the abandoned glasgow shipyard.
RE: Glasgow School of Art
Dear Mr Matheson,
I hate to ask but have you or anyone in your office seen the outside of the new Glasgow School of Art?.
I appreciate in these times of austerity costs must be kept to a minimum but I think for a major place of worldwide interest we could have done better than getting the guy who designed the original portakabin to knock something up.
At best the building now looks like a bunch of rusting copper shipping containers left to decay in a once beautiful area. In no way does this structure complement the buildings it’s next to, let alone the one it seems to be trying to devour at it’s corner.
I also find myself completely perplexed by the enormous, albeit colourfully friendly, sign upon the edge of the building, forgetting the fact this looks like a crass advertisement that there’s a play area inside for the youngsters, I cannot understand it’s meaning, “now sing” it reads. This would make perfect sense for the school from 80’s hit ‘Fame’ but these are a different type of artist, with less signing and more drawing I imagine.
Maybe it would be better to destroy this as part of the commonwealth opening instead as I’m sure the people of Glasgow would find it both aesthetically pleasing and culturally helpful in cleaning up the city of eyesores.
When you ask your AC to take a photo of you looking cool with the camera and text it to you.
When I’ve only just sat down for lunch and the AD comes over to say we’re back in 5 minutes.
so very true!
my photo “going underground” ranked in the Top 30 most voted percentile
in the Technology And Human Achievement Photo Contest during week 1
thanks to everyone who came to the CCA tonight.
the reaction to my short film has been quite unexpected and very nice. i’m really happy people seem to enjoy it and that the film works in all the ways i’d hoped in regards to repeat viewings.
was also great to see Andy Stewart’s film projected, fantastic work all round by everyone.
REST is now back online for everyone to watch as many times as they like, thanks to everyone who appears in the credits and everyone who’s not.
honestly sad to learn of the death of Steve Moore, a great comic book writer who originally devised ‘future shocks’ for 2000ad.
just back from watching ‘under the skin’ and i loved it, very reminiscent of a 60’s acid fueled indy film with a little bit of Giallo thrown in for good measure.
i found it quite like Ben Wheatley’s ‘a field in england’ in that it was very referential towards the history of cinema, like something i’d seen before but experiencing for the first time.
big thanks to Adriana Polito for taking this poor boy to the cinema, muchly appreciated.
got a new floor bag, moving all my stuff into it remembering the days i used to carry nothing but a sharpie and some string.
here’s Andy Stewart’s stomach churning debut short film DYSMORPHIA.
if you like what you see and want to see more, go donate for his next short INK here http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ink
part of the funding will go towards feeding me for a couple of days, so dig deep because i want bacon and cakes
The third short body horror from award-winning director Andy Stewart (Dysmorphia, Split).
help fund Andy Stewart’s new body horror short film INK.
donations will help buy bacon for the camera crew ;)
been completely blown away by the response to my short film, especially the emails from complete strangers, wasn’t really expecting it to be honest, it was just a little writing experiment with narrative and the chance to hang out with some good friends and have a picnic without any thought to festivals or screenings so i’m surprised that it’s been invited to be screened as part of the international selection in a festival in Russia.
feeling really proud thanks to everyone involved.
my favourite thing is how many people have said they enjoyed it more the 2nd time around.
my short film REST
Stay Curious Productions presents Jason Harvey in ‘REST’ a short film by Alan McLean
Sound services by David McKeitch, Director of Photography Mark Boggis
Produced by Adriana Polito & Alan McLean, Written & Directed by Alan McLean