Jan '05 - Jan '07
Last night I watched Ã¢â‚¬ËœHuff' on HBO. One of the characters (Teddy) has some psychiatric problems and lives in an asylum. On one day he and his disturbed colleagues were taken on a bus tour, with normal people, in order to get used to the Ã¢â‚¬Ëœreal' world and relax. But guess what ”¦ it was a FLW tour! Teddy ran away (they didn't make it clear if because of FLW, but I believe that was a subliminal message).
I thought it was funny.
A new semester just started and I'm doing my best to get on my feet. I've been trapped in some sort of crisis, which gives me some freaks.
Anyway, on Monday we will receive the briefing for the new project. On Friday, as in tomorrow, we have a new sketch (that kind of 1day project). The problem is that we have 4 sketches during one year, and you have to pass 2 of them. So I might skip this sketch.
The first 1 day project was a anti-smoking campaign: an installation in a park and a logo (and as low cost as possible/ if possible). Strangely enough the work on the project made us smoke more then usual. I refused to scare the viewers with cancer pictures, I don't believe that really works. So I tried to express the message in a more relaxed way. The Ã¢â‚¬Ëœtitle' of my campaign was Ã¢â‚¬Ëœ do yourself a favour'(I even believe in this title, it kind of suits every type of campaign). I made a tunnel along the main path in the park . In the interior there are pictures with no smoking signs from all over town. I wrote false sayings ( smoking shrinks your breast, smoking makes u fat, smoking kills instantly Ã¢â‚¬“ there once was an american campaign saying Ã¢â‚¬Ëœsmoking shrinks dicks') in a big rectangle, underneath was written with a smaller character Ã¢â‚¬Ëœ if the tabacco companies are lying, why can't we?'.
In the end I can say it all was useless. None of the students quit smoking.
I'll be back tomorrow with some pictures from the sketch.
So long, very well