Galen is my Makie Doll, made by the fantastic MakieLab. I’m not really at liberty to say too much about what I’m doing with them/him at the moment, but rest assured I’ll update as soon as I can. In the mean time, the following photographs document mine and Galen’s first night out together. We went to Yorkshire House in Lancaster with a cohort of sociology post graduate students. Afterwards he made me go to Revolution with him, where he made one enemy (this girl did not like him), and a few friends (he was taken to the bar inside somebody’s clothing, and then somehow made his way into the girls loo! Quite an outing for a 1-day-old).
He liked Guiness
.. in fact he managed to drink a lot of it given his size
I want him to make is own mistakes in life, so I let him try a cigarette (despite my insistance that he didn’t smoke). Turns out he doesn’t like it. The irony is that given his lack of respiratory system, smoking would probably do him minimal harm!
One of the social scientists was encouraging him to behave badly!
The warm glow of Galen’s first taste of alcohol in full effect
The cold reality of being a drunk (doll) hit home quite soon though
Accidents happen! Galen’s arm fell off!
So, I last updated this blog way back in 2009, just as I was finishing my course at Manchester Metropolitan University, studying Interactive Arts. In the intermediate time I’ve been around, doing stuff, but haven’t really felt the need to use this blog. It is titled “joesart” which is maybe part of it, I haven’t really done any “art” for a while. I did do quite a few bits after I finished University, but it never made it on here. I setup the web presence for a publically funded project called Living Positive (website now offlien), and I exhibited “Animatable” a few times (I’ll add pages with links about it soon), that has now progressed into being a wholly different kind of offering, more about that later. Finally I did manage to have a solo exhibition, that rehashed a few ideas and introduced some new ones, all around the theme of feedback. I also released my album, did a Swiss tour as Joe Galen, and worked for the NHS for 2 years…. (this is a link to “Joseph Lindley” on LinkedIn – me!)
ANYWAY, why am I updating now? Well, I’ve just started a PhD on the HighWire programme at Lancaster University. Rather than start afresh, I thought I’d follow on from where I left off on this blog. It’s exciting times.
Watch this space :o)