Trying to work out a way to set-up the elements of This, I tell you, is the end to present the remains in the context of the book. While providing the opportunity to sit and look at the book in comfort.
Is this the right approach?
The water tank can make the plinth for the remains - with a perspex top? Though in a single sheet cut to size?
On reflection, the grass cutting effect was not distinct enough, though you could see it. I think it was just slightly too subtle. I was worried that this would be the case, but my plans had been stymied by 'Britain in Bloom'. The judging of the Britain in Bloom competition was to take place in the following week, so a committee somewhere in the Council ruled that I was not allowed to do anything more 'drastic' to the grass. Despite the fact that had there been any other kind of event on such as outdoor theatre or music that would have created more severe marks in the grass from stages or seating etc - I was not allowed to affect the grass by creating visual art (in an Arts Centre!).
I think the overall result is likely to have been improved if I had been allowed at least two weeks growth instead of only one. More ideal would be if I had been able to make the grass go yellow. I have learned however, more about planning and dealing with the unexpected. Marks from yellowed grass will have to wait for another opportunity.
Conversations ... what if we had 8 days in a week?
The best moments of the weekend included eavesdropping a group of young teenagers who sat at the top of the steps debating the topic very seriously for quite some time, and the man who came back for a second visit to the event who told me he 'had been thinking about the idea for a long while in bed last night'.
Mona Hatoum at Tate Modern (photos not allowed) Though I did like this sandbag piece (apart from it being the only one I could take a picture of). The wall, the grass ...
ICA - Martine Syms - Fact and Trouble
Guan Xiao - Flattened metal
30 Day Happening. The Barbican.
I reintroduce myself to Fraser Muggeridge.
And a Laurence Weiner wristband. (1 of 2).
Visual & ideas
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