On the last days of summer I managed to go to Jeremy Deller’s inflatable stone henge bouncey castle named Sacrilege 2012 at the Preston Guild. At one time 100 people were allowed to bounce, flip, scramble, sit and run around for 10 minuets, it was a mad frenzy of figures all playing around and having fun. Which for me was the best part – watching all ages, colours and sizes bounce around with massive smiles.
Did you also know that the Preston Guild only happens every 20 years?! It is an historic celebration, which dates back to 1179 – sharing a heritage of over 800 years.
What a shame I’ll have to wait till 2032 till the next one!
A short video, I had fun… Will re-edit the other’s at some point..
I’ve been rather distracted looking at the creative world around me is doing.
Here are 3 artist’s that really get me buzzing with inspiration.
This is Jeremy Deller’s piece ‘Sacrilege’ at the Glasgow Festival of visual art. A massive inflatable Stone Henge. A perfect piece of fun interactive Public Art. There’s a full article here here pon de guardian website. I feel that public art needs public participation and interaction and this covers that with added fun.
Just been introduced to Issac Cordal via my friend Josephine the Flying Machine and fly she does oh so well. Cordal’s latest body of work ‘Waiting for Climate Change’ is worth looking over as are the Cement Eclipses. His mini sight specific sculptures create a narrative of their own when placed amongst the landscape. Perfect photography captures the moment, story and emotion, i hope to come across these one day!
John Dyer Baizley drawings make me pine.. not like the tree but that feeling inside. Every single dot and line is beautifully constructed to create the whole picture that flows and moves in unity. I’d like to see his work animated in some form but without loosing the incredible detail of course. This picture featured was made into a 9 colour screen print that can be seen on his website. There’s quite a long and interesting Q&A on website metal band art which i really look forward to reading once I’ve done my own work.