Entries Tagged as 'random acts'

Monday, September 17th, 2012

brandalism [random acts]

…where I follow two men and a van around five cities in the UK across five days putting up nearly forty pieces of artwork [subversively, of course] – all as a comment on advertising, commercialism and the great white hope that is buy buy buy. More info on http://brandalism.org.uk/ Viewers outside the UK can use […]

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

free syria air force [random acts]

When I asked Channel 4’s legal department what they thought of me making a film about a bunch of artist / activists launching an airstrike on the Syrian Embassy, I received the most passive-aggressive invite to a legal and compliance workshop. Something along the lines of “we would love to see you at this”…. When […]

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

metropolitan lice [random acts]

Some people take an hour out of their day to do yoga. Or go jogging. The vacuum cleaner [an artist / activist collective of one] defaces police logos for the lulz. I spent the day with him as we did naughty things to signage and discussed his bi-polar relationship with law and order.

Monday, March 5th, 2012

reverend billy and the church of earthalujah [random acts]

What do you get when you cross an Elvis impersonator with an evangelical preacher and throw in a protest against corporate sponsorship of the arts? Reverend Billy, his choir and an almighty oil-covered flashmob of the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall… in multi-part harmony. Of course. This was the first Random Act I shot for Channel […]

Friday, February 17th, 2012

oily orgy [random acts]

The gilded halls of London play host to some multinational back-room dealing (with mini croissants and freshly squeezed orange juice). A gang of climate activists decided to upset this corporate cosiness by making love, not oil. Yeah, a molasses-smeared dirty protest. Many thanks to Platform and UK Tar Sands Network.

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

the haircut before the party [random acts]

November 30. The largest public sector strike in generations. Some people go out and do a march with a placard and scream themselves hoarse. I head out on a bicycle with my camera and a couple of political hairdressers fighting the cuts with…erm…cuts…. Thanks to The Haircut Before the Party, Emily James, James Leadbitter, ZCZ […]

Friday, January 27th, 2012

dr d [random acts]

It was one of those one-off phone call scenarios. Dr D, this wheatpasting vandal I know, rings up. “You still doing your telly things?” Yes. “What you doin tonight?” Erm…. I scrabbled around for a camera. “Wanna meet me at six or seven around [redacted]?” So after I convinced Emily James to come out shooting […]

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

space hijackers: nhs for sale [random acts]

The second instalment of my Random Acts films for Channel 4 aired on Monday night. This one is on the Situationist-inspired anarchitect collective, the Space Hijackers. Troublemakers with a dapper cut and a razor-edged wit, they saw fit to tackle moves by the UK’s coalition government to privatise bits of the NHS. Their mode of […]

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

santacon [random acts]

Santa doesn’t come once a year. He comes by the thousands on a sozzled, situationist-inspired derive that wreaks merry ho all over the streets of London. He paints the town red and white and has little time for pesky elves. He can be nice, but on Santacon, he’s only ever naughty.