeleton theme. Just been making some  prototypes for the prizes, featured below are Mark I, Mark II and Mark III.

Still not there…..its going to take a few more trials but you kinda get the nasty idea. Hand sticked evil dolls, may even go for a few different designs. Lets hope the weather is as good as last year, the Unfairground looks like its set to go from strength to strength.

Getting up in the school loos

Its easy to complain and harder to fix complaints. In this time of public spending cuts the friction between supply and demand of society and its infrastructure are at crisis. In the end i suppose, the message is if you want it done then fix it yourself. So we did, the loos for years 5 + 6 were in poor order and the parents teachers and care-taking staff all pitched in to repaint and spruce them up. A long day for the one coat crew and the kind help of Zadok from dead leg and Plastic bones.


Cordy House

Well started at last painting Cordy House its a bloody big wall and we have a monster scissor lift and a hell of alot of paint so looks like its happening. Should be finished by the weekend ish.

Heres a picture of the team a painting, thanks to Addict for the dope clothes! I am sure they will keep us warm during the week. The team are Best ever, Dead leg, Dotmasters.

Zadok & I

Found some stuff Zadok and i did earlier this year that never saw the light of day. It was fun to work with one of the finest drawing machines i have ever met perhaps there will be more to come later this year….who knows? You can check out his stuff at Plastic Bones . Those of you who were paying attention to last Saturdays episode of Sherlock Holmes you may of noticed that he was responsible for allot of the graffiti in that episode. Anyhow here’s a couple of stencils I cut from the Z’s sketch’s.

The one below is sprayed on some mulberry paper that a friend brought me back from Bhutan.