Author Archives: nicolaisgreat

I am artist in residency in Newcastle in February 2010. I am largely a relational artist. I have tried to build a Spystation in the main deserted mall here. Here is a summary of my interactions with the public

Completed Newcastle Missions: Gallery

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Mission 14: Mercreature: Licky La Creme : Complete

ok miss licky la creme.. are u ready? umm there is still a sea creature mission that is not being done. would you like to draw a 3 x A4 frame comic plus 2 x triangles 21cm each side. theme sea creatures. i will make a dice from ur drawings. please include the text ‘fangtooth’ […]

Mission 2: Puppy Energy for UN PeaceRobot: Chickenhawk59: Complete

MISSION: Puppies for Peace INFO: The UN has commissioned us to research the energy of puppies. There is nothing like a playful puppy to sedate & pacify a warmonger. The UN wishes to build Puppy Peacemaker Robots. You must document the playful and kind energy of a puppy TALENTS: You must be able to get […]

Mission 13: Work Together (Double Agent): Katrol

MISSION 5 Work Together (Double Agent) INFO One other spy is intercepting messages at the spy tower (the penis towernear central). You must document what this spy does, try and take as many photos or recordings of this spy near the tower. RISKS The other spy may not trust you. Work together or Be Stealthy […]

Mission 12: The Jogger Puppet: Princess Gillie & Bad Girl DM : AWOL

MISSION 12: The Jogger Puppet INFO: Joggers are more likely to be terrorists. Follow the joggers around Newcastle. Document their beat and any suspicious activity SPECIAL TALENTS Speed or Turtle Power PRODUCTS: Photos, Videos, Audio Recordings taken by; high school kids given away for free.. saw the kids next day protesting about internet censorship

Mission 11: The P$n$s Tower : The Seaman and Mr. Phallus: AWOL

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000167 EndHTML:0000001036 StartFragment:0000000454 EndFragment:0000001020 MISSION 3: Receiving/Sending Spy Signalsfrom the Spy Tower. INFO: The Penis Tower near central is also a spy tower. This 2 weeks you will intercept signals from all over the galaxy. Send out your messages of Love and Peace SPECIIAL TALENTS: Night Vision, Weather balloons, Multi-Lingual. Morse Code RISKS: The […]

Mission 10: Find the Piano Man: Timmo2au: AWOL

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000167 EndHTML:0000000915 StartFragment:0000000454 EndFragment:0000000899 MISSION 2: Find the Piano Man INFO: The famous Piano Man is in Newcastle. He leaves his mark on Pianos. You must investigate as many pianos as possible. SPECIAL TALENTS: a good ear, friends in the piano moving business RISKS: The Piano Man could kill you with his Piano String […]

Mission 9: Magic Horse Hair: Tezz: AWOL

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000167 EndHTML:0000000903 StartFragment:0000000454 EndFragment:0000000887 MISSION 7: Horse Hair Magic INFO; Horse Hair could be magic. or psychedelic. Investigate peoples links with horses/horse products. Is there any magic or psychedelia? SPECIAL TALENTS: Horse Whisperer, & Peanut Butter Tricks RISKS: High Spies go AWOL PRODuCTS: Video Tests, Photos, Found Objects, Costume, Audio Recordings taken by: Tracy […]

Mission 8 Complete: George the Legless Seagull : Mark & Erin

Mark & Erin came to me with some video footage they had about a legless seagull, we talked about how it could fit into spystation and they were gonna put together a small movie for me. Today, they handed it in. Its a great suprise for me! Here are some screenshots, please come along on […]

Mission 5: Environmental Spy : friendlydolphingirl :AWOL

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000167 EndHTML:0000000906 StartFragment:0000000454 EndFragment:0000000890 MISSION 11: Environmental Spy INFO Document positve and negative efforts 2wards conservation SPECIAL TALENTS: Green Party Membership and Midnight Oil CD RISKS Smelly toilets PRODUCTS: Photos of Rooms with Lights on and No one in them, Cars with single drivers, Bikes withmultiple passengers, Toilets waiting to be flushed for a […]