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Lolcat: Teh Exhibishun

I have been lucky enough to take part in Lolcat: Teh Exhibishun, an exhibition endeavouring to display beautiful images of LOLCats, instead of the crudely put together pictures seen on the internet. Jenny Theolin did an incredible job of organising and curating the whole thing, and the exhibition has even been featured in a lovely little video on the BBC website.

The exhibition is at The Framers Gallery in London until 15th February, with 50% of the proceeds going to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

With Teh Exhibishun coming to a close, we have made over £8,000, of which we have donated a whopping £4,015.50 directly to the lovely Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

We asked them “what impact would £4k have?”, and they gave us the following statistics:

• It costs us £14.65 a day to look after a cat here, £4000 will ensure we can look after a cat for the next 273 days.

• £4000 will allow us to give medical treatment to 133 cats in need of it.

• The average stay for each cat costs us £410, £4000 will allow us to look after 9 cats for the duration of their stay at Battersea

Isn’t that just spiffing!

LOLCast Cheque designed by @AndyKWHau

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LOLCat Teh Documentary – Where art meets the internet

In order to create the LOLCAT film, we wanted to approach the piece in a style consistent with our own style, and unique to the genre. Most exhibition pieces are approached with an event videography style, whereas Other Finger Films want to tell stories; our passion is stories, so we treated the piece as a documentary, as a story of the people behind the event. The approach was to look at the power of self-belief, positivity and social media, so a story could be created and told.

Created by Other Finger Films (otherfingerfilms.co.uk), in association with Jenny Theolin from Soapbox and Sons (soapboxandsons.com/) and Richard Osborne from Green Goat Films (greengoatfilms.co.uk/).

Music from the amazing Miss Emma - “Une Glace au Citron [A Lemon Ice] (acoustique)” by Miss Emma (profile.myspace.com/emmanaveira), “Des poissons, des oiseaux [Fish, Birds]” by Miss Emma (profile.myspace.com/emmanaveira) and “Bubble Gum” by Miss Emma (profile.myspace.com/emmanaveira). Her awesome music allowed us to make this film what it is.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit lolcattehexhibishun.com

Directed by Jonathan Nicol
Edited by Jonathan Nicol
Assisted by Richard Osborne

Sponsors
Artefact
The Framers Gallery
EventBrite UK
Vestal Vodka

Volunteers
Jolanta Zute
Phoebe Fitzroy
Andy Garland 
James Oconnell

Special thanks to 
All our artists
Lulubelles Cakes
Art Rabbit
FAD Website
Art Below
Daniel Mather Screenprinting
Ripe Digital
Francis O Donnell Smith

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Fundraising for the cats at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Similar to how this notorious meme organically started trending, this exhibition started off as just a ‘funny idea’. And before I knew it, my inbox was swamped with artists all wanting to get involved. We now have 45 people exhibiting, which is absolutely astonishing! 

I am one of many who have owned adopted cats – and it is horrifying to think how many homeless cats there are in London, let alone globally.

So, through the power of LOLS, we are giving 50% of all proceeds to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home!

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is a charity that aims to never turn away a dog or cat in need of their help. They reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners; when they can’t do this, they care for them until new homes can be found for them; and they educate the public about responsible pet ownership. 

Since being established in 1860 the animal rescue organisation has cared for over three million animals. Today, with 150 years of experience behind it, the Home is one of the UK’s most famous and longest-serving charities, and is proud to be London’s leading animal rehoming centre.

/ Jenny