Alan in Sicily Day #7

Well i did it

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Top night

My work here is done…

Ciao

 

Alan in Sicily Day#6

Well yesterday day was about getting image and posters ready for the exhibition i have got 16 pil boxes a good effort for 1 week. I have 6 prints of Great Orme gun sight. I did a time lapse projection but i cant seem to upload it ūüė¶

I did have good projecting this over google+ so wendy could see it

Heres the poster for the show

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As im really clever yesterday i removed photoshop from my computer. Not a high point of time in sicily

Yesterday was about food we went to the fish market in Milazzo

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Then we had cake

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So off to pick up the prints and hang the show. Wish me luck!!!!

 

Alan in Sicily Day#5

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Busy day yesterday above and below are pictures of where I will be putting on my exhibition on friday night of photos and projection

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This gallery in milazzo castle will take some beating.

I went to the library its was very different to england it was almost like a museum I didn’t see the new Mills and Boon by the front door. Beautiful marble staircase

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I walked to the store yesterday done the back lane totally out in the fields and every so often there would be a strong smell of cannabis like its growing wild. There missing a trick if it is ūüôā

Got a good solid collection of pil boxes i think ive got 12 or 13 images to project in the vault of the castle.

We are told we will get a tour of parts of the castle not open to the public. Watch out tony Robinson and time team

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This morning I met Rossi the beetle

 

Alan in Sicily day #3

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Morning

Seems to be cool and overcast today. Its difficult carrying all your stuff around in the heat of the day but provides some good results

Found some new pil boxes yesterday which was great 3 new as well.

I projected pictures of the Great Orme on the side of the barn last night in Milazzo it produced lovely texture with the  Stone Walls.

Got into to Milazzo and soft lad had forgotten his memory card so we had to venture on the local bus. The funny thing was Allie asked “were was the bus”? to which they replied “there are no buses“. ¬†definitely¬†lost in translation unless they thought we ment open top tour bus ūüôā It reminded me of Prague when i asked the taxi driver how you would great someone¬† with say ” how do you do” the taxi driver replied we do not say that we are not interested”

Off to look at the castle today and then im going to Catania (maybe)

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Ciao

 

Alan in Sicily Day#2

Ottimo!

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Still sat under the same tree strangely it’s called a word press tree ūüėČ

Settled in well yesterday even if i had phone my data roaming on for a bit ūüė¶

Chatted lots with Allie she is an artist from chicago she cool although my dull sit Widnesian tones confuse sometimes.

Actually sat in the sun yesterday which was novel for me. I ve got a watch now so i must get a tan.

Recreated a clash song today ‘i got lost in supermarket’ even Allie said it was bigger than anything she had seen in the states. Then the fun began. I got to the till with the apples i had bought. I didn’t realise you had put your own code on from a register. So pulling that dum english face we have all pulled due to losing it in translation the kind lady swiftly behind me in the que whisked my apples off to bar code them for me. Scusi ūüôā

We went to the village restaurant last night. It was great even if the manager of the gaff did come over and shake my hand. He tried to get me to pay for all the bill ūüôā

Found this for my dad. Peroni beer
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Alan in Sicily Day #1

Well I made it. There was times were I thought I cant do this there was so many things against me. But in true rebranded Alan style I did not give up. I’m sat here under lets call it a tree swing tree as my italian tree knowledge needs polishing up on.

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Yesterday went pretty smooth its very laid back here in Milazzo. For instance the driver of the train talk to the ticket man with his door open while the train was going.

The feel of Malta is strong they will build on anything here

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Really liked the apartments in Palermo on the way in they were built on the edge of a quarry literally like bottom rooms then 50ft to the base straight drop.

Off for breakfast know then to look round the Castle that i have to do an exhibition in friday.

In a bit ūüôā

 

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As I have previously mentioned I went to the quarry in North Wales. this was one of the¬†themes¬†I was thinking about while I was up there. the building look over 100 years old. it’s at the end of a track at the back of Llanfafirfechan but actually entrance to the modern quarry is from Penmaenmawr. It felt strange up there. I would not sat ghostly but unloved.¬†Walking¬†time has had little¬†influence¬†on the grass path ways. I really liked the views of anglesey from up there. It was nice to see the Great Orme in Llandudno and puffin island off pen mon in detail rather than speeding past them out of a window on the A55 on a train or in a car. One of Conwy little gems just off¬†the¬†Welsh coastal path

Although they where dilapidated in place the rocks looked like they had been placed on the floor in order

In the blinc

Well what a Weekend. Dogged by technical problems due to the power timers in the lights. I had a good response to the poems in the Bird Boxes along the cob leading you into Conwy and my projection on the castle. Thousands of people headed to Conwy, North Wales over the Three day blinc digital artsfestival. inspired by the work of Alan Turing. Which took place in the evening after the Conwy feast eating extravaganza.

All the indents for my work were done by Ronan Devlin www.orieljeindevlin.com

This was up on friday at 3pm when i felt like the world was going to end. I had so much support from the people running blinc.

  

You can listen to all my poems here My #noirconwy that was projected from the bird boxes

My A5 Poem Projection

The highlight was seeing my face on the castle (photography by Roger Smith check out his work it here http://www.flickr.com/photos/roj/ )

I’ve reworked the projection for the small screen ūüôā

I felt so much joy from the weekend after the stress and deflation from the hectic build up on thursday and friday. I just sat on sunday all night thing where I was this time last year. What better way to capture my feelings than I n a few words.

Of an eye…

 At the start of winter nights

Mist enhances light.

Cold soles warm heart.

The projection knights.

The homeless man,

He took it in.

Told me don’t fear the dark,

just watch the rain

I now can stride.

In the past I tried,

Ancient brick walls

Beam with pride.

Its drawing in,

Water on skin.

The streets feel.

The last night still

stoking the glow.

We must move,

Project our souls.

Now understanding,

By passing our goals?

Scoter Rally , Llandudno

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I have approached to the organizer of the event to see if i could take photos. I have spoken to Iggy a few times now. The event is coming up this weekend so i have asked him is there anything he would want pictures of  specifically. It should be a good challenge as Llandudno will be packed as it is also the weekend of the extravaganza in the town. So keeping people out of the shots could be difficult. I hoping to get some real strong colours and some reportage of the event. I think there will be some interesting characters.