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I started this blog in 2007. No one had heard of The Wire and I was making experimental films that a select few saw. My initial tagline for this blog was: 'I write concisely. always. I'm trying to improve this - however, sometimes few words work better'. Then I found Twitter. However, I still post here once a week, so feel free to comment or just to simply say hii.

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Saturday, March 8, 2008 @ 3:24 AM
Watch her feet
This is old news but something I quite like - M.I.A. has the same shoes as The Rialto Twirlers' wear to perform. I am going to twirling/majorettte practice in a few hours just to chat with Denise the co-ordinator and show her my sketch animation to see what she thinks. After the disastrous baton twirling competition a couple of weeks ago they are now back on form and using Pom Poms for the next competition in June. I am at the stage where I realise this is going to be a very long project. I am also beginning to think I need to narrow down what I want to achieve - and focus on making a documentary. This is going to be quite a challenge - as I am one person but when needs be I am positive I can get help. With all the footage I am sure I can make experimental shorts at my leisure. This shoot with M.I.A. was shot in Kehinde Wiley's studio. His paintings are based on photographs of urban black men who Wiley sees on the street. Dressed in street clothes, they are asked to assume poses from the paintings of Renaissance masters, such as Titian and Tiepolo the result being a fusion of hip-hop and art history. This juxtaposition, classical vs. contemporary has been seen before, most noticeably Tom Hunter's photography work 'Living in Hell and other Stories' where staged photographs are derived from Renaissance paintings whilst being influenced by stories from the Hackney Gazette. However, I got a funny feeling that Wiley is doing something different.

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