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Thank You

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014


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


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


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.


Wednesday, March 27th, 2013


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


Thursday, March 21st, 2013


If you get to see the next edition of OK! Magazine turn to the section containing photographs of celebrities arriving at the Private Viewing of the V&A’s Bowie Is exhibition and you find the shot of Noel Gallagher and partner. There heavily cropped out in the background may be my arm or Ana’s head.

Continue reading “Fame!” »

Perth Rice TV

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Filmed last week at the Perth Festival. There is also an interview with Jack Trow speaking about the show on ABC.

‘Bump In’ Day 3

Friday, February 8th, 2013


One of the many peculiarities about Of All The People In All The World is that it can easily feel as if you are making a show that must be ready for the opening night. This is because you come without a script or a stage plan and have to make it all up. I find myself growing anxious that we won’t be finished in time, however this is the wrong way to think about the situation. We are doing a ‘Bump In’, the race is to be ready to start not finish the show. The problems that have to be solved are, what cues do we want to start improvising from and where should the props (rice) go. The challenge is to open in a state that is already a satisfying balanced piece but has space enough to develop for three weeks. Continue reading “‘Bump In’ Day 3” »

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