No Time to Lose: A Search for Work / Life Balance


Preliminary Installation Photos by notimetolose
June 22, 2008, 11:19 pm
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I’ll be the first to admit, my camera is great for snapshots of social situations, but it’s not particularly reliable for great, crisp images… the sort you’d want to document an exhibition.

So, please find below a set of preliminary photos of the No Time to Lose installation. PVA will be taking some properly lit images for archival purposes. IIUC, Cathy documented her installation at the library, as well. I look forward to seeing them!

Remember, larger versions of these images are available at our Flickr page


The introductory text panel


Roam/Stray


Project Skive


A closer look


Desk Project and Workplaces at Night (pictured from Project Skive)


Desk Project and Workplaces at Night


One of the videos installed in Desk Project


Workplaces at Night


Workplaces at Night


Desk Project, Project Skive, and Roam/Stray

Here are some better photos from Anja S’ Flickr Page…

Two image stills of Workplaces at Night, as projected


Two image stills from the video channel presented on a monitor


A detail of an image presented as part of Roam/Stray


A detail of Cathy’s installation, 24/7 at Work



There’s so much more to come! by notimetolose

Hello everyone! Milena here =-)

This past month a I did a great deal more traveling than usual, but it has come to an end and I’m now back in Winnipeg. Being in Aberdeen was wonderful thanks to the amazing staff at Peacock Visual Arts, and the wonderful artists involved with No Time to Lose.

I spent my last day in Aberdeen wandering around downtown, exploring parts that I’d not had a chance to see earlier. Before embarking on that little expedition, I stopped into the gallery to say “good bye” to the show. In some ways, owing to my geographical distance, it feels like it’s over. The reality, however, is that things are just beginning!!

On Friday, June 20, Amy Alexander will perform CyberSpaceLand at various locations in Aberdeen — The Green at 5 p.m., Schoolhill at 6 p.m., and Beach Boulevard at 7 p.m. For more information, click here: http://www.peacockvisualarts.com/archive/157/get-away-from-your-laptop-and-dance

On Tuesday, July 8, cineclub at Peacock Visual Arts will present four short videos…

  • Work [Kika Thorne, 1999]
  • The Measure of Success [Coleen Finlayson & Cherie Moses, 1987]
  • A Cure for Being Ordinary [Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby, 2005]
  • Dreams of the Night Cleaners [Leila Sujir, 1996]

From July 22 – 26, Tobaron Waxman will perform his sculptural installation, Block of Ice + 1/60 … more details about that coming soon!

And of course, we have a publication in the works! It’ll be something a little different than a conventional exhibition catalogue because we’re not as keen on having a straight forward document as we are in capturing the effect of the exhibition, including the response and dialogue it helped to generate.

I would love to post photos from the opening reception and panel discussion right now, but unfortunately I have “no time to lose” on a few other obligations. I’m hoping to share images this weekend. And on that note, if you have any that you would like to share, please do! You can email them to the gallery, or post them on Flickr and provide links via the comments section of this blog! We’re all looking forward to sharing a great conversation about the art works included in the exhibition, and the overarching theme of work/life balance.

Best!
– M.



Wednesday… Woosh! by notimetolose

Note: If any of these images are getting cut off in your browser, be sure to visit our Flickr page to enjoy them in full size…


Installing “Workplaces at Night”


Installing “Project Skive”


Installing “Desk Project”


Saki giving it a go


Monika getting a tour of “Project Skive”


Saki shopping for supplies


Fine-tuning “Project Skive” next to the beginnings of “Roam/Stray”


Cutting


Glowing… Documentation from a previous incarnation of Cathy’s project, “24/7 at Work” will greet visitors at they enter the gallery



A Little More of What Happened on Tuesday by notimetolose

(Note: I wrote this blog entry on Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., but I’ve backdated it because the blog is set to keep time in the Eastern Standard time zone, not Greenwich Mean…)

Anja’s S friend, Juan, commented that based the photos on our blog, it looks like we’re spending more time having fun than actually working. Well, I think his opinion is about to change 😉

This is not to say that we’ve not been having fun… because we are! However, as we got closer and closer to our deadlines, the type of work we were doing changed considerably. It’s true that the first couple of days involve doing such things as gathering materials, preparing spaces, and discussing options and possibilities. The pace of things always picks up closer and closer to the deadline. In the case of this show, we had two preview deadlines. The first was Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in order to receive a reporter from The Scotsman. Our second deadline was on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. to meet a reporter and crew from STV News.

We’re now putting the finishing touches on things in order for the final deadline, which is the exhibition opening at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday… more about that soon.

First up, more photos taken on Tuesday then a pile from Wednesday. Enjoy!


Sandpaper conference


Angela installing sign vinyl


Catching up, editing, changing, correcting…


Strategic planning


A long awaited preview

The last one to arrive… Abby! We must take photos IMMEDIATELY! There is no time to lose 😉


Another group photo… We’re thinking about you, Cathy!


Monika and Abby test drive desks for “Project Skive”


More materials and supplies


… Says the poet known for having administrative assistants! Ha!


I’m sure it is…


Plastic wrap fashion show… covering up before some last minute spray-painting


T’was the Night Before a Pre-“Media Preview” Media Preview


A Working Dinner… Or Rather, Dessert 😉



Tuesday: So Far, So Good… by notimetolose

Think of this update as a virtual play-by-play 😉

Between four power sanders and five power people, we got through those desks in no time flat! I suspect they are already being painted.

Anja and Anja returned from “Roam/Stay” with a collection of drawings, recordings, notes, and photographs. They would have loved to spend more time engaged in these actions and interactions but, unfortunately, the clock is ticking away and there is still much for them to accomplish before the exhibition opens on Thursday.

On that note, their Fibreglas form has been plastered and is now drying so that it too can be sanded down and painted. In the meantime, they are reviewing their audio material for “Roam/Stray” and making final edits to the video components of “Workplaces at Night”

I just received an email from Cathy… all is going very well. She has acquired plenty of books and other materials, and the library staff are being tremendously helpful. It’s fantastic that they are so interested in her project! Whoo hoo!

Abby will be arriving by train at approx. 5 p.m. I’m looking forward to having the “NTTL Phase 1” gang altogether, and of course, everyone is looking forward to meeting her, as well :). Her office cubicle is in place, a desk and chair have been sourced, Jack seems to have the computer kiosk software in order, and now for the fun part: decorating! We’ll probably really get at that tomorrow.

Monika has finished the brochure, and now I’m going to look over the label text. A couple of media appointments have been scheduled for tomorrow, and John de Graaf of the fantastic North American organization, Take Back Your Time, has so kindly informed me that news about our exhibition will be released as part of the next newsletter, which will be circulated soon!

More later!