Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Hedge Fun Deployment: Enter The Mythosphere


"Meet myTHself Trinity, Christopher WonkerWankerWalkerloo. Watch him enter the mythosphere in a visionary mission to set imagination free! For ten years myTHself Christopher Walkerloo and his paper soldiers have fought a real pretend war with the Mega Corp's plastic toys that litter the globe. (BattleOfWalkerloo films 1 & 2 & blog) For generations copyright controlled plastic figures have dominated the world of action toys. But one Media Mega Corp in particular has begun to dominate all the rest. It buys up the IP (Intellectual Property) of the world's most popular toy stories as the IP of it's own creator finally times out to feed it's insatiable appetite for profit and growth. It controls and manipulates the pop culture characters who inhabit our dreams. These characters are no longer the subjects of their original creator's timely vision - they are stripped of meaning and enslaved to stories with banal commercial goals inherently blind to humanities well being. Born of surreptitious vision myTHself has united three of his stories to create a new 'special hero' (even the words super hero are forbidden outside of the corporation's zombie narratives!). In this short film MYthSELF Trinity begins his mission and launches for the first time in to the mythosphere... that special human non-place that we all live within. That special human non-place where an artist's vision can match a mega corporations... Meet myTHself Trinity, Christopher WonkerWankerWalkerloo. Coming Soon : La Bataille D'Isigny..."

So goes the YouTube note.

The Big Push - Coming Soon - Motivational Object


I'm finishing my film 'La Bataille D'Isigny' - I have been for a few months.   I've not made many films, I've no boss and I'm not getting paid for any work I do. I wrestle it out.  An effort of will and appreciation.  Do I make it for money future money - time invested in objects for a future dividend?

All fantastic projection is capable of yielding reward.  But all projections don't have the same probability of success .  I speculate as a fantasy banker playing with my original projection I have chance of success and so wink the www.TheFantasyBank.com is a one to watch!

Work or play - is it hard to call? ... or too easy to ignore... Or is it now already a forgone conclusion.

Here is an email of application.  I wanted to visit London for the joint 50th birthday party of  two very good friends. To help justify the international travel costs I tried to use it as a deadline to finish my film and use the trip to present myTHself Trinity in London.  I think it helped hasten the production although targets can never ensure success.  And I would like to show the film in Isigny before anywhere else.  It's still a 'W.I.P.' - a Work In Progress or maybe Walkerloo Information & Propaganda?

Email Recipient : a particular cultural facilitator/agent for the corporation of London
Email subject : the City is a part of me... how might I be a part in it?
Image below attached :





"Hello Larry,

I'm an artist* with a special link to the city... it's a part of my fantastic anatomy.  I'm in London on Monday the 3rd of February and would like to walk/pose for pictures in my costume as the special hero myTHself Trinity in the city (link to recent YouTube short [2minute] film introduction).

I've approached Leadenhall market where I've previously (2008) held a stall selling my eccentric self portrait/toy soldier project, The Battle Of Walkerloo (pic attached), it was always very popular there, but I also wanted to enquire as to making an appearance in other public squares or locations in the city on that day.. I understand security is a major concern and didn't want to cause a false security alarm. 


On the evening of the 3rd I'll be premiering my new No-Budget movie 'La bataille D'Isigny - Allumage des Bittes' ... it's the third in a trilogy of short films... (Youtube links)


the first : Toy Soldiers at War part 1 :Walkerloo On The Normandy Beaches 


the second :  Toy Soldiers at War part 2 : They started It

For Leadenhall I've suggested I be present on a 2.5m square green rug with a defensive line of my paper soldiers marking a safe space I can stay within and from where I can pose for pictures or respond to questions... I first appeared as the character at Paris Comic Con (links to my blog) but his origins are in London over 25 yrs ago...  London is a big part of him.


Any suggestions or help would be massively appreciated,

Yours Sincerely,


Chris Walker

www.walkerloo.com
Battle of Walkerloo Blog
Review Walkerloo on Google "

At the time of this post, I've made no further contact and received no reply.  But I would still love to present as myTHself Trinity over a Lunch time in Leadenhall... ...perhaps in the summer!

When you write you can have no guarantee that you will be read - or should be... never mind being answered.

Coming soon - a fantastic projection - a motivational object.

*I use the word artist as bastard shorthand for 'picture maker'.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wings (1)



I've only seen angels, fairies or demons fly in films or seeming to fly in pictures.

To attain flight wings must be capable of creating lift.  For the last few months I've been making a pair of wings to assist with a flight through culture.  For more than 20 yrs I've pictured myTHself Christopher Wanker with the map of the UK behind attached to him via his cock London's Cock.

This picture made in 1998 shows me trying to become myTHself Christopher Wanker.  I've cut around some of the figures so a map could be inserted or the figure folded out into another dimension from the picture plane.   I made a 3D clay phallus with London's cock as cross section to help me integrate and act out in the picture making.


