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Southsea Head Jam – round 3! It’s been a long time coming…

Well, it appears we aren’t the sharpest tools in the box. I’ve just been browsing through some images on my computer and have come across a load from when we went to Southsea a few weeks ago that we have somehow neglected to put online. We’ve already had rounds 1 and 2 of the Southsea Head Jam so now it’s onto our third installment with a little roundup of unseen images from that weekend. We had a great time in the sun painting with Process Smith, My Dog SighsMiss Wah and Korp.

The trouble with pictures with a messy background is that when people are watching you at the start it looks pretty dismal and seems like we have no idea what we’re doing (which is sometimes true but we try not to make it appear so!) It was so shady to begin with that the owner of Head hairdressing where we were painting was more than a little bit worried he’d made a big mistake as he kept glancing out from behind his barber’s chair whilst cutting peoples hair inside. I believe it was his girlfriend who commented ‘I do that when i doodle on the phone’. Doesn’t exactly make us sound like pro’s but we’ve persevered though worse…

At this early stage however it was all about making as much mess as possible and getting a load of paint on before finally bringing it back under control. So after we’d finished making a mess in the way only we know how it was time to bring it together with the ubiquitous sexy girl.

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After we finished her though we moved on to other bits around the courtyard whilst at the same time basking in the sun, eating and drinking beer but it wasn’t over yet for this piece. All the artists involved  then swapped their personal paint hats for their collaborative paint hats and everything started to get tweaked here and there. MyDog Sighs jumped on the wall and gave us a few water droplets for good measure before Process Smith added his dark cloud, lightning bolt and (my favourite touch of the day) his lovely floating goldfish. Then MyDog did one of the fishes eyes whilst Process moved down the wall to paint two majestic looking crows. Whilst he was up a ladder it was unanimously decided that 2 hearts should be put on the crows chests. This took place quickly whilst he was still up the ladder (in case he didn’t agree). Remember it’s easier to seek forgiveness than permission. Here ends the lesson.

my dog process collab final small 1

Southsea wall transition small

southsea wall small

Southsea mydog and bird with crown small

southsea signed door small

southsea korp mydog wall small

southsea mydog misswah small

southsea process smith wall small

Cheers

id-iom

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Gravitas – Back to the Future mixtape project

Gravitas mixtapge slate – ‘let the beat see the street’

Gravitas mixtape slate – front

Gravitas mixtape slate – back

As we found ourselves in sunny Southsea on the weekend and knew we’d be hanging with the king of free art drops, MyDogSighs, we thought we’d best take a little something down to distribute. What better than a new instalment of our ‘Back to the Future’ mixtape project which sees us combine our two of our loves – music and street art. Our initial plan was to get some new mixes together, burn them on CD and then put them out on the street with some exclusive slate cover art. This will soon be followed by mixes from a (hopefully) eclectic range of other Djs.

Along with the legend ‘Gravitas’ (meaning seriousness or dignity) we have a couple of curious cats who have managed to make an appearance and peek interestedly round the slate. I haven’t really got a more in depth explanation than that currently… As were strolling down the promenade the pier came into view and we had a natural photo opportunity! After much fussing with placement and lying full stretch on the beach in order to get a good snap we had another piece live on street. I wonder what will happen to this one?

Free art beach drop (cheers to Korp for the photo!)

Free art beach drop (cheers to Korp for the photo!)

There’s some contact details on the back and we’re hoping that we’ll get a reply/critique/abuse via email from whoever found it and then hopefully they’ll upload it to the web and share it around for further praise/ridicule. So, if you see one of these suckers on the street feel free to take it home and then lambast us via email on our shoddy skills and poor tune selection.

We are also now open to submissions – so if you dj at all and fancy taking part just get in touch and if we like your mix then you’re in! You can find more information on our facebook page here.

Cheers

id-iom

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Southsea Head Jam – id-iom x My Dog Sighs x Korp Round 2!

Southsea Head Jam – id-iom x My Dog Sighs x Korp Round 2!

