The Spring Exhibition was a little controversial, as some believed that we should have not had this because of the minimal support we had over spring term, due to lecturers striking. The exhibition, however, went ahead. The poster we used [below] was created using the top titles the year group voted for, as many of them had the same number of votes, and was created by Clémence Muller.
I placed my sound piece in a room with several other pieces that looked at feminism, the body and identity. Instead of clashing with the artworks that were already in the room, I felt as though my sound piece enhanced them, and created an invisible sculpture in the spare space around the works. Although this connected the pieces within the room, I also felt that the room wasn’t particularly inviting. There was a piece that covered much of the door, and although there was a sign saying for people to duck in, many peered in and then moved on. This barrier meant that they were unable to listen to my piece and the impact it had on travelling around the room.
Within these, I also uploaded them to YouTube with images of my Pole Performance. I did this, as I found it links the movement that you can hear in the audio pieces, with that of the movement in the performance and in the accompanying videos. I also put these on for ease, as I wanted someone to listen to them, and to associate my previous feminist work with this audio. When showing these, however, I did not show the videos, but rather audio only, meaning that many people would not have this association, but they would still be able to grasp the concept.
Even though this had occurred, I still felt that the piece, and the curation of the room, as well as the exhibition as a whole, went very well. I was able to stand in the room for quite a while to listen to the piece. There was some unintended overlap of speech, however instead of sounding weird, it just sounded like an echo. This echo gave the perception that the space was louder than it was. The use of smaller speakers in the corners of the room gave the effect that no one was there, even though there was always a sound.