THRILLING WONDER STORIES!

I was asked to do a D.I.Y Taxidermy talk/demonstration at this event.
THRILLING WONDER STORIES
At the Architectural Asscoiation.
LIVE in NEW YORK & LONDON
Read all about it in this article by The Guardian
'..... This is the Architectural Association's third annual speculative sci-fi-inspired design jam, where architects are invited to think way out of the box, their imaginations cross-fertilised by "mad scientists, literary astronauts, design mystics, graphic cowboys, mavericks, visionaries and luminaries". They're not joking. Guests in London this Friday and Saturday (there's a parallel event in New York) include Vincenzo Natali, director of warped sci-fi movies Cube and Splice, author Bruce Sterling, taxidermy artist Charlie Tuesday Gates(hosting a live workshop) and special effects supremo Andy Lockley, the man who folded up Paris in Christopher Nolan's Inception, among other feats. It's the shape of things to come, you know.'
Dried out cat carcass with 'Damien' the lamb in the background.
In front of about 200 real life people and the web, I performed a very brief skin and stuff session. Bule Peter style presenting. A simple D.I.Y version of taxidermy- whilst simultaneously regaling tails of my strange animal related experiences, ideas and inspirations for the artwork. Surreal absurdism.

In the background is the image 'Jordan's Pussy' was based on. And in the even further back background is the beginnings of an inside out rabbit.
This was an interactive experience. Audience members were invited to be involved in the creation of a new artwork.
Hosted by
LIAM YOUNG (‘Tomorrows Thoughts Today’ and the AA’s ‘Unknown Fields Division’)
MATT JONES (‘BERG London’, Design technologists)
Photos by William Arthurs, editor/ Publisher of the London Society Journal
Other guest speakers included...

VINCENZO NATALI
Director of SpliceCube, and forthcoming films based on
J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise and Neuromancer by William Gibson

BRUCE STERLING
Scifi author and futurist

KEVIN SLAVIN
Game designer and spatial theorist

ANDREW LOCKLEY
Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor for Inception and compositing/2D supervisor on Dark knight, Captain America and Children of Men

PHILIP BEESLEY
Digital media artist and experimental architect

CHRISTIAN LORENZ SCHEURER
Concept artist and illustrator for video games and films such as The Matrix,
Dark CityThe Fifth Element, and Superman Returns

CHARLIE TUESDAY GATES
Taxidermy artist and sculptor, to lead a live taxidermy workshop

DR. RODERICH GROSS AND THE NATURAL ROBOTICS LAB
Head of the Natural Robotics Lab at the University of Sheffield,
to lead a live Swarm Robotics demonstration

GAVIN ROTHERY
Concept artist for Moon, directed by Duncan Jones

GUSTAV HOEGEN
Animatronics engineer for HellboyClash of the Titans,
and Ridley Scott’s forthcoming film Prometheus

JULIAN BLEECKER
Designer, technologist, and researcher at the Near Future Laboratory

SPOV
Motion graphics artists for Discovery Channel’s Future Weapons and Project Earth

ZELIG SOUND
Music, composition, and sound design for film and television

RADIOPHONIC
Throughout the day we will be accompanied by Electronic Tonalities from Radiophonic

Love from
Charlie Gates
x

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