I’ve been feeling a bit off-colour the past couple of days, so apols for the lack of decent posting.Â If anything’s going to raise my spirits it’s the prospect of a sodding great whale and a huge robot both turning up in the city.Â It’s like Power Rangers or something.
The former comes courtesy of Claudia Losi’s Balena Project as presented by Ikon Gallery (and previously alluded to).Â A 25ft cashmere whale will be deposited by the escalators in The Mailbox from 24 Sept to 26 Oct.Â This is what it looks like:
Hmm, so it doesn’t look like a fearsome, city-levelling villain, more like me flopped on my sofa feeling sorry for myself.
Meanwhile, flyers for Hello Digital (a mere 6 weeks away and still no-one knows quite what it is) will apparently be distributed around the Bullring tomorrow by a giant robot.Â Brilliant!
I’ll write something about Hello Digital when I know what’s going on but details have been trickling out:
- It’ll be happening predominently at Millennium Point and will be free to attend
- SCAMP will kick things off on the first night with an “electro-acoustic and live visual performance”
- An international digital conference called ‘Hello World’ will take place on 23-24 October
- There’ll be an interactive ‘Field of Light‘ from the Plus Expo people, controllable via a microsite (this sounds dead cool)
- Capsule’s ‘Home of Metal‘ project will launch at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Saturday 25 Oct
- Baskerville: The Animated Movie will get it’s premiere
- Killriculum seems to involve getting kids to watch scary short films while lying in coffins
- Digital Storytelling is “a touching vision of the world we live in”. Hmm, sounds very worthy
- The Light House in Wolverhampton, in association with 4Talent, will be screening “contemporary and classic film from the Film4 back catalogue”