Exciting to see the exhibit grow! Look at some of the little wire figurines that people have added to the exhibit…
Have you added one yet??
There is so much to be said about the collaboration and amount of work that has been completed over the past four years of putting the USA National Exhibit together. Congratulations to the entire team, and what an incredible experience this has been for everyone envolved.
After a number of long days at the Prague Crossroads reassembling the vortex after it’s long sea voyager we are open. All of the twists twisted, all lit up, with sound and video playing, the US contribution to the 2015 Prague Quadrennial welcomes visitors from Prague and 70+ countries represented in the PQ to visit.
The final days of set up for the National Exhibit mainly consisted of lighting, placing the artifacts, and placing the lettering decals to lable the designers work.
Placing all of the objects went smoothly. When we set up the exhibit in Indiana as a trial, a lot of the decisions about where objects and artifacts would go were made.
As well as sharing the story of our progress over the past year with all of you, I have also been an electrician on the National Exhibit. Aaron and I have worked as a team to wire, hang, focus and troubleshoot the lighting system.
For Sandy, Carrie and the student designers, the last two days were busy with last minute runs to the hardware store, and completing the final touches.
Joe had some paint notes to complete with the puddle, and then it was installed on the third day.
The student designers have been so wonderful to work with! We are looking forward to seeing their complete exhibit as well as spending some time getting to know them!
Please take a look at their Facebook page: Transcend, pq2015 usitt-usa student exhibit.
Things the National Exhibit does not lack: flexible gooseneck steel cable and various gauge steel wire. That’s what today was about. It’s hard to think about the fact that this morning we were still completing the last of the bent conduit.
Sandy and Carrie made their way over to the Kafka House to find all of their lockers, crates and platforming in the room where the Student Exhibit will be presented. What had to get in place first was the floor. The floor consists of platforms that take up the footprint of the floor in the room, so things had to be rearranged in order to place the floor.
New continent, new languages, and new venue. We are so happy to finally be in Prague. The team made it here without a hitch, and woke up this morning to begin setting up both The National and Student Exhibits.