Going through my photographs of the last weeks I am interested in the stories which they tell. I must begin to organise, order and edit. Perhaps one of my summer jobs will be to make a workbook.
The last few days have been a blur of activity – Open Day, Discussion event, consultations, mentoring, dismantling… what a pleasure today to begin to catch up with everything else which has been put to one side for the last couple of weeks.
Today I am posting some images of the final installation of our work. We have gathered a huge catalogue of pictures now over the course of the project, and are thinking about ways in which we might be able to produce a publication at the end of it all.
DISCUSSION EVENT – TUESDAY 8 JULY
This was a busy day, getting the work in position, ready for our Consultation Meeting with Frances Lord in the morning. Scurrying to Sainsbury's to buy the wine for the evening. Quick 10 mins with eyes closed to give us a breather before setting up the Foyer for drinks and documentation. We were able to use the Phoenix large screen to put up this blog for guests to read.
People viewed the work, talked to each other and Susan Diab facilitated a discussion. This experimental format included asking guests to make something in response to the objects that had been brought in by themselves and the visitors to Open Day or to the work we had made. People busied themselves and told the group about what they had put together. We completed the evening by writing references, ideas, words in response to the work on plant labels and sticking them in flowerpots.
OPEN DAY – 7 JULY 2008
Today we finished installing the work and had the Outside In Open Day.
People started arriving promptly and many brought something from outside in. The objects were photographed, labelled and displayed along the window ledge. Some interesting items came including a penny, some bacteria, and a poem about mulberries.
Lots of people came from Phoenix Studios and most people tried the courgette cake. Useful comments and questions about the work.
Getting ready for the Outside In Open Day. I'm looking forward to it but hope to have some time to extend my wall drawing a bit further before our visitors arrive.
Mounted my leaf drawings to day, but tore one as I was doing it and so have had to spend the evening redoing it.
It's been an interesting & exhausting week. We have tried to achieve so much in such a short time. Some things are successful, others less so, but it's nice to think that we can move things on again at the next Project Space.