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Taking Shape

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on February 2, 2010 by noelwilliams

At least, things are moving in the right direction. The Poetry Lounge is being painted a soothing shade of green, and the poems for the walls being prepared. Rather than simply stick them on the walls, Ben (curator) intends to treat them as art objects, and present using some rather nice parchment-like paper.

Meanwhile thousands of pieces of slate are being hand washed ready for inscribing for the Garden of Stones, a Herculean task which begins tomorrow. Volunteers have been scrubbing away at slate with smiles on their faces and a song in their hearts.

I’ve managed to locate a monitor for a second computer, but the third seemed problematic until a friend turned up tonight saying he had a machine surplus to requirements. Still needs another monitor –┬ábut one step at a time. A colleague has generously given a massice 19 inch CRT to the exhibition, probably because it’s the size of a small horse.

We’ve some attractive furniture on its way for the Lounge, and for the ghost office (still without a proper title) and meanwhile scattering publicity all over the place.

Meanwhile the second channel of the audio work has probably been finalised, so I’m busy editing the stills to it. Sounds good. I think the slower pace we’ve now settled on is a big improvement, but it means the images stay on screen rather longer than they did, and I’m not too happy with that. Some of them do not bear long scrutiny.


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 1, 2010 by noelwilliams

Currently the installation is just beginning. The audio installation has been tested, and found wanting in some respects, so is being reworked. And we’re a monitor down, so that needs remedying. Whilst one of the DVD players is so slow it seems to believe the exhibition won’t start till March.

I’ve begun sending out invitations to the Private View and to the exhibition in general. There’s an e-flyer now, so if you want one, e.g. to distribute, remind you, post or print for a noticeboard, contact me:

We’ve received quite a few poems on writing poetry to go on the walls of the Poetry Lounge, but they’re not filled yet by a long way, so if you fancy submitting such a poem, get in touch or submit it directly to Bank Street: contact

Meanwhile, I’ve computer problems which mean one of the digital poems can’t be exhibited, so I’m looking around for spare computers.

And the Katherine’s Garden of Stones installation has stalled because the slates are all wet.

Otherwise, everything going very well indeed!