I showed a test version of Do You Remember When We Met? at the Chelsea Salon on Friday.
It was a great opportunity to devise and set up a piece within about 48 hrs of being chosen to show.
What I learned:
1) Get their early. I didn’t want to be included in the showreel (largely ignored on the launch night) so wanted to have my own space.
2) Talk to the curator, security guard and buildings person. I needed all of their help at one point or another.
3) Negotiate space in a friendly way
4) Go the extra mile – I went to the space on Saturday to switch everything on / turn it all off. Even if someone was there to do it – it makes a difference if you’re seen putting yourself out a bit.