What’s inside, what’s inside?
The Bacteriophage Dissection is coming up in…. three days! Yikes!
Well, it’s really not so bad. I think I’m ready. I just need to repair/ finish a couple of simple things, and maybe do one more run-through, and I should be ready to go. Yesterday I picked up the last few things I need (I hope I’m not forgetting anything!).
This project has been more than a year in the making. I met with the curator, Caterina, just as I was finishing up my BFA, the spring of 2011. And here it is getting to the end of the summer of 2012. While I’ve spent a lot of time on this, and like how it’s all come together, I’ll be glad to be finished with it, and move on to other things. As always, I have way too many ideas compared to the energy I have to implement them with (which, I admit, is quite a lot).
In contrast, my show coming up at the Art Gallery of Calgary is almost ready. The dissection is completely new material, and the AGC show is new material, but uses a lot of what I already have. And I don’t know why this is, but as soon as I have a deadline for something, it’s the last thing I want to do. It’s funny, because for friends of mine, a deadline is real motivation, but for me, it seems that by the time I’ve got the okay/ a venue for something, in my head, I’ve already moved on and am super excited about the next thing. I always get things done, but sometimes it seems more work than it would have been a few months earlier, when I was most excited about the idea.
Anyway, if you’re reading this, and you can come to the dissection, you should! It will definitely be a unique event!