End of the year approaching

2010 has got to be the fastest year ever. It is probably because I got a dog in January and have been running after her all year.

It’s been an interesting year. I haven’t made any new works but Critical Cities vol 2 come out,with my essay; I had some really good screenings and festival showings. And the year’s not over. In December I’ll have two shows: Celebrating the Pomp-us! at the Topolski Gallery and Beneath the Water (photography) at the Bridewell Theatre. Both excellent venues. I have also got two really big things starting up which will formally “launch” in the new year.

I formed Parallel Project with film-maker Catia Ott; this is an initiative promoting and distributing films, photography and books about the landscape (urban or rural) and the built environment. We’ll be launching the book Tarkovsky’s River, and Catia’s book Tevere, in the exhibition River(s) in London.We’re also starting to write our next project.

I’ve also started a new initiative an artist-run project space, with 3 friends. We’re planning an exciting programme of screenings, exhibitions, talks, portfolio-critiques, actions and more. It’s a small place but atmospheric. It’s in the lovely village of Haggerston, just north of the City of London. There will be a launch in Janury 2011.