Posted on October 21, 2010
Today was the big day. The sculpture was dissasembled, packed in a million blankets, doonas and whatever else I could find to soften the bumps and bends of the one hour journey to Port Douglas. In the middle of a monsoonal downpour, we left the studio and pulled up at the Old Sugar Wharf in Port Douglas ... completely unscathed. This set the mode for the rest of the install ... everything went like clockwork. "Dance me" reassembled like it just wanted to be there ... bathed in the light and glory of the moment.
Due to the large scale of the work compared with the rest of the catalog, I had arranged to install a few days after all the other artworks were brought into the venue. I was met by Sarah Goldfinch, the curator for the show, who had already a couple of contingent display locations in mind based on images I'd sent her.
It was a great day. With minimal people present, we were able to position the work so as to take advantage of natural light and the integral lighting of the building. The sculpture is set up in the middle of the display space and adjacent to a large doorway opening onto Dickson Inlet, above which the venue is located.
After about three trouble-free hours, "Dance me" was in position, cleaned down and ready for the show.
"Dance me" :: the freedom to live like nobody is watching ...