Sunday, 5 April 2015


Well watching a play in the cinema was interesting. A View from the Bridge with Mark Strong (a wonderful performance) but for me the whole point of theatre is that it operates within physical space with real living people so to have the experience mediated through film was a little unsatisfactory. This was especially exposed when considering the language of film with the framing, close up, wide shot, pan etc all seen through the film director’s eyes. The game play in Proteus is just forward backward left right through a highly pixelated (think flat mind craft) but this simplicity is quite beautiful and all this happens whilst working out what the objective is – the trick is to let everything music and visuals flow over you – rethinking what a video game is for me – and again it all appears to be about life-death.

Meanwhile back to painting and a return to rebuilding the house – almost there.