Dance Steps: Day 1

On Tuesday Simon, Craig and I gathered at MAC for the first full days work together on Dance Steps, an installation commissioned for the venue’s last week of operation before closure for a major redevelopment.

It was fantastic to be getting down to some serious making of art again. By the end of the day things had been pulled round so much that I was excited by the show all over again. This may sound daft but a familiar trajectory is that the excitement of a project’s conception starts to fall off once the prospect of actually making the thing starts to become a reality. Shifting thinking to a more practical basis serves to uncover all the flaws and impracticalities. This mild terror and panic is then only dispelled on days like Tuesday, when the dedicated thinking starts and solutions start to emerge and the excitement builds again.

Dance Steps opens at MAC 31st March and runs until MAC closes on 6th April


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