Five Things is a series of short journal posts introducing each of the writers and artists involved in our up-coming Time project.
Since the project's inception, the idea has been to create an environment where independent writers and artists could come together in order to share their work. The result of this endeavour is a collection of stories, images and poems based around the theme of time, its pages placing particular focus upon the relationship between words and pictures. By sharing in this way we hope to inspire each other as well as those around us, to draw a diverse audience and so help to illuminate the work of alternative artists and writers everywhere. Biography.
Kirsty Allison started writing professionally as a teenager for the likes of Vogue, The Guardian, NME, DJ, Dazed & Confused. Internationally renowned, she is the producer of award-winning film and radio and has also DJed at parties and club nights around the world. Her short stories and poetry have been published widely, including: Ambit, Book Club Boutique, Katalogue, Illustrated Ape and 3:AM. A talented artist and stylist, Allison's artwork has been exhibited at the Tate and the Oscar Niemeyer galleries, and she has designed and dressed countless stars in the film, pop and fashion world. Kirsty is currently working on her first novel, Medicine, set in the fashion and music scene of 90s Shoreditch.
"Kirsty Allison combines the cerebral with the carnival.
" The Sunday Times Style MagazineFive Things that Inspire Me. People*
- I've recently moved back to East London, there's a hooker who works the corner - she doesn't care. The power of ONE PERSON is captivating because it could be us. Characters are our bread and butter in life, our social compass. Punks, hippies, beatniks, thieves, The Queen - everyone can teach us something. Listen and learn. I've recently been working with Munroe Bergdorf - directing, producing, styling & doing the art on a pop video starring her for Kelli Ali (thanks to Slack Alice Films). They're all amazing.
I've had a lot of fun in wardrobes. Call me, Narnia Girl but clothes
do it for me. Despite my mother always saying, "Life is not a fashion parade, Kirsty," I started a 'Today I'm Wearing
' blog in 2010, challenged myself to catalogue a different outfit everyday for a year without buying new pieces. It became the centre of an art piece about digital media and vanity which played at the Tate Modern
I'd love to free all the chandeliers
on London's Kensington Church Street - actually, I'm going to have a chandelier party, all chandeliers invited.
The Word of the Day screensaver
- constant and totally random, each word can apply to one's life or inspire an understanding- almost as good as Vogue Italia horoscopes. I don't use spellchecker or grammar under-liners whilst writing, hate those red and green wigglers - and they're so often wrong - let's make documents naturally beautiful, people - or go Mesopotamian and write on clay tablets. I love rock 'n' roll
(proud to remember Joan Jett's worn my clothes) - despite 'rock n roll' having become a rites-of-passage commodity, the open road and selling one's soul to the devil, the mythology - COUNT ME IN. I became a journalist to get through barbed wire to tell the truth - truth is the heart of rock 'n' roll, but the theatre of life is so camp, it's cabaret; the gloss, the sheen and the gutter. I'm a sucker for peace 'n' love - it's all about where you're at - be you on a beach, the hippest party or rehab, prana (breath) unites. I have synaesthesia, there's only some music I can write to but music can change everything. I've traveled, I love the mind unlocking memories of other places as you find yourself in new ones. Experience is a wonderful gift that I'm glad to be alive to enjoy - I love the way events change as you grow, like books I never used to see darkness in: Diary of an Opium Eater
, Electric Cool Aid Acid Test
, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
, The Basketball Diaries
. You'll see that channelled in my contribution to the TIME book - a brilliantly ambitious project.The Time Project.
1. Time Book Launch Lazy Gramophone Events Page
2. Time Book Launch Facebook Page
3. View our Clock page
(counting down to the release of Time)4. An introduction to Time5.
Contributors' Five Things
- Adam Green
- Bryn Hall
- Inua Ellams
- Zoe Catherine Kendall
- Andrew Walter
- Laura Dockrill
- Mat Lloyd
- Sorana Santos
- Will Conway- Hannah Stephenson
- Matt Black
- Claire Fletcher
- Carl Laurence
- Zophiel Webb
- Jude Melling
- Stacie Withers
- Tom Hirons
- Megan Leonie Hall
- Vincent J Prince
- Kaitlin Beckett
- Guy J Jackson
- Eliza Gregory
- Jeannie Paske
- Jo Tedds
- Maria Drummey
- Tom Harris
- Liz Adams
- Lola Dupre
- Kirsty Allison
- Alexander Aspinall
- Paul Bloom6. Buy Time from the Lazy Gramophone Shop 7.
(Click the links below to read each article in full)Huffington Post:
'An intriguing book project from one of the most innovative groups of creative people in the city.
' ~ Huffington PostFabric Magazine:
'...we'll bet you've never seen time as it's portrayed in this stunning new publication.
' ~ Fabric MagazineRooms Magazine:
'Time is a treasure box brimming with creativity and fresh talent.
' ~ Rooms MagazineAnnexe Magazine:
'Lazy Gramophone's anthology, Time, lives up to the high bar it sets for itself.
' ~ Annexe MagazineMORE..
For more on The Time Project tweet us @lazygramophone
or visit our Time Facebook page.
Title: The Time Project - Lazy Gramophone Press