On Monday, Oct 10th I took the train south for an hour to Brighton. I visited the University of Brighton, where I graduated from with a BA Fine Art Sculpture in 2007. This time, though, I was visiting the new Moving Image course, to give a talk about my work, show a selection of the Inter-Action program, and discuss the Seattle Experimental Animation Team. It went well! There were about 25-30 students, mostly Moving Image, but also Illustration, and I could tell that a few of them really valued the experience, as Brighton doesn’t have strong focus on animation normally.
I then spent the day catching up with my old city and old friends. The West pier (below) was visibly more deteriorated than last time I saw it.