Well I think I have solved the installation problem for the boats, so that is a relief. They will form a fleet around the Bronze Age Boat, suspended from the beams.
I have been asked to put on a workshop tomorrow – at first I was going to say no as the project has nothing to do with sports but then I thought I could work on a ‘variation’ to do with what it means to feel alive, feel alive being the title of the event. In any case it will be a good trial run to see how easy people find it to fold the boats. Also, I think it is important with collaborative/participatory projects to enable a process which the participants find meaningful for them.
Mirrors – like this one can see the sides of the boats.It might be nice to have lots of different mirrors – only trouble is there is not much floor space … which would make hanging them down from from the beams a more practical proposition.
Or this? Boats stitched together. The stitching would fit in with the fact that the planks of Dover’s Bronze Age Boat were stitched together and the stitches have been preserved, though deliberately cut when the boat was put out of use approx. 3,500 years ago.
I am wondering how best to present the boats – the ones I get to keep anyway; alot will depend on how many I get to keep, but even so, I need a general idea of how I might install them. One line of thought is to make a big boat and put all the smaller ones in it – obviously the one in the image is not big enough so I need to experiment with folding a much larger sheet of paper. I think it will be quite a challenge. I like the idea of not starting the project with the end installation fixed in my mind though.