Yes troops, that's right! Our terror knows no bounds. Our lives are dominated by this ominous threat of doom, always right around the corner. I was on a train to Penzance not 24 hours ago and decided to read some H.G.Wells on the advice of the delightful Matt Beames at The Point. What a fantastic read, I couldn't put it down! But the short of it is thus, a lovely apt quote for our next project, currently titled Helmand (B-Movie):
"Every shadow became something more than a shadow, became an ambush, every rustle became a threat. Invisible things seemed watching me."
(Wells, H.G; 1896; p41)
And I think if we take The Island of Dr Moreau as a good sample text, it seems that Terror, the theme that ties both exhibition and stage show together, along with mad science creates a nice relationship, a trackable narrative; without needing to distort the commentary to fit. In short, we're going down the mad scientist creates monster that turns on him tale. A classic tale that everyone knows, thanks in part to Mary Shelley. This means we'll be commenting way more about the western creation of the Taleban and Al Q'aeda as opposed to merely reflecting on events in Afghanistan there now. We reckon this resolves many concerns raised by our technically impressive but somewhat unreadable showing at The Point this past Wednesday. Thanks again to all who came and please submit feedback forms to us - otherwise we'll never be able to finish our rosetta stone! But progress is pleasing us. Gotta submit the Arts Council funding app now. Hearty times...moneymoneymoney!