Week 2

Rebecca says:

What happened this week?

This week we went to the Art in the Dark artist workshop at Black Asterisk. There were about ten other artists or groups who came along, and everyone had the chance to introduce their project. We then broke off into smaller groups to talk to members of the Art in the Dark team about details such as location, construction, technical requirements and funding.

What did you learn?

This week’s workshop was just a selection of the forty odd artists who will be participating in Art in the Dark, but there was already such a wide variety of projects!

What are you most inspired by/excited about?

I can’t wait to see how the bacteria solution turns out. We know that the bacteria glow well on petri dishes, but it is a bit of an unknown how well they will glow in solution.

What’s next?

Tomorrow Siouxsie and I are catching up to experiment with different containers and presentation options. I’ve got a number of ideas I want to sketch and explore further too.

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Siouxsie says:

What happened this week?

This week the Art in the Dark team invited participating artists to a get-together at the Black Asterisk Gallery on Ponsonby Road. It was great to meet the Art in the Dark team and some of the other artists who will be taking part this year. There was a lot of enthusiasm for our project!

We also signed a contract with the organisers and marked on the park map where we wanted our artwork to be positioned.

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I had taken a few petri dishes of glowing bacteria for Rebecca to see and afterwards we went for another wander around the park to see how dark it would need to be to see them.

What did you learn?

That Art in The Dark 2013 is going to be great! I can’t wait to see everyone’s ideas come to life.

What are you most inspired by/excited about?

Everything. Making our ideas a reality and seeing everyone else do the same.

What’s next?

All of the ingredients we needed have arrived, so this week we are going to get started making some liquid media for our bacteria to grow in.

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