I’m going out to Santorini next week to have a look at the biennale and to see my works installed. It’s been a new experience showing internationally, good but you do loose a sense of ownership on something you’ve been so very close to. Once the works are boxed up and shipped you’re relatively powerless as to its installment and thus how you, as an artist are judged and your works seen. Not that I’m a control freak or anything! In the case of Taiwan I was so impressed with how the works were installed that it really added something to their visual impact. When the curator wrote to me this is what she said about the installation,
“I placed your work in front of the window which seems more theatrical than white walls. Through the void of the window shield, you can trace the mysterious green and powerful sunlight.”
I don’t think I had realised the huge amount of trust and understanding that takes place between curator and artist until this point.
When I visit Santorini I’m very much looking forward to meeting the curators and talking to them about their experiences of the inaugural biennale. They have kindly agreed to be interviewed so sometime after next week I’ll post a review.