After months (years!) of waiting it came and it went so fast.
My first solo show of work First Exhibition began on the 23rd of September with a private viewing in Leicester at the Documentary Media Centre and then proceeded to be open 24th / 25th of September for two days to guests and the public. It was the first time I had designed a show of my work and I learnt a lot - about my own work and how it might be perceived and interacted with, surprises to me as to the most popular aspects and how fulfilling and useful individual conversations with visitors was towards advancing my ideas or building further confidence in sticking with current ones. Plenty to discuss and think about at a later date.
I had intended for the digital version of the exhibition to be ready a week (I'm crazy?!) after the physical's conclusion but there's too much editing, design and thinking out to be done to complete it that fast. So with this I plan to comfortably put it all together for the new year. I want to have this digital version as a solid document to the exhibition that I can refer to online but also so that my international "followers" on social media can be a part of First Exhibition with video walkthroughs, photos of the works and afterthought writings. It also will be beneficial to show other spaces and galleries what it may look like and possibly run a second (...) First Exhibition in London. Images top and bottom are ungraded stills from my Black Magic filming.
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