Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
First place in the "Write a song about Hole in my Pocket" competition goes to J. Kap ft Alec Roeser with their above rather odd video; with things on fire, a man in a clown mask and a leprechaun with a watering can.
Second Place goes to Joy Lippard with her song about how God has cut holes in everyone's pockets to teach us all a lesson.
Third Place to the Buck and Billo show for their use of back projection and cowboy hats.
Think everyone did a really good job but you could prob have used a bit more personal info about us in the songs - just a suggestion for next time. The prizes are in the post.
Special mention to Pang Vongdharadon Jazz Piano for their jazz take on the idea in Bangkok.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Thanks to everyone that came along and took part in our first Sunday Service, it was such a good laugh. The "sermon" givers were all excellant, the host and music were superb and the vocal efforts as we all sang along to "Living on a Prayer" and "Take on Me" were brilliant. Hope you all return for our second extravaganza on 3 October when we will be joined by Gregor Wright and Sebastian Tombs.
"Hole in my Pocket invite you to join them for The Himp Sunday Service, an non-denominational alternative to Sunday School for creative types. Come along and hear a series of sermons from top artists, designers and performers about their chosen creative fields, find out what inspires them and celebrate the Church of Creativity in style with some group karaoke led by a local Choir, readings from Moby Dick and a ...nice cup of tea. Sundays 19 September and 3, 10 October 1 -2.30pm."
WEEK 1 - 19 September
Hosted by Gary McNair
and with music by Eilidh MacAskill and Brian O'Sullivan
Monday, September 20, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Returning to the Arches for the first time since their successful, eponymous exhibition as part of the Glasgow International in 2005, which focused on moments of everyday life, "Hole in my Pocket" now turn their attention onto the slippery and dangerous topic of religion.
With the Pope coming to town next month, it seemed like a good time to open that divisive question of religion and see what could be found. Our current generation say they have no religion, in a 2006 Guardian poll 63% of people said they were not religious. Hole in my Pocket have therefore set out to steal all the best bits from other religions and form a new religion of their own - Himptology. It will be a democratic religion based around the ideas of creativity (not creation) and part of their new Arches exhibition will focus on audience interaction, asking where mainstream religion has been going wrong and calling for suggestions for what a new 21C belief system could entail.
HOLE IN MY POCKET: THE SECOND COMING
"Bringing their thoughts on faith, belief and belonging to The Arches, Hole in my Pocket form their own religion and ask you to become a true believer."
As well as the main exhibition Hole in my Pocket are also organising a series of three unusual social events which are shaping up to be great fun and rather unique and exciting experiences. The events, entitled "Hole in my Pocket: The Sunday Service", will use the framework of a traditional Church service to present new art work and performance. They will be an exploration of the creative industries in Glasgow and a celebration in creativity in general.
THE SUNDAY SERVICE
"Hole in my Pocket invite you to join them for The Himp Sunday Service, an non-denominational alternative to Sunday School for creative types. Come along and hear a series of sermons from top artists, designers and performers about their chosen creative fields, find out what inspires them and celebrate the Church of Creativity in style with some group karaoke led by a local Choir, readings from Moby Dick and a nice cup of tea. Sundays 19 September and 3, 10 October 1 -2.30pm."