Friday, 21 November 2014


Just watched Under the Skin - it’s what happens when a music video director gets to make a ‘science fiction’ feature film. There are some extra-ordinary moments - images and sequences that stay with you - specifically the walking backwards sinking sequence, the overlapping movements of people and the peeling skin in the forest but as a feature film it lacks .......something. The extras reveal an interesting sequence of images around the design of the poster.  2 days in the North working on hanging the show and assessment for the first cohort was a lot of serious fun. Sheffield was a shock - large significant buildings within the centre were boarded up, including a huge market space, although giant (slightly out of proportion) fountains/falling water construction outside the station was a bold attempt at a renewed civic pride thing.