As you can see we are continuing to put a strain on china's steel reserves but you'll be happy to know it can all be recycled!
Well, unless someone wants to buy 8 x 3m high steel letters, 30m long. Should squeeze nicely into the average Hong Kong living room.
We're only a few weeks away from the show opening so it's non-stop right now.
The production of these large works is just one tiny part of the show. At the same time we're wrapping up final film production on the 10 films. There are 6 different editors all working on different movies with myself as the director. Our last few big film shoots happen over the next few days. Our last London shoot was on Friday where we shot our very first hologram. Pretty amazing technology from musion
So all this production going on right now is like a whirlwind and at the same time the mechanical side is all being finalised, that's rigging, hanging lights and projectors, installing the walls and trusses, curtains and neons. All has to be safe and approved and licensed too, extremely tough requirements in HK to be allowed for public viewing.
Beyond the construction and paperwork, which is never ending, is the PR side. So there are various people organising posters, advertising, flyers, exhibition guidebooks and a main show catalogue too. Then all this info has to reach papers, magazines and TV, so there's another level of craziness getting all that together.
And then there's the extra level, the education and information sharing aspect. So a series of talks, events and lectures at the space. So we do everything possible to connect people with the show and hopefully have a positive impact on all.
Technology is a big drama. we're trying to do things that are beyond current consumer activity. holograms and 3D are not quite mainstream yet and even HDMI is new for consumer. so to make films using these technologies, edit and convert them backwards and forwards, and then to play them on various formats has been challenging to say the least. I just spent a day learning how to take my mac to pieces and rebuild it with exotic video capture cards to allow HDMI video capture from unusual sources. I then had to teach the video editor how to do the same so he could import all the video game work we'd done. And I'm an artist, not some tech geek. 3D playback on 4 screens likewise very difficult right now and very expensive to get right. It's frustrating when the process gets in the way of the content. But will be easier next time at least. I'll have way more choice in future with media and way more experience.
The most challenging thing right now is getting sleep!
So, just your average week in the city basically....
cheese n rice.