Just before the show started last night. The team behind Further put so much time into this show. There were around 20 slide projectors, with hand painted slides. The whole room was covered in cool visuals.
Zoetrope by Sculpture. So good. Love it when the hand pops in.
Today is all about mind palaces. I'm in this room right now. I loved this place.
Another place to visit today, @stonehambakehouse Simon warmed my heart with his oven and stories about life. He also (with the help of volunteers) makes fantastic bread. His journey to this point is one I can't wait to share over the coming weeks.
I learnt a lot about community over the past two months while working on this project. The most important, there are big, often overwhelming things going on in the world. But right on our doorstep, there are also amazing things going on, things that, over time, have the potential to put a dent in some of those bigger things. If you are in Brighton and Hove, jump on a 49 bus and get off at The Bevy bus stop. There will be a whole load of people waiting to welcome you and make you feel at home.
There are no words for the sense of pride I feel for this person. Not for the sounds he makes, but for everything he has done to get to the point where he can even make those sounds. Looking forward to another show tonight. The photo features @thesimonsound playing his Buchla synth in a secret nuclear bunker in Essex.
Thinking about my son tonight. A day doesn't go by where he is not on my mind.
"The people that volunteer here come from all walks of life and don’t do this everyday. I watch as Simon gently guides them through the bread making process.
Mungo, one of the volunteers, is making bread today, and tells me he will be doing vasectomies tomorrow. He’s a GP that treats his time here as respite from looking after everyone else at his city centre practice." An excerpt from my recent fieldwork at community business @stonehambakehouse
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A box of bags. Something for tonight’s talk.
I’ve spent the last two months deeply immersed in the stories around two community businesses in Brighton and Hove. Tomorrow night, I’ll be sharing my whittled down version from 600 photographs, 3 hours of interviews and loads of soundscape, in a 25 minute show. Can’t wait to get it out of my brain and into other people’s.