SHARDS

Random shards of story…

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“What was that like?”

He told us, the actor, about an argument he had with his girlfriend.

They made up.

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“Can we have the next shard please?”

Some words: hoops, poles, dogs, boats, a cyclops, beautiful singing, rhyming, 1984, interactive, fragments, leather jackets, Colin Heinink, Riverdance…

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“Can we have the next shard please?”

A member of the audience had been to Bangkok and there has been a revolution and there are small acts of rebellion.

Like reading 1984 on a train.

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“Can we have the next shard please?”

Audience Odysseus.

My daddy had to step into the performance.

He was ok.

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“Can we have the next shard please?”

But for me the best bit was just being read to.

Cheers,

Martin x

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COLOUR

Progression of colour
Dull
Lifeless
Black and White
Tinted
Painted over
Painted over by hand
Painted over by machine
Autochromatic
Colour for the bosses
Colour for the rich
Portraits
Composed
Colour for a purpose
Colour to show
Colour for all
Smile

Cheers,

Martin xx

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RAIN

See we went last year and we felt “mixed.”

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But being in it is better.

It really was a great feeling to be sparkled up and dancing while the crowds watched and smiled.

What rain?

It did get a bit hairy in Ladbroke Grove and the parade merged with the crowd.

But smiley.

What rain?

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When you get home you can have a refreshing polish beverage, a hot bath, a nice chat about public services with your beautiful significant other, beautifully cooked pasta prepared by your beautiful significant other and a horror film in bed.

You can.

Cheers,

Martin x

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SHOP

It was good.

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It was like a shop.
A shop with a film.
Secret Cinema.

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Daddy winged about civil liberties and mobile phones and stroked a sheep.

Mummy got a nice new dress.

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You’ve got to decide what’s important to you.

Cheers,

Martin x

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GHANA 5

Sometimes the travelling is as good as the arriving.

Cheers,

Martin x

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GHANA 4

I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

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First we gave 20 ceedes to the man who coordinates.

Second we got in the van and went to the town.

Next the coordinators bought some stuff.

Then we got into the van an went to a village down a bumpy path.

Then everyone sat in a circle in the village.

After that volunteers and locals introduced themselves.

Then the chief handed out an alcoholic drink.

Then there was a demonstration of a water filter.

Finally the stuff was given out.

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Fruit cartons, rice, footballs, colouring books, filters, soap, noodles, t shirts, paper planes, shoes, yoyos, golf clubs, stencil sets.

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I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

Cheers,

Martin x

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GHANA 3

What is essential when spending time in another country?

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Playing the card game ‘Happy Families.’

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I was destroyed.

Cheers,

Martin x

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GHANA 2

If you imagine the big brother house.
With 25 people and one tap. But a telly.
That’s what it’s like.

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I think I’d be nominated for not being exciting enough. But maybe saved on a public vote.

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This is the diary room.

Cheers,

Martin x

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GHANA

There are no other staffies here!

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There are no art galleries here!

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There are palms, chickens, goats, bananas, friendly locals, some electricity, lizards, stalls, mountains, non flushing toilets, tasty joliff rice, SIM cards, snakes, churches, meats, suspect driving and enthusiastic children.

Cheers,

Martin x

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POMP

I’m not causing merry hell around other dogs in Tottenham.
Oh no.
I’m in Paris

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I have been to the Centre Georges Pompidou.
That’s Georges Pompidou Centre in English.
There were exhibitions.
Some of the art I liked and some I didn’t.

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In Paris there are lots of nice caf├ęs for relaxing.
I’m not sure why I’d be anywhere else.

Cheers,

Martin x

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