I’ve just had a tutorial so this post could be a little all over the place as I sort my ideas out. This tutorial was with our course leader Matthew Cornford (whose own work as part of Cornford and Cross is really interesting). We discussed whether my ‘rules’ need to be in leaflets. Leaflets are a throw away disposable form that can very easily be dismissed. Not only this but there are a lot of handouts being proposed in the show. This could mean that my leaflets become lost amongst the piles of paper people will collect in the show. The ‘rules’ become less likely to be read, let alone followed and reflected upon in the form of a leaflet.
I therefore need to find a way to elevate these rules from the normal and common to something that forces people to take notice. I have already begun this through writing down the actions and behaviours of people within a gallery space, but I need to take it further. These rules are prescribed by gallery space and so using something in the gallery space to elevate them above the norms could be a good way to force them upon visitors. I am considering several options at the moment, and I am going to brainstorm more ways to elevate these rules. The most prominent idea currently is to put them on to the wall. This would be done in a similar way to the wall text you see so commonly in a gallery. Anyway, I need to think this through a bit more, as I feel it needs something more than just going on the wall.
Elsewhere in degree show planning we have a rough floor plan and regulations for building that keep with our aesthetic. We are going to keep all the construction and structures very bare and open. Containing structures and walls are not going to be painting on the outside and the supporting structures will be left bare. This is to go along with our ideas about the construction of a group show and showing how we have come to each point along the way.