I think that in trying so hard to work as a group, we have neglected any responsibilty we may have to the public who will view the outcome of this project. This is no bad thing.But are we, in trying to salvage componenets that are ‘suitable’ for viewing, just trying to ram a square peg into a round hole?

It’s hard to get excited without being on site. I’m looking forward to getting there on Sunday.

…. GETTING DOWN AND DIRTY (incidents with Walt’s video)

A number of edited incidents from existing images that may influence my contribution to our joint curating of the show on Sunday 4th March.

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As well as recording and highlighting some of the objects/incidents and how they come together there is a strong abstract element that relates to composition. placement and colour  …….. if not the circle within the rectangle ……………

Given the fact that we used the words ‘clutter ‘ – ‘chaos’ – ‘debris’ and such like to describe the appearance of what is in the gallery at the moment I am extremely interested in the method we employ to construct the show …..  and how we ‘compensate’ for outsiders who did not actually experience the unfolding of our ‘exquisite corpse’

As we do clear the gallery I would like to see Penny’s red exits and entrances left to last ….. I like the way they engage directly with the ‘architecture’ of the space and how, when they appear within the structure of many of our photographs, they operate as significant spatial indicators. ( I am eternally a constructivist )

I will probably change some of these images – add or remove some – as I ponder over my contribution to the curatorial process.

I see what we are about to do on Sunday as a reductive editing process ………..  and as we try things out we should continue to document the process …………

David Shepherd 1/3/2012