Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Gaffa tape fail.

These are my works in the 'gallery' part of the 'Our House' exhibition.
Now, let me tell you the behind the scenes story...
I spent the good part of two days creating this 'wall' and preparing my work to hang on it and behind it. Jigsaws, hammers, drills, paint, gaffa tape and even set squares were involved....but gaffa tape is where I went wrong.

I arrived at the studios with less than two hours to get ready before the opening night - thinking I just had to press play on my DVD work and run upstairs to do the real set up of multiple computers and projectors for this work.

Instead, I found my frame had fallen off the wall, chipping the paint I had lovingly applied to it....which I had stupidly decided to attach to said wall with...gaffa tape. Many frantic phonecalls to the Count ensued, and he saved the day by picking up some super-strength double sided tape to re-attach it to the wall. I concentrated on getting the projections sorted, then raced downstairs and applied fresh paint over the bits that had chipped off with minutes to spare before the opening night crowd poured in. 

Photo: Arunas Photography

Note to self: gaffa tape is good, but not that good. Image above is me lining up for a much needed glass of wine.

Monday, June 4, 2012

'Our House'

The pictures above are of a site specific projection installation I created for the opening night of 'Our House' an exhibition of the current Frasers Studios artists. The work is called "Gone but Not Forgotten: A Mourning Survey". I've gone on and on about how much I love this warehouse space, and this piece is my way of mourning its loss. We have 26 days to go before the artists are packed up and the builders are ushered in.