A LITTLE UPDATE FOR YOU ALL
So, I have been shamefully absent recently but I’ve been working at the Edinburgh festival, like every year and haven’t had much time to do anything else. I’m off to Tunisia in a week or so, then back at Uni. Although I’ll be writing my dissertation and generally breaking down in public because I can’t cope with the pressure of my final year, I’m going to do a lot more writing and personal work to try and prepare myself for the moment I’m thrown out of education and into this big, bad world we live in.
So, once I’ve finished packing up my life yet again, I’ll try and update this more often. Thanks for sticking around folks. You’re all the best people on the internet. Probably. You’re probably the best people on the internet.
Anyhoo, here’s a photo of me today enjoying a rare sunny Edinburgh day in the meadows.
THANK YOU MY LOVELIES
Many apologies for not posting anything, I’ve been so busy with moving/work that i’ve just not had time. I go back to Tunisia next week so i’ll be able to post new work hopefully!
*TURN YOUR VOLUME UP*
The final video for my Responsive module. The brief was to create a 1 minute video in response to the city. I wanted to create a video that focused on the pattern that lights create within the city, combined with separately recorded sounds that would interact with the video.
I posted this little rant/status on facebook earlier, but i feel like it needs to be said here too. I’m an on and off vegetarian, mainly for the health benefits of avoiding red meat for a while and eating more fruit and veg - but anyway although my choice to not eat meat for a few months at a time, and even when I am eating meat I don’t eat it often, isn’t completely to do with the treatment of animals, I still believe it is an issue that needs to be tackled but one that boycotting the meat farming industry will not solve and will result ultimately in worse conditions for the animals due a reduction in income to the farmers themselves. Getting back to the point of my status, recently the Daily Mail has reacted in it’s usual way and tried to stir up some hate within the country towards another race/religion for apparently ruining one of the countries finest establishments - Subway. Firstly, it’s an American franchise so really if the Daily Mail were being as patriotic as they always claim to be they’d be calling for a British alternative to all these bloody American sandwich shops (I assume it would be something along those lines) but they haven’t, because they’re hypocrites. They’ve instead chosen to shout from the rooftops about the horrendous introduction of halal meat and the removal of pork/ham from some of their ‘restaurants’, and I use that term loosely. “Oh no”, the world cries, “how will we live without a bacon sandwich from Subway in the morning?” - How about stop being lazy and go buy your own bacon. Yes, fair enough everyone should have the option to eat what they want, but they still do. If you want to eat bacon or ham, go somewhere that sells it. And this outcry over the introduction of halal meat is ridiculous, other fast food establishments such as KFC have been introducing halal meat into certain stores across the country for a long time and I didn’t hear anyone boycotting them for this reason. Until you actually know how your own meat reaches your plate, you are not really in a position to judge other religions and different parts of society on how they choose to slaughter theirs. The fact is, no single part of the meat industry is perfect and it’s definitely something that needs to be improved and the reason I’ve used Earthlings as an example is that it shows all aspects of the industries we use animals for, including Halal and Kosher slaughter. So watch this and make up your own minds, but don’t let ‘newspapers’ (once again, I use that term very loosely) such as the Daily Mail brainwash you into being just like one of those hateful commenters on the Mail Online. Maybe you will agree with them, and if you have a way of justifying that argument I will have the utmost respect for you, but until then let’s stop spreading unnecessary hate. When it comes down to it, all religions share a message - love one another. So even if you’re atheist, agnostic or do follow a religion, it’s a message that we all need to start remembering on a daily basis. Show love to your fellow humans, be kind to one another. You don’t have to understand someone else’s beliefs to be able to respect them.
Well i’ve had my say, may the fourth be with you and I hope you all have a wonderful day.
Shooting for the Vivienne Westwood Tea Party Event last night in Leeds, with the wonderful Amy Creighton
Preparing for our exhibition! Print from my new project - hopefully be able to show you more of this work by next week!
(Excuse my awkward facial expression ha)