Today I visited Sarah Casey in her office hour and had a really productive chat about my work. As a result of this discussion I have decided that it may not be the most appropriate choice to show my film in the Peter Scot Gallery. This is because digital media is a relatively new area for me and is not my strongest discipline. However the film will still be a key element of my instillation in my solo space. Sarah suggested taking my shelters into urban and natural settings and photographing them to convey a sense of loneliness and displacement. I think that this would provide a good basis for the gallery work. High quality images of the work in these settings will then provide a taster of my practice that can be further explored in my solo show.
This means that my technical considerations for the Peter Scott gallery will be fairly straightforward. I will simply require wall space to hang the photographs. However I will need to consider how to get the photographs printed to a high standard and how to mount/frame them. At this stage I think I will avoid elaborate framing techniques which could detract from the work but will instead mount the photographs to a professional standard, possibly taking advice from a framing and mounting expert. I would like the photographs to be fairly large (A2) so I will have to ensure that the photographs are a high enough resolution to print at this size.
In terms of my solo show my technical considerations will be more complex. I will require a DVD player and projector which I will book using the new LUVLE equipment booking system. I will have to ensure that my film is showing correctly through the DVD player and projector several days in advance of the show to allow time to resolve any technical issues. The work will need to be shown in a blacked out space with a plain blank wall behind the sculpture for the projection. I will also require plugs sockets opposite the wall to be projected onto in order to plug in equipment and I may want to source a plinth to place the projector on so it is raised off the floor and looks more processional. In terms of the sculpture aspect of the instillation I need to make sure that there is no danger of visitors damaging the work as it is likely to be fairly delicate and easy to knock over/snag the netting, and adhere to any health and safety regulations.
Example of framed and mounted photographs: Strong presentation technique but I’m not sure if framing is required for my work.