Recent, and not so recent, work, 23rd March 2012.
Earlier this week I put live a new website for Jaywick Escapes, a film by
long time collaborators somewhere.
In doing so I realised I've been really busy for the last year,
but seemingly have nothing to show. I've been working on a few
bigger projects which will be launching shortly, and have been all
consuming. Along the way I've been doing lots of updates to
existing client sites, and I've manged to fit in some small new
projects as well.
First of all I've failed to mention the Floating Cinema website in my
news, even though it's lurking in my portfolio, which though now
past will be making a return later this year. Since then I've also
produced an updated version of Colchester Inn for Public Works was
created, complete with an in exhbition interactive for the Knick
Knack Cloud component that allowed people to hear stories by
swiping the knick knacks over and RFID reader; a portfolio site for
film editor Adam Mufti; a
portfolio site for artist Rebecca Rendell; done an exchange
of services produce a promotional website for my friendly heating engineers, A1 Boilers, who saved me from a
cold winter two years in a row; created a petition website to help
Aleksandra Mir put Freddie on the Plinth; and
finally, created a music download site for experimental musicians
Squares and Triangles.
Amongst all that production work I've been working with Cornerhouse and Grizedale Arts on getting them up
and running with a live HD Video streaming setup as a part of the
Arts Council's 'Broadcast
Project' research initiative into how arts organisations can use
high end video equipment to broaden their audience reach. And
working on these other big projects, and a couple of others that
didn't quite make it ... yet.
So not had much time to keep this website updated.
New Website for OCA, 24th May 2011.
I've just launched a new website for The Office for Contemporary
Arts Norway, you can see it at oca.no.
Portland Works, 20th January 2011.
Early in December 2010 - just before I went on paternity
leave - we launched a new website for Portland Works, an integrated
metal works in Sheffield which is fighting for it's survival as a
space for craftspeople, artists and small business to thrive. The
tenants of Portland Works are attempting to raise funds to buy the
building, run it as a co-operative, and restore it to it's former
glory, whilst keeping it as a working building. We are happy to
have been commissioned by Sheffield University to build this
website to try and keep local crafts alive and developing.
What I've been up to, 19th July 2010.
It's been a busy year, but I haven't really said much about what
I've been up to. As ever I am working on multiple projects in
parallel, all of which seem destined to be launch later on this
year. I've also been doing a lot of website maintenance on existing
Things I've done of late that haven't been announced on here are
the website for the Rhyzom
network, a refresh of somewhere's website, a number of
updates to the what
will the harvest be website for the new growing season, a
re-freshing of the layouts on my personal website and an
update to Rossi &
Rossi's website to represent their classical artworks, and the
first phase of the Lawson
Park Electronic Library, created with Guestroom for Grizedale
Art's Lawson Park residency space.
I've also been setting up some new servers and migrating sites
and email to new places, and carrying out a large number of updates
to my CMS framework.
Currently in progress is work on:
- Afterall - updating
it to represent their advertisers better, to apply more
functionality to their article layouts, and to hook into the
subscription system provided by University of Chicago.
Agency - refinements of the database, and working on the
mapping of connections between the various practices.
- Grizedale Arts -
extending the documentation of their contributors and works, and
creating a visualisation of how their activities interconnect.
- Lawson Park -
building the backbone of a small social network to help residents
at the space to document their activities whilst staying
- International Village
Shop - A web representation of the various experiments and
models of shop commerce carried out by a range of groups I
collaborate with; public
Grizedale arts and Myvillages.org
Inn - Extending public works website
representing the various strands of action for the current phase of
I've also recently been commissioned to work on a number of new
- Portland Works -
A website to represent a historical Sheffield building and the
makers who work there, and to help them in their aim of buying the
building and preserving the space.
- Office for Contemporary Art
Norway - Redevelopment of their website to freshen it up
and make the content more accessible
- Florian - website for Austrian Jewellery designer and
- Agri-Cultur - A new website representing various art projects
that are connected to agri-culture and farming.
So, keeping busy. Hence why so quiet with the updates!
Rossi & Rossi Gallery Website, 22nd February 2010.
I've recently completed a new website for Rossi & Rossi, a London
gallery who specialise in Contemporary and Classical Asian artists
and artworks, from traditional Sculptures, Thangkas and Masks
through to contemporary originals, prints and photographs from
public works, 6th February 2010.
I'm pleased to have just launched a new website for public works, a group I've
been working with for over 3 years. Indeed this website was
actually completed about 18 months ago, but the very busy people at
public works have struggled to keep up their ambitious ideas of
creating a comprehensive project archive whilst also creating a
massive body of new works. Indeed I've collaborated with them on
about 5 projects over the time this project has gestated, and, in
pixar style, there have been 2 project babies!
It's a lesson that I try to take with me to every project - data
entry is a huge task, especially when it comes to collating
historic information that only exists in people's memories and
can't easily be given out to a junior member of staff to
For this site that's combined with trying to find a way to
present the project as much as a process as in texts.
Spatial Agency, 8th January 2010.
Spatial Agency is a
project by the Agency unit based at Sheffield University School of
Architecture, looking at alternative architecture practises and how
they are interconnected. The website is a home for an ever growing
database of organisations, projects, publications and events and
their interconnections, with the aim of providing a clear picture
of what's is going on where.
The first phase of the site has been up since September 2009,
and the content is slowly being refined and published as each
record is completed.
Avant Gardening, 5th January 2010.
Launched in late 2009 www.avantgardening.org is a
website representing an arts and environment project which
encourages community involvement in environmental issues via a
programme of events and activities.
Afterall, 27th October 2009.
We've recently launched the new website for contemporary art
journal and research publishers Afterall, at www.afterall.org. It's
been great to work with the team at afterall and with graphic
but without much time to breath it's now on with the next set of
work, as well as extending out some of the features on this over
'i am here', 13th September 2009.
To coincide with the launch of Fugitive Images' 'i am here' installation we have created a website to represent the project and provide some background on it. The website is a launching point for further documentation of the redevelopment of Haggerston Estate and it's effect on those living there, the surrounding area and the people who occupy the redeveloped space, and will extend and expand over the next years.
We've been involved in realizing a virtual representation of the installation, and looking at how the stories behind the project can be extended on-line, as well as a bit of graphic design.