I was very rushed to edit my film piece and I also had to screen print my cloth bags. I had 3 pieces of different works to put in and it was too much work to do in 2 weeks.
They had no video room at the Rag factory so it made me think about how to show my work in a different way. The way I solved the problem was collaborating with other artists to decide where I put my work. In the end I showed my video on my laptop on a small table next to another students art piece which was a couch with cushions he had sewn. This made a lovely small intimate space for watching my video. I found this was an interesting idea to create a small space in a gallery. The only sad thing is the space was too crowded with people and it was hard to hear the sound of my video.
In the private view I got a lot of good feedback. People really enjoyed watching my video and thought it was very entertaining with the couch as well. Next time I will really think about how to present my video in a way to give a strong impact. In a film room people can really be involved in the feeling of the piece. I would like to show it on a projector ideally because then the audience are not interrupted in watching it by other people.
I liked the big group exhibition and I appreciate the curators because its not easy to put all the work together and they help. And we learned a lot of things from this experience. If my English was better I would like to join the curators to practice the skills of communication and professional collaboration with others.
Exhibition on Rag Factory
I exhibited my nude ‘pop art style poster’ in the girls toilet. It is in a fluorescent pink colour. Another black and white one was shown in another room. That was a very interesting thing to do because I showed the pop culture of art and the serious political issues of nudity at the same time.
This is the section of my project. In this exhibition I really test how to set up my work in a public space compared with performance. From the feedback of the students I got so much confidence because they talked about the skill of my print and pop art culture behind the nudist issue. Other people talked interpreted more than I knew myself about my art piece and it gave me an idea about what my work means to the audience.
I am not sure if a poster is a good way to talk about my issues. But this is only a small piece of my overall project, I still really need to experiment and set up and organize my other works like video and prints together to see how to show a whole project in an effective way.
The classroom space is not the best place for our exhibition, but it taught me how to set up my work and to collaborate with other students and their artwork too.