This coming weekend I'll be joining Martin, Maria and Mickey at the Grand Hotel Scarborough to take part in a Full Moon festival, during which the official launch of 'In The Grand Scheme of Things' will take place.
I have worked with Martin for over a decade, fleshing out the story of a near-future, mutated Yorkshire.
Last Saturday we went to the Grand Hotel for a last look around before the big event, Here's some pics:
Here's the press release:
A Rather Grand Idea
3rd Eye Pod and The
Art and film collective, 3rd Eye Pod, will be creating an intriguing installation in Scarborough’s Grand Hotel, as part of Coastival 2011.
“We’re a collective of Film Makers and VJs (video jockeys) whose events and work are inspired by a nature based spirituality” say Martin Wood and Maria Silmon, the creative team behind 3rd Eye pod. “During the day we’ll be using specific sound frequencies and colours combined with film, to celebrate the energy of the full moon that weekend. An audio-visual massage for your eyes and ears in fact!”
They will also be showing an extract from The Grand Scheme of Things, a blackly comic sci-fi odyssey set in Yorkshire in the not so distant future. This feature film idea started out as a graphic novel in which the people and landscape of North Yorkshire become bizarrely mutated when genetic experiments go wrong. As usual, it’s down to the good folk of Yorkshire to save the planet! Over the course of 8 solar festivals and one seasonal year, a motley crew of local characters must band together to restore the balance of nature.
The cyclical nature of the seasons are often at the heart of the team’s work, as well as the eight solar festivals which punctuate the year. They chose the astonishing architecture of The Grand Hotel for their venue because when it was originally built in 1863, its design was based on the concept of 'time'.
“Incredibly the Grand has 4 towers to represent the 4 seasons, 12 floors for each month, 52 chimneys for the weeks and 365 bedrooms for the days of the year. We were looking for the perfect venue for our Coastival installation and I think we’ve found it!”
Check websites below for more info
CELEBRATING AND PROMOTING SOLAR FESTIVALS SINCE 1988
A BLACKLY COMIC SCI-FI ODYSSEY, SET IN YORKSHIRE IN THE NOT SO DISTANT FUTURE
Grand Scheme Of Things - in the Grand Hotel, Scarborough Saturday 19 February 10am – 4pm