urk. It’s all caught up with me a bit. Got back from hanging at Manchester Contemporary yesterday and just felt rotten. Anyway I sort of fell into a bath, boiled myself for a while and then slept for about 3 hours. It seems to have done the trick. I normally get up with my husband, but today I woke up and plodded downstairs to find him already leaving for work. I got marched back upstairs (dragged by my elbow I might add), shoved back in bed and told to stay there for at least another hour. Tough love eh. So, feeling a bit more human now, I’m looking forward to the opening tonight, especially as I don’t have to drive for a change! The space (although very small) was looking pretty good when I left and I’m very happy to be part of it. Axis are not taking comission as artists brought and hung their own work, I hope someone sells something!
But, generally I feel a bit behind with EVERYTHING. Firstly, my accounts, and then everything else. I have done my usual thing of thinking that I have a couple of months coming up where I can just go to the studio and chill out a bit. What I forget is that nothing is planned that far in advance, so if I don’t keep an eye on things, my diary slowly fills up until there is no time left. I am still not in a position where I want to turn down work, BUT, a promise to myself – put in writing as a reminder – after a couple of days lecturing at the start of December, I am not doing anything other than studio work. Right? Right.
Last night I booked some flights to Geneva for a show I’m in at the start of December (before the lecturing so it’s allowed). It’s part of the ‘Roaming’ project by Ermanno Cristini and curated by Alessandro Castiglioni and Noah Stolz in Lausanne at the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts. There are a lot of things about this project that I like – the theme, the response to the work in the permanent collection (currently curated under the theme of light) and the other artists. Especially Victor Man, whose show at Galleria Zero was fantastc, and Alice Cattaneo, who I met in Milan and whose work I really like.
The most amazing thing about this is that Dan is coming with me! Hooray. I do so much going away for work on my own, that it feels a real treat to have company. Happy days.