Lugares y Memorias Fragmentadas: the design process

The Sketches helped me create the relationships between the strings and the photographs as well as to plan the three dimensionality of the exhibition space, it is here where I decided to utilise the space and create something more than a line-up of photographs.

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During the preparation process the photographs were printed and mounted on black foamboard. Foamboard was chosen for its lightness and ease of transportation, this reduced the risk of the “columns” collapsing on themselves. As for hanging cord, a polyester thread was chosen because of the bright colours and tensile strength.

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The installation took about four hours and was done in cooperation with Professor Joaquin Conde’s students.

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The exhibition opened on Thursday 13 at 6 pm, reception was warm, feedback was positive. Overall this exhibition was a success.

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New exhibition: lugares y memorias fragmentadas

On August 13 the exhibition Lugares y Memorias Fragmentadas will open at universidad de las Americas Puebla, which I curated and shows a collection of photographs taken during my trips of the last five years. This is a personal and professional highlight that could not have happened without the support of the university and the artist and professor Joaquin Conde. As soon as I have pictures I will upload the whole process from sketches to opening. Hopefully I don’t crash and burn.

A great example of unrelated technology assisting Museums

Sometimes due to lack of resources, distances, expenses or many other factors, we find our work limited in certain ways. This is where enterprising minds find alternate ways to achieve results. While this example is used to plan ahead the lighting of a photography, other technologies can be used to assist museums in planning exhibitions, or even be the support for new ones. Google Sketchup offers an interesting tool for museum workers. Personally i have used Sketchup in two occasions, the first was in the creation of 3D models of the art galleries of the Norwich Castle Museum & and in the creation of examples of 3D technology in the conservation of objects. Continue reading