Much of the week has been about mentoring, with top flight artists spending time with a group of menthes, learning not just about process but about reasoning, experience and developing as an artist. This is a part of what makes THU magic and you won’t find it anywhere else.
One of my personal highlights has been Victor Hugo, who has been one of my favourite artists for some time now. He produced a surprise animation, which I posted earlier in the week, named “The Manifesto’; a tribute to the speakers and with many easter eggs for the keen eyed. Victor gave a talk on the process of making the animation, which was enlightening, funny and informative in practical ways, yet the talk was special because he is such a charming and humble man. I’ve been lucky enough to hang out with him during the show and have made a true friend of him and his wife.
With one day left I can honestly say that I would both be happy and fulfilled if it ended now but equally happy if it never ended. Troia is a stunning venue, with lizards, dolphins, wild cats (ignore the mosquitos!) and the THU team have so far put on a fantastic event.