The Intern Diaries- Adrianne’s Blog Week 4

Last week ended on a high when we launched Cloud, our much-anticipated installation from Henrik Pätzke as part of Glasgow International. The work comprises of textile work, manipulated found objects and a sound piece- which has been playing on a constant loop since last week. It’s almost become a comfort to be honest, or at the very least I can’t really notice it anymore!

The opening night of the Festival on Friday, April 4th, was a success for the whole of Trongate 103. There were exhibitions and openings all over town and, after a quiet start, guests began flooding in. My preview video was also playing on a TV with attached headphones, and seeing people watching and listening intently gave me a proper sense of accomplishment- whether they actually liked it is another matter entirely, but it’s nice that they stopped to watch…!

The following afternoon we had an artist’s talk from Henrik, in which he offered an insight into his background, inspirations and working practices. After some bus woes and technical issues, I managed to film the event, with the Canon DSLR in one hand and my phone in the other.

Surprisingly the phone footage turned out pretty well! This week I’m working on a video highlighting the key notes from the talk, which will hopefully be online at the beginning of next week. The hardest part is trying to choose what to include- it was really insightful and, despite only having one camera, I’ve still got a lot to work with. Ah well, no one ever said editing was an easy job…

The gallery has been buzzing with visitors since the launch of the exhibition, which is really encouraging. The response so far has been overwhelmingly positive, with many comments in our guestbook talking about the sound installation in particular. It’s funny how it was recorded only a few days before the launch of the show, yet I can’t imagine it not being included- it’s also reassuring to see that visitors thought the same!

The rest of this week has been spent planning the One Minute Film workshops, which are approaching rapidly: spaces are limited so get in fast if you’re keen! It seems like ages ago that the idea was first mentioned to me, and now they’re here… hopefully it’ll be a fun and engaging way of learning the processes of making short animations to a tight deadline.

The idea of the film workshops was brought up at the end of my second week, and I can’t believe I’ve been here for five already- surely it can’t be that long since I first came in for my interview?! I feel like I’ve seen and experienced so much in my time here already, but I still have a huge amount to do. There are a lot of exciting projects in the pipeline, and hopefully lots of opportunity to create some interesting film work. There are so many events coming up, I’ll definitely have my work cut out for me trying to decide what to focus on.

I’ll be ending the week doing some research on documentary film making at the Art Screen festival, which is also running as part of Glasgow International. I’m hoping there’ll be lots of information about how to get the most out of my work, so if anyone else is going I’ll be there furiously scribbling away. See you all next week!

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