BUCKET BLOKE BACKGROUND
Photos: MM / 2014
BB was conceived after I received a letter from City of Zurich informing me that my application to take part in the annual competition at Helmhaus Zurich for grants and studios was unsuccessful. I was upset. After all these years and work I felt I was still not in with the in-crowd. I withdrew into a bucket for the next three months. I could not grasp how those judges deemed my masterpiece, the Flying Guillotine Piano Throne unworthy of inclusion. But I remained sane inside my bucket. 100 days later the 100th picture was taken at the opening of that Helmhaus competition event. Still crippled with exasperation I attended in a wheel-chair. The next day, the 100 photographs were presented in a slideshow at the Rote Fabrik arts centre in Zurich - and I felt whole again.
"100 Days of Bucket Bloke" was presented with a video projector on 19 July, 2014, at room 545, Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland.
BB also featured via video-conference at Newstead's Words in Winter expo in Victoria, Australia (see Blog, August 3).
Every time Bucket Bloke poses somewhere he becomes the model for a life-sized sculpture designed for that spot.
All that is required is permission from the relevant authority and perhaps some sponsoring.
24 Hours of Bucket Bloke
This was a follow up event to the 100 Days project. The bucket was not removed for 24 hours at an industrial space in Zurich (below).
Second choice pictures
We took a lot of photographs, so there are many alternative choice pictures. I turned some into black, white & red versions