CONTAINER: Unleashed

I received my Artist’s proof of CONTAINER last week, the exploration of what form might look for the future of magazines curated, produced and edited by Tim Milne from ARTOMATIC.

I was delighted to be in the company of fellow contributors Accept & Proceed, James Bridle, Daniel Eatock, Malcolm Garrett, David Hieatt, Leila Johnson, Mother, Rebecca & Mike, Nic Roope & Violetta Boxhill.

Now, I’d been saying to Tim (for about two months) that I’d write a wee blog post about my contribution.  But I haven’t.  Instead, I’ve done a wee unboxing video. What was surprising to me was that even though I was part of the project, and knew roughly about everything else that was going in, how much more it made me think unpacking and holding everything for the first time.

(you can get CONTAINER here btw)


PS – there are undoubtedly people buying this who consider themselves ‘collectors’ of things… hoping that the early stage things they buy go up in value.  I think though we’re going to use ALL of the things at home somehow; I’ll post up what we do with each item perhaps.

A Factory Visit, and the Future of Print

This week, I visited the Axminster Printing Co. with Tim Milne, to see where the Artefact Cards are made.  And to meet Keith Rockett, who runs the business, and whom I’ve only ever spoken with on the phone.

I took lots of photos, and then afterwards, Tim and I sat and had a chat about various things on a bench in the town Square in Axminster, for the ongoing Audioboo stuff for the 2013 Media Projects.

Anyway, it occurred that I could try something a wee bit different with the audio & visual; I’ve taken all the photos, in the order they were in (save for a three photo loop at the end), and used them as a visual accompaniment to the conversation.

Rather than spend hours editing the pictures with whatever was most appropriate in the conversation, I thought it would be interesting to see if telling two separate stories at once (the pictures of the day, and the wee interview about the day and other things) actually worked.  See what you think…