Just waiting for the last 3 pieces to be delivered for WLTM - these are all set to arrive tomorrow, and I have already planned out an initial idea of where everything is set to go.
Today I have been filling any holes in the walls, sanding back and then repainting ready for putting up the posters tomorrow.
There will be a few challenges for me tomorrow - caused by the fact that the posters are all A1 portrait, and some of the pieces which the artists initially put forward have actually changed, or are bigger than the original stipulation (stating that objects needed to fit inside a shoe box) this means that there will be a bit of juggling to do; and perhaps some creative decision making...but this is all part of the very interesting curatorial process.
I picked up the A1 posters from the printers yesterday, and I am really pleased with how they have turned out. There is a matt, reproduced quality to them which is in keeping with their original context, as circus posters can have a faded look when pasted up on billboards for a while, faded in the sun and degraded by the rain. Also yesterday I met the photographer from Stoke-on-Trent's local paper, The Sentinel. They are doing a piece about my practice in order to plug WLTM for the 'Your weekend' section in Saturday's paper. We went to a site in Stoke where some properties have recently been demolished in order to do a portrait of me in a context which fits my general practice, and we ended up getting into trouble with soem sort of site security guy who said that people aren't allowed on the sites of demolished properties. This is a strange idea, there are no barriers to stop anyone wandering on , and no signs, but we got our pictures anyway.