Putting the finishing touches to a video for Barry McCormack’s song “Never Leave the House”, from his forthcoming album. This is my third video for Barry, and my second original film. Shot on the ends of a shoestring at various locations in Madison, Wisconsin, and only made possible through the generosity and talents of all those involved.
The video will be released sometime in the fall of 2013.
Pleased to announce that some of the pieces from “Extinction”, my collaboration with body artist Dawn Marie Svanoe, will be on display as part of the upcoming “INK 2013″ exhibition at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit, MI on May 10-11.
My completely accidental, but oddly enjoyable, straying into the world of video continued through 2012 with a video for The Dead Zoo’s tune, “In Hollywood”. I think Gary Fitzpatrick may have been taking the piss when he asked me to create a video for this song, and in the beginning it seemed like an impossible task, or some insane drunken challenge. Just far too upbeat for McCarthy. But then Mother Nature graced Wisconsin with a massive snowstorm and so, bored and housebound, I decided what the hell?
The video originally consisted of footage from toddler beauty pageants, but that ended up being really, REALLY disturbing. In the final version only one disturbing toddler remains. The bulk of the footage comes from various old scopitone films. And a good chunk of it comes from this film for the song “This Boy” by the very fantastic Les Surfs.
I’ve since found better versions of some of the footage used, so I should probably go back and re-edit the video with the clearer footage. But I’m far too lazy, so I probably never will.
With no firm date set for its removal just yet, you can still catch “NINETEENSEVENTYFOUR” at the Icon Factory in Dublin’s Temple Bar this month. They also have a selection of original prints on paper for sale.
…which all sounds very grandiose but, rather ironically, took place in my home town of Dublin, Ireland on Friday, November 2nd at the Icon Factory in Temple Bar. A grand night was had, and I was delighted to see friends and family again. Many thanks to Barney Phair and the folks at the Icon Factory for having me, to the people of Dublin who came to look at it and did not eat me alive, and especially to Kevin Bohan, Aga Szot and Regine Schulze for getting it all hung (and manning the bar!), and to Gary Fitzpatrick and Barry McCormack for the tunes.
And many, many thanks to all of the Kickstarter backers who made the whole thing possible in the first place.