Thursday, 16 February 2012

This Mink Coat Debate

So my Grandma left me a Mink Coat. It's from the 70's, and whereas I do not condone killing animals for their fur in the present, I feel like this was a long time ago and it would be a great shame and waste to destroy this coat.

It's warm and looks nice on me. But I can't wear it. I would be shouted at by my peers (possibly even the public) and yes, it's slightly uncomfortable walking around with dead skin wrapped around me to make me look good and feel warm.

It's worth hundreds of pounds. But I can't sell it. The presence of my grandma that this coat brings me is too great to give up.

So the question is. What do I do with it? It is wasted behind the doors of a wardrobe. Even with this awkward debate, it already has so much to give. This coat is one big debate and I intend to display this. Somewhere and somehow.

Making Tracks at LCC

So second time round, Helen and I were once again very pleased to learn our film had been picked to showcase the best in Making Tracks so far, as part of a student film night at LCC. Our film Inescapable Journey, was shown once again with a live score by The Cabinet Of Living Cinema, who had this time even added a little more foley into it, complete with sniffing sounds!
The atmosphere was somewhat more relaxed than the last which was just as nice for us to be able to sit on sofas and enjoy films we hadn't had the chance to see before. Thanks LCC and Making Tracks!

Our film at Making Tracks

On 14th Jan 2012 fellow artist Helen Nias and I were honoured to have our film picked and screened at Richmix in Shoreditch as part of Whirlygig Cinema's, Making Tracks as part of the International Student Film Festival London 2012. These short film screenings provide an incredible platform for artists and filmmakers to showcase their work to an audience of like-minded people with the most exciting part (personally) being their collaboration with The Cabinet of Living Cinema. This group of musicians and artists work their talent and magic to produce live scores to the chosen films on stage. Eradicating this boundary between the audience and the soundtracks they would usually hear though speakers, they are able to bring every sound effect, guitarpiece and sound wave right in front of us, making it even easier to get swept up in the feelings they are evoking. It's wonderful stuff.

The film itself gave Helen and I a chance to collaborate on two of our main areas of interest when questioning the world and producing art.