Barfoot and Duggan, Lists

Project 2010: The Love Of It

Project 2010: 52 projects. One year to live for the love of it. Oodles of fun! Get involved in the following Project 2010 challenges then send the outcomes to The Love Of It.

Project ONE

Put aside an hour this week to scribble down your ultimate ‘things to do before you die’ list. Where in the world do you want to go, what sights do you want to see, what books do you want to read and what adventures do you want to go on?

Email your list to loveofit@googlemail.com or, better still, write it on a scrap of paper, beer mat or postcard, cross things out, change your mind and write them back in again, cover it in doodles and send it to: The Love of It Bucket List, Barfoot and Duggan, Stokes Croft Studios, Top Floor, 77-79 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RD.

Here are a couple of samples of the postal lists we’ve recieved so far:

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The Love of It: Bucket List

Here is a lovely thing, www.theloveofit.co.uk is set to launch on 1st Jan 2010, It will be the source of all knowledge on good wholesome fun: a calendar of fun events and a place where you can share ideas, plan events and get involved. All for the love of it. Things like:
Night swimming
Den building
Picnics
Camping
Board games
Road tripping
Rockpooling
Lomography
Pin hole camera making
Couch surfing
Cheese rolling
Hole digging
Star gazing
Scrabble
Sand castles
Making things
Kite flying
Treasure hunts
Campfires
Tree climbing
Story telling
Hula hooping
Water fighting
Hitch hiking
Beach Olympics
Book swapping
Wild swimming
Doodling
Conker fights
Outdoor cinema
Inventing things

In the meantime, they are looking for writers, photographers and events organisers to jump on board. If you have an event or project you want The Love Of It to list, or if you would like to find out more and get involved please email loveofit@googlemail.com You can join the Facebook group here and find them on twitter too.
Barfoot and Duggan are involved in a list-collecting exercise. Take part!
Project 2010 #1 Write a Bucket List.
Put aside an hour this week and write down your ultimate ‘things to do before I die’ list. You can be as specific, as vague, as random as you like.Email your lists to loveofit@googlemail.com or, better still, send it to:

The Love of It Bucket List
Barfoot and Duggan
Stokes Croft Studios
Top Floor
77-79 Stokes Croft
Bristol
BS1 3RD
Your lists will star on http://www.theloveofit.co.uk on 1st January and also form part of Barfoot and Duggan’s exhibition There’s More to Life Than Lists (nearly ready website: http://www.barfootandduggan.co.uk)
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Thank You



Thank you to everyone who came to the ‘There’s More To Life Than Lists’ exhibition. I especially want to say thank you to those who supported me by attending the private view and came from far and wide to see the show.

Barfoot and Duggan had amazing exposure for the exhibition, thank you to the Western Daily Press, the Bristol Evening Post, BBC Radio Bristol, Tom Bigwood of Bristol Community Radio, Venue and A-N Magazines.

603 people came through the doors, breaking Centrespace records. One man stayed for 4.5 hours, reading all the lists. People have been inspired to collect lists for us, one man is angry with the queen for not giving us her list (“she’s no queen!”) we sold 60 catalogs, had a great time setting the work up, and great fun taking it down. We both made hundreds of cups of tea for visitors and had countless interesting conversations.

It is fair to say that we were knackered afterward! Barfoot and Duggan have paused their Lightbox work for 2 weeks, I have been spending all possible time in the studio, ready to return to our hard work soon, refreshed and powerful. We are also thinking about our next art project/how to continue the list project.

If you have any lists you would like to donate, please email me!

I have photographs too! Some mine, some Nigel Barfoot’s (photographer extraordinaire) and some I am waiting on from a delightful freelance photographer who kindly took some snaps for us. I will be posting the rest of the pictures tomorrow, hang on

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There’s More to Life Than Lists Preparation

Here are some pictures from Barfoot and Duggan’s exhibition preparation. We’re displaying the lists hung from thread from the tall ceilings of Centrespace Gallery, Bristol. And also inside a canopy. There are articles on the walls and displayed on plinths; letters from list donors (including letters of ‘no donation’ from the Queen, Prince Charles and Armando Iannucci.) We will be asking for list donations throughout the week of the exhibition, to add to the show.






*Exciting News*

‘There’s More to Life Than Lists’ is going to be a featured exhibition in the ‘Spotlight’ section of the October issue of A-N Magazine. How exciting! I’m predicting lots of people through the doors of Centrespace!

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There’s More to Life than Lists Exhibition

Crystal Maze geodesic dome





There’s More to Life than Lists

When: Friday 9th Oct to Thursday 15th of Oct From 10AM-5PM daily

We are building a two-man wind machine. Thousands of To-Do lists, collected from anonymous donors will be circulated in this machine, and participants will be trying to collect these flying lists. This is surrounded by an accumulation of grocery lists covering the walls from floor to ceiling.

The uncontrollable nature of wind is a metaphor for the chaotic and the unpredictable way that life is. The attempt to grab these lists parrots the way in which we struggle to maintain a sense of order – to discern a meaningful pattern in our lives.

The grocery lists raise questions about the disparate way in which we, in our society, live in such an atomised way. Disintegration of kinship and communities is reflected by how we eat; in small numbers or alone.


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Lucy Lists

I photographed my shopping list collection today, seems a lot smaller than i imagined. Lucy and I are going to do something good with our list collections. Shopping Lists and Things To Do lists. A little exhibition? A massive one? I need to bribe the supermarket trolley staff to save the shopping lists for me. If you have any of the two lists, please save them up for me and post/give them to me. We need lots.

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