Exploring the Crossroads of Art, Craft, Reading, and Creative Writing with Alisa Golden
Sunday, April 10, 2016
HOUSEWORK installed at Albany Library, CA
Last Sunday at the Albany Library, I installed my houses and their books and objects, and the house-shaped books and books related to home that I've made over the years. I went right at opening: 1pm, because I knew it would take time to arrange. I had everything prepared, but still it took two hours to set up. The glass shelves are quite heavy and needed to be adjusted, and I had to be mindful of the lights, which are only at the top, and how they hit all the objects below. And I had to answer questions periodically by pointing the people in the direction of the reference librarian, who would tell them where a film was being held. One of the library aides told me, once we'd locked the case, that I should have stood my statement up. In fact, I would rather people looked at the work than read the statement, so its placement, at the bottom, is intentional.