Sunday, 9 May 2010

Getting ready

I spent Friday morning at Gallery II at Bradford University setting up my textile installation for the performance of 15 Images on Monday.

It was an exercise in measurement and fine adjustment and one which took twice as long as it should have done due to one of us having been up all night listening to election coverage and the other of us having travelled the length of the country and back during the previous couple of days.

My textile panels will sit alongside a projection of digital versions of the same images that have been animated. The animation will be controlled by Matt Robinson who will be performing the piece on electric piano from an interactive score on a computer screen rather than from the more traditional paper score. If that doesn't make sense you'll have to come along tomorrow and experience it for yourself!

As for the trip south, Monday saw me at Hestercombe Gardens in Somerset (18th century landscape garden, Arts & Crafts garden and Victorian garden all rolled into one!)

Tuesday found me at Dartington Hall garden in Devon ...

along with the opening of Jilly Edwards' exhibition Sense of Place at the magnificent Modernist High Cross House (see previous blog entries).

On Wednesday it was Hidcote Garden in Gloucestershire, a veritable feast of 'garden rooms', each with their own particular atmosphere.

This is one of the borders in 'The Red Garden'.

Devon trip listening: Seth Lakeman of course.

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