Well it’s been one of them years.
My project a month has been a lot of fun, Edinburgh school of art exhibition, screenings in Austria, Belfast and London along with about 50 litres of beer.
I started these projects to keep me creatively focused and to have the deadlines I need to actually get stuff done rather than just talking about it.
I may not have always enjoyed the projects and a number even fell flat on their faces. I did however gain a lot from this year. Not only did I make a large number of contacts and got to exhibit my work I also feel I have developed as an artist.
As a self defined “stuff maker” I have definitely focused my work to film.
I am not saying I won’t still be designing, photographing etc but my plan for next year is to focus on a few short films/docs over 2014.
So what has been my favourite project?
It has to be my February project. The month before my year went downhill (due to a flat fire).
This short one minute documentary filmed at Kelvingrove art museum has been viewed thousands of times and screened at a number of film festivals. Hopefully 2014 will have more of the same success. Already have a few ideas on the back burner just waiting to get a bit of attention.
This is one of my favourite photos of this year. In front of us at a frightened rabbit gig this fella got his phone out to take a few photos of the crew setting up, as you do. As he went to zoom it happened. He dropped his phone. Quickly retrieving it from the sticky O2 academy floor he gazed at the new screen design. A free new wallpaper called SMASHED!
He then proceeded to take ‘photos’ of whatever was on the other side of this screen, hilarious.
N.b big auld pile of irony for me but had to get a photo of this.
A great way to say farwell to my 2013 project at the Incarnation celebration up in Dundee. A gorgeous cottage in the back end of nowhere filled with people, mulled wine and festive tunes. I screened my final project of the year, “Of the”, at this wonderful evening.
If you wish to see the rest of my projects head over here.