How do I make my exhibition feel "safe"? How do I create an environment that allows viewers to touch things (but not destroy things!)?
I want to have a few things on the walls, I think. Not directly, though. Maaaybe pinned, but I am more likely going to put tiny nails in and hang things from them. I will either cluster the scribbles like this, or have individual ones framed, or something...
Do I want to get a table and lay things across it, as if it were a table cloth? Do I want to create a scrap book full of splotches?
I want to hang things, but what? I want to create something that is hanging. Maybe hang the splotches I have? Hanging vellum, tracing paper. Sewing together sheets of tracing paper. Dipping them in wax.
I have started dipping crumpled up pieces of vellum in wax. Should I hang those? Cluster them in a corner?
Thinking about making little balls/orbs, little "safe havens" if you will. Maybe they would hang?
Most things are going to be small.
I am still sketching out ideas...hopefully I will have something by Monday.
I wrote some words down the other day, which I think help describe my show so far:
marks, maps, anxiety, emotion, fear, loss, love, relationships, keeping, in-between, distance, connections, touch, tactile.
I also came across the most ridiculously relevant definition EVER.
Liminality: a transitional period or phase... the condition of being on a threshold or at the beginning of a process.
This came up in my horoscope. It is really really relevant to the way I've been feeling... dammit!
If anyone out there is reading this, I need some feedback. Anyone?