20 years later in computer sketches preparing for "La Bataille D'Isigny" I began to depict CW with his cock London's cock and a pair of map wings made adding a second mirror image UK map digitally extracted from google.  In composition with the EasterLegs and Walkerloo paper soldiers Christopher Wanker begins to become Christopher WonkerWankerWalkerloo, myTHself Trinity.


The real wings are made from 4 deconstructed 'AA Handy Glove Box Road Atlas's' (and their copyright spell) and painted fleshy mirror Britain maps applied to wood composite panels.   I hope a good flap will aid their flight after take off... scratch the face of Disney.

myTHself Trinity goes to Paris


In October 2018 I made a small exhibition of myTHself in Normandy and announced I was to invest more of myTHself into the real pretend war my paper soldiers had been involved in for 10 years.  A video blah blah was made introducing myTHself's new strategic direction.




Last Saturday afternoon at about 2pm, I myTHself Christopher Walker transformed into the real pretend warrior fairy angel - 'Trinity myTHself, Christopher WonkerWankerWalkerloo' and began to prowl around La Grande Halle de La Parc de la Villette, venue for the pop culture festival Comic Con Paris.  Two weeks earlier I'd performed this transformation for the first time in public whilst making the film  'La Bataille D'Isigny :  L'Allumage des Bites'  (coming soon...)



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With the help of my wife I walked and talked amongst the humanity of comic con Paris.  'In my suit I feel a part of my country' I announced 'I am Christopher Wanker the Fantasy Banker and My Cock is London's cock!'... 'I declare real pretend war on all those that are part of Disney'...   As Trinity myTHself Christopher WonkerWankerWalkerloo I wear a smart serious pinstripe suit and tie although with the pants pulled down around my ankles.  Attached to my back are map of Britain wings stretching 3 metres high and 2 metres wide.   I wield a Walkerloo sword made from my Walkerloo paper soldiers and defend or deflect glances and blows with my EasterLegs shield.  I did much real pretend Battle action with cosplayers dressed in disney IP (intellectual property) controlled costumes.  And I gave out many unnumbered Fantasy Bank business cards.


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Even in a festival of carnivalesque costumes myTHself Trinity stood out from the crowd.  Although immediately shocking due to my inferred below waste nudity I was in fact donning a full costume and was prepared and did discuss issues other comic con visitors had concerning my 'originale' appearance.  No one was upset or hurt although I did have a minor incident with a Captain America pro cosplayer.  Funny getting moral concern from a man in a skin tight leather fetish suit messing about with a bunch of others in skin tight leather fetish suits - Wonder Woman looked special... QUICK... where's me bloomin shield!?!



On Sunday for cultural contrast we visited the Musee Quai Branly Jacques Chirac.  This super museum displays numerous and fascinating collections of cultural objects from all over the world.  It was dis-alienating and encouraging to see the quantity and variety of artist and artisan made objects on display from cultures around the world that considered a phallus a necessary and overt part of meaningful expression.


I'm going to make a Symbolic Christopher Wanker TopHat that I can wear in my CW downboy time walking about crowded exhibition halls...  my pants up, my wings down but my hat on.  I see why Picasso dug this museum.  It's filled with inspirational objects.   Thanks to Anais, Fabrice, Noami & Adelle for putting us up so well xx.

Oh, and I myTHself made a new website... www.TheFantasyBank.com .

Monday, October 28, 2019

Serendipity & myTHself. making it up or drawing it out?

edgy fictorial in your head piles that make me pictures, the culmination of things witnessed, seen and re-seen in time and place worked, rubbed and eventually shined to brilliance to shed light... reveal a message? 

shhhhhh!

look,,, listen... do you see what it is saying? ... can you?  can anyone?



who has the right to share their thoughts?  who can they share them with?

MUST MUST MUST HARDLY EVER A WORD TO TRUST.

If serendipity is to be used seriously in... art ...in pictures it must have a legitimate meaningful role in the formation of the object, I don't want to just use chaos as a medium for contrast with an imagined image of order... it must form a compelling part of the message... ... it must bear witness to the poetic vision.  hmmmm, tricky ascribing meaning to the path that lies behind our signifying significant facade.  A seemingly random or serendipitous flow of reality interpreted through animal vision, reformed through a self into a thought object and pushed back out into a form to be outside and so thought about.

Stories wielding chance formed by poetic or aesthetic conviction could be said to channel the power of chaos in the construction of reality.   I saw it in the tea leaves... I saw it in the clouds... I saw it with my own eyes...

But the only true word is now.



This paint was put on an office wall over a bank holiday weekend when the office was empty... it was a weekend of highs and lows... the ladder helped.  I think the business owner was very happy with the result.  Although she never did pay me - she's very successful in business!  I think abstract art lends itself to business with great success and very little criticism.  The limey green is in the corporate logo. Action type abstracts seem express the capture of 'now'... hmmmmm. now made then.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Picturing Google: Google Panto Horse Mythic Corporate Beasts. Downloadable DIY models/sculpture-pictures. Each a Google Effigy.

In 1999 I rang up my PC wise friend to get the name of the web search page he thought the best - I had forgotten the funny name.  That name was Google. 

