Saturday, 29 January 2011

January in the Studios!

Been a busy old month down at 26 Studios this month, Jim & Craig have moved into the same room, freeing up the bigger room which is being transformed into a Stray Dog work room / gallery / events room! The first event is going to be the Aberdeen Premiere of An Island, a new music film by Vincent Moon featuring the Danish band Efterklang and 200 of their friends!

Kieran has been in busting up his fridge inside plater casts, check the pics below. I've been working on a ton of visual mix's for various club nights and bands, the next big one being DO IT! on the 4th Feb! So when everyone else is moaning that nothing happens and January is shit were all feeling the opposite, there's loads happening and we have too much to do and its great!


Wednesday, 26 January 2011

The X Certs!

Ok so we didnt really have that much to do with the making of the actual video per se, but I did help Ricky down grade his lovely HD footage to a nice VHS quality! Good tune, mental video and a great lad! Check out Ricky's VIMEO page HERE!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

The Skull!

This is the 26 Collective Doom Skull! Saved from a bin in the studios, it now sits on a shelf in my room. Ill be burning it down until the red wax bleeds out through the eyes!!! It might take some time but its going to be documented and its going to be ACE!

What's going on in 26?

Jim and I have have started sharing my old room and are in the process of transforming the space he's vacated into the Stray Dog Project Room. We're currently developing a programme of events for 2011, including exhibitions, seminars, and screenings, and kitting the space out for use as a practice/recording studio for local music-makers.

Jim tears the floor a new one...

My new compact studio space:

Meanwhile Kieran's been getting involved with some plaster sculpture:

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Art on the Green!

Since were right next to the Green seems only right to try and help out raise awareness of this project! E mail for more deets and check HERE for updates!

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Hello World..... Again!

Ok so this is the second blog site weve set up but hopefuly it will be up dated a lot more than the previous site and with more interesting posts about what were up to in the studios!

Its now been a year since we moved into 26 Studios and its been a busy year as well! The first few months were spent figuring out how best to use our spaces, in my case I couldnt until I'd cleared out all the debris and shit, then I had to fix the walls and the roof to make sure I didn't get buried alive! That took about 6 months but it was worth it, I found it nice to have some hands on work to do.

In April Craig ventured out with his giant Kal-eye-doscope sculpture, you can see a quick video I made here! In June we held our first party at the studios with everyone setting up their rooms, Craigs had a giant cave wall for drawing on, Jim's room became the performance room where we showed some videos and Stewart performed live, I turned half of my room into a mini installation, Stewart set up his own mini gallery & Kieran dj'ed from the comfort of his room! I think the night was quite a big success in showing us the capabilities of the space.

July brought more fun with the Mobile Creative Village project led by Craig. Everyone got a chance to be involved in workshops as part of the project and were hoping to build on this one and maybe take it further this year!

August saw the completion of my room as a working space, the other guys were well into their own projects and Fraser was on the move to Glasgow where hes establishing his video business! Amy moved into his room in September along with Louise and Craig started on another big project this time for the National Theatre of Scotland. Extreme is the name of the project and its a multi discipline project involving creative arts, dance, extreme sports, sculpture, ceildh's and a load more!

October & November were busy times in the studio with Extreme meetings, parties, rooms being shifted around again (thats mostly my bag) and Kieran making everything white with his 7 bags of plaster! Nothing better than seeing people getting stuck in!

And finally in December its been a time of quiet reflection and a chance to gather our heads and to look ahead for this new year 2011! Here's to a new year, new projects & new friends!