We re-installed the show New Perspectives, which had been at the Centre for Recent Drawing at the start of June, in the Centre for Drawing at Wimbledon to co-incide with the Private View of the BA and MFA Final Show on Thursday 15 June. It’s a good opportunity to show work because of the high footfall, though we have to be careful not to intrude on the main event which is what people come to see.
The usual team work came into play: Janine Hall came up with an image, I did the copy and Janine’s other half, Chris Keeble, designed the signs.
It was interesting to see how installing the show in a different space created a very different effect. The C4RD space is small and square-ish. There the installation team first went for an ‘eyeline midpoint’ hang but the curator, Phil Goss, decided to change to a more ‘dynamic’ hang, with varying midpoints. Fellow student, Tina Liveras, said that the first hang made it feel like you could stand in the middle of the room, revolve through 360 degrees and feel like you had seen it all. But hanging at different heights created a slower journey round the work.
The Centre for Drawing isn’t large but it is bigger than C4RD and it’s long and relatively narrow. So there is more room for work to breath and a classic ‘eyeline midpoint’ hang works well. I chose to hang my piece in the window.
It was interesting to see how my piece changed with the light: strong sunlight outside during the day and later darkness, with lights on indoors. The only thing that really didn’t work was around dusk when with or without the lights on, the work seemed to lose translucence.
The view I liked best was from outside, where the children seem to be peering round the window frames.