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Photo: Nina Pope

What If? Windows

On my way home I took some images of our 'Cat Fancy Club' picture in the What If? windows at the Wellcome Trust on Euston Road. This show features different projects created by students, graduates and staff from the Design Interactions department at the Royal College of Art (where I work), each offering an alternative view of how science could influence our future. The purpose is not to offer predictions, but to inspire debate about the human consequences of different technological futures, both positive and negative, by asking 'What If…?'

There's more information about the show and other projects on the Wellcome website here.

Tony & his Sphinx Photo: Nina Pope

Super Supreme

I had a great day out on Saturday at the Supreme cat show - this year was the 100th anniversary of the GCCF who run the show so there were a lot of VERY elaborate decorated pens as well as the fancy cats! You can see more of the photos I took here.

My Sheffield Doc Fest

Last week Nina and I stepped outside the current Jaywick film edit to go to the Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival, only my second time there and like all film festivals a heady mix of late night boozing and schmoozing, high-pressure funding meetings and inspirational film and talks.

Oh, and some slightly baffling presentations by TV commissioners who are using words like 'compelling' and showing a clip of something quite the opposite.

Highlights for me were meeting US grant awarding bodies and European TV commissioners who seemed genuinely in step with our language as film makers. Film-wise the fabulous Morwencol impressed, with a portrait of a brain damaged man who heals himself by making a model-scale world of his own life to 'play' in.

Great sessions by Penny Woolcock and Kim Longinotto, plus the success of Clio Barnard's innovative 'The Arbor' were heartening reminders that women over 40 are making some of the best and most original documentaries around. Go girls!

The gene for a blue coat at work

Wellcome to our Window

We have a new large-scale photographic work and video on show in the Euston Road window of the Wellcome Trust's HQ in London. It stems for our ongoing R & D on pedigree cat breeding, working title 'Cat Fancy Club'. The work is part of a long running project there curated by designers Dunne and Raby, we worked on the image with photographer Marc Henrie.

Viewable all night and day from the pavement! Warning - it may make you want to get a pedigree cat.....

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