Wednesday, 17 February 2010

'You Know What I'm Saying?'

I'm a huge Weird Al fan so I'll happily watch this whole thing... it's all about the first minute of this spoof interview. Another one for the Overused Phrases books:

The most mental mental health clinic ever.

Japanese designers Nendo have completed the interior of a mental health clinic in Akasaka, Tokyo, where none of the doors open and patients and staff instead move around the building by opening sections of the walls. ... Yes... you are looking at images from a mental health clinic.

Rather than getting patients back to a ‘zero’, a neutral starting place, the traditional model for mental health care, the clinic aims to provide patients with something extra: a further richness in their daily lives that they did not have before starting treatment. The interior design is an attempt to express this philosophy in space

I don't know how many times I've thought, "Gosh, I'd really like to house loads of people with mental problems in one giant optical illusion, filled with loads of mini optical illusions." But it's good my prayers have finally been answered.

I wanna know how many of the patients get out and start walking into walls in their normal everyday life.


Monday, 15 February 2010

Patrick goes to the Movies - AKA Silver(Screen)Cub - Episode 1

Over the next year, my face will be randomly appearing on screens across the world.

Yes... Fear me.

I will post up screen caps as and when things crop up... But I can tell you now the first appearance will be at SXSW festival this year. The world premier of the documentary film PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS, (featuring part of my animation for the collaborative 'Stars Wars Uncut' project), is scheduled to play there, and has been put into the spotlight section alongside the latest releases from Steven Soderbergh, Michel Gondry, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Shane Meadows.

For those of you who have yet to watch the animation. You can see it HERE.

For those of you who might attend SXSW, screening times have been announced. HERE.