|10:30 am - arrive to fresh white walls, just waiting to be covered!|
|and almost-white pedestals...|
|Well it seems all the gallery paint must not have made it onto the pedestals and walls because they used it all to paint over all the electrical outlets...|
|...1 hour and 10 minutes of prying, chipping, and torquing later, I finally got the plug cap off. No joke. Nearly noon and I can now plug in a projector. By this time most everyone else arrives to start working too.|
|Gallerist: "how's it coming?" Me: "Well we've managed to make a big mess! ...Now we just have to do something with it..."|
|An increasingly big mess. They were very kind in letting us do very bizarre things to their gallery, like drilling a hole through the floor to drip salt water through apparatus from the ceiling (Marta Kepka)...|
|...or lining a wall with sheet metal for magnetic panels to be adhered (Aneta Wegrzyn with the help of Graham Preston), or hanging 300 lbs of knottled clothing from the ceiling (Flavia Berindoague)...|
|When all was said and done, I did manage to get the image to project the right size, at the right quality, and get the whole image taped off to be painted tomorrow morning.|
And here we are, with tomorrow morning technically having already arrived! Next, to paint and start wrestling with the ambient light. Looking forward to it, believe it or not! I have to say, I'm suppressing a great deal of jealousy towards Kevin McCaffrey, who completely finished installing his fantastic drawings by noon...
Who am I kidding, I would probably just end up finding a reason why they needed a hanging system that would take me the rest of the 3 days to install.