Carl Laurence's Five Things.

Written by Lazy Gramophone on Sunday the 17th of March 2013
Five Things is a series of short journal posts introducing each of the writers and artists involved in our up-coming Time project.

Since the project's inception, the idea has been to create an environment where independent writers and artists could come together in order to share their work. The result of this endeavour is a collection of stories, images and poems based around the theme of time, its pages placing particular focus upon the relationship between words and pictures. By sharing in this way we hope to inspire each other as well as those around us, to draw a diverse audience and so help to illuminate the work of alternative artists and writers everywhere. 


"C Laurence is one of those humble mysteries that burrows underground, yet remains distinctly visible to the knowable eye and mind.  His drawings offer an intense period of time where all its fruits of labour and strategic problem solving becomes fuzzy, slowly revealing the perfect recipe to a well-baked tangent cake. Improvising, rendering tones and transforming stories into pictures becomes all too possible when his imagination engages like a newly recruited space cadet on too much sugar intake on board a big ass spaceship... Being an abstract and dedicated trooper of Lazy G, he plays ball with illustration and its writers, continuing as a destined MVP on the shortlist for doing something significant in this world before finally up and moving to planet Saturn.....with brains to another dimension, constant hemorrhaging of realistic tendencies, it's in his black and white world where love is made between a mechanical pencil and a sheet of paper, minus the implication of colour blindness.” 

Luther Feathersby. Godfather of Critique.

Laurence's pastimes have known to include, mowing the grass, sniffing door handles, dogs ears, fascinations between the floor and wall, kung-fu films, overproof rum, soap, raves, romance, green tea, and getting high on creosote.  Carl Laurence is actually a female 57 year old accountant with seven children, 12 border terriers and too much time on her hands.

Five Things that have Inspired Me..

The synchronization of heavily dubbed Kung Fu films. Where dialogue, visuals and musical scores all are disjointed. Reminds me of how to draw a picture when too much is going on at once. You know, like in one's head when information is coming from all angles - but actually it all make sense in the end.

Illuminating books on psychoactive substances... While reading Aldous Huxley's 'Doors of Perception' thinking to myself, damn that mofo was on some interesting direction, just when you realise that your experiments then go on to shape your knowledge and thought, you peg it. Apparently his last words were.."LSD, 100 micrograms I.M.”  Mental.

World cinema aside: the colourful imagination of cartoons including, Funnybones, Roadrunner (cartoon physics), Pinky and the Brain, and the obscurity and profanity of Vince from the f******g Mongrels you f******g c*** 

Melies the Magician. If only i could make films too.

The Book of Revelation.  Hallucinogenic, ominous, super trippy visuals as an apocalyptic prophecy. Off the hook. Wheres my horse?

The Time Project.

1. Time Book Launch Lazy Gramophone Events Page 

2. Time Book Launch Facebook Page

3. View our Clock page (counting down to the release of Time)

4. An introduction to Time

5. Contributors' Five Things Journal Posts:
Adam Green
Bryn Hall
Inua Ellams
Zoe Catherine Kendall
Andrew Walter
Laura Dockrill
Mat Lloyd
Sorana Santos
Will Conway
Hannah Stephenson
Matt Black
Claire Fletcher
Carl Laurence
- Zophiel Webb
Jude Melling
Stacie Withers
Tom Hirons
Megan Leonie Hall
Vincent J Prince
Kaitlin Beckett
Guy J Jackson
Eliza Gregory
Jeannie Paske
Jo Tedds
Maria Drummey
Tom Harris
Liz Adams
Lola Dupre
Kirsty Allison
Alexander Aspinall
Paul Bloom

6. Buy Time from the Lazy Gramophone Shop 

7. Press/Reviews
(Click the links below to read each article in full)

Huffington Post:
'An intriguing book project from one of the most innovative groups of creative people in the city.' ~ Huffington Post

Fabric Magazine:
'...we'll bet you've never seen time as it's portrayed in this stunning new publication.' ~ Fabric Magazine

Rooms Magazine:
'Time is a treasure box brimming with creativity and fresh talent.' ~ Rooms Magazine

Annexe Magazine:
'Lazy Gramophone's anthology, Time, lives up to the high bar it sets for itself.' ~ Annexe Magazine


For more on The Time Project tweet us @lazygramophone or #TheTimeProjectLGP or visit our Time Facebook page.
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