Final thoughts of things and doodles (gallery interaction with Sheridan Quigley)
My final session with the Lecky show was crammed with people, both in the galleries and crawling all over the Rhizomic Drawing in the auditorium foyer. I had great fun. I think everyone else did too. By the end of the afternoon, there were so many people working on the giant piece of paper that there was barely space to to weald a pen. A favourite moment was seeing three generations of a family all lined up on the floor, drawing in unison.
Meanwhile…in a gallery not far away…my excellent assistants, Sophie and Lizzie, were eliciting voices from the objects on display through the imagination of the visitors:
Nissan Design Centre, clay concept car, 2012: “I should be chocolate”
William Blake death mask: “I have learnt to silence your screams.”
Singing gargoyle: “Maybe if I keep shouting, someone will hear me?”
And so on, and so on.
May all these restless beings dream in peace…!Posted by Ryan Coleman on Saturday 31 August 2013