Southsea Head Jam – id-iom x My Dog Sighs x Korp Round 2!

Southsea Head Jam – id-iom x My Dog Sighs x Korp Round 2!

Southsea Head Jam – id-iom x My Dog Sighs x Korp Round 2!

On Monday we showed you round 1 of our collaboration with MyDogSighs and today we jump on in to Round 2 with the added inclusion of Korp. This piece had no planning whatsoever as we weren’t originally even meant to be painting that wall. Sadly, Snik was unable to make it down to Southsea which meant that we had an even bigger space to fill. Not being ones to shirk our responsibility when it comes to applying paint to a wall we jumped in enthusiastically. It started innocently enough as a quick play with a can on this spare wall with no intention of actually using it for the basis of a piece but on one occasion whilst I was up sitting on the roof basking in the sun MyDog decided to come along with the other half of id-iom to use what was there for another off the cuff collaboration wall. This was probably one of my favourite parts of the day due to the fact that it was a free for all wall with an anything goes attitude. Win all round.

Cheers

id-iom

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Southsea Head Jam – id-iom V My Dog Sighs Round 1!

Southsea Head Jam - id-iom V My Dog Sighs Round 1!

Southsea Head Jam – id-iom V My Dog Sighs Round 1!

Southsea Head Jam - id-iom V My Dog Sighs Round 1!

Southsea Head Jam – id-iom V My Dog Sighs Round 1!

Southsea Head Jam - id-iom V My Dog Sighs Round 1!

Southsea Head Jam – id-iom V My Dog Sighs Round 1!

Over the weekend we popped down to Southsea for a little paint jam organised by My Dog Sighs. On the drive down the weather improved and we arrived in glorious sunshine without a cloud in the sky. It only took us about an hour and a half in the id-iomobile and due to the other half of id-iom’s echolocation skills we found where we were meant to paint straight away. Along with us and MyDog we also had the illustrious company of Miss Wah Wah, Korp and Process Smith. Snik was due down but didn’t manage to make it due to car troubles.

We had the courtyard area to fill in a day and we were a man down so we all just had to work that little bit harder. We were very well looked after by the Strong Island crew who kept plying us with beer and food. What more could we have asked for? As the day progressed we started getting attempting to tie it all together and had a load of fun collaboration with Mydog on sorting the backgrounds out and he also painted the eyes in on one of our ladies. For no better reason other than we could we decided to give her a glass eye.

Cheers

id-iom

Thanks to MyDog for the detail photo

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Head Jam – 8th June

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Fellow artist and friend My Dog Sighs has invited us to paint down at Head Jam on Saturday 8th of June down in Southsea. If you’re in the area you should definitely pop by and say hello.

From MyDog Sighs:

I’ve been beavering away buttering up my very favourite artists and am very excited to announce ‘head jam’.
An intimate chilled paint jam in Southsea featuring some drop
Dead fantastic artists including Snik, id-iom, Wah graff, Korp, process smith and some bloke who paints tin cans. 

Check out the details via this link.

Cheers

id-iom

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Free Art Friday – Supersized and on a Sunday!

It’s Friday, the sun is shining and the art is free. Come on down! We have prepared a whole load of stuff which is hopefully already in the clutches of our good man MyDogSighs for his upcoming Free Art Friday event in Southsea this Sunday. As far as i’m aware he has hundreds of pieces from a wide variety of artists and all you have to do to snag one is head to Southsea and grab one for yourself. It’s a foolproof plan! We’ve provided a variety of pieces (mainly on cardboard) and all come complete with the ‘id-iom certified’ stamp that guarantees authenticity. My main concern is whether i’ll be able to get down in order to snag something for myself…

Why am i always the last to know?

id-iom certified stamp

Storm Bird

Gasp!

Gasp!

Mupan in Naples

Mupan in Naples - back

You're sure i don't look stupid in this?

OMG!

Bored...

WTF?!?

Cheers

id-iom

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