Morning sun sheds its light through coloured glass panes; the lense of the overhead projector captures it and projects backwards.
Hooks are attached, bells and silk pieces placed, and the sound of the bell clappers is softened by rubber lining. Very consciously, we try to avoid every set-up that suggests a centre or certain symmetry axes – instead, we wish to encourage diffusion and interferences, a recurrent loss of balance which keeps you going…
Next, we begin to play with lighting, and the light pillars get a footing of salt.
Eight of my meditation texts* are written in silver on round-cut indigo cardboards and posted on the walls behind the dark blue acoustic curtains, visible only by torchlight; Julia’s texts appear on tarot-like cards along with a calabash stethoscope.
It’s getting late. Things are coming together, but still the silk needs some ironing before we open to the public tomorrow…
(all photos: HHW.)
*selected from the “uncategorized” category at this site.