25 August 2012
With less than a month to go before the residency exhibition things are coming together. I've spent today testing out how things look in the different spaces in the lighthouse. As an exhibition space it is pretty challenging: there are low light levels in most rooms; floors and surfaces are dirty; and there are a lot of steps! By exhibiting work at the top of the building (where the light is better) you are expecting visitors to invest in the effort required to walk up all those steps. Hopefully the promise of the view from the top is enough to encourage people to make that investment! Lower down, where it is gloomy, even on a bright day, there is a risk that work will just not have an impact at all. There is a lot to consider in trying to create an exhibition that will be successful for the viewer.
I was also interviewed today for BBC Look North, which was fun. We recorded sequences on the top of the dunes, in the lighthouse and up on the balcony at the top. The feature should go out sometime next week in the eastern part of the region. The weather was good to us, with bright sunshine while the crew were there.
Later things got very hazy and strange light joined rumbles of thunder before some rain.