I wrote a couple of weeks ago about my preparations for displaying my photos at the the evening of music and photography at Warehouse Waterloo - and, last Saturday, I did indeed turn up at the venue early in the afternoon with a box full of prints, of different sizes and different finishes, and a bag filled with rolls of fishing wire, vintage wooden hangers and metal curtain clips. I couldn't be sure until the photos were in place whether it was going to look as I intended - a random, jumbled, slowly-moving display of loose prints, hanging along the length of the venue, which would recreate in some way the atmosphere of the antiques and house clearance centre that the project was based on. But, piece by piece, as my friend Sue and I hung each pair of prints, the installation took shape. And I LOVED the result! What a fantastic, challenging, and thought-provoking experience it's been. I'm hugely grateful to new dots for commissioning this work, to composer Camilo for the collaboration, and to Dave of Perry Hill Antiques for his warm and relaxed welcome on so many occasions.
Let me know what you think, and if you've ever created anything similar, I'd love to hear your experiences too.