I visited Noise Lab (twitter.com/noise_lab part of Noise Festival) on Market Street for the first time last Sunday (31/01/2010), I’d been wanting to pop in for a visit since they opened and I’d not had a chance to make any of their talks so far. Last Sunday was different, I finally made it in as Jon Burgerman (www.jonburgerman.com ) was in town. To be honest the visit didn’t start very well. Firstly the heating was/is broken, and secondly we were left waiting an hour and a half for Mr Burgerman to arrive (something to do with flying in from Oslo).
Once Jon Burgerman arrived, and the talk/interview got underway the cold and (slightly) restless audience seemed much happier and engrossed in the man and his work. It was interesting to hear about his early motivations (not to have to work to much and not to starve, being the main ones), as well as hearing how he progressed from working in his bedroom to being an internationally known artist and doodler; drawing on everything from envelopes to Pepsi cans, putting on art exhibitions, annoying art agents/sellers and some of his new projects (including combining doodling and live music performance).
If you’ve not been down to Noise Labs yet I’d recommend it (although wrap up warm if it’s a cold day!), there is loads of great work to buy from lots of creative people, a nice little café and there are loads of great workshops and talks too going on.