Well the Threshold Festival is over and I’ve arranged my next day off (tomorrow) to de-install and pack away the installation … until next time.
There was a quote in one of the reviews about my work which said ‘ Because the time that has gone into this installation is so hard fought that it may well end up deserving more time than lifetimes tend to give’. However that is meant to be read, I personally saw it as ‘why put all that effort into something if you are not being paid for it? I guess that’s just the way I felt at the time as it was so exhausting making and installing it, it probably wasn’t what the reviewer was really saying at all.
What I actually got out of it was the satisfaction of creating a piece I wanted to do, of having the space to do it in, of making something that drew an audience, of having the work as a banner on a-n’s social media sites (how amazing was that? Thank you again a-n!!) ..and hearing people still talking about it a week later.
It was good not to be invisible for a couple of weeks.
So yes…. 6 weeks til we go to Athens for the artists Platform exhibition and our fundraising efforts have filled the making paper houses void .
We’d already raised enough to pay for the exhibition space and inclusion in the catalogue by auctioning works, so the next stage is to pay for flights. Its going well, sort of. We’ve already reached a third of our target and still have two weeks to go, but I feel that we have exhausted all of the sources that may donate.
Facebook is being a pain too. Every time the campaign is shared, less and less people are able to see it. When I posted the link recently, it was seen by 2 people. I guess they want us to pay to boost the post.
People think they are helping when they share the post, and I know they mean well, but that’s not what its about, helping is actually donating money. Support artists and all that :-)
Back to it then…