'Allo folks. It's been too long. Dead sorry, but here's an update for you all. Basically Dave and I have been slaving over a hot theatre-pot to cook up something that speaks important truths and is somewhat edible. So Lidocaine/Helmand B is developing nicely as installation and stage show. The latter piece is what we're showing at the swapshop at The Point on Wednesday the 9th of March...so in 5 days time! We did our stage design yesterday and it's looking like an old fashioned camera, a picture box. With a mix of shadow play, projection, subtitling, dubbing and techno-interaction with our audience, this is starting to look like the B-movie/Afghan abstraction we were always looking for, justifying our creative choices. In short, it's coming together. We still have a long way to go but the Swapshop is going to aid us in this.
So not really much creative progress, more just polishing what we already have. Our next step after the swapshop is to explore the war itself as this only really goes up to death number 1 in the War on Terror. There are many more deaths, sufficed to say. But we definately want to include more live audio mixing and music so this may well be our next port of call. Milk Presents and Commotion will also be showing their work and we are really excited about it!