Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Anti-homeless spikes are ‘orrible. So we done summat about them.

As far as my friends and I were concerned, this was a test bed. http://betterthanspikes.tumblr.com/ Didn’t expect all this to happen….. London Live http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2015-07-19/turning-anti-homeless-spikes-into-something-more-comfortable ITV London [awaiting clip] BBC Radio [awaiting clip] Metro: http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/18/london-artists-protest-anti-homeless-spikes-by-turning-them-into-a-bed-5302388/ Mirror: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/space-not-spikes-campaigners-launch-6089905 Little Atoms [had it first]: http://www.littleatoms.com/art-design-society/best-way-fighting-back-against-londons-anti-homeless-spikes Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/artists-launch-campaign-to-tackle-scourge-of-antihomeless-spikes-in-london-10400210.html Independent (interview) http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/space-not-spikes-protest-artist-says-hostile-architecture-is-antihuman-10409673.html Guardian Cities http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/jul/20/rise-urban-playgrounds-elderly Guardian Comment is Free [over 25k […]

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

causing trouble on teh internetz

Cause and effect. Duke Street. Edinburgh. The pub downstairs is called “The Marksman”. After posting this on Twitter, a bit of a Twitstorm happened and Primesight, owners of the billboard spaces, apologised and said they’d take them down: http://edinburgh.stv.tv/articles/299264-primesight-insensitive-billboards-on-duke-street-in-leith-removed/

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

brandalism

documenting this project has been a little baby of mine. i was invited by the brandalism crew on a road tour – mostly nestled in the back of a blackened van with tall ladders, buckets of paste, artwork and a clutch of hi-vis vests. they’d try to put up over thirty billboards in five cities […]

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 […]

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Sky News reveals fire extinguisher suspect

On 10 November 2010, over 50,000 students and lecturers from across the United Kingdom marched in London against the coalition government’s plans to increase university fees. The march eventually reached Millbank Tower – once the Labour party’s headquarters – now home to the Conservative party. Some people managed to get to the roof. One person […]

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Poet Keats' Home To Reopen

The public has waited and we’ve urned it. It took around two years and half a million pounds, but the London home where poet John Keats composed On a Grecian Urn, On Melancholy, and La Belle Dame Sans Merci is set to reopen this Friday. The Grade I listed house in Hampstead (a museum since […]