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Prospection 01 - Team photo (minus Sasha!)

Prospection 01

It was cold, it was windy and it was wet.....Much like the weather was when Nina and I first came on site to North West Cambridge, to take part in the archaeological dig which now lies beneath the growing development site - in 2013.

But our hardy Prospectors were not in the slightest bit put off as we were generously guided around the site by Skanska staff. We'd a very productive few days, now all that remains is for us to 'write up' our findings and box them up for the County Records office to look after.

(In picture from left - Nina Pope, Calum Bowden, Hilary Orange, James Dixon, Craig Cessford, Karen Guthrie)

And now, England !

We're very excited and fairly nervous (that's a lot of seats to fill) to have whole week at the brilliant new cinema Picturehouse Central, Piccadilly, London for our newest film The Closer We Get, kicking off this Friday 6 Nov at 6.30pm. Myself and Nina will be there at the screening to answer questions and chat with director Marc Isaacs, so do come along for this memorable night.
Info & booking here.

If you're busy over the weekend all the other evening screenings on Nov 7, 8, 8, 10, 11 & 12 can be seen and booked here.

MG, Karen & Alan / Javelin meeting in Chicago

Once Upon a Time Somewhere

...was big in the nascent media art world and in 1999 we made a rather successful project called An Artist's Impression (now in the Science Museum London's collection)....

This piece was an installation akin to a huge model railway layout (it showed extensively at the ICA, the Fruitmarket, Chapter and many other places) plus a live online world (or MUSH as it was known) which existed entirely as text and interactivity between its players. When stuff happened online, we tried to model it live onto the installation. Simple! The online space that was being 'built' was based on our childhood homes and hence a slightly spooky evocation of these remembered locations still exists online, accessible, maybe forever. When online gaming became the infinitely more elaborate thing it is now, it was expected that these low-fi social spaces were a thing of the past, but now with Minecraft perhaps that was jumping the gun?

Anyway, somehow (Alan, can you recall how?!) we found a very clever person to help programme and run this world for us, and this was 'Javelin' or Alan as was his real name, and he was in Chicago. Though now retired from the post, Alan has kept in touch so when I found myself at Chicago International Film Festival last week, it was great to catch up again IRL with him and his family.