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Par ikvienu cilvēku visā pasaulē

Friday, October 7th, 2016

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Every five years or so I like to put up a post about translation, that time has come around again and this is the post.

This week a festival in Latvia asked us…

“Dear Roisin, we have to translate the title of the work into Latvian and I wanted to ask you to explain in what way you use “of all the people…” to have exact translation”

What a beautiful question. I love all this stuff about the use of words. So if you don’t want to know the ‘official answer’ then stop reading right now. Continue reading “Par ikvienu cilvēku visā pasaulē” »

Rice Etiquette

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

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What a rare treat to be making Of All The People In All The World again. It is performed regularly but for one reason or another I don’t seem to go out with it very often, so it was great to be in Basel this week for its installation and opening. Continue reading “Rice Etiquette” »

Look No Rice!

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Our agent in Denver has sent us news of a neat piece of ‘Data Art’ – as I’m learning to call it. Where we traditionally use rice to count things, here the artist uses time. Not being at full mental flexibility just now it took me a moment to cotton but not I have I think it’s great. If you like Of All The People In All The World there is a good chance you may like this.

Thank You

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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Thank you for everyone who listened in to Tuning Out To Radio Z last night and to our volunteer sleepers Roger and Andrea as well as Ester, who helped us make the show originally and was at the conference so stepped in to help me deal with incoming text messages.

Our installation Of All The Creatures Across The Globe remains at Warwick University as part of the IFTR conference until Friday afternoon – please ignore the conference literature that says you have to book time slots, this turns out not to be the case.

The original Of All The People In All The World continues at St. Martin’s Parish Centre in Worcester until Friday at 5pm.

Animal Set Up

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

100&1000s

Whilst Craig and Jack researched human statistics for Of All The People In All The World in St. Martin’s Church, Worcester – which opens on Monday. I saw to various jobs around the office and beyond before zipping over to the University of Warwick to complete the installation of statistics for Of All The Creatures Across The Globe. After eleven years dealing exclusively with white rice it is a great joy to be parlaying with pepper corns and pumpkin seeds, black sesame and almonds, chick peas and mung beans, red lentils and sago.

It was Shady Brady weather but a supply of cool water kept coming and a gang of assistants helped speed things along. The boxes are looking good in the meanders and responses from bystanders seemed very strong, so hopefully a lot of people will get to enjoy the piece and hopefully we will get some more life from what has been a logistics heavy project.

Diamond Scales

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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The notion of doing an animal version of Of All The People In All The World has been an intriguing idea floating around for a few years. A few months ago Professor Baz Kershaw approached us with an opportunity to deploy the idea. He planned to create three ‘Meadow Meanders’ for a big international theatre conference at Warwick University and invited us to contribute animal statistics to his walks. The opportunity seemed too fun to turn down. Continue reading “Diamond Scales” »

David Bowie is happening now

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Today a live cinema event based on V&A’s David Bowie is exhibition will be broadcast to more than 200 cinema screens around the country. Directed by BAFTA winner Hamish Hamilton, who directed the TV coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics, the event, which starts at 19:00 will take audiences into this hugely popular exhibition. It will be introduced by the exhibition curators Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh and will feature special guests offering insights into objects from the exhibition.

We have been told that our lightbox Everyone Born in the UK 1949 will feature in the broadcast. After tonight’s screening the exhibition will be dismantled and moved to Toronto for September before traveling to Sao Paulo in January.

If You Want To Be On Telly

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Last night was perhaps the first time that our opening night anxiety has been more focused on whether the venue would be finished than whether the show would be finished. Two Snowhill is a huge new office development, the biggest to open outside London this year, so there is little surprise there have remained many snags to iron out. We probably haven’t helped the snagging process as increasing numbers of builders have been popping in with their mates to visit the show as it has been prepared. Continue reading “If You Want To Be On Telly” »

Two Snowhill Get In: 1

Monday, April 8th, 2013

The first get-in day was very productive. From the sixth floor of Two Snowhill we have spectacular views over north Birmingham and these have helped inspire the statistics we are using. The show is going to look very beautiful. All is well.

Inflation

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

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The globe has been taken out of storage and is being smartened up for its next public appearance, at Two Snow Hill.


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