One mans trash is another mans treasure. So how do I convince an audience to view and wonder upon my found objects that they would ordinarily consider to be rubbish?
With the deadline for practical hand in fast approaching I have been amazed by the number of ideas I have had while conjugating how to engage an audience: a viewmaster reel of bones, a mutoscope sequence of a wave coming to shore, collections of found objects in home made museum style display cases, single objects placed in old mahogany glass plate holders to name but a few.
In addition to our practical work we are expected to contextualise each piece. To accompany my 'message in a bottle' film I have made a book with wood and twine that I found on the shoreline which records each bottle that has been launched with blank pages for any replies that may result.
The next month will be busy as I problem solve, source materials then create my concepts. However, next Friday I intend to keep free to visit my newly discovered inspirational artist, Robert Callender. As chance would have it there is a touring exhibition of his work which is on till 22nd December at the Lochgelly Centre in Fife. A trip to the furniture recycling depot in Dundee on my return trip will hopefully secure me a chest of drawers that I can convert into museum display cases too.