Installing the show takes a lot of time. I picked up gravel from the hardware store this morning, I love the crunchy noise it makes when you walk on it, and the room is so live that the crunch is intensely amplified. People tend to treat galleries as temples which must be respected by silence.  (By the way, if you’re looking for a really excellent art book, try Malraux’s “Voices of Silence” in which he talks about the museum as a temple for art) With amplified gravel they will find themselves forced to confront their response to the work.



I checked the alignment of the space, discovering to my pleasure that the room is right on the solstice line from summer solstice sunrise to Winter solstice sunset. This means that the Geomantic man can be placed centrally in the North-East. 

The big paintings are hung. Most of the sculptures are in place. I need to wire in some lighting, bring in one more piece (horsehair), set up a sound system and lay down some more gravel.

Incidentally, the grails piece is about four times larger than the photo in the previous post suggests. All the grail cups are piled up now,  with the light focussed properly on them.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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