Just Did It: The Art of Making Crazy Ideas Happen
Sunday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM
110 E 2nd St
Everyone can have a great idea but no idea is valuable until it becomes real. Just Did It is a presentation designed to inspire creative thinkers into action. It shares stories about some truly unique projects that slapped NO in the face, kissed IMPOSSIBLE’S girlfriend and well, Just Did It. Hal Kirkland (Creative Director / Director / Media Artist) will share his creative process, bizarre experiences and unexpected insights gained from making crazy ideas become equally crazy realities.
The presentation will describe how niggling inspirations manifested into a webcam music video that became a Japanese wedding meme (Sour - Hibi No Neiro), transformed the Guggenheim into a memorial for the Transformers (Artobots / Audio Tour Hack), bought every item in a convenience store to sell as pop-art (Store Buyout) and so much more. If all goes to according to plan you’ll be left wondering what amazing things you could create if you - Just Did It.
Creative Dir/Dir/Media Artist
Hal is a Creative Director, Director and Media Artist. He’s worked in design, advertising and directing fields across the globe, creating work for agencies such as BBH NY, 180 Amsterdam, Wieden Ken...Show the rest
Hal is a Creative Director, Director and Media Artist. He’s worked in design, advertising and directing fields across the globe, creating work for agencies such as BBH NY, 180 Amsterdam, Wieden Kennedy and Prettybird. Much of which has attracted some of the industries shiniest accolades - from Webby Awards to One Show Pencils.
As a Director he’s made music videos for Snoop Dogg, Sesame Street and a Japanese band called Sour - a film that became YouTube Japan’s top-rated animation of all time and a Japanese wedding meme.
His other projects have seen him transform the Guggenheim into a memorial for the Transformers (Artobots), buy every item in a convenience store to re-sell as Pop Art (Store Buyout), invite 3-year-olds to critique and explain modern art once and for all (MoMA Unadulterated) and make a Paper Guillotine that people actually line up for (Paper Cuts).
His work has been featured on CNN, CBS, NY Times, Contagious, Reuters, The Guardian, PSFK, Mashable and Gizmodo.Hide the rest