Week 13

Rebecca says:

What happened this week?

Now that we had got the squid glowing nicely, we were keen to see how they would look assembled together. We decided to do a trial run in my backyard, so hired a pop-up canopy for the evening and set it up with the squid that I had already prepared.

There’s still a few elements of the installation to finish off, but the trial gave us a great indication of how it should look on the night.

squidincanopy

What did you learn?

The trial run was a great opportunity to check measurements and tweak different aspects of the installation. I definitely learnt a lot from the process.

What are you most inspired by/excited about?

I’d like to say that I’m excited about picking up the rest of the printed squid, but I anticipate that they’re going to take over my life from here on in!

What’s next?

I’m picking up a giant digital fabric print of the moon from AUT’s Textile and Design Lab next week. Wait to see what we’re doing with that!

Moon

Siouxsie says:

What happened this week?

Last week Rebecca and I had a trial run, setting up five of the glowing squid in a tent in her back garden. Fortunately all the bacteria behaved and were glowing beautifully. It was great to get a feel for what our piece is going to look like.

What did you learn?

That Rebecca’s garden is full of mosquitoes! I picked up 75 bites in the two hours we were setting everything up.

Mozzie bites on Siouxsie's legs

What are you most inspired by/excited about?

I can’t wait for the event and seeing what everyone thinks of our project.

What’s next?

On the bacteria side, we are just preparing the litres and litres of growth media we will need to fill all the squid each night of the festival.

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