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Thursday, June 28, 2007

The end of what was an amazing but yet unsustainable time!!


Didn't get round to posting this for a good while; Lastnight was my final year degree show, it was seriously good craic place was stiff with architect and crazy characters from Belfast's architecture world, its funny because degree show is really the main event in the art college experience and it didn't disappoint!
It was with with very mixed joys in which I entered the day the exhibition, marks were still NO where to be seen and i had slowly as the time for them to be revealed neared realized just how important they were to me, throughout the year i had meantained a strong stance of "marks...who needs marks...pppowff" but when the shit hits the fan as the say things change! I have never worked so hard for anything and enjoyed it thoughorally throughout, but it was much more than that, much deeper, i realized that under the surface.... this was the first thing which i both enjoyed no end and was good at, having never particularly excelled at anything i sudenly became aware in those final days of how desperate i was to win something...to feel that there was something that was decent at. So getting a first and then collecting two awards great. Was a great night, its taken a good while to even get this on!

Bite the Big one...



So three days after the exhibition, myself and pete started work in Big design Architecture in Antrim, so for the next few months until naomi and i head to europe for a month traveling across europe, working life is all around, its kinda weird its quite hard to get use to the idea that you have to be in everyday at the same time, but a the same time at a moment in my existence when after being VERY concentrated for a long time there is an element of security from just being emptied out into nothing, like being squeezed through a wee hole into space the contrast is too much. After a dodgy first week, work has become very enjoyable and the slow but joyous metamorphosis back to a person from machine is decent. so the foto above depicts the new behind micahs head scene from big.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

One sunny day at the docks....

It always happens, you find your self in a piece of waste land on a sunny day feeling glorious and over confident! This was several months back now but the story has gone relatively untold so it now will be extradited.... after a further exploration of the now gutted H&W old head office building in the docks we thought we'd take a walk over to the nearest crane in serach of any derelict buildings to explore, but to no avail.... in stead we came across a series of cazims which to the naked over confident eye seem very JUMPABLE [about 3m across]... no....no... not at all so after we got the camera setup and pete unhappily positioned in the cazim with the image of a glorious shot of a massive leap and the crane in the background and rough reinforcement bars and broken concrete....


......testing with rocks.....


......can i just say at this point i jumped further than this cazim of death before atemping the run....... but on cazimless areas.....


.....the coast is clear.....


.....enter micah stage right......


......AH crap [confidence makes a shock exit by the next point] theres no way im gona make it..... its sure that i WILL be killed to death......


.....no no its too late for decisions now, im a meer passenger not enjoying the ride......


.....feet first into a sound mix of oil and water and death....


.... and in......


....and stumble...


.....aye and sure why not take a seat too......


leap and photo of the century leave by the nearest exit.

ah what would we do with out continuous shooting cameras

Friday, June 08, 2007

the end...




Its Degree show!

Please feel free to come down on thursday night, 6pm in the main foyer of the new building..... everyone who ever reads upon this roll of blog is welcome!

a small momento from the art college days....


A good chair in these times can be a hard one, everything is so perfect and brand new it restricts the use, but a gloriously bummed up old chair found and liberated from the art college is just what is required. In essence lovely as perfect 'suites' of flumptious sofas are a man needs to be able to just USE it. Anyway the chair has been recieved and understood and been installed into the apartment. When your transport is a bicyle furniture removel is on the the hard side but by no means impossible....
The crack of course was in the response of the royal avenue'ers or lack of, it is known that belfast is to put in the polietest term not really very open to unusal goings on, so when a couple of characters come walking down royal avenue [main shopping street] with a large armchair perched on top of a bicycle the response is mixed, the wierd thing is that people either love it laughing and making comments or else stone dead zero acknowledgment not even a slight smile! The best responses were when people are just sitting minding there own business at the traffic lights and a chair come rolling by...

Monday, June 04, 2007

Degree show!!!

The main Art college degree show starts tonight but Architecture will not bee part of it, final internal assenemt and external has still to be done, so we will be having a glorious last laugh exhibition on the 14th of june of everything that has been going on this year, in the world of architecture at uub. All people are welcome details will follow at an earlier date...

glourious...

check out the video on mojos blog...