My sister Abi Palmer is the most fun person to spend time with. I will miss her whilst I’m away doing projects in foreign lands over the coming years.
We made this video one evening in 2011 at the Southbank Centre. I think we were supposed to be seeing a show, but danced in a gallery instead.
I spent a couple of days at Area10 with Maxine Pringle to help set up and document her installation Transforming Architecture earlier this year. The performance was incredible – transforming an entire warehouse room into an immersive, womblike experience.
The complete structure was fabricated by Maxine in what must have been a series of marathon sessions at the sewing machine. What doesn’t come across in the video and photos is the level of detail and high quality finish of the piece, or the hidden structure – it utilises a sophisticated set of structural supports in the form of large kevlar rods, and has a set of 36 counterweights dangling from the roof of the warehouse.
I edited this video recently for Dave Diduca. All credits for the design, build, programming, photography, and pretty much everything else goes to him.
Music by Squeak E Clean
Unit 14 went to Copenhagen earlier this year. Here’s a video of the installation we built, along with students from Bartlett’s AAC course and the Royal Danish Academy‘s Unit 1.
I also made this rough video of my journey home. It’s a time-lapse and shows an approximate location, mode of travel, and what I saw (through the “eyes” of a Canon G9). It shows my travel by plane, train, bus and foot, and finishes with the first thing I do when I get home: make a cup of tea.