21/05/2012

Start of the countdown to degree show

Degree show space at Royal William Yard 
Today I moved into the space I've been allocated for my degree show and have 2 weeks to get the space looking like I want it - which entails some building of partitions, blocking the window, making a narrower entrance and painting etc. the one technician has 77 students all wanting some kind of work done and all I can do is wait in the queue - meantime getting on with filling the space between the ceiling and wall and polyfilling and painting the back and right hand wall. I don't think I will be able to start thinking about the installation until the beginning of next week. Our assessment is 6-8 June but there is a 4 day holiday weekend prior to that when no university help is available so we've been told it's better to think of the deadline as Friday 1 June!
I'm feeling more chilled tonight because I've ticked 2 things off my to do list:
My professional portfolio is finished - although I have a website I've taken this opportunity to make a book of my work during the past 6 years - actually I started the degree course 7 years ago but took a year out when I moved down to the south west and went travelling in Australia - so this degree has become part of my life and it will seem very strange to have finished it!
I have made an 18 min video as part of my installation and today I got the media technician to help me loop it on a DVD so it will just constantly play during the exhibition - I'm glad I got help as it was really techie stuff in Final Cut and some compression software - It all went over my head!
I intend recording the preparation process during the next 2 weeks here on my blog as it will really help with the self evaluation we have to write for the assessment
So all in all a good start and a good day!

3 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Dear Rosie - Congratulations to you. I know you have worked long and hard, been dedicated to your art. I have enjoyed your process, experiencing your degree getting vicariously.
I look forward to the installation and all the goings on. Bravo!

Annie said...

Sorry I'm not closer - I'd drop by and help you with the painting. Hoping it all comes together, maybe with a few little surprises on the way.

Jane said...

It's within reach now! You are working hard and sound calm. Thinking of you