Monday, May 10, 2010

"Repeat. Sum. Repeat." Installation Experience - part one

Just wanted to let you all know that I am still working hard on my installation in room Art 418C at San Diego State University with Experimental Musician Chris Miner called "Repeat. Sum. Repeat."

Last Saturday was supposed to be the informal opening, but we were still installing all day and night, so there was not much to see.

This Tuesday, 5/11/2010, all the installation will be complete and the room should be open from 12 pm until 3 pm, and more hours as requested.

Thanks to Joyce and Will for stopping by on Saturday. They got to see all the pieces spread about, but not installed. However, they were very understanding!

Thanks to Gwyneth Mapes for coming by on Sunday, and giving me such an honest opinion of the installation as a whole.

Huge thanks to Starry Wright, Chris Miner and my son, Xen, for helping me install.

A few lessons from this installation experience, so far.
  1. SDSU parking enforcement will still give you a $40 parking ticket, even if you are quickly unloading your car, and they haven't printed the ticket.
  2. Expect to move boxes in and out of the room all day for a couple of days.
  3. Bring other people to talk to! On Friday, I kept leaving the room to seek out interaction with people.
  4. Prepare your artist statement and tags before hand.
  5. Don't expect that the room will be set up with lights and power needed.
  6. Sound installation needs more preparation than expected and should be laid out visually before any art is installed.
  7. Pedestals are pretentious, but needed to differentiate the works, unless prepared before hand.
  8. Purchase all hardware, extension cords and food before installation day.
  9. It is much harder to install older pieces and make new work at the same time. Don't pressure yourself into doing more than you can handle.
  10. Installation is exhausting!
I will have lots of pictures coming soon, video of the pieces including the sound collage by Chris Miner. Stay tuned for more!

Thanks for joining me on this journey! ~ Jaime Lyerly

1 comment:

  1. Wow. What a day you had installing your art. I'm tired just thinking about it but your list of hints and advice will help the rest of us think what to do before a showing. Thanks. Good post.


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