The opening night on Saturday was well attended. It was fun.
We took video and many photos… below are some quick outlines of the pieces that were in the show. Coming soon: complete video of the Movies event, and perhaps a video compilation from Jordan’s photos.
The exhibition runs until Wednesday, but Jordan’s dad has offered to help with his vehicle on Tuesday. So on Tuesday we’ll transport the big stuff and then on Wednesday we’ll wrap up the sorting/recycling/trashing process.
We are going to try to salvage as many of the materials as possible and use them for new projects. I think the most interesting process we’ve discovered is the construction of identity using these discarded objects, as with Batman.
The next step is to explore this direction further while streamlining the procuring and ethical disposal processes.
This piece was called Movies. It consisted of fifteen spools of VHS film unravelling from the bottom of the staircase. It created a waterfall of sorts, with a mass of curled shining film at the bottom. It was interesting to observe the way the film was affected by the passage of air through the nearby doorway. Even after all the film was finished unraveling, the air kept the suspended parts moving, activating the space. It was cool.
The Plastic Fairytales exhibit was wonderful. A lot of positive feedback was given. One finger is reserved to anyone that says that they don’t like what we have produced. Only one… Umm… Pictures and videos will be posted soon.
Karla and myself had a productive day of passing along ideas. We went back to the Salvation Army bargain basement and found two large boxes of items that we will use for our creations. So much stuff. I am excited to see what we end up creating.
In other news we will be displaying our first project in the Plastic Fairy Tales exhibit at the Concourse gallery. It starts on December 6.
Below are links to some interviews and wiki articles for a few artists relevant to the interests we’ve been exploring so far this semester.