Things change. There have been a few difficulties with the siting of my work for the Foundling Museum. I’ve decided to cut back on some of the pieces. The only available place for the Foundling Opera seems to be in the Picture Gallery in front of the fireplace. Luckily the room is only dimly lit & I have found a floor standing screen that is 2m wide, not quite as big as I wanted, but it should be ok. The video portrait of the trustees will be on a small monitor and the video Lenticular will be on the stairs. The Opera is going along ok. I’ve done lots of filming and started work on the soundtrack. I’m having real problems getting copyright clearance to use a recording of Handel’s Foundling Anthem, But Jo Baxandale at Commissions East has given me a link which hopefully will get things moving. I’m also using a melodica, a recorder and some rubber bands.
In other news Demolition opened in Liverpool to an orgy of destruction, which I found quite disturbing. There was one woman (who I was told was an arts officer) who was particularly gleeful as she levelled one piece. I know that this was the idea but I think she may have a few unresolved issues. Happily my piece quietly stood apart from the worst of the vandalism.