What’s Next?
May 25th 2012

 

I’m chuffed to be speaking at KK Outlet’s Equality panel discussion, as part of their ‘What’s Next?’ debate series.

Joining me on the panel will be Occupied Times collective; Tzortzis Rallis, Mike Sabbagh and Michael Richmond; photographer Ewen Spencer, and journalist Sam Wolfson. We’ll be discussing the London riots, representation of women in today’s media, the widening divide between rich and poor, and much much more!

It should be an interesting evening and tickets are FREE! Book here.

What’s Next? looks to uncover what young people think about economy, equality, education and digital politics. Each week a different art collective, group of hackers, printers and photographers will take over the KK Outlet gallery space and create work in response to a live twitter feed as people discuss a specific topic. Read more about it on the KK Outlet website here.

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The Hairy Ape – W Project post-show event
May 22nd 2012

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How Soon Is Nowt?
May 4th 2012

We were very pleased to be invited by the V&A to create an installation for their recent Friday Late event. ‘Britain Is Making It’ was the title, and our brief was to focus on the key themes of making, doing, innovation, wit and problem solving. Our installation had to be large and eye-catching, interactive and irreverent. And we had to design, create and install it in two weeks. No problem.

Our solution was to turn the theme of the show on it’s head, and make something that was all about doing nothing. This was more than just being contrary for the hell of it – these days, we’re always doing something, wherever we are. Distractions are unlimited. But the best ideas usually come when we stop and take a minute to do nothing.

So we teamed up with our Pick Me Up collaborator and all-round bloody good chap, Michael Marriott, and designed a capsule, big enough for one person, with a lurid green exterior and a sealed soft white insulated interior. We added a porthole, to give the participant something to focus on, but blocked the view with white foam, so all they could see was nothing.

We also designed a typeface especially for the capsule. We knew the best way to create any graphics on the walls would be to just mask off areas of paint, so the typeface was based on two thicknesses of masking tape.

Visitors were asked to surrender their phones, watches and shoes and were sealed in the capsule for three minutes. Successful participants received a certificate to prove that they had done nothing.

We were pleased to see that so many people wanted to do nothing!

View this project

POSTED BY: Patrick at 10:27 AM
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Goosey Loosey Turkey Lurky Ducky Lucky Chicken Licken
August 11th 2011

We moved into our new studio on Shacklewell Lane last week, after a lot of cleaning and decorating. It’s still a bit of a mess but we’re well pleased to be in here. We’re next to an ace pub, everyone we’ve met in The Lighthouse Space has been really lovely, there’s lots of natural light and we’re next to an ace pub. Soon as we’re properly settled we’ll put some pictures up – until then (can you bear to wait?), here’s the Mondees.

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POSTED BY: nodaysoff at 18:32 PM
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Mark Leckey at the Serpentine
June 7th 2011

Just found this amazing trailer for Mark Leckey’s exhibition at the Serpentine. Not sure exactly what to expect but looks like a good ‘un. Finishes soon mind.

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Mark Leckey
SEE, WE ASSEMBLE
19 May – 26 June 2011
Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens
London W2 3XA

POSTED BY: nodaysoff at 12:43 PM
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Blowout Sale for Japan
March 25th 2011

Our friend amazing Grace LaDoja and WAH Nails are doing a huge sale to raise money for the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal. Come along and grab yourself some vintage and designer clothing, shoes, music, books, cakes and a few No Days Off prints… all at cheap cheap prices. 100% of the money raised will be going to charity and early arrival is strongly advised.

Blowout Sale for Japan
Sunday 27 March
12pm – 6pm
WAH Nails
420 Kingsland Road, E8 4AA

POSTED BY: Teo at 22:40 PM
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Temperature’s rising…
March 11th 2011

The W Project launched at the Russian Club Gallery on Tuesday and I think it’s safe to say it was the busiest, booziest (thanks to Absolut) and best-looking ticket in town.

The photo booth was rammo.

The work was amazing, and Creative ReviewDazed and Grazia had some nice things to say about it all.

And a bloody good time was had by all!

The show ends today, as all good things must, but look out for some W Project goodies appearing in the No Days Off Shop very soon.

Thanks to everyone who was involved, everyone who helped, and everyone who came down. To play us out, here’s a classic Work It track. Unlike Craig Mack, The W Project WILL be around next year.

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POSTED BY: nodaysoff at 15:41 PM
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Aye Tunes = AB + NDO @ PMU2
February 17th 2011

We are going to be spending a day with Mr Anthony Burrill during his residency at the next Pick Me Up exhibition at Somerset House (17-27 March 2011). While we’re there, we are going to be performing some artistic interventions on a selection of record sleeves, and DJing at the same time. Marker pens, glue, Tippex… could get messy.

To highlight the occasion, here’s a lovely track by Joy Zipper from 2002 on 13 Amp Records, with a sleeve by A.B. himself. Enjoy.


POSTED BY: nodaysoff at 10:32 AM
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