Back in May we were approached by Lorna Crabbe and Tina Morris from Coastal Currents Arts Festival, Hastings, with an invitation to curate and create a production for the opening night of the festivals 15th year, in the towns wonderful St.Mary’s in the Castle venue. Using the theme of a Dawn Chorus, inspired by specially commissioned feathered sculpture features by Kate Mccquire in the venues crypt, we invited Sound Artist and producer Riz Maslen aka Neotropic, vocal sculptor Jason Singh, baritone Le Gateau Chocolat and local choir leader Claire Hamill to take part in our interpretation of a Dawn Chorus. The night was deemed a massive success with the venue seeing its busiest night ever. More info and images from the evening are forthcoming.
Artist, Writer and Film Director Andrew Kötting asked us if we’d print some of our artwork from our ‘We Can’t Fight Your War…’ series for his Kickerstater fund in aid of his film ‘By Our Selves’. The film retraces poet John Clare’s journey from Epping Forest to Northamptonshire accompanied by a straw bear. The film will feature Iain Sinclair, Alan Moore, Toby Jones and a Straw Bear. Of course we obliged and five of the nine prints offered were snapped up within 24hrs, raising £500 for the project. Our involvement is set to continue in the project towards the end of the year. Read about the Kickstarter HERE
After designing the cover for their second edition in April, music bi-monthly The Stinger sent journalist Grace Vogiatzis round to our studio to talk about about how music has influenced our work and played a large part in our career so far. We also produced a Spotify playlist to accompany the article, of tracks we work to. You can read the article online HERE and listen to our selection HERE.
On June the 10th a document of The Who’s Quadrophenia Tour came out on DVD in the UK, shot at the O2 in London it went to number one on the Billboard Music Video chart in America two weeks later. You can read about our involvement in the show here
ZEROH were commissioned to illustrate the cover of Hastings music magazine The Stinger second edition.
The publication is available in various pubs, clubs and shops in the 1066 area. The brief was to produce an image about ‘mastering’ and they requested a Moth form so we took elements from both the analogue and digital mastering processes – tape heads, reels, equalizers etc – and created a motif which is actually our first colour Moth shown publicly.
You can view the original image on the sister website zerohstudio.com
ZEROH recently launched a sister website to ZEROH.NET called ZEROHSTUDIO.COM.
ZEROHSTUDIO.COM is home to all of ZEROH’s personal projects and artworks, it is also where you can buy ZEROH prints/ TShirts and textiles. The site hosts work previously shown on this site and some new works. ZEROH.NET will continue to focus on ZEROH’s commercial projects.
IN CELEBRATION OF PROMENADING
Today we installed our new commission for Hastings Pier Charity, at their new home ‘@ The Hub’ with branding and a commissioned design charting the history of promenading in Hastings and St.Leonards. Hastings Pier Hub is a building the charity have taken over while the reconstruction works are on going and was originally an Art Deco swimming pool.
The tryptic features photographs taken on St.Leonards and Hastings Prom from 1880 onwards and a fantastical impression of the future pier.
CALLING PEOPLE OF HASTINGS
AND ANYONE WHO HAS VISITED.
Hastings Pier Charity has commissioned us to create images for the recessed windows in the new Pier Hub building at the site of the old White Rock Baths, and we are looking for historical photos of Hastings Promenade to help us create two montages. We’re looking to show people, attractions, events or oddities which have happened on the prom.
One of the montages will feature images ‘through the ages’ and the other will focus on 2013, the year the work started on the new Pier.
We’re looking for clear high resolution images as the montages will be quite large and will be on display for at least the next 5 years. We’ll be crediting all those who are included.
If you have any images you think we might be interested in and want to become a part of the Piers story send them to email@example.com Please feel free to share this message.
BRINGING VICTORIAN THEATRE
We are currently working on an Augmented Reality experiment in conjunction with MSL Projects, Shape of Sound and Alexandra Palace. Yesterday, after many months of talks and research, we did a green screen shoot with acrobat Ali Temple and actor James Sheldon in Hastings. The AR experience will take the form of an App for in-house purposes at Alexandra Palace, in order to help gather match funding for their Heritage Lottery bid and interest in the long forgotten Theatre at the site.
You can view more images from the day on our instagram page.
The app will make its debut at an event sometime in mid-February.
New Year! New Website! New Work!
And so 2014 begins and we’re straight into it with three projects on the bench all of which will have very different outcomes and are sending us in new and exciting directions. Two we can tell you about now, the other, which is our first step into the world of Augmented Reality, we’ll hopefully be able to elaborate on in the coming weeks, all being well.
HEATHER NOVA EUROPEAN TOUR VISUALS 2014
We are working again with The Media Machine on a tour visuals project, this time for Bermudian Singer/Songwriter Heather Nova for her European tour starting at the end of this month. Heather has a love for the work of Italian artist Alberto Di Fabio and approached him with a request to use his paintings for the tour, he agreed and Heather chose her favourite 15 paintings for us to bring to life. Alberto’s paintings explore micro-cosmology in nature, man and the universal, visualizing cellular networks, neurons, mineral structures and gas fusions. The project is proving very inspirational for both us and Alberto, the fruits of this remote collaboration will be viewable from January 30th 2014.
HASTINGS PIER CHARITY
Continuing our work alongside the regeneration of Hastings Pier we are waiting to implement the dressing of a building the charity are taking over for the next five years as a contact point between them and the public. There’s a few i’s to dot and t’s to cross but we’re hoping the mural and panels we’ve been working on will see the light of day sometime next month.