On Monday at 1pm local time we gathered at Art Spot Korin in Kyoto to put our Mirror show up. “We” being myself and Heather (obviously), Masahiro Kawanaka (the curator), and fellow artist Matthew Fasone (who we met on our trip last year and was one of the contributors to our group show at Gallery G-77).
In theory, of course, all these things should be straightforward. In theory. In the upstairs gallery, all I had to do was set up a projector, hook it up to a media player via HDMI, plug in a USB memory stick, and route the audio output into a sound system. That took me about six hours.
Meanwhile, downstairs, Heather and Matthew were cracking on putting up the 50-odd individual items that made up her six pieces. Matthew has exhibited at ASK a couple of times before and his experienced eye really brought out the best in Hev’s work. A superb show. They finished before I did.
Thanks to Masa for doing the translating for the information boards and for running around to the shops (in the sweltering heat and suffocating humidity) at my behest and totally unnecessarily. Thanks finally to Carl ‘CJ’ Boland for his crucial last-minute technical support.