Next weekend, on the 22nd August from 5-6pm, I'm going to be on the Forth Plinth in Trafalgar Square as part of the One And Other art project.
The idea is that every hour, 24 hours a day, for 100 days without a break, a different person will make the Plinth their own doing something interesting, entertaining or thought provoking. Or not in some cases. See what's happening right now live.
Well with my hour I'm planning on shooting all the footage I need to make a juggling video recreating the third Experimental Film A Week For A Year that I made:
Although there is limited room on the plinth, I reckon that I can stand closer to the camera in some shots, right on the corner, sitting on the edge, facing the crowds, etc. With the footage I'm going to do a longer version of the film mentioned above, with a lot "movement" and pace, more panels of video and with many more layers on top of layers.
This filming should only take a few minutes so I'm planning to do something else as well:
A very large scale juggling workshop!
To pull this off I'm looking for some help in a couple of ways:
Firstly, where can I get enough cheep juggling balls/beanbags from so i can throw them into the square and teach people to juggle? Would anyone like to send me a bag full and "sponsor" a public juggling workshop? Anyone? (You probably wont get many of the balls back.)
Secondly, if you're not at the BJC or have anything else important to do, does anyone want to come along and be an assistanty helper people to help people juggle, take photos, cheer me on?
Lastly, check my slot out live at www.oneandother.co.uk website and click the like this bit tab a couple of times. Or show it at the BJC show on the big screens if you want.
Thanks for all the ideas people have given me already! I'll probably have a couple more blogs about this project this week and you can follow my progress on twitter at www.twitter.com/nathanrae