THE WORD FROM THE PICTURE.

For those of you who couldn’t make my exhibition – and that is nearly everyone, thanks to its three day running time and location is a corner of the Monash Caulfield campus that is in no way easy to find  – I thought many of you might like to see some images from my exhibition and ‘closing’ ceremony, especially as many of you could not make it. It took five of us 8 hours to get it up (and two of us 4 hours to pull it down). The examiners have been and gone and the work under my bed or in my garage. I was happy with the installation, even if about 25-30% of the work did not get installed for lack of room. There is no real way that I could imagine it in the space while making it, so even I did not see the work as intended for the first time until after it was put up. And installing a work like this is an organic process. There was improvisation on the day as each space is different, and with a work like this that is meant to be immersive, meant it has to shape itself to the space. I do hope to install the entire work in another space that can remain up for say, three weeks and have an opening on the weekend, but I know the work will look a bit different. But that’s fascinating is it not?

So, you have two places you can go to see pics:

First is the inestimable Bobby N’s blog. As many of us know, he takes great photos. http://bobbynsblog.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/bruces-exhibition.html

Second is at Dark Matter Zine, run by the marvellous Nalini Haynes. She couldn’t make the closing night as she was crook (and I reckon half of Melbourne was), but her husband Edward came along and took a lot of photos and a video of my short speech. He also returned the next day to do a 45 minute video walk through, where I spoke about the work and research into comics in considerable depth (reflecting the exegesis).  I also hope to post a link to my exegesis, but it is embargoed until the examiners reports are submitted and a grade given.




Bruce Mutard
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