I always conveniently forget the manual labor hours needed to successfully pull off an installation. Maybe because I spend so much time working with screens I forget about the physical manifestation.
Not that I’ve embarked down this road many times – typically my work is presented on a screen from the small selection of screens a gallery has available. In some cases, there is a bit more involved like hanging a screen and projector from a ceiling, installing pedestals and similar but I have to admit that it has most always been done for me.
But this time, I spent the last week executing an idea which existed only in my mind. I learned how to build a pedestal, how to navigate the aisles of hardware stores and confidently gather materials, how to drill,cut, sand, screw, and paint like a boss.
I also learned:
-Everything that can, will go wrong
- What’s in your mind’e eye is rarely feasible
-flexibility, time, and support is necessary
After this week of introduction to basic building methods and assistance by my friend Kale Roberts, I feel physically stronger and more capable than before. Not just about building though, but about navigating through life with a new confidence too.
The part of the process I can’t document are the hours of planning cutting plans and rethinking. What I don’t show, are the actual construction of the pedestals, or the 150 yards of fabric that ran through my fingers or the hours waiting for paint and spackle to dry. And I sort of love it. I love that the space looks effortless, clean and minimal. Here’s a sneak peak.
To see the video installation itself you’re invited to attend the opening. Optimal viewing times are from 7pm-9pm. Creative Pinellas is pleased to announce the 2017 Emerging Artist New Work Exhibition Opening Reception will be held October 26th from 6pm - 9pm. RSVP here: https://creative-pinellas-workshop.ticketleap.com/emerging-artist-new-work/