| Some Small, Good Things – a collaborative video for World Book Night
Those who follow our artist’s book-related antics will know that each year a group of us collaborates on a tribute event for World Book Night. This year’s World Book Night fell on Tuesday 23rd April 2013, just two days after our Bristol Artist’s Book Event (BABE) at Arnolfini so we all planned on keeping it simple.
Our tribute this year was to Raymond Carver‘s collection of stories Cathedral (1983), some of which were used as the basis for Robert Altman‘s film Short Cuts (1993). In particular we chose the story A Small, Good Thing as the starting point for this year’s collaboration. An open call this website invited people to do a small, good thing, write it out and send it to us.
All contributions were received by midnight on 22nd April. On World Book Night we made a low-fi, video in a very homemade style of the original film clip for Bob Dylan‘s Subterranean Homesick Blues, using those small, good things. The music was written and played by Simon Butler and Simon Smith.
Some Small, Good Things. Our collaborative video for World Book Night, can also be viewed at: http://youtu.be/sOueWbr3zBQ
Some Small, Good Things : the zine