I’m now working on the second part of my bursary project, which aims to introduce my own work into new contexts. One of the things that came up in the network meeting in Glasgow was that small-audience work often needs a quite different context from other kinds of performance. I’m especially interested in how my one-to-one practice can become quite sculptural – so in this part of the project I’m hoping to set up meetings with sculpture spaces and galleries to talk about how the work might sit in sculptural contexts. At this stage it’s not necessarily about getting shows (though that would be nice), more about starting a dialogue across forms and seeing where that might go.
The challenge for me is to write the first email – having read the (excellent and clear) advice in the a-n Resources section, done my research into the place, worked out who to contact, I still find it really hard to word the approach, try and make clear and succinct what I’m asking for.