The last exhibition in Denmark was a pain: I had moved back to Scotland about 2 weeks before, and now had to return to install an exhibition 48 hours before the opening. On returning, I found that my previous flatmate, in whose apartment half the works for the exhibition were stored, had gone off on holiday for the weekend without leaving a spare set of keys.
So, queue some frantic making, and liberal reinterpretation of what I had intended to show. The result, while far from my favourite show ever, wasn't too bad. It was also the first time I dared to show my drawings in an exhibition.
"Box" was, as the name would suggest, a badly beaten cardboard box I had brought over with me on the plane from Glasgow. Inset into this was approximately 300 small lights, programmed to randomly light up over a 10 second period, until all were illuminated, spelling out "Please Stand Up", at which time they would begin fading out to start the sequence again.
"Fucking Paradise" was a text work placed over the window. The letters spelling "Fucking Paradise" were cut out from A4 sheets of black paper that covered the window. The letters themselves were left lying on the floor where they fell. This work was designed to pull together and give a common context for the other artworks in the show. As part of this, the gallery was scented by a "Cool Breeze" air freshener, which was periodically sprayed to keep the scent going.
For description of "Francis Galton" and "L. L. Zamenhof" please see the previous exhibition description on the "Made in Denmark" page.
A selection of drawings was also displayed on one wall - many of these are already scanned and on this website under the "Ideas" area, just off the front page.