Thursday, 8 September 2011

Trabant, the wall and distinction

I walked to NUCA yesterday to dismantle my installation Edifices of Separation and saw a Trabant drive pass me. I never saw the East German car in England before, and it disappeared surprisingly fast in to a dot. It was like having a four-leaf clover blown away in a gust.

The exhibition was successful and I have a distinction for my MA. I met a political scientist and his partner who liked my work. Ed specialises in former-USSR and East Europe and lent me his book After the Wall: Confessions from an East German Childhood and the Life That Came Next. We agreed to meet for coffee next week. I also received an email from Rory Maclean, the author of Stalin's Nose, although he couldn't make it to my private view.

Being on BBC Radio Norfolk, arguments with the building maintenance section about hiding a fire hydrant and a red horse bucket (to collect rain water leaking through the ceiling) juxtaposed to my work, spending a whole day to find out why my work stopped working, running around town to find headphones NUCA would not lend out... the last month of the course has been a steep wall to climb. I'm now viewing the scenery around it and will talk to Shaun about my path post-MA.