I’m preparing to return to London and make a new installation for MOCA (London). I’m excited and nervous – this is a big show for me and I want it to be a success for MOCA too. MOCA is Michael Petry’s gallery and project space, he has been running off-site projects for the last few years and my show will be the first gallery show in quite a while. Getting the show has been a great boost to my confidence, I admire and respect Michael’s own work and his curatorial acumen.
The show is an installation made from old vhs gay video tapes. I mean the actual magnetic tape – the wonderfully black shiny stuff inside the cassette boxes. The tape is so reflective that the closer you look the more you see of your own eye – which also means that it’s really difficult to photograph.
My hope is that the piece is both beautiful and thought provoking.
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This fulltime work is very time consuming. Actually this is the first week of a month without paid work. I’m back in Stockholm. This time last year I had just started the WIP residency. What am I doing now?
I have a show in London in September – an installation piece that I need to work towards. More details later.
The two months I had in London passed very quickly. It seems that I am finally making some progress with getting the situation with my replacement windows sorted out. An independent surveyor will inspect the pre-manufactured units and my flat and report whether the windows are suitable or not. If they are suitable they will be installed before winter. It’s good to feel that things are moving forward on that front!
I’m very excited about the show in September – it’s a great opportunity. The show will be a significant step for me … another one. It’s very good to have something to focus on, especially right now when I’m between studios, and between countries.
I’ve really enjoyed spending time in London – it’s been good to catch up with friends. Now I’m here (in Stockholm) I’m getting anxious about how it will be when I move properly. I know it will be fine and that it is the right thing to do … I know that I am already starting to see London with the rose-tinted spectacles … anxious is OK. A good friend forwarded advice she received from a friend –don’t say “frightened” say “excited”.
Yes I’m very excited about moving to Stockholm!!!