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A recent flurry of great blog suggestions have arrived from Monika, Abby, and electronic news lists at large. Rather than post each separately (the ongoing plight of overwork is driving me nuts!), I am summarizing the links here. All can be found at http://delicious.com/notimetolose, as well…
“The Long Work Hours Culture”
Julia Bryan-Wilson, Art Workers. Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era, October 2009
The Vera List Centre for Art and Politics
Panel Discussion & Art Installation: Changing Labor Value
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
But, oh my… the one from Abby on Family360 sounds especailly wacky!! I think I will post it separately… asap. :Shudder!:
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Tobaron Waxman’s project, Block of Ice +1/60, represented the final stage of the exhibition, No Time to Lose. I was working in a completely different part of the world while the installation and performance took place. The team at Peacock were amazing! The amount of work they did to change over the show in such a short period of time is nothing short of phenomenal. And, while all of that was going on, Monika still found time to take a few snaps of the materials as they were being unpacked and prepared for installation. Here are a couple of them …
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A quick note on Wednesday night to say that we’ve been working extra hard today…
Abby’s installation is done, Saki’s is almost done, Anja + Anja have a few finishing touches to add to both projects, and Cathy’s installation is also very close to being done. Tomorrow we’ll adjust the lighting, add some labels, and clean up the floors. We have a press photo-call scheduled for tomorrow morning, and the opening begins at 6:00 p.m. We hope you’ll be able to join us!!
Speaking of pres calls, earlier this afternoon we had a visit from a wonderful reporter from the Scotsman. She’s hoping to return when everything else in place. Maybe that will be during our informal conversation on Friday between 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. And of course, everyone is welcome to attend that, as well =-) Remember to bring your lunch!
More tomorrow… after the last details are in place, of course 😉
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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!