Pighead – Living with eating disorders

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The band Colt (then ‘Living with eating disorders’) decided to play a night and screen several short films made especially for the occasion. I was asked to make one, so I chose the song ‘Feeling’ from the selection of songs they gave out. That weekend was hoddesdon’s (my home town) carnival, so I dressed up in a pighead and white chefs overalls and ran about with my old school mate Rich, my sister, and her mate. 2005.

The rest of the videos can be seen here.. http://myspace.com/parliamentofmonsters

Living with Eating Disorders – Feeling from Douglas Pledger on Vimeo.

Bichon and Frise

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A bunch of short films called ‘Bichon and Frise’, made on the spot without any kind of planning, scripts, thinking etc (which shows, no?). 2005/2007

Bichon – Paul Goodman

Frise/Pighead – Me

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Bichon & Frise – Bike Manners from Douglas Pledger on Vimeo.

Bichon & Frise – Pighead from Douglas Pledger on Vimeo.

Bichon & Frise – Traymasters from Douglas Pledger on Vimeo.

There are a couple more on my Youtube page. http://www.youtube.com/douggypledger

Plagiarist

I walk through Leicester square quite often when going to work in London and for a while now I’ve been seeing a certain caricaturist who sets up his stall there. “His” displayed works show cartoons of film stars such as James Dean, Roger Moore, Steve McQueen, Jack Nicholson, etc. and are really quite impressive. However…they’re not his own drawings, but of a guy called Jean Mulatier whose book I happen to own, which of course is the same book this phoney has taken his photocopies from. I have no connection with Mulatier, but after reading the foreword he’s written in his book, saw that he is strongly passionate about his work, and that’s enough to know nobody should touch it. After seeing this guy set up in the square for months on end my blood couldn’t curdle any longer, so one day my mate Milly, a video camera, the book, and myself went to pay him a little visit.

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Robots

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I was messing about with my camera at work one night (the post production studio Framestore-CFC) and took a bunch of photos of their tape machines, printers, computers, junk etc. Then I tried to make some dumb looking robots with the photos, cutting them out, and joining bits together in this weird thing called photoshop. Below are a few of the ones I’ve created. 2005.

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