2.4.07

Semi-permanent Design Conference

(I normally blog in my myspace... but seeing as this is art related I think I will also post the blog here...)

Here is just a little online photo journal of my trip to Sydney with alex to the Semi-permanent design conference...

It's really nice to escape Bribane for a while... for a few reasons... I'm getting a bit sick of the scene, I've been in desperate need of a break and I think that placing yourself in a new situation/city/routine... really helps you get a fresh perspective on things... sometimes I feel like my art mind dries up a bit if I'm in Brisbane too long... and I'm too busy working to step back and take a look at things...

I enjoyed Sydney on two levels... the conference and then just getting to go out and enjoy the night life!

I reallly really loved the design conference!!!
Mainly I was just sitting and listening to people in the industry talk all day on stage...getting a perspective from someone who has actually made it somewhere... getting to see how they developed, the process, amd presentations of their work...
It was awesome to see people I admire up close, hear their thoughts and feelings, their criticism of their art even... Listening to everyone talk was like a real support system... it was really comforting and inspiring also... it has made me want to work harder towards my goals and really focus in on my skill... I think they work very hard and getting to view their ideas was like an explosion of ideas in my head! The only thing I need now is to find time!... Maybe a secretary/house made wholl keep my room and assignemtns/work clean and organised! hehe

I really loved:
Tiffany Bozic's work
James Jean
Motion Theory
Method Studios
Dave Kinsey
Si Scott....

(look these names up!)

after conference hours...
were shouted a very delicious, expensive dinner from my aunty and her new boyfriend... at a portugal restaurant... stuffed squid in a tomatoey sauce, lamb with ratatue and pesto... the eggplant soaked up all the yummy sauce!! and we were shouted tonnnes of wine, shots, cocktails and scotch!
we ventured into KingsCross... where a man had been bashed on the head (bleeding and knocked out) and a crowd of stupid people around him trying to help him... all whilst a very big man with a sparkling red sequined dress hails down a car and hops in with a business man!

Semi permanent after party... which was run by MTV...was very bizarre... kind of 90's style... all steel and metal industrial basement kind of thing... just like u'd see in one of those corny movies... with leather jackets and jeans and high shorts... (which was pretty much what everyone was wearing) Then there was some oldschool music.. oldschool keyboard and drumbeat... hehe and then! Arrested Development played live... I was thinking they were kind of daggy and oldschool hiphop! and didnt realise who they were until I heard their 90s hit..."I amm every day people..." the whole gang was there... rapping and dancing... was pretty weird.. but cool! Alex and I had alot to drink...
We also went on a bit of a pub crawl and pretended we were from a fashion/street magazine (semi-permanent inspired by magazine Marmalade I thinK!) and we got peoples names and took photos of them and they posed for us... I might have to post this series of photos in a different blog! haha




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4 comments:

Alex Grigg said...

you totally need to get cooler friends

Sarasarasarato said...

Ahah, there's that African guy you were talking about - The guy grooving in the band but not playing anything.

Lovely pictures Em.

But more drawings si vous plez! Some drawings to cheer me up when I'm tired and hungry and sick of essay writing, sniffleboohoo.

Sarasarasarato said...

Lovely photos Emily. I found that African guy you were talking about, the one grooving in the band but not playing anything.

But puh-leeeze, publish some drawings!! Then I'll have something to cheer me up when I've handed in something late and I don't want to write essays any more and I missed out on watching 300 with the guys because I had to finish this essay, o ooohhuhboohoo sob. sniffle.

Sarasarasarato said...

Oh man, I have no idea if this thing is publishing my comments or not... Too bad if I said the same thing twice... Or you only read this and nothing I said before was published... Oooyy...