After having a few meetings with Naomi Siderfin and David Crawforth, we at 2 days loading and moving all of our art works to the Beaconsfield gallery to get things ready for the exhibition.
We arrived with the load at the Beaconsfield gallery and unloaded the lorry together and placed work around the 2 spaces. We were allocated 3 spaces, the Archway room (dimly lit), the upstairs gallery room and the canteen.
This was a good time to test out all of the projectors and plug things in so we could figure out how many extension cables we may need in the space and where to place things in relation to each other.
We went around talking about our works so that as a group we could assess where each of the works belonged.
Today we made the final decisions about the placements of the works around each other. There was a lot of dispute about the placement of materials and mediums next to one another. For example, Geneva's piece which was a work in progress presentation was initially placed in the Archway room but then was later moved because the materials didn't match up well with the cloth that I had used to project on. Each work needed to fit in the space in a way that created conversations with the other work around it but not being dominant. It was agreed that the colours in Geneva's piece would be better suited in a fully lit space.
There was also an important conversation to be had about the interaction between mine and Lui's performances in the dark space. We needed to test the sound and make sure that the volumes and styles didn't clash or dominate the other. This was all okay. The only issue was with the potential for an optional audience space for my dance space. Luckily, Naomi and David had some church pue style cushions that we could place so that the audience could sit around the projector.
I think next time the work using projection and film could've been set up first and possibly with a little more time, just because it is more likely that technical difficulties would take place with these art forms as opposed to hanging paintings which is a more hands-on, manual process.