Kim Noble‘s contribution to a recent art project in Salford is now available online.
The alternative comedian, best known for his appearances in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, The Mighty Boosh and Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, as well as his award-winning work with Stuart Silver and his own live epic, Kim Noble Will Die, was one of several artists who took part in a collaborative event known as The Other Forecast.
The project was the brainchild of Manchester based artist John O’Shea, and Glasgow based artist Ellie Harrison, and also featured Richard DeDomenici, Shona Macnaughton, and Yuri Pattison. Made in response to the rise of MediaCityUK as the new home for both the BBC and ITV, O’Shea and Harrison invited the artists to create their own take on the familiar ‘weather forecast’.
Their efforts had to be recorded live in front of the greenscreens within the University of Salford’s new building at MediaCityUK, in a single take, and each piece explained the interconnectedness of a variety of local and global systems to present a different ‘worldview’ from their own personal perspective.
TVO attended the event at the university late last month, and were glad to find not only that the results of Kim’s contribution were typical of his bleak magnificence, but that the other films in the project are also more than worthy of attention. Now you have the chance to see the results for yourselves below.
If you enjoyed that clip, you can see the rest of the project over on it’s official YouTube channel, and the films are also currently being shown on the big screens around MediaCityUK at Salford Quays, so get on down there to gauge the confused reactions of passers by while you can…