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Brighton Trans*formed Exhibition Engagement…

18/08/2014

The making of an exhibition: vision and tissues, dramas and hobnobs, budgets and tea bags, politics and pizza,  hormones and pinking shears, printers ink and chocolate, red tape and hula hoops, thunderstorms and batteries, persons and petrol, egos and ice cream, laptops and bed linen, faith and sticky-back plastic…

 

 

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For more information, see also Brighton Trans*formed Exhibition Group and Trans* Pride Facebook pages, and QueenSpark Books website:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/249253735282479/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/transpridebrighton/

http://www.queensparkbooks.org.uk/theme/56.html

 

 

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Let Them Eat Cake…

23/06/2014
celophane-wrapped and beribboned chocolate cake on BUCFP beverage counter

celophane-wrapped and beribboned chocolate cake on BUCFP beverage counter

To borrow the apparently incorrect &/or misquoted hackneyed phrase of the late Marie Antoinette… the latest ‘foodshare’  (for those nearer &/or on the bread line) that I’ve encountered was this past Tuesday: following the usual very good, hot vegan lunch at Brighton Unemployed Centre and Families Project (I volunteer on/for their food-growing allotments), a dark chocolate cake – lavishly decorated with thick slabs of chocolate – was cut into many small pieces and shared by the usual mixed bunch lunch crowd.  Said cake was the offering to the Centre by the uber chocolatiers of East Sussex fame, namely Choccywoccydoodah.  Not able to afford their delicacies normally – but well used to snapping images of same through their shop windows – this was a shared treat to savour with my mug of Ovaltine: ‘Yum’ in a word!

http://www.choccywoccydoodah.com/

Such treats – shared (aren’t potlucks always the best feasts?) or solitary fare – are a luxurious indulgence to calorifically-dumb-down my Aspie angsty and/or  hyper-adrenalised or downward-dumps days… a dose of which was gladly ‘needed’ last Tuesday in the throws of the stresses of now (not-viewing-exhibitions but) co-curating the ‘Brighton Trans*formed’ multi-media-multi-venue exhibition due to hit the streets of our Gender-Dysphoria-by-the-Sea City in time for Trans* Pride No.2, the last weekend of July 2014…

http://gscene.com/news/brighton-transformed-exhibition-trail/

Since the About-This-Blog statement promises “a celebration of all things aesthetically pleasing, often edible and in-the-main inanimate”  it seemed high time to slideshow-share some more often-edible-but-questionably-inanimate cake-y offerings devoured by sight, smell and taste senses over the past 10-or-so months… (with captions for visually-impaired and blind sweet-toothed folk)

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Eyes-Down Grounding…

29/05/2014

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To compensate for being high-person-exhausted from 3 solid weeks of art installations and happenings during Brighton’s Fringe & Festival month, I thought a bit of grounding via ‘curating / collating’ my incidental (not snapaholic) pavement-level Fotography of recent 3 months would be in order to help bring me downward…

Other previous manhole-cover-obsessive images can be (re)viewed at https://offthetrolleyproductions.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/all-things-manhole/ or previewed in my Blurb ebook ‘Utilitarian: A Pavement-Level Perspective’.)

(the definitely-obsessive 21-shot mosaics from said art happenings may follow in future posts…)

 

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From FAME to Tight Modern…

19/05/2014

ChirologyMontageSome once-obscure cap-gun-urban-flotsam-sporting artworks are just not content with their 5 seconds of out-in-public fame (not even when they are FAME itself: Fridge Art Magnet Examples)…

Abandoning its also-Japanese-paper-based & measure-tape-bearing sibling on the metal kitchen cabinet, this piece was not only discontented with brief loitering atop an orange and black recyling bin, but demanded further montage on corrugated card and red plastic and grid foil – plus being framed and exhibited in the Tight Modern, no less (after causing no end of adhesion angst & haiku hassle)…

More evidence from links below:

https://offthetrolleyproductions.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/five-seconds-o…ini-street-art/

http://ottpshaikucity.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/haiku-no-23/

Creative Future’s pop-up gallery, Tight Modern, appeared on Brighton’s seafront on the May Day holiday weekend for 4 days (before its tour to nearby Eastbourne’s Towner Gallery, plus two gallery spaces in London and St Helen’s, Merseyside.  The exhibition – within the shed-like structure – featured sixty mixed media works by disabled and/or marginalised folk from around Britain, all in 13 x 18 cm portrait format artworks.  A truly talented and eclectic collection of which I was honoured to be a selected artist with the rebel piece ‘Chirology’ (ex-fridge art magnet example heading out on a national tour of certain infamy)…

Find out more at http://creativefuture.org.uk/ & enjoy the slideshow!

 

 

 

 

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Adieu HaikuCity, Adieu…

30/04/2014

‘my’ NaPoWriMo 2014 – 30 consecutive days of journalistic proem-writing – comes to a close tonight with a textile arts 17-syllable haiku at the Off The Trolley Productions ‘satellite’ blog:

 http://ottpshaikucity.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/haiku-no-30/ ‎

Here are some of the fone foto images that accompanied the 30 haikus…

 

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Homage to Urban Trees…

02/04/2014

The stunning forms of spring-turning urban trees have caught my attention throughout March as I have looked up to bud&blossom against sun-blue skies – after weeks of stormy cloudscapes.

Protected elm trees in Brighton & Hove have been the theme today for my first of thirty 17-syllable-haikus to be posted daily throughout April – the US National Poetry Writing month – on this new Off The Trolley Productions blog page:

http://ottpshaikucity.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/haiku-no-1/

 

 

 

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Queer in Brighton & Elsewhere…

08/03/2014

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‘Queer in Brighton’, a book of lesbian, gay, bi  & Trans* queer creative writing, excerpts of oral his-her-their-stories and  ‘not going shopping’ photography images, was launched on 26th February at Brighton&Hove’s Jubilee Library after its 18month-long gestation.  See…

http://www.queerinbrighton.co.uk/about/

http://photoworks.org.uk/projects/queer-in-brighton/

https://offthetrolleyproductions.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/acronyms-can-be-subhumane/ (an earlier post re my participation in the ‘not going shopping’ photography project)

Before there was being resident (queer) in Brighton and off-on-holiday in Devon, there was (my being queer) living in Devon – but off-on-holiday in Brighton (& London): all captured in the photo-journalling (including out-going-shopping) that started on a modest Nokia fonecamera back in April 2010, putting written diary-journalling on the back burner after 40something-long years…

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