Glasgow is a great city. One of my favourite things is the incredible art and museums right across the city. I especially love the fact that this Zaha Hadid designed museum is right on my doorstep. By day it’s an incredible home to transport and at night it becomes a piece of art in its own right.
Also it has six Pokemon Go stops around it and the Glenlee tall ship docked beside it is a Pokemon Gym!
So here are the first six monthly projects for this year. A bit of a strange collection if ever I saw one. Most people who do these sorts of year long projects seem to align them within a theme, medium or concept. My monthly projects however are just a chaotic splurge of stuff.
We have video, photography (digital and film), design, drawings, social media and writing. From annoying hundreds of people and invading privacy over a month to making a short video while on holiday. Perhaps I should have had a theme.
I now have six more opportunities to make some great stuff. Thankfully I am taking part in the September – Collaborative Project which will be a great chance to make something fun with the very talented Iain McAuley. We are making an Atari style game called “Avoid All Friends” it will come with a classic “looks nothing like the game” poster and I will have a mini arcade machine to play the game on for the Exhibition. We are still in the early processes but look forward to sharing some of the art work when we get it.
If anybody knows of any great projects like Expired Film Day please do get in touch and let me know. I am currently considering doing the Brew Dog #homebrewdog as one of the later project to get some creative homebrewing in. I will also be doing a music video / art piece with Cully at some point but time is a pressing factor as always.
I do love the Brutalist architecture that is dotted around the city. Was actually expecting a lot more of it. What really surprised me was the damaged buildings from WWII that they had made into memorials or had emphasized the damage. It was a striking and gut wrenching image that really did make you remember better than any memorial.
The little photo booths dotted across the city called Photoautomats are amazing and one of my favorite things from our trip. Not only are they cheap, €2 a go, they are loads of fun to discover and also they give you great souvenirs. Would highly recommend hitting a few up, its nearly impossible not to. Check out this interactive map of them here
The street food in Berlin is pretty spectacular. Loved grabbing a Currywurst and a beer for pretty much every meal. As you can see I also brought along my Canon 600 but of course on the second day the film got jammed during a rewind. Still haven’t developed these, a weekend job.
Last but not least I loved the Dr.Strangelove-esque designs inside of Berlin buildings. You just had to look up for these amazing brutal lines and harsh lighting. I say go just for this.