SETTING UP - TUESDAY 14TH
We were to meet at Piccadilly Place at 11. Out of the 21 about 5 were there. WONDERFUL. (But not surprising)
We got cracking and started setting up. As there were limited people there we had to just put our work anywhere really. With no way of knowing what others (in the other group) work was like it was impossible to make informed decisions.
I wrapped two pillars with the string, using nearly four rolls. Gemma suggested not going all the way down the pillars and it was for the best. Looked good in relation to the size of the photos. (Printed 5 at a3 on thick paper- really pleased with how they have come out.) The small hooks added a bit if security.
People floated in and out. Bringing something and leaving straight after. Great contribution!
The second year guy that we had been informed was supposedly curating the exhibition was nowhere to be seen. He had been linked to the other group using the space and was supposed to have lots of lights for us to use.
The place looked so dead without any lighting as there weren’t even any lights in the space. So from the outside (and inside) it looked lifeless. Not good if you want to attract people to come in.
We did the best we could that day. By the time Robin and Eleanor came at 4 pm we were all fed up and freezing. Plus the place was so dusty after sweeping the floors!
The tutors said that it was a great space and it looked ok. But like us they thought it needed a bit of help.
They suggested spreading my piece across to fill more space. Which I planned on doing the following morning.
Robin was keen we made the most of the trams looking right in the place. Carmen and Amy agreed to print off lots of x’s to put facing out the windows.
I was also planned to bring in my roll of paper to use, possibly to white out the windows.