The Walkerloo Google Panto Horse paper-soldier sheets (available at the wargame vault since January 2012) was an attempt to make a picture of google.


For at least 40,000 years humans have used symbolic models or dolls to explore ideas of people and things in the physical world.  Effigies and poppets are models which were thought to exert a magical influence on their subject.  Children are said to play with dolls and action figures to explore narratives and empathetic scenarios.

google-panto-horses-pdfs-landscape

When I published the Google Panto Horse models I introduced them as:

Walkerloo Mythic 'Google Panto Horse Corporate Beasts'!
I'm a man - but do I end at my toes or are these words me? and what is google?  I’ve painted 4 different versions of the ‘Google-Panto-Horse’ mythic corporate beast.  But I imagine there are googols of them grazing ‘freely’ on internet content.  A real panto horse usually has two people inside the costume - Sergey Brin & Larry Page could be spending all their time inside a Google-Panto-Horse, where are they spending their money?  Under harness googols of them would deliver googols of Google-Panto-Horse power, but this horse power would be dependent on their ability to graze vast quantities of ‘freely’ accessible internet content... You can make up the specifics of their abilities and appetites."

Battling-the-beast-just-like-George.

I'm writing this in 2019 and Google is omnipresent in the world wide web and one of the most powerful non-government manmade entities ever created.  After performing internet searches with google and other search engines I've failed to find any other effigies, paintings or pictures of Google.  However using the same search criteria I was unable to find my own Google Panto Horse.  I did find a film entitled if google were a guy. I have labeled the pictures in this blogger (a Google owned business) blog with 'Google Effigy'.

I've recently made up some paper soldiers for a secret mission.  Google Panto Horse Corporate Beasts are depicted as the mounts for an elite YouWalkerloo portrait troop uniformed as Napoleon's Polish Lancers.  Whilst on picture making maneuvers in the garden we were unexpectedly joined by my black cat Panza/Panzer.  When you are making potentially spell binding pictures and your black cat shows up to take part you include him.





Saturday, February 2, 2019

THE RUBBISH! "I'm All Major Brands REpresented!" (Part1)

'The Rubbish' is a superhero/monster of our time.




Origins and Development

'The Rubbish's' origins are at once obscure and all pervasive.  It is thought to be an emergent intelligence made possible by the exponential growth and sheer quantity of  man made rubbish real and virtual strewn across our planet.  A life force seems to have emerged in the new global networked connectivity of advertising and commercially oriented message media.  The Rubbish thrives on consumer waste, junk e-mail and old adverts.  The Rubbish speaks in a language solely derived from commercial tag lines and catch phrases but with occasional longer speeches strung together from obscure advertorial.  However the Rubbish has coined one catch phrase for itself  "RUBBISH! All major Brands REpresented"...

Abilities

As garbage finds its way everywhere so does The Rubbish.  It's a consciousness that seems to be able to travel and become manifest in garbage through physical proximity.  It can travel with immediacy through littered environments and that includes the internet via junk e-mail.  It is an excellent spy. Although having no actual physical strength it can hide in plain sight and in the smallest pieces of litter.  It's known offensive capabilities are suffocation and/or entombment of opponents in litter filled environments and it is thought to be capable of conjuring defensive deadly poisons depending on the proximity of appropriate litter in the local environment.  **THERE IS WORRIED SPECULATION ABOUT ITS ABILITY TO OFFER AN END OF WORLD SCENARIO IF CORNERED RELATIVE TO NUCLEAR WASTE CACHES. (oh no, in the pic below 'The Rubbish' is pictured less than a mile from a nuclear power station....FOR REAL! ... and there is a Nuclear Reprocessor only 10 miles away... with lots of nasty nuclear rubbish...)



Goody or Baddy?

The Rubbish's morality is ambiguous.  Like almost all life it wishes to continue, however human civilisation currently provides the entity with a bountiful rubbish filled environment.  As long as this condition persists we can count on 'The Rubbish' to be a staunch defender of humanity and all the crap we make.

Personality Traits

The Rubbish can be very funny, delivering advert taglines with perfect comic timing in the most incongruous scenarios.  However in regular conversation its dependence on the commercial strap lines and advertorial texts can make it ambiguous, oblique and nonsensical.  It seems to talk... a load of rubbish...

Continual Legal Conflicts

All of The Rubbishes physical, aural and virtual manifestation is constrained to human rubbish and so it's very existence is a constant contravention of commercial and copyright law protecting that 'rubbish'.  Issues will surely arise if The Rubbish ever becomes involved in self promotional merchandise!


Adversaries

There is one certain sworn enemy of 'The Rubbish'... a heroine who is known to have had considerable success in her fight... She is Trash Girl!

The Rubbish responded "because I'm worth it - every little helps"...

Who's side are you on?

Dedicated by myTHself to my godchildren Sonny & Colette.  HAPPY BIRTHDAYS 2019!!! ;0D xxChistopher Winker


Hedge Fun Deployment: Enter The Mythosphere

"Meet myTHself Trinity, Christopher WonkerWankerWalkerloo. Watch him enter the mythosphere in a visionary mission to set ima...