I am really pleased with my offering, it was received well but with a lot of bemusement. The tree ended up staying in plastic wrap for half the evening and was stronger for it I think.
I had to make a hole in the poly to retrieve the lighting cables and the sight of just a few baubles hanging through it was delicious somehow. Took advice from Rory to leave it so.
The installation consisted of the Christmas tree as a unit of time, an oil painting representing long time scales/artisan, and some collages of automatic prints to represent the instant/mechanical.
I hope I gave folk a jolt by being so unseasonal at least.
Danielle sold work this week. It was only a matter of time.
I really enjoyed Charlotte’s piece in the loo. Most novel use of pipe cleaners that I have ever seen.
Sam and Jacob abstained from contributing and I’m not sure how I feel about it. I get there reasoning I think but a show is a show and it requires all hands. A few people showed large pieces and were nowhere when it came to shifting everything.
Gary provided a powerful sound backdrop.
I get why folk make so much video art now. A screen in a room guarantees interest and an audience. Such is our conditioning.
Michaela’s placards were a helpful device I thought. A way of engaging a crowd. Someone did something similar last April at St George’s hall tunnels but they were static there. Not the same.
It was a lot of faffing for two hours, but then so is light night so I guess it is representative. We should be doing this more often under our own steam if necessary.