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From: "Michelle Hirschhorn" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 2:02 AM
Subject: Re: installing it
> I'd like to add another point to this thread which is security. For many
> small galleries, this is an issue which makes the reconciliation of
> equipment placement & aesthetics even more problematic.
> When I was the Curator of Zone Gallery (a small publicly-funded gallery in
> the North East of England), this was a problem that I had to contend with
> repeatedly. Zone was an odd shaped space (two store fronts knocked
> to form gallery & cafe) with entrances/exits on two streets. Our office
> situated in the centre, but visibility was limited and extreme precautions
> had to be taken in order to ensure that the equipment we worked so hard to
> acquire, didn't go walking out the door (which did happen on more then one
> Working with the artists that we presented, we tried to devise solutions
> that were discreet (mdf boxes, hidden cables & bolts, etc), although this
> was not always possible. I remember one show in particular (Ex
> which included a large amount of visible equipment. For Susan Collins'
> Touched (which included a number of small projectors that were suspended
> from the ceiling at about abdomen/chest height & which the audience
> physically moved through), we had to find a way to secure the projectors,
> they were very vulnerable, being small and within a darkened space. We got
> local metal artist to weld protective coverings, which in the end made
> look like periscopes! Luckily, Susan liked the outcome, but which
> changed the way the work looked.
> Any other experiences/solutions?